Kakuli Bushcamp

Kakuli, meaning ‘old buffalo bull’, was the nickname of pioneering conservationist Norman Carr, given to him by the people of the Luangwa Valley. This seasonal Norman Carr Safaris camp in the South Luangwa National Park provides tented accommodation in traditional bush camp style, located on an elevated riverbank and with spectacular scenery as a backdrop. For many it marks the end of a walking safari from camp to camp, following the course of the Luwi River. Whether Kakuli is used as a stopover, in the middle of a walking trail or as a base for a more static wildlife safari, the game viewing and night drive safaris in this area are some of the best in Zambia.

The camp is incredibly intimate with 4 walk-in safari tents, all en-suite. Tents are protected under a thatch roof, with a curtain dividing the bedroom and bathroom, which provides guests with a flush toilet and a large shower which supplies hot and cold water. Accommodation is simple but elegantly authentic.

The surrounding area is very open with various animals making their way past camp, from impala to elephants. Guests can enjoy these views from the comfort of their tent or from the lounge/ dining area and bar.  Resident guide / manager Aubrey Njobvu has been at Kakuli for many years and no-one knows the resident pride f lion, wildlife habits and hidden wonders quite like he does.


Approximately 1 hour flight from Lusaka to Mfuwe Airport(also accessed from Livingstone and Lilongwe in Malawi). From here is an approximately 30 min drive to the National Park gate and 5 min to Kapani Lodge for refreshments. Then a 1 – 2 hour drive from Kapani Lodge. To walk from Kakuli to Luwi or Nsolo Bush Camps it is about a 3 – 4 hour walk (this can also be done by vehicle).


Day and night game drives and walking safaris.

Customer Review

Holiday to Zambia, Botswana, South Africa and Mauritius during February 2012

Customer Review

We loved all the camps, where the wildlife and birds were amazing and the guides and staff did their best to ensure we had a wonderful experience. We particularly loved the early morning drives, it was like being in the garden of Eden.

Rated... 5stars


Alan and Claire

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GMT +2
English, many local languages
Kwacha, US Dollars
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Year round destination
10 hours from Europe
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