Luangwa Valley Zambia

Kakuli Bush Camp

Nov 07
May 15
Chalets 4
Need to Know

Secret Season: 20 Jan - 5 Apr
20 - 31 May & 1 - 7 Nov

Safari Season: 1 June - 31 Oct

Traditional Safari Tents

5 doubles or twins (1 x 2 Bedroom Family Unit)

Best for
  • Rivers and Rainbows - boating in the secret season
  • Resident leopard and elephant around camp
  • Driving safaris with some walks

Our safaris are sold on a fully inclusive basis with: accommodation, all meals, standard bar drinks, laundry, Mfuwe Airport transfers to/from our camps, inter-camp transfers and two guided safaris per day.

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Kakuli Bush Camp Safari Accommodation


Known as the luangwa river lodge, Kakuli is a tented bush camp with spectacular views on the banks of the Luangwa River which makes for perfect zambian safari accommodation. It is the only true bush camp open for the green season.

Kakuli means old buffalo bull - it was the nickname affectionately given to Norman Carr by the local people of the Valley. This beautiful camp has four traditional walk-in safari tents each with en-suite bathrooms made with natural materials. The bar and dining chitenje (lounge) is constructed of reed and thatch forming the centre point of camp. The entire camp is on an elevated stretch of river bank overlooking a wide grazing lawn which follows the Luangwa River until it meets the confluence of the Luwi River.

A lovely thatched chitenje acts as the centre of camp. It is on a wooden deck overlooking the grazing lawn that leads down to the two rivers and is a perfect spot in which to relax and watch the wildlife meander by; the views from Kakuli are spectacular.

This area of the Park is renowned for offering guests some of the best gameviewing opportunities in Zambia. African Safari activities from Kakuli can be a mixture of game drives and walking safaris; guests are able to decide each day if they want to venture out on foot or with the vehicle.

Most evenings however, you will want to explore the area after dark. This stretch of the Luangwa is bustling with predators and the best time to see them in action is during those first few hours of darkness.

This is the camp we use for our Rivers and Rainbows green season boating and walking safaris; its elevated position stays well above the flood lines. At this time of year the river is high, we gain access by boat and activities are either on the river or on foot in the drier, sandy areas that surround camp.

Aubrey Njobvu has been the guide/manager at Kakuli for many years and no-one knows the resident pride of lion, local leopards, wildlife habits and hidden wonders around Kakuli like he does.

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