Named (or rather nicknamed) after its founder, Norman Carr, pioneer of South Luangwa walking safaris, Kakuli means old buffalo bull but there’s nothing old or bullish about the camp. Its five rooms are fresh and airy and located to make the most of the stunning river views. Each has an indoor and outdoor shower as well as a covered outdoor seating area and one is designed especially for families with two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The main guest lounge is elevated and overlooks an active lagoon so you can sip a gin and tonic while watching the animal world go by. There’s also a hide beneath for a more up close and personal view of the thirsty visitors.
The camp is an ideal base for both walking and 4WD safaris and boasts a resident lion pride as well as a seasonal colony of carmine bee-eaters. The pièce de resistance is, however, Kakuli’s ability to produce record numbers of leopard sightings year after year.
The camp is open from late January to early April and late May to early November and the minimum age is 8 years old. There is solar power and no Wi-Fi.
2.5 hour game drive or 2 hour boat transfer during the emerald season
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