Kakuli Bush Camp

Kakuli Bush Camp

South Luangwa National Park

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Kakuli Bush Camp

South Luangwa National Park


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Kakuli Bush Camp is a tented camp with spectacular views, situated on the banks of the Luangwa River in the South Luangwa National Park. 'Kakuli' means old buffalo bull - it was the nickname affectionately given to Norman Carr, the camps founder, by the local people.

South Luangwa National Park boasts a wide variety of wildlife species. The Park has 2 endemic species - the Thornicroft giraffe and the Cookson's wildebeest, as well as zebra, 14 different antelope species, vervet monkeys, hippos, hyena, elephant and buffalo.

This area of the Park is renowned for offering guests some of the best game viewing opportunities in Zambia. 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.

The particular stretch of the Luangwa River where the camp is located is bustling with predators such as lion and leopard, and the best time to see them in action is on a night drive from the camp during those first few hours of darkness. The birdlife is also excellent with around 450 species to be seen, including a seasonal colony of the immensely beautiful carmine bee-eaters situated right next to the camp itself.

Boating safaris are available between January to April only.

This beautiful camp has 4 safari rooms, each with en-suite bathrooms made with natural materials. 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.

There is also one 2 bedroomed/2 bathroom family room.

The bar and dining chitenje (lounge) is constructed of reed and thatch forming the centre point of camp. The main wooden deck is a perfect spot in which to relax and watch the wildlife meander by. Don't be surprised if brunch is interrupted by a giraffe arriving to feed on the nearby trees! Beneath the lounge is a wildlife hide that offers up-close views of the wildlife stopping by for a drink.

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Our standard rates for a Safari Tent
DatesPriceBasisTypeNights
1 June 2020 to 31 October 2020 GBP 869 USD 1,095 ZAR 17,815 EUR 956 per person sharingStandard1+ nights
1 November 2020 to 7 November 2020 GBP 659 USD 830 ZAR 13,504 EUR 725 per person sharingStandard1+ nights

Prices are on a per person sharing basis (pps).

Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.

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Rates Include

All meals; bar drinks and house wines; all shared game-viewing activities; Park fees; a laundry service; inter-camp transfers; and transfers to/from Mfuwe Airport are included.


Children Policy

Children aged 8 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request. Children younger than 12 years are not permitted on walking safaris.



All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Kakuli Bush Camp can be included in you own dream holiday.

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Destination: Zambia.

Follow in the footsteps of the legendary Norman Carr, a true pioneer in progressive conservation. Combining an unspoilt wilderness of tranquil rivers, ancient forests and open pans, this itinerary offers an authentic and immersive once-in-a-lifetime walking safari experience that celebrates the wilderness and allows guests to reconnect with nature in a meaningful way. Please note that this itinerary is seasonal, and therefore only available between 20 May and 31 October.

This is a 10 night itinerary including South Luangwa National Park.

Based on 4 Star Accommodation:

  • 2 Nights at Luwi Bush Camp
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  • 1 Night at Return to the Wild
  • 2 Nights at Kakuli Bush Camp
  • 2 Nights at Mchenja Bush Camp
  • 2 Nights at Chinzombo
Price Per Person From

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*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.

Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.




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Kakuli Bush Camp Location.


General Information For Guests

Each room has an open-air bathroom with washbasins, hot and cold running water shower, separate flush toilet and a freestanding bathtub. The front can completely open up to offer stunning views up and down the hippo-packed river from the comfort of the bed.

The Family Room can accommodate up to 2 adults and 3 children, and has 2 separate rooms each with their own en-suite bathroom.

Guests can decide for themselves whether to take part in a driving safari or stay closer to camp and enjoy the environment up close on a walking safari.

The camp is closed every year between 01 November and 20 January 20 and then again from 05 April until 20 May.

A laundry service is included in your rate.

Credit cards are accepted.


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