Overlooking the Luangwa River deep within the prime area of the South Luangwa National Park, Kaingo’s relaxed, personal and friendly atmosphere offers its guests fantastic game-viewing opportunities within an area of incredible beauty and varied terrain.

Built and run by Derek Shenton, son of Barry Shenton – former ranger in Luangwa and warden of Kafue National Park – Kaingo has many attributes from the Shenton family ranging from the camps stylish design and practical layout to the local farm produce.

The large centrally located open-sided sitting room includes a dining area, library and Kaingo’s renowned thousand year old lead-wood bar. Nestled discretely apart on the banks of the river, Kaingo’s chalets were designed with the sole purpose of transporting you safely into the world of the Luangwa without a single distraction.


Property Facilities

  • 24-hour Security
  • Bar
  • Battery Charging Facilities
  • Communal Dining
  • Eco Friendly
  • Laundry Service (Available)
  • Laundry Service (Complimentary)
  • Library
  • Private Vehicle Available

Room Facilities

  • Balcony / Deck
  • Bath
  • Electrical Outlets
  • En-Suite
  • Fan
  • Laundry Service (Complimentary)
  • Lounge Area

  • Mosquito Nets
  • Outside Shower
  • Safe
  • Veranda
  • Airport Shuttle (Complimentary)
  • Foreign Exchange
  • Room Service

Activities on Site

  • Bird Watching
  • Fine Dining
  • Game Drives
  • Game Viewing
  • Game Viewing Hide
  • Game Walks
  • Gourmet Picnic
  • High Tea
  • Night Drives
  • Safaris
  • Sleep Outs
  • Walks (Guided)
  • Wildlife Tours
  • Animal Encounters (Nearby Activity)
  • Cultural Tours (Nearby Activity)
  • Massages (Nearby Activity)
  • Wildlife Tours (Nearby Activity)

Room Types

Standard Chalet

Kaingo features 5 brick and thatch chalets set on the banks of the Luangwa River. Each chalet has an en-suite indoor bathroom with a sink, shower and flushing toilet. Each chalet also has a romantic outdoor bathtub tucked under the ebony trees.

In addition to the main deck set low on the river, each chalet has its own patio with a day bed and seating area as well as a private deck overhanging the banks of the Luangwa River offering great views of the animals coming down to drink.

Deluxe Suite

Kaingo features 1 deluxe suite called the First House. This great for couples wanting extra luxury, but can also sleep up to 6 people comfortably therefore is also ideal for families or groups.

The First House features a lounge area and larger patio with dining table. There is an en-suite bathroom off the main bedroom, guest toilet near the lounge area as well as an outdoor shower and bath.

Booking this suite at its full rate would include the use of a private vehicle, private butler and private dining if one wishes to have meals at their chalet. This is especially convenient if travelling with children and wanting to customize your game drive or mealtimes.


05 Nov – 16 May 2021CLOSED
17 May – 30 Jun 2021All InclusiveUS$ 819
01 Jul – 31 Jul 2021All InclusiveUS$ 892.50
01 Aug – 31 Oct 2021All InclusiveUS$ 1 023
01 Nov – 10 Nov 2021All InclusiveUS$ 892.50
11 Nov 2021 -16 May 2022CLOSED
17 May – 30 Jun 2022All InclusiveUS$ 819
01 Jul – 31 Jul 2022All InclusiveUS$ 892.50
01 Aug – 31 Oct 2022All InclusiveUS$ 1 023
01 Nov – 10 Nov 2022All InclusiveUS$ 892.50

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently. Please treat all pricing as a guide only:


Fully Inclusive (All meals, bar, Airport transfer from Mfuwe Airport (other camps in the SLNP) are included for 3+ nights, All game-viewing activities (three activities/day including walking safaris, game drives, night drives and trips to photographic hides), and laundry Government charges, park fees & levies , Luangwa Conservation and Community Levy Value Added Tax) Rates Exclude (Any increase in National Park fee/levy occurring before the commencement of safari, currently $100 per person per day and subject to change. Should there be an increase, we will inform the agent of the difference, which will either be added to the invoice or which will be payable by the guests and can be collected in camp in cash. Visas and flights)


Premium brand drinks, gratuities and fully comprehensive personal travel insurance is not included in the price.

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