Get Close to the Night Sky

Each of our sleep out options are truly unique in their experience; either raised above the Luangwa, in midst of Numbu Plains, or immersed in the wilderness at Kapanda Lagoon.

Kaingo’s Elephant Hide Star Bed

Available for guests at Kaingo, this Star Bed has an incredible view of the Luangwa River, and with only a mosquito net to separate you from the African night.

Mwamba’s Numbu Star Bed

Available for guests at Mwamba, this Star Bed is placed in the centre of Numbu plains, with only a mosquito net to separate you from the wilderness surrounding you.

Shenton Safaris’ Camp Out

Guests from both camps are able to enjoy a Camp Out night provided they are staying a minimum of 7 nights across our two camps. The camp out is a private affair, designed for 2 to 4 guests and is quite adventurous.

Guests leave camp in a game drive vehicle after their afternoon tea, with their private guide and armed scout, and head out northwest towards the Baobab Forest. After a short drive, they will continue on a walking safari for about one hour. The walk will end at the campsite, set up by a team of up to 4 staff.

The setup is a traditional fly-camping one: a comfortable sleeping mat, a mosquito net, a wash basin and cold drinks for sundowners. The staff takes care of preparing a delicious bush dinner while guests enjoy sitting around the fireplace recalling the various animals met during the walk or trying to identify the nocturnal bird calls or other noises heard as the sun is setting.

It’s a very special experience, with a sense of remoteness rarely experienced. After the night under the stars, a morning walk will open up the appetite for a hearty bush breakfast, before heading back to camp in time for the midday activity.

Camp Outs are available from the start of our safari season in May, through to the end of August. We do not offer our Shenton Safaris Camp Out in our warmer months of September and October.


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