We are fans of Kaingo Camp for many reasons. What sets Kaingo apart from other camps is their commitment to providing clients with an outstanding game viewing experience. That is their focus and they do it really well. With so few safari camps owner run these days, and so many camps imitating each other in style, appearance and offerings, Kaingo is like a breath of fresh air. It operates with a style completely it’s own…one that is super relaxed, friendly, informative, inviting and invigorating all at once. Owners Derek and Jules are always about, making the atmosphere very informal and welcoming. They have hand-picked guides who are engaging and knowledgeable with 3 game outings daily! They will even organize for you to sleep-out at their elephant hide (pictured above).
In between game drives and guided walks, you can take advantage of the various hides which have been set up in prolific locations and are especially appealing to novice or advanced photographers. Add to this excellent cuisine, comfy accommodations and the perfect location and you have a safari camp which really stands apart from the rest in one of Zambia’s most pristine national parks.
Our favorite things about Kaingo:
- One of the few owner run camps remaining in South Luangwa which is such a treat
- Owners Derek and Jules are very hands-on and have created a team passionate about the bush and making it special for all visitors
- Relaxed, informal, friendly atmosphere while providing all the comforts one could want
- Set in an outstanding, game rich area
- Great guides who are tuned into needs of photographers
- And… they are serious about their game viewing: offering 3 outings a day (rather than two which is customary of most camps) and have various hides that one can visit to observe behavior and take photos
Here’s what a recent client had to say about her stay at Kaingo:
“I loved Kaingo! It has the perfect balance of wildlife, comfortable accommodations, fantastic guides, delicious (and plentiful!) food, and the most gracious hosts you’ll find – in the bush or out.” KH
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