Kaingo Camp

From $835

Country Zambia

Province National Parks

Area South Luangwa

Quick Facts

  • Big 5 Reserve: No
  • Cell Phone Signal: No
  • Child Friendly: No
  • Child Friendly (Minimum age 7): No
  • Child Friendly (Minimum age 8): No
  • Malaria Area: No
  • Spa: No
  • Swimming pool: No
  • Test: No
  • Waterhole: No
  • Wheelchair friendly: Yes
  • Wi-Fi: No


Celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013, Kaingo Camp is the creation of the Shenton family, which has a proud history of three generations of wildlife conservation in southern Africa. Shenton Safaris is the smallest independent safari operation in South Luangwa National Park.

Kaingo Camp is located deep within the park, on the banks of the Luangwa River, in the very best game viewing area extremely rich in all kind of wildlife, especially big cats.

The camp consists of six chalets, entirely refurbished, with stunning furniture and soaring skylights. Each chalet features an outdoor bathtub along with en suite facilities. Private decks are overlooking the river offering uninterrupted views of game coming in to drink.

Shenton Safaris’ trademark is the ingenious network of photographic hides offering thrilling opportunities for close-up observation of the wildlife and bird-life. Most renowned are the Hippo Hide and the Elephant Hide, attracting wildlife photographers and documentary film-makers. Also quite unique is the Carmine Bee-Eater Hide which is set in September, directly opposite a colony of these magnificently coloured birds.

Visits to these photographic hides are part of the three daily game viewing activities offered by the camps, alongside game drive and walking safaris.

A stay at the Shentons’ wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Mwamba Bush Camp, a very intimate four-chalet camp, only a bush walk away from Kaingo Camp.

About the company

Derek Shenton, third generation conservationist, opened Kaingo Camp in 1993, and continues with his wife Juliet to oversee the seasonal operation of the camp, as well as its sister bush camp Mwamba.

Shenton Safaris is one of the founding members of Project Luangwa, the organization overseeing many community projects such as the building of schools and sponsoring of children in need. While Juliet Shenton sits on the Project Luagnwa Board of Trustees, Derek Shenton sits on the board of the South Luangwa Conservation Society, supporting scout training and anti-poaching efforts within the National Park.


  • APTA ( Association promotion of Tourism Africa )

  • Project Luangwa

  • South Luangwa Conservation Society

More information

  • 2 Game Drives per Day
  • 3 Game Viewing Activities daily
  • All Local beverages
  • All Meals
  • Entrance Fees
  • Transfers to and from the Airstrip
  • Airport Tax
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Viewing/Photo Hides
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Game Drives
  • Photography
  • Walking Safari (on request)


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