Kakuli Bush Camp is a seasonal camp located along the confluence of the Luwi and Luangwa Rivers in South Luangwa National Park, a region renowned for its wildlife. The only true bush camp open during the green season, this Norman Carr outpost is one of the best safari destinations in Zambia.

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Kakuli Bush Camp has just four intimate and shady walk-in tents with thatched roofs. Each is spacious with private, open-air bathrooms outfitted with washbasins, hot and cold running water showers, and separate flush toilets. The freestanding bathtub is the perfect spot from which to enjoy the magnificent night skies during an evening soak. Canvas walls and solid doors make the chalets feel structured and sturdy, but the front can completely open up to offer stunning views up and down the hippo-packed river from the comfort of the bed.

Kakuli Bush Camp is also heralded for its incredible service and meals. The camp’s main area, the chitenje, is located on a wooden deck overlooking the wildlife grazing area leading to the two rivers. Whether enjoying breakfast on a cool morning or a drink before dinner, the central fire pit also serves as a social gathering point and the ideal location to enjoy in-camp game viewing and to take in the beautiful scenery of the rivers below. Closer still to the water is another thatched area with sofas and chairs, where evening meals are often taken amid the bush.

Kakuli Bush Camp is a truly authentic African walking safari accommodation, and many guests split their time between game drives and foot safaris. The beauty of Kakuli is that 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 South Luangwa is the birthplace of the walking safari and offers unique opportunities for exploration. Night drives also provide amazing encounters with the predators and the other nocturnal species in the area. No matter the activity, Kakuli promises some of the best game viewing experiences in Zambia, with local guides leading guests to resident prides of lion, local leopards, wildlife habitats, and hidden wonders found within the South Luangwa.

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