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Kaingo Camp

Kaingo Camp

A hidden gem deep in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park, Kaingo Camp stretches alongside one of the park’s most impressive ebony forests. Sausage trees, tamarinds, lilac, and wild mango trees flourish along the river, alongside some of Africa’s most impressive wildlife. Located in the most game-intensive area of the South Luangwa National Park, the camp not only provides exceptional game viewing but also a highly natural and personalized experience.

At Kaingo Camp, experience undisturbed wildlife from the comfort of the main dining area, on the viewing platform, or from the easy chair outside your private chalet. Only available to a maximum of twelve guests at a time, Kaingo Camp offers amenities in each chalet such as en-suite bathroom, outdoor bathtub, beautiful river views, and more. Unforgettable memories await with breakfasts in the bush, drinks at Kaingo’s famous bar made of a 1,200-year-old leadwood tree, special sundowners, picnics, and bush camp-outs.

Twice-daily game drives provide ample opportunities for guests to venture out for some of the area’s memorable game viewing. The now-famous walking safari originated in South Luangwa National Park and continues as one of the best, most unobtrusive ways to explore the area’s rich wildlife and breathtaking landscapes. From the camp, located in one of the richest game viewing areas within the park, guests report frequent sightings of hippo, elephant (family groups can easily reach up to seventy individuals), buffalo, puku, impala, zebra, kudu, giraffe, waterbuck, leopard, two large lion prides, hyena, Nile crocodile, and nearly 400 bird species.

In addition to the camp’s extensive walking safaris, safari-goers should not miss a night drive through the park. Africa’s normally elusive leopard is commonly sighted (95% of guests successfully glimpse one!) as well as other fantastic nocturnal animals including genet, civet, serval, hyena, bush-baby, porcupine, white-tailed mongoose, numerous owl species, nightjar, hippo, honey badger, and lion.

Specially designed hides provide another unique perspective on the area’s diverse animal populations. Six different hides, from an elephant hide in the treetops to one of the three grass hides set up at various water holes to a hippo hide along the riverbank, allow for spectacular photographic opportunities.

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