• The ultimate wildlife-experience

    Safari Activities
  • Mwamba Camp

    Exceptional game-viewing in a beautiful, yet relaxed atmosphere

    Wonderfully remote and peaceful

  • Kaingo Camp

    Nestled discretely apart on the banks of the river

    Friendly atmosphere & fantastic game-viewing

  • Modified to assist photographers with camera rests, shelves and bean bags.

    Custom Game Drives
  • Photographic Hides

    Uniquely built and designed by Shenton Safaris.

    Up-close-and-personal view into the lives of the animals

  • A unique way to experience the bush and observe the African wildlife.

    Guided walking safaris

Wildlife Safaris in Zambia

Shenton Safaris offers high quality photographic safaris in Zambia. We are the operation of choice for wildlife lovers and wildlife professionals alike. Shenton Safaris’ unique ‘up-close and personal’ photographic hides are just one of the elements that 70% of their guests return for. Kaingo Camp and Mwamba Bush Camp are surrounded by spectacular game. They offer incredible game viewing and walking safari opportunities deep within South Luangwa National Park, Zambia. Our camps are extremely eco-friendly, and both run on solar power.

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Our 2017 season has come to its end, and our webcams have been turned off. Stay tuned to watch the Shenton Safaris action live from Kaingo’s Hippo Hide and Mwamba Bush Camp’s last waterhole hide in 2018!

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Hides and activities with Shenton Safaris

Kaingo is located on a beautiful stretch of the Luangwa River. The camp has only six chalets, each one with an en suite bathroom as well as a bath tub outdoors, nestled among the trees with views of the river. Kaingo’s famous bar is an ancient fallen Leadwod tree which is over 1 200 years of age.
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Mwamba is an intimate reed-and-thatch-chalet camp catering to only six guests. Each chalet has skylights and en suite bathrooms that are open to the vast expanse of stars in the African night sky. This camp is situated on the banks of the Mwamba River in the grasslands next to ‘Lion Plain’. The Mwamba pride of lions frequent the camp as they follow the buffalo herds in their journey to and from the Luangwa River.
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Shenton Safaris Staff

Shenton Safaris is owner run by Derek Shenton and his wife Jules Shenton. Derek represents the third generation of his family to work in the field of safari guiding and wildlife conservation. A natural guide, he has a particular interest in tracking and observing the big cats. Passionate about providing his guests with the ultimate safari experience, Derek’s camps and network of photographic hides are continually evolving to suit the needs of his clients. Jules, a trained zoologist and wildlife photographer, has recently  moved back to the Shenton residence in Lusaka with the girls, Saphire and Jayabella, and from home she remains an integral part of the operations. The experienced members of our guiding team continue the superb-guiding traditions of Shenton Safaris and under Derek’s tutelage and leadership, offer our guests a safari experience of true excellence.

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South Luangwa National Park has to be one of the best places in the world for visitors who want an authentic African photo safari.
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A Zambia walking safari offers a unique way to experience the bush and observe the African wildlife.
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Get a sense of the absolute wildness of the South Luangwa National Park as there are no other camps for miles around.
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At Shenton Safaris we offer game drives (morning and afternoon), night drives, walking safaris, hide trips and special camp outs
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Christine Eckstrom – National Geographic Traveller Magazine

In the moonlit blackness, all lights off, we hold still and listen. I hear only the blood beat in my ears, but Derek Shenton hears the leopard. Derek is uniquely qualified to guide me through the Luangwa night from his camp “Kaingo” (which means “leopard”), perched above the river in an area exceptionally rich in wildlife, including the big cats.

Frans Lanting – National Geographic

One of the wonderful features of Derek Shenton’s camps is the network of blinds he sets up each year to allow close-up views of hippos, elephants, and the other wildlife. From his hippo hide, hidden in a corner of the Luangwa River you are close enough to feel as if you are part of the pod – a truly unique perspective that is both a tribute to Derek’s ingenuity and to his superb knowledge of the Luangwa Valley