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Kaingo was built in 1992 and is Shenton Safaris’ flagship camp. Here, six chalets sit idyllically along the Luangwa River. Kaingo is designed simply, to make you feel at home in the bush and to offer you a chance to get close on safari the Shenton family way.Kaingo means Leopard in the local Nyanja language, which is fitting as our camp has a long history with these incredible felines. The name itself came about due to the resident female leopard, Goldie, who liked the idea of Kaingo so much, she took up residence in one of the chalets.There are six brick-and-thatch chalets at Kaingo, five standard and one family chalet, all of which have uninterrupted river views and their own private deck built over the river, where a light lunch is often served. The chalets were renovated in 2017 and now have large stone verandas outside under a reed shade roof, with a day bed scattered with cushions, and a table and chairs. Decorated in light cream and blue tones, with locally designed Tribal Textiles fabrics, the chalets feature thatched roofs, stone floors with woven rugs, and sliding pale wood and mesh doors, providing plenty of light into the spacious rooms. Furniture, from the large wooden shelving unit to the chunky headboards, is locally made, and the very comfortable beds – either twin or king-sized – are covered with cream and blue bedcovers, and surrounded by walk-in mosquito nets. Solar-powered lamps are placed on dressing tables beside the beds, and in the cupboard you’ll find African-print dressing gowns, a wooden box to lock away your valuables plus mosquito repellant and insect spray for the room, plus a whistle, for attracting attention in case of an emergency. On the walls are framed black-and-white photos, taken by Jules, a keen wildlife photographer. Each chalet has an en-suite bathroom with a shower, flushing toilet and basin, with hot water available all day, while outside under shady trees is a secluded outdoor bath.
Kaingo was built in 1992 and is Shenton Safaris’ flagship camp. Here, six chalets sit idyllically along the Luangwa River. Kaingo is designed simply, to make you feel at home in the bush and to offer you a chance to get close on safari the Shenton family way.Kaingo means Leopard in the local Nyanja language, which is fitting as our camp has a long history with these incredible felines. The name .... Read More
- Restaurant (buffet) Restaurant (buffet)
- Bar Bar
- Sun loungers or beach chairs Sun loungers or beach chairs
- Airport drop off Airport drop off
- Airport pick up Airport pick up
- Garden Garden
- Outdoor sitting area Outdoor sitting area
- 24-hour front desk 24-hour front desk
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