4 Days Kaingo Camp / Mwamba Bush Camp
3 NIGHTS KAINGO CAMP PACKAGE
USD2400 pp sharing – Valid May to June and Nov 2013 with Single supp USD750 USD2550 pp sharing – Valid July and October 2013 with Single supp USD750
USD2700 pp sharing – Valid Aug to September 2013 with Single supp USD750
3 NIGHTS MWAMBA BUSH CAMP PACKAGE
USD2265 pp sharing – Valid May to June and Nov 2013 with Single supp USD750 USD2415 pp sharing – Valid July and October 2013 with Single supp USD750
USD2565 pp sharing – Valid Aug to September 2013 with Single supp USD750
Price may vary due to circumstances beyond our control & AUD amount will depend on prevailing rate of exchange. This package includes: Flights Lusaka / Mfuwe / Lusaka; Accommodation with all meals and snacks; 3 game viewing activities per day; Laundry; Selected drinks; National Park fees / bed levies and all transfers to/from Mfuwe Airstrip.
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Overlooking the Luangwa River deep within the prime area of the South Luangwa National Park, Kaingo’s relaxed, personal and friendly atmosphere offers fantastic game-viewing opportunities within an area of incredible beauty and varied terrain. Built and run by Derek Shenton, son of Barry Shenton – former ranger in Luangwa and warden of Kafue National Park – Kaingo has many attributes from the Shenton family ranging from the camps stylish design and practical layout to the homemade soaps, textiles, and farm produce. The large centrally located open-sided sitting room includes a dining area, library and Kaingo’s renowned thousand year old lead-wood bar. Kaingo’s chalets were designed with the sole purpose of transporting you safely into the world of the Luangwa without a single distraction. Nestled discretely apart on the banks of the river, we have two king, two twin chalets and two honeymoon suites. In addition to the indoor ensuite bathroom, each chalet has a stunning outdoor bathtub with shady views of a pod of hippos. A special feature of Kaingo are the unique individual decks built out over the river in front of each chalet. From this relaxing vantage point one can view game coming down to drink, basking hippos, aquatic birds, crocodiles fishing, and daily elephant crossings.The area is ideal walking country (under the watchful escort of an armed scout and guide). A network of carefully planned low impact roads provide excellent coverage of this game-rich terrain. Game-drives and walks from Kaingo provide exciting photographic opportunities for our guests. The action often starting just outside camp. We have two extremely productive lion prides (we had 16 cubs on show last year), which we have the pleasure of following and there are more than 10 individual leopards around Kaingo and Mwamba. 95% of our visitors will see leopard. The elephant and hippo hides are close to camp, which afford visitors close-ups of these great extraordinary mammals. Stork fishing parties, Carmine bee-eater colonies, resident Pels Fishing Owl and Red-billed Quelea in their thousands are among the birding highlights of the area.
MWAMBA BUSH CAMP
In addition to Kaingo Camp, Shenton Safaris operate Mwamba Bush Camp, providing an opportunity to explore the park’s heartland. Wonderfully remote and peaceful, the site is a relaxed 3-hour bushwalk or 20 minute drive from Kaingo. Both walking safaris, and game drives (day and night) are offered from Mwamba. Set on the banks of the Mwamba River, a tributary of the Luangwa, the camp, sited under huge evergreen ebony trees, enjoys shady views of perennial water-holes, both of which have hides perched over them for fantastic photographic opportunities or simply quiet times viewing the animals. Mwamba takes only 6 guests in 3 reed and thatch chalets, uniquely designed with two soaring skylights (protected by mosquito gauze) set into the roof allowing you to experience sleeping under the stars. These three bungalows have huge outdoors ensuite bathrooms with flush toilets and hot bucket showers. Our lighting is all solar powered and the complete absence of generator noise means nothing interferes with the morning chorus or the midnight howls of the hyena. The accommodation reflects a thoughtful balance between back-to-nature simplicity and essential comforts. Meals are of the same high standard as Kaingo, and the bush-style dining and bar area or “chitenge” is set under the deep shade of huge ebony trees entwined with python vines. A spectacular sundowner spot on top of a large termite mound and a glowing campfire under the night sky completes the camp’s friendly and personal atmosphere. The game around Mwamba is excellent; large herds of buffalo, zebra, eland and in particular Cookson’s wildebeest (one of the last herds in the SLNP are found on the plains and in the Mopane/Crocodile bark woodlands close to camp). They are followed by the “Mwamba” lion pride. Elephants use the Mwamba’s waterholes regularly and there is a family of elephants who visit the waterhole next to the honeymoon chalet to drink and mud themselves in the afternoons. At Mwamba you will be offered 3 separate game-viewing activities a day which may include walking safaris, game drives or time spent at a hide or blind (normally during midday)