What is different about this camp is the abundance of wildlife in the area.

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South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Kakuli Bush Camp

  • Renowned for offering guests the best game viewing opportunities in Zambia
  • Seasonal boating & walking safaris due to camps' elevated position
  • One of the only true bush camps open for the green season

Facilities include

Restaurant Bar made from reed & thatch Library

Activities include

  • Birding
  • Game Drives
  • Night Drives
  • Walking Safaris
  • Photographic Safaris
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Seasons in Zambia

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Peak Mid Low
About

About Kakuli Bush Camp

A tented camp with spectacular views on the banks of the Luangwa River. The only true bush camp open for the entire green season. This beautiful camp has four traditional walk-in safari tents each with en-suite bathrooms made from natural materials.

The rooms are generally spacious, each containing two three-quarter or one king-sized bed. Wardrobe and shelving storage is available in the rooms, as well as indoor and outdoor comfortable seating areas with tables.

The private open-air en-suite bathrooms have plenty of hot water, towels and toiletries. After dark, a member of staff will accompany you to and from your room, lighting the way and watching out for local wildlife.

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. This is the perfect spot in which to relax and watch the wildlife meander by; the views from Kakuli are spectacular.

Practical info

Practical info

Location

The National Park is 9,050 km² (3,500 square miles), unfenced but bordered to the West by a steep escarpment and to the East by the Luangwa River. Once known as ‘The Valley of the Elephants', back in the early 1970's it was home to the world's largest population of elephant. Although ivory poachers reduced the population dramatically, the National Park authorities and their fellow conservation outfits such as SLCS are taking control once more and the population is regenerating strongly. There are plenty of young to be seen and numbers are visibly on the increase once more.

Zambia is regarded by many as one of the last true wildernesses and Africa's greatest secret. From the mighty Victoria Falls to the world renowned National Parks of the Luangwa and Zambezi Valleys there are incredible opportunities to explore a vast range of habitats, species, terrain and natural wonders.

The South Luangwa National Park is Zambia's premier National Park and is one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The concentration of game along the Luangwa River and its associated ox-bow lagoons is amongst the most intense anywhere in Africa. It is truly an unspoilt wilderness.

The meandering Luangwa River teems with hippos and crocodiles and provides a lifeline for a great diversity of habitat and wildlife. With over 60 species of mammals and over 400 species of birds, the South Luangwa National Park has earned its excellent reputation. It is home to two endemic species, the Thornicroft Giraffe and Cookson's Wildebeest and is one of the best parks in Africa to view leopards in their natural environment.

How to get there

We will assist you with all necessary internal transfers after booking.

BY AIR;
The closest airport is Mfuwe Airport which is a game drive away from the bush camp.

FROM LUSAKA TO MFUWE:
1 hour 10 minutes
£182 per person each way
Usually 3 return flights a day

FROM MALAWI LILONGWE TO MFUWE:
1 hour
£195 per person (excluding departure taxes)
1 flight a day

AIRLINES:
British Airways
Emirates
SAA
Other international airlines

NB. All prices and times are subject to change.

When to go

Kakuli Bush Camp is closed between 6th April and 20th May.

Peak season: 1 July - 31 October

Important Information

It is essential that guests take out their own personal travel insurance.

There is no internet at this camp.

For Green Season Safaris - from Nov to April: There is always a chance of the odd tropical downpour. Waterproof ponchos will be provided, however, we recommend you bring a waterproof bag for binoculars and camera kit. If you do bring a shower proof jacket - bear in mind that the weather is still warm so don't bring a heavy, thick jacket. It's a good idea to bring a change of shoes as well.

Children

Travelling with children

Children over the age of 8 are welcome.
Children under the age of 12 are not able to participate in the walking safaris.

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