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Kaingo & Mwamba Camps

Shenton Safaris is the smallest independent safari business in South Luangwa National Park. Kaingo and Mwamba camps are the creations of the Shenton family, which has a proud history of three generations of wildlife conservation in Southern Africa.

Derek Shenton, who built these camps in 1992 and runs them, is the second son of Barry Shenton, a former Parks Ranger in Luangwa and Warden of Kafue National Park. Derek has become fluent in the local language, Nyanja, and has developed Kaingo and Mwamba into camps that are well known for incredible game-viewing and an honest and relaxed atmosphere.

A significant advantage Shenton Safaris has over most other operations is that its camps, Kaingo and Mwamba, are located in probably the most game-intensive area inside the South Luangwa National Park. This area, opposite the Nsefu sector, allows visitors to experience this ancient valley without interference from human settlement. As the National Park lies on both sides of the Luangwa river, wildlife is able to follow its natural migrations undisturbed by fishing or hunting from humans. Visitors to this area also enjoy the solitude of being away from other safari vehicles as there are no other camps in the immediate game-viewing area.

Kaingo (meaning Leopard)

Small ten bed (high ratio of guides to guests), well established, owner-run, prime area, hippo and elephant hides, unique wooden deck over the Luangwa river, honeymoon suite, National Park on both sides of the Luangwa river, brick and thatch, relaxed, friendly and professional atmosphere.

Game: excellent leopard, lion, elephant, hippo, giraffe

Activities: walking safaris, game drives, night drives, hide trips, ebony grove, bush breakfasts Transfer time from airport:2hrs hours, mostly through the park

Mwamba (named after the river it is located on)

Six bed reed and thatch, two screened sky-lights per chalet, 6km from Kaingo further into the park, waterhole hides in front of camp, only camp in the area.

Game: excellent elephant, lion, buffalo, eland, and one of the largest herds of Cookson's wildebeest in the South Park.

Activities: Walking safaris, game drives, night drives, hide trips, baobab forest Transfer time from airport: 2 hours, mostly through the park

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