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Kakuli is a small luxurious tented camp located on an elevated section of the Luangwa River’s west bank, at its confluence with a small tributary called the Luwi River. Wildlife visiting the river can be easily spotted from the camp’s central thatched area.

This beautiful ten-bedded bush camp consists of large walk-in tents, each with an en suite bathroom made from natural materials. There is also a family villa with a double and triple bed. A central area for dining and relaxing is sympathetically constructed of reed and thatch. It is a great place to curl up with a book or simply watch the wildlife on the river and wide grazing lawn in front of you. Wildlife-viewing activities here include walking safaris, and both day and night drives, with plenty of leopards and resident elephant to be seen around the camp.

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This accommodation is featured in the following itineraries:

Leopards of Luangwa

This is our single most popular safari – we’ve been selling it for years and it’s just as popular now as when we first introduced it. South Luangwa has the world’s highest naturally occurring population of leopard – spot them on early morning, afternoon and night drives, as well as glorious walking safaris.

  • When to go: May-Nov
  • Duration inc. flights: 11 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,395 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Luangwa Valley & Lower Zambezi

Combine the beauty of the Luangwa Valley with the delights of the Lower Zambezi. In South Luangwa, you will find the world’s highest naturally occurring population of leopard, and boat trips on the Lower Zambezi add another dimension to watching wildlife, with elephant and huge herds of buffalo.

  • When to go: Jun-Nov
  • Duration inc. flights: 13 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £5,995 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea

Rivers & Rainbows

Travel during the ultimate green season when the rains have restored river levels, and you can travel by boat along the Luangwa River to view crocodiles and hippos. Flowering trees and plants come into bloom, and the young of most animals are born, including African wild dog puppies.

  • When to go: Jan-Apr
  • Duration inc. flights: 11 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £4,525 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea
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South Luangwa National Park

Comprising some 9,050 square kilometres of unspoilt African wilderness, South Luangwa is undoubtedly the jewel of Zambia’s national parks and a magnet to outstanding wildlife, particularly leopard. Its eastern boundary is the meandering Luangwa River whose regular changes in course leave scenic oxbow lagoons.

  • Where: Eastern Province
  • Ideal for viewing: leopard, Cookson’s wildebeest, Thornicroft’s giraffe, Crawshay’s zebra, African elephant
  • Excellent for: Walking safaris, Wildlife photography, Photography tours with Nick Garbutt, Vehicle safaris, Walking with wildlife, Just Conservation