Activities at KaingU Lodge in Zambia

The Lodge is located on a stunningly beautiful part of the Kafue River, providing the perfect backdrop for a range of activities including guided game viewing by vehicle and boat, birding and fishing, river cruises, island picnics, walks and even canoeing.  This diverse range of activities is unmatched in the Kafue, and our standards of boats, vehicles and all other equipment is very high.  This diversity, and of course our highly experienced guiding team, enables the guest to pick and choose and have a tailored experience as far as possible.  In short the Kaingu activity experience is something we pride ourselves on.



Game drives in the vastness of the Kafue

KaingU Lodge is in the unique position to expand its activities to an area of the Kafue National Park that for many years has been completely inaccessible. The majority of our game drives are now conducted in the National Park, a ten minute boat ride from the lodge. The new vehicles are outfitted to our design to an extremely high standard with individual comfortable bucket seats. With short and longer loops available as well as the entire length of the (all weather) spinal road game drives can be tailored to individual wishes and can be from a couple of hours through to a whole day expedition. Drives on the Game Management Area side of the river are also conducted, but tend to be short night drives back to the lodge after a walk and sundowners.   


Boating on a river of boulders and islands

KaingU Safari Lodge is known to be located at the most stunning section of the Kafue River. At KaingU the wide and steady flowing river stretches out and flows around countless granite boulders, rapids, grassy sandbanks and islands, some so big that even leopards live on them. Enjoy this beautiful river-landscape on a comfortable boat cruise, ideal for birding as well as seeing hippos, crocodiles, bathing elephants or drinking leopards. Our three aluminium boats have comfortable seating and smaller boats can be used for even more adventurous exploration of smaller channels or getting into tight fishing spots! Rods and lures are available at the lodge and all our guides are keen and experienced fishermen. Indeed Kaingu has been used as a base for a professional crew filming a fishing TV show!  


Experience the vastness of Zambia on foot.

Walking at Kaingu can be as long or as short as you would like.  Large granite boulders which can be found around the lodge add a wonderful feature to our safari nature walks. Here one can experience the vastness of Zambia and the Park. The short afternoon stroll to Mpamba Rock is one of our favourite rocks for watching a glorious African sunset.  Longer walks from the lodge are also conducted to wonderful river locations or other scenic rocks.  More conventional walking safaris are conducted in the National Park a ten minute boat ride away.


Be one of the first to canoe on the Kafue

KaingU guests can now enjoy an unforgettable experience on the Kafue River. Specialist guides will take you through truly magnificent areas that one can only reach by inflatable canoes. Canoe trails can be from an hour or three to a full day or even several days.  The scenery is spectacular and varied and the pace of the trail can be set to suit individually. Pods of hippos, crocodiles and elephant are regularly encountered as well as a wide variety of bird-life and antelope species. Trails can end at the camp or at a beautiful picnic spot – there are combinations for everyone.    


Itumbi / Kaingu Community School

Due the Lodge’s sponsorship in the local school, cultural trips to the community school can be arranged. The interaction with the students gives a unique insight into Zambian life and the challenges and joys that these young people face. Many of our guests are quite moved by the experience and the opportunity exists to sponsor some of the school’s needs.