Kaingo Camp

This camp was built in ’93 and has changed little since, the rooms are brick and thatch set amid dense vegetation on a high part of the riverbank. The area behind camp is most interesting, it comprises of several ebony groves with channels running through them, in the wetter months these channels connect the main Luangwa with the Mwamba river and are wonderful to explore by boat but in the drier months, when Kaingo is open, they are home to numerous buck and a good number of leopard.

Derek Shenton has built several hides which have become a feature of this camp, it all started with a wonderful Hippo hide cut into the river bank up-stream of camp, guests can sit in here for an hour or so and be right up close and personal with the large pod of hippo that live on that bend in the river. This hide has recently been complimented by an elephant hide and also one close to a carmine colony which is a true spectacle in September and October when these brightly coloured birds are nesting.

The camp opens on the 20th of May and closes at the end of October, it sleeps 12 guests in 6 chalets and the transfer time from Mfuwe Airport is about 2 hours but this is often extended as the drive from the main gate of the National Park to Kaingo Camp is one of the best game-drives on offer in the Luangwa.

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