Kaingo Camp overlooks the Luangwa River from beneath an old grove of ebony trees. It’s been owned by Derek Shenton and his family for years, and Derek still heads up the team and is frequently in camp guiding. His very engaging wife, Jules, is also involved, making this one of the few owner-run camps remaining in South Luangwa National Park. If there is a ‘cookie-cutter template’ for a safari camp, Derek and Jules have always ignored it; Kaingo operates with a style of its own – which we find a refreshing change.
Our view of Kaingo Camp
Kaingo is a very informal, welcoming camp with a very relaxed feel. When we last visited, the service was personal, the guides engaging and knowledgeable, and the game activities were well organized and productive. We love the fact that there are three activities a day rather than two; the enthusiasm that goes into these; and the hides – which add an extra dimension to a safari here, especially for keen photographers.
Rooms at Kaingo Camp
Kaingo Camp: Traveller ratings
Kaingo Camp has 6 charming chalets.