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Kaingo Camp

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

In a wild and game rich part of the South Luangwa National Park is Kaingo Camp, an authentic and laidback camp focused around the incredible wildlife viewing on offer and complemented by expert guiding which makes for a truly wonderful safari experience.

At a Glance

  • Revel in a truly authentic African safari in one of the most remote areas of the South Luangwa

  • Capture amazing animal sightings from the camp hide completely undetected

  • Spend a night under the stars sleeping out under the African sky for a truly wild experience

  • You will always have a 'window seat' as there are never more than 6 and optimally 4 guests per vehicle

  • Enjoy dining on the deck and watching elephants and other wildlife coming to the Luangwa River below

Honeymoon, Wildlife, Off the beaten track

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Kaingo Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Luangwa Valley


Kaingo Camp is the perfect choice for a tranquil yet high on experience safari in one of the best parks for wildlife viewing in the whole of Zambia. There are just six chalets and the camp has an incredible setting on the banks of the Luangwa River.

Owner-run Kaingo Camp provides an intimate safari stay in understated surroundings with each of the six chalets enjoying wonderful views out over the Luangwa River. The spacious chalets have fly-wire for windows making for excellent views as well as a private deck built out over the river - not to mention the outdoor bathtub which allows you to watch hippos wallowing whilst you take a soak at the end of another exciting day on safari. All of the cottages are en-suite and the camp is run on solar to keep the environmental impact and sound levels to a minimum. Guests are instantly eased into the wilderness setting and encouraged to revel in the premium safari experience on offer. Undoubtedly a highlight of staying at Kaingo Camp is the chance to watch wildlife at close quarters from one of the camp's hides making for amazing photographic opportunities. For the particularly adventurous it is also possible to spend a night sleeping out under the stars on a sleepout platform with amazing views of the river, lulled to sleep by the sounds of the bush around you.

Whilst staying at Kaingo Camp guests will go on early morning and evening game drives which will end with sundowners in a scenic location, often overlooking the river where you can reflect on what you have seen that day. We also recommend getting out on foot and exploring the South Luangwa on foot on a walking safari, which were pioneered in the park. Accompanied by your expert walking guide and a National Park's scout you will have the opportunity to learn about the smaller aspects of the bush - a rewarding and fascinating experience.

Location & Directions

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

When to go

The Camp is closed November to mid-May.

Zambia has a moderate to sub-tropical climate with three distinct seasons: from November to March is the Emerald, or the rainy season, April to July is Zambia's winter, when the weather is cool and dry, and August to October is summer, when the weather is hot and dry. In terms of game-viewing, the drier months, meaning a higher concentration of game at the permanent water sources, are a superb time to visit. Alternatively come for some superb bird-watching at the end of the rains.

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Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Kaingo Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Luangwa Valley

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