Between December and June, the Luangwa Valley empties of people. Swollen thunder clouds gather and turn the bush into an unreal palette of greens and yellows. The rising rivers burst their banks, and pools of water appear inland.
In most places in Africa, this would not be the time to go looking for a wildlife safari. But here in the Luangwa, many of the mammals are either giving birth or trying to attract a mate.
This is also often one of the best times to see wild dog, usually a rare visitor. But even without all this action, the skies, the trees and flowers, and the rivers are remarkable in themselves.
Instead of battling flooded roads, you take to the Luangwa River by boat, peacefully in search of game and birds. The camps that remain open during this time are high above the water-line and when you’re not enjoying cruising around, you can relax and take in the majestic scene from camp.
Situated within the South Luangwa National Park, Kaingo Camp overlooks the Luangwa Deep River that offers exciting game viewing opportunities. Special features are its unique animal-watching hides, offering spectacular close-up photography opportunities and unobtrusive observation of animals in their natural...