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 […]
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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. 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We have been doing a lot of staff biographies and profiles, and I asked our oldest staff member to write a bit about himself. Here is it below (translation from Ila to English by Willard): My name is Brightson Shambbweka. My knowledge announcement is: I can make some axes, hoes, knives and spears from the […]
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 […]
Exciting news about trans-frontier conservation that hopefully will ultimately benefit the Kafue! Simalaha PPF
The Itumbi Community School; which was built through funding organised by lodge guests and with lodge involvement – received a nice bonus yesterday! Allyson a guest and friend returned here with $1500 that she raised for the school. This will go towards much needed text books which the school badly needs.
Recently we have had a few people asking us what they should bring when coming out here. We thought we would put together some general thoughts on the subject, so last night we sat down and drafted some ideas on what to bring to the bush. Clothing: Depending on the time of year you […]