Kaingo Camp

Reviews of Kaingo Camp

Excellent(97%) From 185 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 185 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.
Ms G. from USA
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Great view of Luangwa River and Wildlife

On our way to Kaingo Camp, we enjoyed a safari and were greeted by several staff members upon arrival. We were shown to our spacious and very nicely appointed room which had sliding glass doors so the first thing you see in the morning is the river as the sun rises.

Our guide, Yorum, was so devoted to his love of the bush, wildlife, and a true steward of the park in general. He took us to the carmine bee eater hide the first day, which included a short canoe paddle out to the hide. His knowledge of the birds and wildlife we encountered was very helpful as we wanted to know the names of the birds and animals we weren't sure of.

The camp staff was also delightful and always helpful, whether you needed something cold to drink, laundry done, or just wanted to hear what their life here was like. We learned the produce was grown by the camp near Lusaka, so the food was very fresh and the meals were always delicious and healthy and the chef came up with remarkable culinary fare every day.

We enjoyed the evening safaris, which I had never done, and we saw many of the smaller wildlife you don't see during the day, ie. porcupines, elephant shrews, mongoose, badgers, etc.

We had 4 wonderful nights at this camp and enjoyed this experience.

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Mr & Mrs W from Croydon
Arrived on: 24-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Excellent camp and great safaris

This was our first main safari camp in Zambia and we stayed for four nights. Friendly managers and staff, and excellent guiding from Shayne. Excellent, inventive meals and very comfortable accommodation. The outside bath was a lovely idea but it kept getting dirtied by resident monkeys! Elephants and bush buck often walked through camp.

We visited the hippo hide and bee eater hide, and had a walking safari (with close encounter with a small elephant herd which ignored us) all of which were excellent We had excellent day and night drives: highlights - leopards with kills and drinking at pond; leopard and cub; lions with cubs; hyenas feasting on dead hippo; numerous elephants with young; large lion prides were elusive, unfortunately, due to the activities of a small band of males, except for one distant evening sighting.

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Mr & Mrs F from California
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Outrageous

Excellent Wildlife. Excellent service. Excellent food.

Sylvester was an incredible guide. Malcolm was average.

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Mr & Mrs G from Herts
Arrived on: 5-Sep-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Still excellent in every way .

Our 5th trip to Kaingo over 20+ years and it still appears to be the best of its type. Neighbouring Lion camp vehicles are now more intrusive and the whole area does not seem remote any more. However the accommodation, service and friendliness of all the staff still make it one of our favorites.

The food is exceptional and Catherine acts as a superb hostess as well as chef.

Walking is possible but no longer top of the agenda. Most guests come for the photographic opportunities and the excellent hides.

Guiding was variable. At its best superb. Newcomer to the guiding team ,Shane , made an excellent impression.

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C Plowdog from Sydney
Arrived on: 29-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kaingo Camp review

This is a terrific camp. Rooms were very comfortable with a great view over the river.

The food was really good and the staff, overseen by Eve, looked after us extremely well. The drives were excellent with our guide Yorum. Like Tafika the night drives were wonderful. We saw a porcupine, honey badgers, civets, and genets. And also some hunting lionesses walking around the truck, while we were trying to photograph a rare owlet.

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Ms Y from Oregon
Arrived on: 24-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Incredible Experience

Kaingo Camp is an experience that should not be missed. The staff are excellent. Kudos to Eve, Gerald, Katherine, Simon, Joseph and everyone that works so hard to make this a terrific safari camp. Our guide Shayne was outstanding. He was an excellent tracker, professional and fun to spend time with while at the camp. The game viewing was outstanding.

The facilities are lovely. Each room is decorated with care and all amenities are available that one could need. The outdoor tubs are a wonderful addition to the rooms. And each chalet has it's own deck out by the river which provides a wonderful area that is private to spend time at during the day. The main gathering area is warm and the food is very tasty.

Would highly recommend this camp for anyone wanting a wonderful safari camp experience.

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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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