KaingU Lodge

KaingU Lodge: Information from the owner

All the information on this page is supplied to us directly from the lodge owner and reflects their view, not ours.
For Expert Africa's view, see our own report, which contains our own observations and views.

Type Safari Lodge
No. of rooms 8
Last updated 22-Aug-2017

Main description of KaingU Lodge

KaingU Lodge: Facilities

Property facilities Restaurant
Room facilities Balcony / Deck, En-Suite, Laundry Service (Complimentary), Outside Shower, Pure Cotton Linen, Shower, Tea / Coffee, Verandah
Available services Airport Shuttle (Available), Babysitting Service, Chauffer Service, Credit Card
Activities on site (some activities may be seasonal) Bird Watching, Boating, Canoeing, Catch-and-release Fishing, Fine Dining, Fishing, Game Drives, Game Viewing, Game Viewing Hide, Game Walks, Gourmet Picnic, High Tea, Night Drives, Safaris, Sleep Outs, Walks (Guided), Walks (Self Guided), Boat Cruises, Cultural Tours, Fly Fishing, Hiking, Kayaking / Paddling, Mountain Biking, River Cruises

Room types at KaingU Lodge

Luxury Meru style tents

Luxury Meru style tents

The six tents comprise custom designed meru style tents which have stone built bathrooms each also with an external shower under the stars. Each tent has a thatched roof to reduce the heat and each one also has a spacious deck with easy chairs and a small hammock. Every tent is located with great views of the stunning river.

The family house

The family house

For families or two couples the house "Finfoot" is perfect. A large deck to socialise on with a BBQ and simple gas stove makes the house even more private. Each Bedroom has an en-suit bathroom.

Activities at KaingU Lodge

Boat Cruises

Boat Cruises

One of Kaingu's biggest draws is the incredibly scenic river. Strewn with rocks and flowing into numerous channels it is without a doubt the prettiest stretch of the Kafue river. The Kaingu boats are six seat aluminium boats with quiet 4 stroke motors and swivel seats which are great for birding, photography, fishing or simply turning around to chat!

Canoeing at Kaingu

Canoeing at Kaingu

We are one of the very few operators conducting canoeing in Zambia outwith the Zambezi. The trips can be as long or as short as desired, and can be as placid or as rapid as you like. Overnight island sleep-outs can be part of the experience. The lodge has four custom made inflatable canoes which are perfect for exploring still and rocky channels or shooting the rapids.

Game Drives

Game Drives

Most of the game drives are conducted in the National Park which is a ten minute boat ride from the lodge to the car park where the open vehicles are stationed. Kaingu vehicles are comfortable, 9 seat open game viewers with a canopy roof. Lodge policy is for six passengers per vehicle so that everyone has a 'window' seat. Drives on the lodge side of the river in the Game Management Area are usually short evening drives (often after a walk) in our much loved classic series III landrover.

Out of camp dining

Out of camp dining

While strictly maybe not always defined as an 'activity', at Kaingu it is taken to quite a level. From simple meals on an island sleep-out through to full lodge service but on a sandy beach below the river rapids the settings and cuisine at Kaingu are hard to beat.

Walking safaris

Walking safaris

Walking at Kaingu is mostly conducted in the Game Management Area around the lodge and can be as demanding or relaxing as you like. Many of the walks take advantage of the various granite hills to take advantage of sweeping views and perhaps a sundowner at the end of the walk and meeting our classic series III landrover to drive home in.

Restaurants at KaingU Lodge

Deck Dining

Cuisine at Kaingu is something special. Menus that are updated and changed every year and every season. Brilliant chefs and locally sourced ingredients. Julia (lodge manager and menu designer) has worked closely with a top Zimbabwean based kitchen trainer to create superb cuisine.

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