Reviews of Kaingo Camp
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A short but exciting stay at Kaingo Camp
We really enjoyed our short stay at Kaingo Camp. The locations is great and general atmosphere around the camp is excellent.
The only slight downside was the hut which was hot and did not catch much breeze, however the verandah overlooking the river was great. Our night int he elephant hide was well worth it, no elephants but lots of noises in the night!
We also enjoyed the hippo and carmine hides.
A wonderful time at Kaingo Camp
This Zambia safari was surely our best ever. We spent 8 nights at Kaingo, indulging in game drives (we ought to have done some walking but we have walked before and, as keen photographers, see more from a vehicle). We were never more than 2 per seat with a grand all-round view. Yoram and also Derek himself and Patrick found and positioned us for some great game viewing, ably assisted by Raban or Philimon as spotters. By staying more nights than is possibly usual, we covered so much ground and habitat and we built on our own bit of knowledge.
We visited the Mwamba and Hippo hides, plus of course the Carmine Bee-eater hide which is a fantastic way to spend time watching these colourful birds squabbling over nesting holes, poking their heads out like 'gossips' along a street, flipping sand out backwards and spraying all below.
We could not eat all that was provided, ONLY because it was so generous, but also delicious. Sky, the chef, and his team did us proud - not least a wonderful surprise bush birthday party beside the Luangwa river for one of us, with all the camp guests and staff present. Robyn so kindly made a birthday card.
Lisa (who also has her own business) had taken over temporary running of the Camp admin at short notice and was a star! She was full of good humour, from serving coffee before dawn until we all retired at night. In fact everyone was so friendly, helpful, full of smiles and jokes and couldn't do enough for us.
Early mornings on an open, moving vehicle were a bit chilly at first but, not a problem as blankets were provided and also simple but effective cloth covers to protect cameras from dust.
Not surprisingly, elephants and hippo would wander through camp, eating as they went; timid bushbucks would graze behind the cottages; colourful birds would gather on bushes or on stranded tree stumps to catch fish or insects. We would have loved to have stayed even longer.
This camp was our favorite safari camp, and had amazing wildlife encounters.Read more about the whole safari
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Like Nsefu an excellent camp where all the staff made us feel very welcome.Our guide,Patrick,was excellent combining enthusiasm with knowledge.Although less intimate than Nsefu,the facilities,food and location were outstanding.Read more about the whole safari
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This was our second camp and like the first camp it was brilliant. Patrick,our guide, was so enthusiastic and knowledgeable.
Finding a large pride of lions when we went on a walk was quite an experience.
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Stayed at Kaingo camp for only one night, then had to leave unexpectedly due to illness.
I can't really make any informed comments about the camp itself, but the management staff were outstanding in their support and help when I needed to leave early and seek medical attention.
Another great stay at Kaingo
This was my third stay at Kaingo, and my only regret was that - at 3 nights - it was too short!
The game viewing was superb, as usual (one evening, we had two leopard sightings within five minutes, close to camp), even though I wasn't lucky enough to get the spectacular action sequences I was treated to last year. Not much beats having lunch on your private deck, overlooking the Luangwa (I saw hippos fighting and a huge monitor lizard making the foolish decision to enter the crocodile territory...), although a bush breakfast was also much appreciated.
Excellent guiding from Patrick again, and the hippo hide is unmissable.
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Kaingo camp is just perfect, even though if the accommodation is fairly basic. Beautiful setting, great services, great guides.
We had amazing opportunities of wildlife, especially with leopards and lions, witnessing two impalas' kills. A main advantage is the very few tourists in the area, allowing very private experiences.
Great organization of rides (early rides followed by breakfast and afternoon rides finishing with night rides)
Great return to Kaingo
Our return to Kaingo (again!) was a great success meeting both old friends and new faces.
As always the guiding was first class and the evening pre dinner chat both chaotic and amusing.
Having visited this camp many times it was excellent on all counts just as we expected and received in the past.
Our favourite camp
Because of our travel delays we were here for only three nights. We wish it had been longer. Yvonne gave us a wonderful welcome. Our chalet was, in our opinion, the best one with a wonderful view of the Luangwa River. The whole camp had a wonderful relaxed feel to it.
We loved the deck overhanging the river and enjoyed our lunches and a dinner there. We saw a remarkable amount of game including lions feasting on a kudu they had killed. Our guide was very good and knowledgeable.
There were only four guests in the camp and we didn't see a lot of the other two so we felt a bit like royalty.
It is, alas a very long and dusty transfer from Mfue (particularly with the current road works).