Kaingo Camp

South Luangwa National Park, Luangwa Valley, Zambia

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

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D

Best time to Visit

Good time to visit

Average time to visit

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.

Hide Read more

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Kaingo Camp or take a look at our itineraries to 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.

Kaingo Camp is the perfect choice for a tranquil yet high-end 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.

The spacious chalets of Kaingo 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.

Read more


  • Children of the wilderness camp out

    Brave the wilderness and venture out into the bush with Kaingo Camp's children of the wilderness camp out experience. Sleep under the stars near a waterhole and encounter its nocturnal visitors during your exhilarating overnight stay.

  • Game Drives in the South Luangwa

    Game drives are the most common way of exploring the African bush. A vehicle allows you to cover distance quickly and comfortably and offers visitors the best opportunity of getting very close to wildlife in a safe and controlled way.

  • Green Season Game Drives

    The Green Season, Rainy Season, Emerald Season, Secret Season - what ever you decide to call it, this is a beautiful time of year to be on safari. Activities are rarely disrupted by weather and the bush is full of life.

  • Kaingo Kids family safari experience

    Take part in the Kaingo Kids program at Kaingo Camp for a unique family safari experience full of adventure and discovery. Educational and fun, this program will inspire and entertain our younger guests.

  • Private photographic guide South Luangwa

    Spend a day (or more) in the company of a professional wildlife photographer to hone your skills and make sure you take back some fantastic photos of your safari in the South Luangwa.

Location & directions

South Luangwa National Park, Luangwa Valley, Zambia

Speak to our specialists 858 523 9000

    Why book with Scott Dunn?

  • 24/7 concierge service
  • 24/7 emergency assistance
  • Firsthand knowledge
  • Renowned service
  • Award-winning tour operator

Plan your trip

1. Travel details
2. Guests
3. Contact details

Vacation Ideas

How to use our service

Browse our website for luxury travel ideas and vacation inspiration

Call us and speak to a destination specialist

We’ll handcraft a quote around what you want

if (UV.officeOpen=="1") { $(".how-we-work span").html($('#header_message span').length ? $('#header_message span').html() : $('.office_open span').length ? $(".office_open span").html() : $(".how-we-work span").html()); } else { $(".how-we-work span").parent().html($(".how-we-work span").parent().html().replace(/Call us on/i, "Call us")); $(".how-we-work span").remove(); }

Call us on 858 345 1761 to start planning your vacation to Kaingo Camp or take a look at our itineraries to Zambia

Start planning now Speak to our specialists on 858 345 1761 or start planning now Plan your trip