Kaingo Camp

Reviews of Kaingo Camp

Excellent(95%) From 138 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 138 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 B from Surrey
Arrived on: 8-Aug-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great safari at Kaingo.

We crossed the river by canoe to arrive at this camp which was good fun.
The camp hosts, Garth and Liz, were extremely helpful and gave the camp a very relaxed feel.
Our room was lovely with the deck overlooking the river being a real bonus.
The food was excellent here.
We were lucky enough to have the head guide, Patrick, whose knowledge of the bush is second to none.
We had amazing sightings of Leopard every day, with many sightings of large prides of Lion.
We were also lucky to see a pack of Wild Dogs having a tussle with a Hyena over a Puku kill.
We went on a three hour walk with him to get to the next camp, Mwamba , during which we had sightings of many animals and birds, including Lion which felt very special.
It was a wonderful camp to visit.

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Dr & Mrs R from Hampshire
Arrived on: 23-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Kaingo Camp review

The warmth of welcome from the camp managers, the camp staff and the guides was a standout feature of this part of the trip.

Our excellent guide Sylvester, dedicated to us for nearly all of our 4 night stay, says he guarantees viewings of leopards for any guest who stays 2 nights or more, and in fact we saw up close up to three leopards on nearly every safari outing both day and night. Indeed big predator viewing started during our after-dark transfer from the airport where we came across a leopard in the road, not ending until after our transfer back, when we came across not only a further leopard but unusually a pack of painted dogs.

On the second day we discovered the local lion pride and further saw them close up a number of times. With the high density of unspooked wildlife, the low density of visitors, and the variety of trees and vegetation, the local area seems unsurpassable as a safari location. With the important sightings quickly experienced and the pressure off, we were able to relax and enjoy ourselves with yet further amazing sightings.

The special attention to photographers with vehicle beanbag supports was much appreciated. The rooms, food and camp facilities were absolutely amazing given the remote location of the site. Another 3 nights would have allowed us to also enjoy the amenities of the sister bush camp. Given our experience we were not surprised to have met return visitors to the area.

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Mr S from Maidstone
Arrived on: 21-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kaingo camp July 16

I stayed in Kaingo for 3 nights in July 16. Absolutely superb from the moment I arrived. Rooms are wonderful, with outside seating area and a separate seating area on a raised platform overlooking the river, lovely bedroom and toilet/shower.

Nothing was too much trouble for the staff- in particular my guide Sandy who was full of information and expertise. The food was so good I began to worry whether I'd still fit in my clothes at the end of the stay! This has to be the best place in the world for leopard viewings, and everything else too from wild dogs to eagles.

I couldn't recommend this place highly enough, and hope to go back next year.

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David from Hales
Arrived on: 17-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Kaingo Camp review

Again met as promised, always a good start, followed by an enjoyable and informative drive to the Camp.

A quick greet and we were off on the first of many trips, going to the Hippo hide immediately as requested - the main point of the whole exercise. After that the 4 days passed in a whirl of painter dogs, lions, leopards etc. interspersed with good food with brilliant guides.

A wonderful place to spend 4 days.

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Mr & Mrs K - Maidstone
Arrived on: 24-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 7 nights
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Kaingo Camp review

We have visited the South Luangwa area many times over a period of over 20 years of regularly going on safari.

In our opinion Kaingo is the best location in the area and this must be a view shared by many other guests as we have never seen so many photographers with "serious photo kit" at a camp before. The explanation for this lies in the camp having constructed 5 separate hides to enable photographers to get close to their subjects and the fact that the river and its banks provide an excellent backdrop for many photos. Having reviewed our photos we can only confirm that this is an excellent photographic environment.

The camp is well run and operates in a flexible way so that guest preferences for activities can be organised to suit. There is always plenty to do.

The rooms are of a standard which is common to camps in the area.

Food is varied with much supplied from the camp's farm on the outskirts of Mfuwe. The standard is good - one must remember that this is a wildlife safari and not a gastronomic tour.

We can highly recommend this Camp and hope to return very soon

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Mr & Mrs P - Cheshire
Arrived on: 8-Oct-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Our favourite camp

Everything about Kaingo was just right-friendly staff, superb game drives, excellent food and accommodation. Access to the hides at Kaingo and Mwamba was a bonus.

The game drives and hide visits were wonderful and we were accompanied throughout by a superb guide, Sylvester, and spotters

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Mr T & Mrs M - Cambridge
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Kaingo Camp review

This was our first lodge, and our favourite. We were extremely impressed with the individual attention we received from all members of staff. We felt very spoilt!

We would like to make special mention of our guide, Andrew, who went out of his way to share his expert knowledge and passion of the bush with us and we felt very privileged to be in his company.

This lodge set the standard for the rest of our trip.

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Sue
Arrived on: 1-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Special feel here - didn't want to leave

It was hard to say goodbye to Kaingo and I can't put my finger on just one aspect that made this so. Everything fits to make a magical experience.

The setting is great, the staff attentive and warm, the hides are certainly a bonus. Our exceptional guide, Sly, set the tone with his love for birds, animals, nature, making our encounters almost spiritual.

Thanks to everyone for the most memorable trip I've ever taken.

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Ms S. from Lusaka
Arrived on: 30-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kaingo Camp review

Garth and Liz were very hospitable from start to finish. Our guide, Yoram, was also very good. The density and variety of wildlife was incredible at Kaingo. Many things that we didn't think we would have interest in were among our favorite sightings -- owls and eagles for example.

The schedule was pretty grueling, and after 5 days (3 at Kaingo and 2 at Mwamba) we were ready for another vacation. The only critique of our stay at the 2 camps is we weren't offered information about bush walking, and learned from another couple that this could be arranged, but by then it was too late.

We were very tired of the jeeps and would have liked a walk in the bush.

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Mr S & Ms C from Rome
Arrived on: 13-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Great service in the bush

It was our second time in Kaingo. The service is very good.

What was really outstanding this time was the quality of the game drive with exceptional sights at every drive. This time it really liked like we were part of a documentary. Our guide was really excellent and we had enormous fun with him.

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