Take in spectacular views of the Luangwa River from your perch high above on its bank
Wake up to a chirping flock of Lilian’s lovebirds stopping by for a morning drink. Pause mid-brunch to welcome a giraffe feeding on nearby trees. Watch a herd of elephants lumber down to the river from the privacy of your outdoor shower.

Kakuli, meaning old buffalo bull, was the nickname given by locals to our pioneering founder Norman Carr who began the tradition of walking safari here in South Luangwa National Park.

Its five bright and airy rooms (including a two-bedroom, two-bathroom family suite) are designed to make the most of the panoramic setting. Freshly redesigned in 2018, each offers a feather-top bed, indoor and outdoor showers, and a covered open-air seating area.

The elevated main lounge overlooks the river and a permanent lagoon. Beneath it, a wildlife hide offers up-close views of visitors stopping by for a drink. Take a deep breath and admire the sweeping vista with a refreshing drink of your own before sampling traditional Zambian dishes at dinner.

The camp makes a great base for exploring by vehicle and on foot, with a resident lion pride, a seasonal colony of jewel-like carmine bee-eaters, and the most sightings of leopards in a single drive every year. During the lush emerald ‘secret season’ venture out by boat and on foot to enjoy some of the best opportunities for wildlife and landscape photography.

*Terms and conditions apply

Rates from $730 per person*
5 Rooms
Open 20 Jan – 04 Apr
& 20 May – 07 Nov
Insider Tips
  • Amazing views of the Luangwa River
  • Prolific leopard sightings
  • Carmine bee-eater colony nearby
  • Park/conservation fees US$100 pppn

Need to know

Need to know

  • Open 20 Jan to 4 April + 20 May to 7 November
  • 4 Safari tents + 1 Family safari tent (2 bedroom, 2 bathroom)
  • Solar power + no wifi
  • 2 hour game drive transfer from Mfuwe Airport
  • Minimum age 8



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