Entries by KaingU Safari Lodge

April Newsletter

So we are a bit late with our April Newsletter.  My apologies, we have been very busy indeed – lodge renovations, guests, guides training and so on!  And of course a massive Easter Weekend.  The rains have eased off in April, we only had 5 showers and the river has slowly dropped.  The guides training […]

New Lead Field Guide

We are delighted to announce that we have a new Lead Field Guide.  Isaac Kalio was born in 1978 and grew up in a small village on the Zambezi and has worked his way up to become one of the Kafue’s top guides and a rising star in the guiding industry in general.  He started […]

March Newsletter

What do they call it… Mad March?  We certainly had an interesting month.  The rains this year came later than last year, often our highest river levels are recorded in February, but this year the highest level (2.9m) came in March.  This means that the river had a height difference of 3m from November to […]

The Start Up of 2014

So we were talking about the Green Season, now we are talking about the start up period.  This year this was a very short and hectic period.  From arriving in Zambia on the 15th of February we knew that we had three weeks at the lodge until the first guests.  And the first guests were […]

The “Green Season”

So the lodge is now open and we are gearing up for what looks like a busy season.  But I am sure a lot of people want to know what happens when we close. Kaingu is fortunate in that the lodge can be accessed the whole year.  Many remote lodges in Zambia have to close […]

November Newsletter

November.  Probably one of my favourite months in the bush here.  The temperatures drop with the onset of the rains.  Everything turns green almost overnight after the parched heat gives way to clouds and sun.  The skies are washed clear of the dust and smoke and everything takes on a new lease of life.  Plants […]

October Newsletter

Well October is the hottest month in Zambia and this year we were not “disappointed”.  The temperatures in the afternoons were high 30’s.  Fortunately we are not in the deeper valleys like S. Luangwa or Lower Zambezi (or Livingstone) so the evenings are still generally a pleasant temperature.  So with the heat we decided to […]

Fishing at Kaingu.

Dr Sven Vrdoljak from Wildtracks who with his brother Pete has helped us out massively with regards to all things angling very kindly wrote this about angling here at Kaingu: In terms of fish diversity, the Kafue system has a total of 68 indigenous species (according to a report by Biodiversity Foundation by Africa). Obviously […]

September Newsletter

Well, the heat is now officially on us!  As predicted the rock pools are getting use.  The daytime temperatures are mid to high 30s, but the evenings and early mornings have been around 17 degrees.  Of course we are lucky here as the lush riverine forest and the green grass keeps the temperatures down.  And […]