Experts have dubbed South Luangwa one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, and not without reason. The concentration of game around the Luangwa river and its ox bow lagoons is among the most intense in Africa.
Kaingo Camp is located deep within the richest game viewing area of the South Luangwa National Park. The areas surrounding our camps are incredibly rich in wildlife, and the vast volume of prey species such as: Hippos, Elephants, Buffalo, Puku, Impala, Zebra, Kudu, Giraffe, Waterbuck attracts many predators. 10 different leopards have been identified around the camp. As unpredictable as leopards can be, an incredible 95% Kaingo’s guests get to see these stunning cats. There are also two very strong Lion Prides in the area, which have been named the Mwamba Pride and the Hollywood pride, the latter being so named due to the vast amount of time documentary filmmakers have spent following them. From the camp you will see abundant antelope, two large lion prides, numerous leopard and impressive herds of elephant, buffalo, zebra and hippo.
Close to 400 bird species and 60 different mammals have been recorded throughout the year; seasonal highlights include the spectacular carmine bee-eater colony, celebrated fishing parties and amazing quelea displays. We have a camp check-list and it is not uncommon to be able to tick off over a hundred birds in a few days.
The Luangwa River is the most intact major river system in Africa and is the life blood of the park’s 9050km2; it is not dammed anywhere , has no industrial development on its banks and only supports subsistence agriculture in areas outside the park.