Kaingu Safari Lodge
Hotel descriptionKaingu Safari Lodge offers a magnificent safari experience in the heart of the African bush. The owner-run lodge, with its comfortable accommodation perfectly in balance with the surroundings, is something unexpected in this remote area. The lodge was built with a lot of patience, good taste and an extraordinary sense for detail. Our personal attention to each and every guest makes you feel instantly at home. KaingU offers a unique stay for travelers wishing to get closer to the unspoiled wilderness of the ‘real’ Africa, experience the warm and welcoming people of Zambia and enjoy wildlife and scenery undisturbed.
Room descriptionKaingu offers guest accommodation both at the Lodge and at three private and individual campsites, facing the river and directly opposite the Kafue National Park.
They are 6 En-suite Chalets (2x double, 4x twin)
1 Family house (1x room double, 1x room twin; all en-suite; extra beds available)
Set on raised individual private wooden decks, each overlooking the Kafue River, KaingU Safari Lodge comprises 6 double Meru-style tents with en-suite bathrooms, indoor showers and an open-air shower. The “Honeymoon-tent” has an additional outside bath. Every tent is additionally roofed with thatch to provide additional cooling and further blend into nature.
The Finfoot family house consists of 2 bedrooms (one queen, one twin), 2 en-suite bathrooms plus outside shower and a central living area opening onto a private deck overlooking the river. It’s a perfect spot for a couple with children, or a small group of friends.
All accommodation has gauze screen entrances/doors and windows and mosquito netting over the beds. The two bedside lights and bathroom light are solar powered as are the other lodge facilities. Plugs can be found in the central area of the lodge for charging of electronic devices.
Water is heated by individual wood boilers or solar geysers. A flask with filtered drinking water is provided and filtered water is always available. Bottled water is also available from the bar, but for ecological reasons we encourage the use of reusable bottles and filtration.
The focal point of the Lodge is the thatched central area (or “Boma”) with a lounge, dining area and bar. Attached to it is a redwood deck built over the river and under the forest canopy. This area provides guests with a beautiful and serene setting for dining, sundowners or just relaxing with a book and has an all-day tea & coffee station. At night a fire is lit in the purpose-built pit on the deck. Solar-lit paths provide easy access between the chalets and the central area.
3 Private Camp sites at the rapids, for only one group of guests with max. 2 cars and 6 people each
Separate to the lodge but within walking distance are three beautifully appointed grassy campsites by the rapids. Each site has its own ablution block with cold and hot running water, a kitchen sink, fire pits for cooking and a thatched sheltered area which provides protection against sun and rain.
Groups can also be accommodated in a larger bush camp site with its own separate facilities. Activities and meals and laundry can be organised through the lodge, but lodge facilities are not part of the campsite.
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Special diet menus
Kaingu has built an enviable reputation for food. Fresh and inventive menus that are updated with each new year as well as seasonal changes ensure that your taste senses are also looked after. Our head chefs are vastly experienced, and Kaingu sources produce that includes as many organic ingredients as possible as well as grass-fed Zambian beef and sustainable wild veniso.