Time + Tide Kakuli

  • Amazing views of the Luangwa River
  • Prolific leopard sightings
  • Carmine bee-eater colony nearby

Perched high above the Luangwa River, Time + Tide Kakuli offers impressive vistas of the river's many visitors below. Designed to celebrate the panoramic setting, the rooms have a long, low profile and a bright, airy feel. Freshly redesigned in 2018, the rooms offer comfort in all seasons by incorporating features such as a covered open-air lounge and indoor and outdoor showers. Right from your room, you can listen to the bellowing hippos, see bee-eaters perform their aerial acrobatics and watch elephants and giraffes wandering down to the river.

The elevated main chitenge and deck overlook the river and a permanent waterhole. Beneath the lounge is a wildlife hide that offers up-close views of the wildlife stopping by for a drink. Don't be surprised if brunch is interrupted by a giraffe arriving to feed on the nearby trees!

In the dry season, the camp is a fantastic base for exploring by vehicle and foot. The area is renowned for some of the best game viewing opportunities in Zambia, with abundant leopards, a resident lion pride and a seasonal colony of the immensely beautiful carmine bee-eaters.

During our Secret Season (20 January to 4 April), Time + Tide Kakuli welcomes guests to experience the magic of the South Luangwa in its full, lush glory with our Rivers + Rainbows itinerary. Against a verdant backdrop and dramatic skies, explore by foot and boat, and enjoy some of the best opportunities for wildlife and landscape photography.
Doubles / twins
1 Family suite
Spectacular views
of the Luangwa River
20 Jan - 4 Apr
20 May - 7 Nov
Rates from US$730 to US$995 pppn
Park/conservation fees US$100 pppn
Boating in the secret season
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Need to know
  • Open 20 Jan to 4 April + 20 May to 7 November
  • 4 Rooms + 1 Family Suite (2 bedroom, 2 bathroom)
  • Solar power + no wifi
  • 2 hour game drive transfer from Mfuwe Airport
  • Minimum age 8
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