Kakuli Bush Camp




$ 995 (Pps)


  •  Focus on walking with limited game drives
  •  Spectacular river views

Kakuli, meaning ‘Old Buffalo’, is a beautiful camp at the confluence of the Luwi and Luangwa rivers in the South Luangwa National Park of Zambia. It is one of only two bush camps which are open during the green season.

The entire camp is on an elevated stretch of river bank with spectacular views up and down the wide grazing floodplains and this hippo-packed stretch of the Luangwa River. Kakuli Camp has four spacious and traditional walk-in safari tents under thatch to provide shade in the African sun. Each has an en-suite open air bathroom made from natural Zambian materials. The bar and dining 'chitenje' at Kakuli Bush Camp are made of reed and thatch and raised on a wooden deck. This is the perfect spot in which to relax and watch the wildlife grazing near the two rivers.


This area of the South Luangwa Park offers guests some of the best game viewing opportunities in Zambia. The game activities of Kakuli Bush Camp are a mix of walking safaris and game drives. You can decide each day if you want to venture out on foot or with the vehicle. Night drives are a particular highlight at Kakuli Bush Camp. This stretch of the Luangwa is bustling with predators and the best time to see them in action is during those first hours after nightfall.

Time & Tide combinations

Kakuli Lodge is run by Time & Tide Safaris, alongside Chinzombo in the central South Luangwa and three other bush camps. Usually you begin your safari with a night or two at either Kakuli or Chinzombo before continuing to the bush camps. We recommend adding Kakuli Bush Camp at the end of a safari after the slightly more rustic camps of Luwi and/or Nsolo. Kakuli Bush Camp is one of only two bush camps to open in February and March as its elevated position stays well above the floodline. As the river is so high, access is by boat and wildlife activities are either on the river or on foot in the drier, sandy areas that surround the camp.

Kakuli Bush Camp on the map

Special offers

2023 Long Stay Offers

Stay 7 nights, pay for only 6 OR Stay 10 nights, pay for only 8 (cheapest one complimentary)

Terms & Conditions: Park fees still payable on the free nights, Not all camps are open year-round

VALID FROM 01/01/2023
VALID UNTIL 31/12/2023

Stay 4 nights, pay for 3

Stay 4 nights, pay for only 3...

Stay 4 nights across any of their camps and get one night free. Valid Nov to May. Note that only Chinzombo Camp and Kakuli Camp (only from 20th Jan to 4th April) are open for much of this time. Rest of the Camps are open as follows: Chongwe - April to 15 Nov Other Bush camps 20 May to 31 Oct (Mchenja & Kakuli to 7 November)

Terms & Conditions: Also Nov to Dec 23 (Chinzombo only camp open then)

VALID FROM 01/11/2022
VALID UNTIL 31/05/2023


Full board and accommodation, transfers to/from Mfuwe Airport, inter-camp transfers, all game-viewing activities, local drinks and house wines, laundry and National Park fees.


Specialist imported wines, USD11 domestic departure taxes, USD25 international departues/entry visas (tax rates subject to change).

Family Suitability

Doesn’t accept children

Malaria Rating

Malarial area year-round

Good For

Big 5, Birding, Flora, Hiking, Star Gazing, Wildlife