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Kakuli is a tented bush camp with spectacular views on the banks of the Luangwa River which makes for perfect Zambian safari accommodation.
Kakuli Camp, Lundazi, Eastern, Zambia
Rates from $695

Kakuli Details 


Known as the luangwa river lodge, Kakuli is a tented bush camp with spectacular views on the banks of the Luangwa River which makes for perfect zambian safari accommodation. It is the only true bush camp open for the green season.
Kakuli means old buffalo bull - it was the nickname affectionately given to Norman Carr by the local people of the Valley. This beautiful 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. African 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 is the camp we use for our 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, we gain access by boat and activities are either on the river or on foot in the drier, sandy areas that surround camp.
Aubrey Njobvu has been the guide/manager at Kakuli for many years and no-one knows the resident pride of lion, local leopards, wildlife habits and hidden wonders around Kakuli like he does.

Camine Bee Eater Colony
Exceptional views from all tents
Great game viewing
River and Rainbows Camp
Resident elephant often in camp


Kakuli has 6 bedrooms featuring pure luxury throughout.


All meals
Bar drinks
House wines
Transfers to and from Mfuwe airport
Inter-camp transfers
All game-viewing activities
Swimming Pool
Local Crafts
Telephone/Internet Connetction

Checking In & Out

Check-in from 2pm and check-out by 11am


4 x Tents + 1 x 2 Bedroom Family Tent: SecretSeason: Jan-May + Nov/Dec: $695
4 x Tents + 1 x 2 Bedroom Family Tent: SafariSeason: Jun-Oct: $800
Checking In & Out
$695 / per night



The area offers some fantastic food options sourcing the region’s best produce and catering to a range of budgets, see some of the best below:
Marlin Restaurant
Royal Dil

Four Seasons Bistro
Make sure you book in advance if you plan to eat at any of the above restaurants as they are very popular and easily fill for the weekend.
We also offer a concierge service on this property if you would like us to arrange any bookings.


Getting There and Distances

Kakuli is 747 kms from Lusaka

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