Entries by KaingU Safari Lodge

September Newsletter – It is basically just baskets!

So we left you last month with a promise to have more updates about Elephayo’s woven muchinga products.  Some background.  We have always been admirers of traditional building techniques and have tried to incorporate as much ‘home grown’ building techniques and designs as we can.  The lodge overall uses a lot of traditional construction.  Local […]

How fast are bee-eaters?

So how fast is a bee-eater? As anyone that monitors our facebook page knows, I am quite fond of bee-eaters and taking pictures of them. For me it is the combination of amazing flying ability, beautiful colouration, social structure and obvious intelligence. From a photographic perspective they are also a real challenge to try to […]

August News & sightings

August.  The month that bridges winter and summer.  We often say that at some point in August it is like a switch has been thrown and suddenly temperatures rise.  Well this indeed was the case this year, but even at the end of the month and moving into September we still have cold crisp mornings […]

July Newsletter

We start off July by saying farewell to Alfonso our Spanish intern.  He was a great person to have in camp and became a real team member over the month that he was here.  His passion for the bush, his politeness and impeccable english was wonderful.  We do hope to see him back in a […]

Canoeing at Kaingu

This is an activity which we love and which increasingly we get asked about and are doing. The Zambezi is the most known canoeing river in Zambia and rightly famous for multi day canoe trails (and short ones of course) and indeed the canoe safari is quite a unique Zambian/Zimbabwean activity that has been known […]

Meyer’s Parrots at Kaingu Lodge

Over the last few years we have been observing a rather interesting phenomena where groups of Meyer’s parrots gather at a mud pool in the national park opposite the lodge.  This rather unique spectacle is something that is a bit of a mystery – even to the guys at the  FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, […]

May Newsletter

We kick off our slightly belated May news with an update on the heron chick.  Well, it turned out that there were two chicks on two separate nests!  Within 50m of each other.  Herons like to nest communally and it seems that Goliath herons are no exception!  anyway, it looks like the first chick didn’t […]

Aerial Views!

“Drones” – love them or hate them, they are here to stay and are allowing people to get stills and video that formerly was possible only with chartering a helicopter at $$$$s of dollars.  Even then you cannot fly a helicopter in places you can fly a small quadcopter.  They come in all shapes and […]