A stone’s throw from the confluence of the Luwi and Luangwa rivers, Time+Tide Kakuli Bush Camp promises an authentic Zambian safari experience.
Situated in the northern region of the South Luangwa National Park, Kakuli offers impressive vistas of the Luangwa River’s many visitors below. The area is renowned for some of the best game viewing opportunities in Zambia with resident prides of lion, leopards, Thornicroft’s giraffe, and other hidden wonders. Time + Tide Kakuli makes a great base for exploring by vehicle and on foot while during the lush emerald ‘secret season’ you can also venture out by boat. ---- If you’re interested in getting to know the nocturnal species of the South Luangwa, take advantage of the guided night game drives.
Among the night-time highlights here are civet, bush-tailed mongoose, scrub hare, honey badger, and porcupines. Outstanding seasonal boating safaris are available from January to April. You’ll board a boat and enjoy sightings of hippo and a fine assortment of waterbirds, among other wildlife that visits the riverbank for a drink. Like most of Time+Tide's bush camps, Kakuli offers a dreamy sleepout under the stars complete with rustic bedding, bush toilet and a culinary team. This unique experience involves drifting off to sleep under a star-studded African sky, with the sounds of the bush all around you. Time+Tide Kakuli's five en-suite guest rooms, including one family suite, are designed to celebrate the panoramic setting.
All are housed within a long-and-low timber-and-thatch structure, mounted on cool concrete. A door leads to an open-air bathroom, overlooking the river, which has a toilet and shower all hidden behind a reed fence for privacy. A wall of canvas separates the bedroom from your private deck and views over the Luangwa River and a nearby waterhole. Right from your room, you can listen to the bellowing hippos, see bee-eaters perform their aerial acrobatics and watch elephants wandering down to the river. An elevated thatched roof main area features a dining room and lounge. A well-stocked bar and a small library with comfortable chairs leads out to a viewing deck boasting sweeping vistas. Beneath the lounge is a wildlife hide that offers up-close views of the wildlife stopping by for a drink. Don’t be surprised if brunch is interrupted by a giraffe arriving to feed on the nearby trees.