Shenton Safaris’ Kaingo

South Luangwa

Kaingo means Leopard in the local Nyanja language, which is fitting as the camp has a long history with these incredible felines. The name itself came about due to the resident female leopard, Goldie, who liked the idea of Kaingo so much, she took up residence in one of the chalets.

Kaingo was built in 1992 and is Shenton Safaris’ flagship camp. Here, six chalets sit idyllically along the Luangwa River. Kaingo is designed simply, to make you feel at home in the bush and to offer you a chance to get close on safari the Shenton family way.

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Shenton Safaris’ Kaingo

Kaingo is located in the northern territory of South Luangwa National Park that borders to the Nsefu Sector. It’s a two and a half hour drive from Mfuwe International Airport to Kaingo for all daytime transfers. If your flight arrives in the evening, you’ll be transferred in a closed vehicle as a transfer, rather than a game drive.

The area surrounding the Shenton Camps have been Derek Shenton’s domain for more than 26 years and you will get to explore deep into all the hidden wildlife hotspots this incredible area has to offer. The loops of roads travel from the Ebony Grove, along the Luangwa River and further inland into Lion Plains with ample changes in vegetation on the way.


5 Standard chalets and 1 Deluxe Suite/family unit (the First House)

Room features include:
King-sized or twin beds
Mosquito netted
Private deck on the Luangwa River
En-suite indoor bathroom and shower, and outdoor bathtub
24/7  solar power with excellent lighting
Electric fans
Each chalet has charging stations equipped with international adaptors that run 24/7

First House has a spacious lounge with an en-suite toilet and basin that can be converted to a bedroom for children with up to three beds. First House has a large deck that allows for private dining and automatically comes with a private guide.

Standard Chalet Standard Chalet Bedroom Standard Chalet Bathroom Chalet Private Deck First House Lounge First House Kids Bedroom First House Private Deck First House Verandah and Exterior

Gift shop, dubbed as Kaingo’s Show Room. It doubles as a show room for conservation art and as the space for photographic workshops.

Bar/Dining options – communal dining and private dining available, special dining options include brunch on your private deck, dinner on your private veranda. Bush breakfast and beach dinners.

Hides- Exclusive access to the Hippo Hide and the Elephant Hide. Shared access with Mwamba to the Wild Dog Lagoon Hide, Carmine Hide and Mobile Hide.

Guests staying at Kaingo have an amazing opportunity to sleep out on the Elephant Hide Star Bed. An incredible viewing platform above the Luangwa River is your private treehouse for the night.

Kaingo Main Chitenge area The Bar Main Deck where Tea is Served Bush Brunch Elephant Hide Sleep Out Sleep outs Carmine Bee-eater Hide (set up from late August normally) Hippo Hide

Inclusive activities – game drives (max 4 guests on a vehicle), walking safaris, and photographic hide sessions.

Available at an extra cost – private game drives either standard or with our photographic vehicle setup.

Game Drive Buffalos Game Drive Giraffe Game Drive Leopard Walking Safari Buffalo Walk Riverbed Walk Lion Elephant Hide (exclusive to Kaingo Camp) Hippo Hide (exclusive to Kaingo Camp)

Children aged 7 years and older are welcome at Kaingo Camp
First House is ideal for families as the lounge can be converted into a second bedroom for up to 3 children and comes with a private vehicle

Open from 18th May until 4th of November each year.

Shenton Safaris supports Project Luangwa and Conservation South Luangwa

A Luangwa Conservation and Community Fund( LCCF) Levy is included in rates and this is donated directly to these two projects. The lodge is happy to arrange meetings in camp in Kaingo’s Show Room with Conservation and Community representatives for interested guests to learn more, as well as arrange joint activities with Zambia Carnivore Program.

Project Luangwa - Education South Luangwa Conservation Society South Luangwa Conservation Society Project Luangwa - Girls Club

The Camp is run on Solar Power
All water is pumped from their own underground springwater source and is extremely safe to drink
All chalets have a lockbox
There is no Wi-Fi in camp - The Shenton's prefer to maintain the camp as a wifi-free location where guests stay with them to disconnect


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