A hidden gem deep in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park, Kaingo Camp stretches alongside one of the park’s most impressive ebony forests.
Accommodations at the camp consist of five chalets and one deluxe chalet. Each chalet is made from brick and thatch and is set on the banks of the Luangwe River. The standard chalets come with an en suite bathroom with a sink, a shower, and a flushing toilet as well as a romantic outdoor bathtub tucked under the ebony trees. A private patio comes with a day bed and seating area as well as a private deck overhanging the riverbank. The deluxe chalet is ideal for couples but can sleep up to six. With the same amenities of the standard chalet, it also enjoys a lounge area and larger patio with dining table.
The camp overlooks the Luangwa River in South Luangwa National Park, a world-famous wildlife haven. Its historic virility stems from its topography. The Muchinga Escarpment forms the park’s western and northwestern boundaries, sloping steeply down to the river from the west side. The river valley, continued to the west by the Lunsemfwa River valley, forms a natural barrier, and to this day there are no man-made roads spanning the valley. The Park enjoys a dense animal population including Impalas, pukus, waterbucks, giraffes, and buffaloes grazing on the plains. A high number of leopards stalk the dense woodlands, while herds of elephant wade through the marshes and hippos play in the Luangwa River. There are about 400 bird species recorded in the Park.