Shenton Safaris

Accommodation Suppliers

Postal Address: Shenton Safaris PO Box 57 Mfuwe Zambia Physical Address: Kaingo South Luangwa National Park Zambia
Member Number: 204869 Tel: +26 0979489130

For 30 years Shenton Safaris have been proudly offering guests an authentic safari experience in the renowned South Luangwa National Park.  Commonly known as the ‘Valley of the Leopard’, the area is regarded as one of the worlds greatest wildlife sanctuaries

One of the few remaining owner-run operations in Zambia, Derek Shenton, a third generation conservationist, and his wife Jules, have developed our two camps, Kaingo and Mwamba, to truly immerse our guests in nature. 

As a result of our owners guiding ethos, the phenomenal wildlife on our doorstep and our highly trained and passionate team, our camps appeal to a broad market of safari goers from across the globe.  As well as attracting anyone with a love of nature and wildlife, the varied landscapes and addition of several wildlife hides mean we are also able to cater for more specialist interests such as walking and serious photography.

To maximise bush time Shentons offer three optional activities per day.  These include morning, afternoon and evening game drive, walking safaris and the opportunity to truly get close to nature by spending time in one of our exclusive hides.

At any one time across the season, we can have up to 6 hides available. Previously used for filming by the BBC, Africa Geographic and the Discovery Channel, these include our hippo hide, carmine bee-eater hide and the ever active, ‘Last Waterhole’ Mwamba Hide.

Come and experience our warm hospitality and crowd-free sightings led by award-winning guides in one of Africa’s most game rich locations.

Where we operate

  • Zambia

Activities offered

  • Accommodation
  • Bird Watching
  • Mobile Safaris
  • Photography
  • Safaris - Fixed Camp
  • Weddings
  • Walking Safaris
  • Eco tourism
  • Honeymoon 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.


Project Luangwa

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.


Conservation South Luangwa

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

Shenton Safaris' 2019 Rates launching on 9 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.

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08 February 2018

Shenton Safaris exhibiting at ITB Berlin 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!

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23 October 2017

Albino Civet - First known footage in Zambia or Afirca?!

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!

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22 December 2016

Kaingo Camp Refurbishment

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…

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