Safari Zambia: KaingU Safari Lodge

Right across Zambia's mighty Kafue National Park, on the banks of the Kafue River, guests will find the KaingU Safari Lodge. The following blog reveals more about the beautiful accommodation

Travel Guide

Your safari experience in Zambia: KaingU Safari Lodge is located on the banks of the Kafue River, directly opposite the eastern edge of the spectacular Kafue National Park. Spacious safari tents, all of which offer a fantastic view of the river, offer the guests maximum comfort.

As a safari guest you can not only explore the fascinating fauna and flora of the national park on game drives and bush walks, but also marvel at the magnificent water world including the many islands, canals and rapids on boat trips, canoe tours or fishing excursions.


KaingU Safari Lodge

On the banks of the Kafue River, directly opposite the eastern edge of the central area of the Kafue National Park

Guest accommodation
6 tented chalets (in double occupancy) with attached bathroom; 1 family house with two attached bathrooms; 3 private camping areas, each with its own sanitary facilities, kitchen sink, fireplace and shelter

Max. number of guests
12 guests in 6 tented chalets, 4+ guests in family accommodation and 3 private campsites

Game drives, walking safaris, boat and canoe tours, cultural excursions, island expeditions + island breakfast / dinner, birding tours, fishing tours, child-friendly activities

The picturesque and secluded location, directly on the banks of the Kafue River • the abundance of hippos which can also be observed from your own veranda • countless activities designed for children, such as playful safari tours, tracking, stargazing or baking bread


Lions, elephants, leopards, buffalos, cheetahs, wild dogs, various antelope species and more than 500 bird species including the Pel’s fishing owl and the rare black-cheeked lovebird

Staying at KaingU Safari Lodge


The KaingU Safari Lodge is located directly opposite the eastern edge of the breathtaking Kafue National Park, in the middle of the Namwala Animal Sanctuary, and nestles on the banks of the Kafue River. Situated on a breathtaking stretch of the river, it blends harmoniously into the surrounding bush landscape.

The Camp

Guest accommodation

From private campsites and tented chalets to an entire family accommodation – KaingU offers the right accommodation for every visitor. The spacious tents are all individually and colonial-style furnished, are equipped with wooden floors and mosquito nets and have their own en-suite bathroom, equipped with both indoor and outdoor showers. The Honeymoon Chalet also has an outdoor bathtub.


The family house consists of two bedrooms – a double room and a twin room – as well as two adjoining bathrooms and an outside shower. The central living area and the spacious terrace offer space for a larger group. Tented chalets and the family unit have hot water.
Within walking distance of the lodge and directly on the banks of the Kafue there are three private camping sections, each with its own sanitary facilities with hot and cold water, kitchen sink, a fireplace for cooking and an open shelter. Meals, activities and laundry service can be booked through the lodge, whereas the lodge facilities are not available.

Central facilities

KaingU has a centrally located thatched building with lounge, bar and dining area which is set back from the riverbank of the Kafue. From there, a hardwood deck stretches just over the river, offering a fantastic view over the water landscape. In the evening you can gather here at the fireplace and let the day end relaxed under Africa's incomparable starry sky. The paths between the chalets and the central area are illuminated with solar lamps at night. In the main building there are also sockets for charging small electrical devices.



KaingU Safari Lodge is an ideal accommodation especially for families – because a lot of value is placed on nature experiences in a family group. Game drives and foot safaris take place in the morning and afternoon. Full-day trips and bush picnics at lunchtime are also possible. Canoeing and boating tours enable an intense experience of the diverse island and river landscapes, including the species-rich animal world. Those who want to focus on certain aspects can take part in fishing tours or birding expeditions.
Within the framework of cultural excursions, special impressions of Zambia's life can be gained, such as in the community school supported by the lodge. KaingU Safari Lodge offers special travel times for families, during which the needs of all participants are taken into account. Parents can enjoy an extended siesta or a bush walk through the national park, while the children explore the wilderness of Zambia on a game drive or devote themselves to making bows and arrows.



KaingU is situated in an exceptionally beautiful and secluded area of the species-rich Kafue National Park. A picturesque river landscape with granite rocks surrounds the lodge. Not only on river trips, but also from the central terrace as well as from the own veranda the numerous hippos of the Kafue River can be observed extensively. As an extremely family-friendly lodge, KaingU offers all guests, young and old, a wide range of opportunities to immerse themselves in Zambia's nature and culture. Safari experiences can be enjoyed together with the entire family or separately by age group. For example, children can go on a game drive with a guide, practice tracking, make African music, bake bread, watch stars or make bows and arrows.


The Kafue National Park impresses with its immense biodiversity and offers the chance to observe wild animals undisturbed. With a little luck you can observe four of the Big Five - lion, elephant, buffalo and leopard - in their natural habitat during daily safari excursions offered by KaingU Safari Lodge. Wild dogs, cheetahs, sable antelopes and servals can also be spotted alongside giraffes, zebras, hippos, impalas and various species of monkeys. Last but not least, the region is a true birding paradise as more than 500 bird species have been counted in the Kafue National Park so far.

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