Reviews of Kaingo Camp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
186 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Kaingo Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Kaingo Camp 27 - 30 July"
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" See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
"Our seventh visit need we say more"
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." See all these reviews: 15n in Zambia
"Kaingo Camp review"
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." See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
"Kaingo Camp review"
"Kaingo - a touch of luxury"
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." See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia
"Brilliant safari at Kaingo camp"
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." See all these reviews: 14n in Zambia
"Magical 4 days at Kaingo Camp."
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!" See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia
"Luxurious Stay at Kaingo Camp"
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." See all these reviews: 13n in Zambia
"Breathtaking experience at Kaingo"
"Great guides and many leopard sightings"
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." See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia; 2n in Kenya
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