Entries by KaingU Safari Lodge

September News

Its 36 degrees in the office and the winds are predicted to hit gusts of 60km/hr today…   Yep.  September.  If the preceding month of August is when we talk about Winter leaving then September is a month when we forget what it was even like to be cold! Anyway as usual we just go straight […]

Recycling at Kaingu Lodge

Claiming green credentials in the safari industry is almost as ubiquitous as khakis and gin and tonics.  Generally speaking most camps and lodges are pretty minimal impact.  It kind of comes with the territory as environmental standards in protected areas are usually quite strict.  Also being ‘off grid’ means that a lot of lodges rely […]

August News

As per the norm here at Kaingu we are doing a pictorial review of the month.  August is generally the month that winter leaves us and temperatures start to climb.  By the end of the month we were seeing temperatures in the low 30s so a big change there.  Birdlife on the river also really […]

July News

I can’t believe we are basically half way through our season.  Unbelievable how time passes.  July was a phenomenal month in so many ways, but we start with Benny.  We are actually planning an entire blog post about Mr Benson, but we will start with a quick picture of him in his chef’s whites.  Although […]

June News and images

So as per usual our news ‘letter’ is really just a series of images all taken here at Kaingu, all in the month of June.  There is no real story there as such.  Well, there is, there always is.  We are always doing stuff, upgrading stuff and creating stuff.  But sometimes a picture tells a […]

Opening News (AKA March News)

So as per usual we planned to open the lodge on the 1st of March after being closed over January and February.  Like last year though the weather decided to make things a bit interesting.  January and February were unusually dry months, and in fact at the end of February even seasonal game viewing tracks […]

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 […]