KaingU Safari Lodge
Tented Chalet on the river bank Early morning boating
Tented Chalet on the river bank
Early morning boating

KaingU Safari Lodge

Set in an area of pristine wilderness, KaingU Safari Lodge offers a magnificent safari experience in the heart of the African bush. Discovering the owner-run lodge with its comfortable accommodation blending into nature 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 at home instantly. 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.




The Kafue is one of the last true wilderness areas. Covering 22,440km², its unmatched variety of species and that you can enjoy the wildlife almost on your own, makes this park one of the last secrets of Africa. This is a place to unwind, enjoy our chefs’ cuisine and be spoiled with an abundance of activities or, if you prefer, just relax and feel the heartbeat of Africa. An absolute highlight is the unique river and the activities based on the river which can range from sitting in safe natural rock pool with a chilled glass of fizz through to shooting the rapids in custom made canoes!

Need to Know

Our Lodge is situated in the Namwala Game Management Area (GMA) on a spectacular and remote stretch of the Kafue River, approximately 400 kilometres north of the majestic Victoria Falls. The Kafue National Park, just opposite the lodge and only a 10 minute boat trip away, offers magnificent game that you can enjoy viewing from our comfortable open game drive vehicles. The Kafue River is completely unique here, with a myriad of channels, rapids and islands lends itself to a range of exciting river based activities which include boat cruises, fishing, birding, canoeing and river trails. The whole lodge is powered by solar energy - both power, water and water heating. Environmentally we are a true minimum impact establishment.


The Lodge is located on a stunningly beautiful part of the Kafue River, providing the perfect backdrop for a range of activities including guided game viewing by vehicle and boat, birding and fishing, river cruises, island picnics, walks and even canoeing. This diverse range of activities is unmatched in the Kafue, and our standards of boats, vehicles and all other equipment is very high. This diversity, and of course our highly experienced guiding team, enables the guest to pick and choose and have a tailored experience as far as possible. In short the Kaingu activity experience is something we pride ourselves on.

Wildlife HighlightsWildlife Highlights

The area around Kaingu is particularly good for Sable sightings. Seasonal elephant activity on rocky islands (August to November generally) is a treat. The Kafue as a whole has a very healthy population of wild dogs, leopard and lion. With 515 bird species recorded in the Kafue it is a birding paradise - both on water and on land.

Local ActivitiesLocal Activities

Local activities that can be arranged include visits to our school which was built and is facilitated by Kaingu Lodge guests, staff and friends.


Wifi is provided in the main lodge public areas. A curio shop stocked with locally made products is next to the lodge. Charging points are available in public areas. Bar and restaurant and the other public areas overlooking the river.


6 custom made 'meru' stype tents set on wooden decks with individual private decks overlooking the river. Each tent is set under thatch and blends seamlessly into the river bank. We also have a larger safari house suited to families or two couples travelling together. All accommodation feature indoor and outdoor showers and stunning river views.


Kaingu Lodge has been consistently Number 1 on trip advisor for the Kafue for the last three years.


March to December inclusive.

Average StayAverage Stay

We pride ourselves on flexibility so while an average stay is three nights we also have guests staying up to 10 days with us.

Average PriceAverage Room Prices

(per person per night unless otherwise stated)


Children PolicyChild Policy

Family friendly, we have no minimum age, although activities are governed by ages. Game drives and boating from 6years upwards and walking and canoeing from 12 years. Nature walks in safer areas have no age limit.  Free baby sitting is available so that parents can enjoy grownup dinners and activities! 

Contact and Social Media

To find out more, visit KaingU Safari Lodge's website.

To find out more call us on +44 (0)1865 982290 or email us at enquiries at safariawards.com.

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