Kakuli Camp
Norman Carr Safaris
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  • Open 10 months of the year
  • 9 leopards in one drive!
  • Carmine bee eater colony nearby

Kakuli, meaning 'old buffalo bull' in the local language, was the nickname given to Norman Carr by the local people of the Valley. Kakuli offers spectacular views and is situated on an elevated stretch of the Luangwa River near the confluence of the Luwi River.

Kakuli was first built in 1984 by Norman, the camp is located on high ground so the chances of it flooding are very slim. If Kakuli flooded, the whole Valley would be underwater!

It is an exciting base for walking and game drives in the dry season, and is our only camp open in the heart of the Park during our 'Secret Season', 20 Jan - 5 April, for our Rivers & Rainbows safaris; boating and walking.

The area is renowned for some of the best game viewing opportunities in Zambia with resident prides of lion, leopards and other hidden wonders. This stretch of the Luangwa is bustling with predators and safari activities.
Doubles / twins
1 Family villa
Spectacular views
of the Luangwa River
20 Jan - 5 Apr
20 May - 7 Nov
Rate from $780pp
Boating in the secret season
Need to know
  • Open 20 Jan - 5 Apr & 20 May - 7 Nov
  • Accommodates up to 13 people
  • One room is a Family Villa (1 double + 1 triple)
  • Runs on solar power
  • No internet or phone signal
  • 2 hour drive through village and National Park from Mfuwe Airport
Insider tips
  • Rivers and Rainbows - boating in the secret season
  • Prolific leopard and resident elephant around camp
  • Driving safaris with some walks
  • Amazing views down the Luangwa River
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