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.
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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Mr & Miss S from Wimbledon
Arrived on: 17-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great guides and many leopard sightings

This is a very friendly and welcoming camp with very good guides. Gerard and Agatha were charming hosts. We wanted to see big cats and in our stay here and at the satellite Mwamba Bushcamp we were not disappointed. We have enjoyed several safaris mostly in different countries but have not previously seen as many leopards, both at rest in trees in the morning and hunting at night, thanks to the skill of the guides at Kaingo and Mwamba.

Although the camp was fairly full we had one evening when we (father and adult daughter) were the only guests in our game drive vehicle and on other drives we were paired with a lovely Swedish couple, so never more than 4 and easy viewing and photography.

The two camps tend to share the same area for the game drives which enables them to share information on sightings but with hardly another camp or vehicle in the vicinity, we had the area to ourselves and the animals were never crowded.

The chalets are comfortable and have en suite bathrooms as well as each having their own viewing deck by the river bank. The catering was excellent.

The game walk to Mwamba Bushcamp led by Derek Shelton was an enjoyable experience, despite the extreme October heat, and better than game walks previously experienced.

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Mr & Mrs C from Manchester
Arrived on: 15-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Kaingo Best Safari Camp in Africa!

This was the third time we have stayed at Kaingo and Mwamba and unbelievably each time excellence has been improved and exceeded our expectations.

Gerard and Agata were the ultimate hosts and Catherine's cooking was superb The guiding food and accommodation are second to none.

We cannot recommend Kaingo and Mwamba camp highly enough.

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Dr S from Cambrai
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kaingo Camp review

Awesome!

Wildlife was fantastic, we saw 45 different lions, 4 leopards, wild dogs, 3 kills during the 3 nights we stayed there! The only thing is that although the river bed was dry, we were not allowed to follow the animal when they were crossing due to exclusivity (Shenton on our side, Norman Carr on the other).

Our guide Patrick was one of the best we had and we met many guides in more than 100 game drives.

We'll come back there for sure.

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Expert Africa comments

Great news that these travellers had such a fantastic stay; game viewing from Kaingo this year has been phenomenal. Sorry about the frustration of not being able to cross the Luangwa by vehicle, even when the bed of the Luangwa was dry. The issue with this was park rules forbid the camp to cross, not anything to do with any other camp owners.

Mr & Mrs L from Bath
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Kaingo Camp review

The newly refurbished chalets were a great improvement on the old style giving much more privacy. The furnishings were delighlful and in keeping with the feel of the camp.

The camp manger, Gerard, was very affable, easy going and very good company. The guiding was excellent and productive. Shenton did not disappoint.

All the staff were friendly and made us feel at home from the very start of our visit.

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