Set in an area of pristine wilderness, KaingU Lodge offers a magnificent game and safari experience in the heart of the African bush. The lodge is environmentally-friendly, with the architecture of the entire camp and associated buildings designed to blend in and harmonise with the surroundings. Maximum use has been made of existing trees, rocky outcrops and topographical features in its layout and construction, thereby minimising the impact on the original look and feel of the area. The focal point of the lodge is the thatched central area with lounge, dining room and bar overlooking the river. Situated on a high plateau, KaingU enjoys an all-year-round moderate climate and is accessible in all seasons with good road and air access. Perhaps the greatest feature of the lodge is the absolutely unique river landscape where the lodge is located. It is the only lodge on this unique stretch of river where the Kafue spreads out into a myriad of rocky channels and island before rejoining to flow into the lake. Game drives are usually done in the National Park (a ten minute boat ride away), while boating, canoeing, walks and even lounging in rock pools is also all on offer!
KaingU is open from March until the beginning of January and comprises six tented chalets and a family house, each en-suite, under thatch and with a private deck overlooking the river. In walking distance to the lodge are two grassy private campsites by the rapids, each with its own facilities. With 16 beds we pride ourselves on our totally flexible and intimate safaris where you do what you want to do. Our guiding team boats and vehicles are enough that we can tailor ever guest's stay to be a unique experience.
The Kafue River, with all its myriad of channels, rapids and islands lends itself to a range of exciting river based activities (boat cruises, fishing, birding, canoeing). This is a place to unwind, enjoy outstanding meals and be spoiled with an abundance of activities or, if you prefer, just relax and feel the heartbeat of Africa.