Entries by KaingU Safari Lodge

July Newsletter

July has been a month where we got so busy that we forgot to do the newsletter for June!  Apologies for that one.   So in the last news we talked about a new campsite that we were constructing.  The ‘Chief’s Campsite’ is a site that we identified and started developing last year.  Over the […]

June Newsletter

June is one of my favourite months. The chill in the air and the daytime temperatures are a great contrast and you really get the feeling that the dry season is starting properly.  We had a great month in terms of pretty much everything.  Occupancy and turnover continued to improve massively over 2013 (never mind […]

May Newsletter

May has been quite a month so far. We have cemented our guiding team with a young and enthusiastic junior Field Guide from the Lower Zambezi. Major is mad keen on fishing and is a natural boatman so fits in very well to the Kaingu team.   Lodge improvements and additions continue, we have built […]

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

We are delighted to have received a 2014 Certificate of Excellence! Love it or hate it, there is no getting away from the fact that increasingly everyone researches their safaris in detail beforehand and Trip Advisor is now becoming an essential research tool. While we understand that people use it as a research tool it […]

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 […]