Shenton Safaris have specialized, photographic hides guaranteed to get your guests close enough to the wildlife to capture incredible shots– in complete safety. The most famous are the Hippo Hide, Elephant Hide, Carmine Bee-eater Hide, and Last Waterhole Hide.
They also have a host of mobile rigs for on-the-spot wildlife action. National Geographic, BBC and Discovery channel use these hides regularly in filming wildlife documentaries.
Shenton Safaris’ Kaingo and Mwamba camps are the creations of the Shenton family, which has a proud history of three generations of wildlife conservation.
Derek Shenton, who built Kaingo in 1992 and now runs these camps with his wife Juliet, is the son of Barry Shenton, former Warden of Kafue National Park and grandson of Capt. Lindsay Shenton, former warden of Hluhluwe National Park. Kaingo and Mwamba are renown for exceptional game-viewing in a beautiful, yet relaxed atmosphere. Experts have dubbed South Luangwa one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world, and not without reason.
The concentration of game around the Luangwa River and its Ox-bow lagoons is among the most intense in Africa. Shenton Safaris is located deep within the richest game viewing area of the South Luangwa National Park. The areas surrounding their camps are incredibly abundant in wildlife, particularly the big cats. There are 10 leopards and two strong Lion Prides in this area, named the Mwamba Pride and the Hollywood Pride, the latter being so named due to the vast amount of time documentary filmmakers have spent following them.
Where we operate
- Bird Watching
- Mobile Safaris
- Safaris - Fixed Camp
- Walking Safaris
Our Commitment to Responsible Tourism
Our camps run on solar power, and we strive to make sure our locations have the lowest possible carbon footprint. We have our own plot of land just outside the Park which employs local staff from the community to grow fresh produce. All of our Guides and Staff are active in promoting conservation through tourism, and it's a personal enthusiasm that is passed on to our Guests.
Juliet Shenton is on the Board of Trustees of Project Luangwa. Project Luangwa is a charitable organisation formed by the Safari Operators of South Luangwa as a part of their commitment to responsible tourism. Our aim is to create an effective, coordinated approach to helping local communities improve their long term economic prospects whilst avoiding a negative impact on the environment and wildlife. We believe as a charity operating in Zambia that by developing and improving education in schools and creating training opportunities we can help families have the chance of a lasting and sustainable income. Project Luangwa has grown from an idea by Jo Pope and is managed at grass roots level by Karen Beattie and Dave Hopson, a married couple who live and work in the Mfuwe, South Luangwa. Project Luangwa is registered with the UK Charities Commission, Reg. № 1119335, and as a Charitable Trust in Zambia, Reg. № CI 1027. It is also registered in the USA as a non-profit charity № 501(C)3 trading under the name of Kawaza School Fund.
Derek Shenton is on the board of the Conservation South Luangwa (CSL) . Mission: To work with community and conservation partners in the protection of the wildlife and habitats of the South Luangwa ecosystem. Vision: The long term survival of wildlife and habitats in South Luangwa under the custodianship of the Zambian people.
08 April 2018
Many of our valued agents are on Atta and we wanted to reach out to them to advise that as of the 9 April 2018 no further bookings will be taken for 2019 with 2018 rates.Read More
08 February 2018
Shenton Safaris, Kaingo & Mwamba, will be exhibiting at ITB Berlin this year from the 7th to 11th March 2018 at the Zambia stand, stand number 21E.101. We would be delighted to meet up with you to show you the completion of our wonderful refurb at Kaingo and the exciting developments to come!Read More
23 October 2017
A first for Shenton Safaris, but also for Zambia it seems! Shenton Safaris' camera trap at Mwamba Bush Camp managed to capture a very unique creature grabbing a late night drink, an Albino Civet. It seems to be the first recorded sighting in the South Luangwa National Park, and maybe even in Zambia. Whilst South Luangwa National Park is notorious for it's "white" Yellow Baboons, and sightings of an albino kudu, this civet is a first!Read More
22 December 2016
Shenton Safaris is proud to announce that Kaingo Camp is undergoing a reufrbishment, opening the 2017 season with 5 of our chalets completely renewed. The refurb will do the following: open up the front of all of our chalets, allowing for a complete view of the Luangwa River from you bed. Incorportate our outdoor bathtubs into the room structure (they will always be open to the skies and with a view of the river but will now be accessed through a door in your bathroom. add a veranda onto…Read More