Entries by KaingU Safari Lodge

June Newsletter

June turned into the month of the lions!  There has been a marked increase in lion activity around the camp over the last couple of years – most welcome indeed.  We had an early morning visit just behind the kitchen which guests got to be part off which was fantastic.  The one lioness was getting […]

May Newsletter

Hmm.  Late again.  Ah well, better late than never! May was as very busy month here at Kaingu.  With large groups in camp we were happy to see the river birdlife picking up – the birdlife on the river gradually increases as the season goes on:   We also got Mark and his homemade guitar […]

April Newsletter

April Fools.  Well, my attempt at convincing people on Facebook that we had seen a giraffe in the Kafue was quickly rumbled, but the month really did get off to a flying start, with the completion of Finfoot House modifications and the first (repeat) guests to use it were delighted. We also started the development […]

March Newsletter

Well the season is now well and truly open! We opened very early this year with the first guests pulling in on the 28th of February. Prior to that we had our annual shutdown period in January and February which allows us to get on with various jobs. This year we had unusually low rainfall […]

Why the Kafue?

The Kafue National Park we are always being told is unknown and not on people’s radar. Agents and destination management companies tell us that it is far easier to sell South Luangwa and that Kafue is just “too hard”. We are all hoping that in 2015 to a certain extent that will change with Proflight […]

The Kaingu Water Project

The Itumbi Village is the home of Chief Kaingu and so plays a very important part in our local communities.  Located some 27km (in a straight) line south from the lodge, the village is also the site of the ‘Kaingu School’ which was built through funds raised by guests and then matched by the Dutch […]

2014 at Kaingu Part 1 (Camp and People)

An amazing year!   2014 has been the year that we all wanted.  We started off in February with camp improvements and that thread continued through the whole year.  The improvements kicked off in the absolutely beautiful green season with modifications to the main area – new deck pergola, curio shop, new bar, new entrance. […]