A tented camp with spectacular views on the banks of the Luangwa River. Kakuli means old buffalo bull – it was the nickname affectionately given to Norman Carr by the local people of the Valley. This 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. 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 camp is used for the Norman Carr Safaris 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, and access is gained by boat and activities are either on the river or on foot in the drier, sandy areas that surround camp.

Our Rating:4 Hand Rating

Location: It is situated deep in the heart of the National Park, on the banks of the Luangwa River. Approximately 2.5 hours drive from Mfuwe Airport

Number Rooms: 4 traditional walk-in safari tents

Room Features: all 4 tents have en-suite bathrooms made with natural materials.

Power Source: Solar

Activities: Game Drives, Night Drives, Walking Safaris

Child Policy: No children under 8 years. Children under 12 years of age cannot go on walking safaris

Season: 19th January – 7th April (for the incredible Rivers and Rainbows Trips) and 20th May – 31st October