A vintage tented camp with four walk-in safari tents, Kakuli boasts a superb location on a raised stretch of river bank deep inside the national park. At the confluence of the Luangwa and Luwi Rivers, the views are exceptional and the plentiful water supplies attract significant volumes of game in an area that is notorious for predator sightings. The comfortable tents all have river views and intriguingly designed en-suite bathrooms, made from local materials with some open areas that are great for stargazing at night. There is a bar and chitenje constructed from thatch that acts as the centrepiece of camp and takes full advantage of the best views.
Day and night game drives are excellent from Kakuli, while there are some walking safaris, including to other Norman Carr Safaris camps. Boat activities become possible during the green season, when the elevated position of the camp keeps it above the seasonal floods and it combines perfectly in itineraries with Kapani Lodge. Kakuli translates as “old buffalo bull” in the local dialect, which was Norman Carr’s affectionate nickname amongst the local people whose company he so enjoyed.