• Botswana wildlife safari: Elephant

About Kaingo Camp, South Luangwa National Park

About Kaingo Camp, South Luangwa National Park

Overlooking the Luangwa River lies the unobtrusive and uncommercial Kaingo Camp. The relaxed and personal atmosphere makes you feel right at home, despite being in such a wild and remote location. The area is rich in game as well as having a high number of predators and the camp truly comes alive at night, with bats and owls, hyenas wooping and the odd leopard grunt.

The guiding is second to none and the camp provides animal watching hides for observation and some great photographic opportunities of animals in their natural habitats.

Lodge Details


A small family run camp, deep in the South Luangwa National Park.


The South Luangwa National Park is rich with wildlife. The surrounding terrain is varied, from the wide open spaces of Lion Plains to the crocodile bark woodlands, with its intermittent water holes and lagoons.

Accommodation & Facilities

There ar 6 chalets, all with stunning, uninterrupted views of the river. Two of these are honeymoon suites and have the added luxury of a skylight above the bed, perfect for sleeping under the stars – without the worry of mosquitoes! All of the chalets are en-suite with a shower, flush toilet and outdoor bath, hot water is available 24 hours a day. Windows are mesh to keep the mosquitoes out and there are customised mosquito nets over the comfortable and charming beds. Each chalet also has a private deck overlooking the River.

The chitenge (main dining and lounge area) has open sides, keeping an airy and fresh atmosphere. There is a spectacular wooden deck overlooking the river, perfect for a spot of lunch whilst watching the game and wonderful birdlife. The bar is impressively made from a massive trunk of Leadwood.


Food is of a high standard. They grow most of their produce locally in Mfuwe so it is delivered fresh to the camp.


Unlike many other camps, Kaingo Camp sets off for 3 activities per day. There are fantastic walking safaris to explore the varied and ruggid terrain with armed and knowledgeable guides. Game drives are done, both at night and during the day. The midday activity is usually spending time in a hide. The camp has a few of these dotted around, from Elephant hides (where you can stop over for a night if the season is right), hippo hides and Carmin bee-eater hides. This hide is a boat moored below the river bank, where these colourful birds nest from September through to October. The camp has a strong focus on photography and does its best to get you as close to the action as possible!

As with most Zambian camps, lots of wildlife watching can be done form your camp, with lots of game and wonderful birds loitering around!

Child Policy

Children over the age of 6 are accepted, however activities are limited for under 12's.

Want to stay here?

Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to include a stay here. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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