Kaingo Camp

Reviews of Kaingo Camp

Excellent(96%) From 169 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 169 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.
A & B from Larbert
Arrived on: 21-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Exceptional Game Viewing

Situated in the park itself the camp is very close to the game, even with an elephant family passing through camp for lunch. Just minutes into our first drive we found Leopard and they were frequent thereafter. Again the guides and staff were professional and knowledgeable, quite how the guides sometimes spot the animals is amazing.

Accommodation was very comfortable and each chalet has it's own private viewing gallery over the river. Food was again very good with all dietary requirements catered for.

Although most guests were frequent return visitors we were still welcomed as newbies, and will certainly be back ourselves one day

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Mr S from Maidstone
Arrived on: 27-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kaingo Camp 27 - 30 July

I've been to Kaingo before, loved it so much this time returned with my partner - who I think fell in love with it to the extent that she loves it more than she loves me!!!

The rooms are really luxurious and set by the river, each with a private viewing deck on to the river. What better way is there to spend a day after an early morning game drive, than lazing on the seats there watching the world go by - crocs, hippos, kingfishers, eagles etc etc?

The staff all worked tirelessly to ensure we had everything we wanted - and the food was so good I put on more weight than I'd like to admit!

We had Hendrix as our guide - wonderful game sightings including one noisy incident involving three leopards up the same tree!

Would highly recommend this place to anyone thginking of a visit to the South Lunagwa

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MrC from Gloucestershire
Arrived on: 25-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Our seventh visit need we say more

This is one of our favourite camps in Luangwa valley.

Everybody is always very friendly and helpful. Over the years there have been updates to the rooms but never to the detriment of the ambience.

The game viewing was excellent.

A special mention should be made for the way they worked to ensure the moon eclipse on the beach was a memorable night.

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Mr D & Ms G from London
Arrived on: 21-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kaingo Camp review

Wonderful tented chalet after 24 hours travelling and to have our own deck over the river was special.

The camp was run very efficiently and we much enjoyed the pre dinner drinks in the main area with the other guests.

We had a surprise brunch one day on the river bank with a full ‘African ‘ breakfast. A very nice treat.

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Mr & Mrs S from NZ
Arrived on: 7-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kaingo Camp review

Wonderful small group experience. Personal touch.

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Mr & Mrs B from Dersingham
Arrived on: 14-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Kaingo - a touch of luxury

Our fourth visit and it gets better every time! Everything about this camp experience must be at the top end of the scale. We were welcomed as old friends by many members of staff and looked after exceedingly well. Catherine and her team excelled themselves yet again, keeping us well provided with food of an outstanding quality.

Our guide at Kaingo was Yoram, once again. His knowledge is wide-ranging and he picked up on our interest in birds, spotting and identifying many that we hadn't seen, let alone known before. His tracking skills are outstanding - we were so impressed with his ability to locate leopards that seemed totally hidden in deep bush, and lions that were calling softly from a distance. As always, his positioning of the vehicle to get the best light for photography was exemplary.

We traveled in June this year - earlier than ever before. We saw a much greener landscape, with more water in lagoons and channels, but the downside of this was that the game was more dispersed. However we saw different packs of wild dogs - our first sightings ever. Like nearly all the animals they were relaxed and unbothered by our presence.

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Mr & Ms S from London
Arrived on: 12-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Brilliant safari at Kaingo camp

Kaingo camp was a very special place, the rooms were lovely and the decks looking over the river were wonderful.

The staff were great, we had Slyvester as our guide, he was so good and really made our safari special. We saw so many animals but the Hippos were very special and the Hippo hide was unforgettable.

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Mr & Mrs M from Bath
Arrived on: 11-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Magical 4 days at Kaingo Camp.

This was our first safari and from the moment Malcolm picked us up at Mfue Airport Kaingo Camp provided everything and more than we expected. The camp has a beautiful setting overlooking the Luangwe River and we learnt to love the sound and sight of hippos and of course the odd visiting elephant! Both the rooms and the food were excellent. Hat's off to Catherine and the kitchen team.

We liked the fact that we kept the same guide throughout our stay and the group size on activities never exceeded 4. Sly was an outstanding guide and we enjoyed his company, his enthusiasm and his knowledge. We were particularly impressed with his ability to predict the behaviour of leopards and elephants - putting us in the perfect photo spot. Wildlife was diverse and plentiful and we had multiple sitings of lion and leopard as well as dogs and and exciting interactions with elephants both inside and outside the camp! Kaingo worked us hard and both the Hippo Hide and the Mobile Hide provided interesting and enjoyable mid day activities.

South Luangwa and Sly also provided ravishing settings for morning coffee breaks and sundowners - we can't wait to return!











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J+K from Canada
Arrived on: 29-May-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Luxurious Stay at Kaingo Camp

Kaingo far exceeded our wildest expectations! The facility, both our room and the common areas, were breathtaking, and the service was unparalleled. Our chalet was spotless, and we enjoyed spending each midday (when we weren't at a hide!) on our riverside deck, from which I even was lucky enough to see a crocodile kill a monitor lizard one day!

The camp chef, Catherine, was extremely accommodating of our dietary restrictions (vegetarian and severe allergies), and took extra care each meal to point out what was appropriate for us to eat, which was always plentiful and delicious! We were even treated to a surprise riverside picnic one lunch.

The game drives at Kaingo were spectacular, and we saw everything we could ask for, including a leopard kill. Our guide, Sylvester, was excellent, and took extra care to tailor our game drives to our interests.

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D & M from Munich
Arrived on: 24-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Breathtaking experience at Kaingo

For us the perfect place for wildlife holidays in every aspect. Remoteness, personalized game drives and service, beautiful location, abundant wildlife, wonderful hosts, family atmosphere, world class guiding, very close to nature........ The love and respect for nature is the main theme in this camp and its sister camp Mwamba! Everybody from the owner to the whole staff live this idea.

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