Luangwa Valley

Kakuli is a seasonal bush camp on the confluence of the Luwi and Luangwa rivers. For many it marks the end of a walking safari from camp to camp following the course of the Luwi River.

There are four spacious, traditional safari tents under shady thatched roofs, each with an open-air bathroom. All of the tents overlook the river with stunning views up and down this hippo-packed stretch of the Luangwa.

A lovely thatched chitenje acts as the centre of camp. Located on a wooden deck overlooking the grazing lawn that leads down to the two rivers, it's a perfect spot in which to relax and watch the river and the wildlife meander by.

Safari activities from Kakuli will usually be a mixture of game drives and walking safaris. Night drive safaris from Kakuli are bustling with predators have been known to provide guests with some of the most exciting game viewing in Zambia.

Kakuli Information


South Luangwa National Park


4 traditional safari tents


Game walks and drives, night game drives


January – March is rainy season. May – October is dry season


12 years and over welcome

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Why we recommend Kakuli

“Set on the confluence of the Luwi and the main Luangwa River, Kakuli is the perfect base from which to explore the vast South Luangwa National Park by vehicle or on foot. The area is renowned for prolific sightings of lion and leopard, and for bird lovers there is a seasonal colony of beautiful carmine bee-eaters close to camp.”

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