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About Kakuli Camp, South Luangwa National Park

About Kakuli Camp, South Luangwa National Park

Whether you use Kakuli Camp as part of a walking safari or as a base from which to explore the South Luangwa National Park you will not be disappointed with the wildlife viewing in the area. The five safari tents all have views over the hippo packed Luangwa and Luwi Rivers. Each tent is pitched under the shade of a thatched roof and all have an open air en-suite bathroom. The thatched communal area is on a platform with views across the grazing lawn leading down to the two rivers. This is a perfect place to relax and watch the animals going about their daily lives. 

Lodge Details


A small, rustic camp with charming character and a relaxed atmosphere.


Kakuli Camp is seasonal and sat at the confluence of Luangwa River and Lubi River where there is a high density of wildlife. The camp is designed to be as cool as possible however there is little shade here so bear in mind that it may get very hot.

Accommodation & Facilities

Each of the 4 rooms is sturdy, with wooden frames, proper doors and thatched roofs. Windows are mesh to stop mosquitoes and to help keep the rooms cool and rooms are decorated well in simple neutral colours. The en-suite bathrooms, separated from the bedroom by a door, are outside with polished red stone floors and a surrounding wall of reed. Each room has a great view of the Luangwa River.

The dining area is open and thatched with sandy floors. The bar and lounge area have reed walls and a thatched roof, wooden decking stretches from here out to hover over the river bank with comfortable seating. The deck also has a sunken fire pit, great for guests to congregate and swap stories in the evening.

Closer to the river there is another lounge area with sofas and deck chairs, ideal for relaxing with a book or even to have your dinner.


Food here is delicious and substantial and can be served either in the dining area or down by the river.


Day and night drives are available; the area is well known for its large lion prides and leopard spotting so drives can be very exciting. Guided walking safaris can be arranged and joined with other camps.

Child Policy

Children under 12 are only allowed to the camp if it is exclusively booked out by the family on a private basis, however under 12’s may not take part in walking safaris. Children between 12 and 16 may join walks at the managers discretion.

Want to stay here?

Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to include a stay here. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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