After 10 years we have decided it is time for a new look and an upgrade of our facilities at Kaingu Safari Lodge in Kafue National Park. But still the same friendly, helpful, team we introduced you to in the last Tom’s Talk. This year we also plan to open two photographic hides and launch some amazing canoeing expeditions on the Kafue River.
Manager Egbert is back from spending Christmas and New Year with his family in Europe. The remainder of the team have had a chance to tend to their crops back at their villages. We have all had some quality time with family and friends before we tackle the coming season full of enthusiasm and energy.
So in terms of facelifts here is what we have in the pipeline for you:
New adventures to launch soon
But for me, the most exciting project for this year will be our move into the unexplored, untouched central sector of the Park with game drive loops, walks, hiking trails and the spectacular canoeing expeditions.
For some time now we have been carrying out walking trails into the park but have not really penetrated deep into the unknown territory. Maps of the area show some interesting river courses and grassy plains. So with the sanction of the Wildlife Authority we plan to open up a number of game driving loops and walking trails into these areas. We will station a vehicle across the river and cross over by boat to carry out the game drives and walks and explore these areas together with you.
Young Andrew Danckwerts from Choma, who has recently completed his guiding course in South Africa has joined Maurice and myself on the guiding team and he will also be actively involved with the wilderness canoe trails — a new operation that recently launched by Mawimbi Adventures in conjunction with Kaingu Lodge as a joint venture. More about this in the next Tom’s Talk…
The Tom’s Talk series
This is the second article in a series about happenings in and around Kaingu Lodge, Kafue National Park, Zambia.
1: Introducing Tom’s Talk from the Kafue National Park2: Tom’s Talk — Facelifts and new adventures at Kaingu, Kafue National Park, Zambia
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