aingU Safari Lodge is situated in the Namwala Game Management Area on a spectacular and remote stretch of the Kafue River. The Kafue National Park, just opposite the lodge and only a 10 minute drive away, offers abundant game viewing.
Accommodation at KaingU Lodge is set on raised individual private wooden decks, each overlooking the Kafue River. KaingU Safari Lodge has 4 double Meru-style tents with en suite bathrooms, indoor showers and an open-air shower or bath. The tents' additional thatched roof provides extra shade. The Finfoot family house has 2 bedrooms, 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 small group of friends.
The main Lodge is a thatched central area with a lounge, dining area and bar. The Boma has 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. 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 Boma. The large granite boulders which are found around the lodge add a wonderful feature to nature walks. From here one can experience the vastness of Zambia and the Park. Mpamba Rock is one of the favourite rocks for watching a glorious African sunset.
Canoe trails for ½ day up to 3 days are available, overnighting at the Lodge or at bush camps in the National Park. These trails start north of the Lodge, travel with the current and finish where the river opens into large flood plains south of the Lodge. Pods of hippos, crocodiles and elephant are regularly encountered as well as a wide variety of bird-life and antelope species. Guests are picked up and driven back to the Lodge at the end of the trail.
Guests enjoy a bush breakfast set up on an island or a lantern-lit dinner by the river when coming back from an activity. They can interact with the staff while the food is prepared and get a taste of the local cuisine. Traditional songs accompanied by dancing are a highlight of these evenings.
Due the Lodge’s sponsorship in building and funding the local school, cultural trips to the community school can be arranged. The interaction with the students gives a unique insight into Zambian life and the challenges and joys that these young people face.
KaingU Safari Lodge has been designed and built to minimise the impact on the local environment. Maximum use has been made of existing trees, rocky outcrops and topographical features to blend in with its surroundings and reduce any impact on the unique landscape.