The Camp of the Leopard

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. Everything at Kaingo has been handpicked by the Shenton family, from the camps stylish design and practical layout to the choice of local produce grown on the Shenton Plot.

Kaingo’s chalets were designed with the sole purpose of transporting you safely into the world of the Luangwa without a single distraction, nestled discretely apart on the banks of the river. The large centrally located open-sided “Chitenge” includes a dining area, library and Kaingo’s renowned thousand-year-old lead-wood bar. Kaingo’s five standard chalets and one exclusive deluxe suite all have an incredible and private view of the Luangwa River.


Kaingo’s chalets are created with brick walls and thatch roofing, with each chalet home to its own spacious veranda, hidden outdoor bathtub and private deck on the Luangwa River. All are accessed by a path network that runs behind the chalets, to maximise privacy. All share the rustic luxury design of the camp, with ample comforts and the ability to hide and get close to nature.

Large fly-wired windows provide stunning views of the river and the complete absence of generator noise (we prefer solar power) means nothing but the wheeze-honk of a hippo interferes with the sounds of a lion’s roar, a leopard’s call or the early morning ‘drumming’ of the Ground Hornbill.

In addition to the indoor ensuite bathroom, each chalet has a stunning outdoor bathtub with shady views of a pod of hippos. A distinctive feature of Kaingo is the unique individual decks built out over the river in front of each chalet. From this relaxing vantage point, one can view game coming down to drink, basking hippos, aquatic birds, crocodiles fishing, and daily elephant crossings.

Chalets 1 – 5

These chalets offer ample space for our guests, with a king sized bed, ensuite indoor shower, outdoor bathtub with a view of the Luangwa River, veranda, private deck and lovely dining table for possible individual meals. The beautiful large doors slide open to reveal a gorgeous view of the Luangwa River from your bed.

The First House

The First House is Kaingo’s Deluxe Suite, ideal for couples really looking to hide away. One of the furthest from the central area, it offers additional private space for the guests. The chalet books out at an all-inclusive rate, meaning you’ll have access to a private vehicle, private dining and a butler service to the suite. The suite has a large private deck on the Luangwa River, and a spacious lounge area with ensuite toilet facilities. The master bedroom has an ensuite indoor shower and toilet, and the suite boasts an outdoor bathtub and shower.

For families, The First House offers the perfect private safari experience, separate to the runnings of the main camp.

Kaingo runs on 100% solar power.

The camp has 24/7 lighting.

All chalets have an indoor shower.

All chalets have an outdoor bathtub.

All water is pumped from our very own underground springwater source and is extremely safe to drink.

All chalets have a lockbox.

All beds have mosquito nets.

Each chalet has charging stations equipped with international adaptors, that run 24/7.

All hot water is heated with slow-burning, fallen wood. We cut no trees.

We pride ourselves on being a wifi-free location, come to us to disconnect.

Kaingo offers photographers the chance to edit their footage in our media room.

Kaingo’s gift shop aims to be a gallery that showcases local artists and unique pieces.

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