Kaingo Camp

Reviews of Kaingo Camp

Excellent(95%) From 116 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 116 of our travellers who have visited Kaingo Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr and Mrs V - Essex
Arrived on: 28-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kaingo camp review

Like Nsefu an excellent camp where all the staff made us feel very welcome.Our guide,Patrick,was excellent combining enthusiasm with knowledge.Although less intimate than Nsefu,the facilities,food and location were outstanding.

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Mr & Mrs B from Essex
Arrived on: 28-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kaingo Camp review

This was our second camp and like the first camp it was brilliant. Patrick,our guide, was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

Finding a large pride of lions when we went on a walk was quite an experience.

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Mr T - Massachusetts
Arrived on: 26-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Kaingo Camp review

Stayed at Kaingo camp for only one night, then had to leave unexpectedly due to illness.

I can't really make any informed comments about the camp itself, but the management staff were outstanding in their support and help when I needed to leave early and seek medical attention.

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Mr. G - Madrid
Arrived on: 4-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Kaingo Camp review

Kaingo camp is just perfect, even though if the accommodation is fairly basic. Beautiful setting, great services, great guides.

We had amazing opportunities of wildlife, especially with leopards and lions, witnessing two impalas' kills. A main advantage is the very few tourists in the area, allowing very private experiences.

Great organization of rides (early rides followed by breakfast and afternoon rides finishing with night rides)

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Mr.C. from Gloucestershire
Arrived on: 3-Aug-2014 Stayed for: 7 nights
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Great return to Kaingo

Our return to Kaingo (again!) was a great success meeting both old friends and new faces.

As always the guiding was first class and the evening pre dinner chat both chaotic and amusing.

Having visited this camp many times it was excellent on all counts just as we expected and received in the past.

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Mr and Mrs M - Devon
Arrived on: 8-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Our favourite camp

Because of our travel delays we were here for only three nights. We wish it had been longer. Yvonne gave us a wonderful welcome. Our chalet was, in our opinion, the best one with a wonderful view of the Luangwa River. The whole camp had a wonderful relaxed feel to it.

We loved the deck overhanging the river and enjoyed our lunches and a dinner there. We saw a remarkable amount of game including lions feasting on a kudu they had killed. Our guide was very good and knowledgeable.

There were only four guests in the camp and we didn't see a lot of the other two so we felt a bit like royalty.

It is, alas a very long and dusty transfer from Mfue (particularly with the current road works).

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Mr & Mrs L - Salisbury
Arrived on: 26-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kaingo Camp review

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Mr & Mrs L - Salisbury
Arrived on: 21-Jun-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderful relaxed camp, great service.

When staying at Kaingo you really feel that the wildlife and the park environment are on your doorstep. We had an elephant and bushbuck outside our room on most days. Wonderful!

The private deck over the river is an excellent place to chill out between the full-on drives and walks. Kaingo is very well situated to experience a wide range of habitats within a short distance. This means you can see a good selection of wildlife on every drive. The guiding is excellent and friendly, we had many sightings of most of the wildlife over the course of a few days.

Whilst all the wildlife is interesting you are just wowed by the quantity of leopards and lions in the area.

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Mr & Mrs T - Reading
Arrived on: 20-May-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Ebony forest magic

We were the first guests of the season at Kaingo and could not have asked for more. We only had two nights here which was not long enough to take advantage of all the hides.

We were picked up after a canoe transfer from Tafika camp and hardly had time to settle in the land cruiser before we spotted a leopard. This set the scene for the rest of the game drives which were guided by Sylvester (Sly) who was very knowledgeable and good fun.

We felt thoroughly spoilt by Carly, Issy and team.

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Mrs & Mr O - California
Arrived on: 23-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Fantastic Finaly with Kaingo

We had guide Mayem to ourselves for transfer from Mwamba to Kaingo, and for our last day's drive at Kaingo. What a difference this made in the willingness to listen, and find what we wanted. His knowledge and motivation became a great asset. Camp manager Izzy was also instrumental in sending us out without other guests, so that we could concentrate on the Thornicroft giraffe, Crawshay zebra, and Cookson wildebeest, which were my primary reason for visiting Zambia--I wanted to capture these animal's unique coat patterns.

Guide Andrew, with his fabulous smile and unending enthusiasm and knowledge, drove us to the airport, by way of the Mfuwe secondary school. (I don't know how much celebrating Zambia's Independence day had to do with all the smiles we saw passing through town, but it was so nice to witness instead of the usual tension seen associated with western life). The large herds of wildlife along the road driving out was a safari in itself. Andrew made sure we stayed on schedule, and was very supportive and helpful when the power went out at the airport--we would have felt bewildered without him. Kaingo had sent us with drink and sandwiches--much appreciated during our wait.

Despite not feeling the same degree of inconclusiveness and relaxation of our previous camp stays, Shenton Safaris has a spectacular location and I would certainly go back for the wildlife, although I would want to reserve a private guide/vehicle.

Note: there is a discrepancy between Shenton Safaris encouraging up to $20-day tip for guides, and Expert Africa's suggestion of up to $10-day.

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