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Kakuli is a very special property as it is set right on the banks of the Luangwa River, South Luangwa National Park, overlooking a floodplain. There is an abundance of wildlife that can be spotted roaming below the camp, from impalas to elephant and giraffes alike. The area is also well known for their prolific leopard spotting.
The camp has only 5 suites, one being a family suite, which are light and airy built in such a way as to offer panoramic views. The rooms were refurbished in 2018 and the rooms as well as the rest of the camp boasts a unique open setting.
Guests can take advantage of the spectacular views and wildlife spotting whilst sipping on a drink from the lounge or if wanting an even more up-close view, from the wildlife hide below. The camp is also well known for its beautiful seasonal Carmine Bee eaters for those guests who enjoy bird watching.
The camp’s main area has an elevated main ‘Chitenge’ and deck which overlook a permanent waterhole. Kakuli features safari-style décor throughout, and guests can look forward to enjoying some rest and relaxation at the bar, lounge, dining room or on the deck that has a firepit and is a great spot for enjoying breakfast or even drinks before or after dinner.
Kakuli camp works well in conjunction with the other Time + Tide seasonal properties. Start your journey in the deeper parts of the bush, at Luwi or Nsolo camp and ending on the river at this stunning camp.
The camp has 5 guest suites, including one family suite which has 2 bedrooms and two bathrooms. All suites are thatched and decorated in neutral safari tones, resting upon a cool concrete. Each suite houses a double or twin bed with mosquito nets, a writing desk, and chair. Each suite also comprises an en-suite with flush toilet, washbasin, and indoor/outdoor showers. A wall of canvas separates the bedroom from your private deck, and it’s easily rolled up so that guests are able to enjoy the views of the lagoon.
There is a lot of wildlife to discover at Kakuli and a range of activities are on offer in which to see it all. The camp offers walking safaris, cultural trips, boating, game drives, birding, bush walks and night drives. On most evenings, you will want to explore the area in the first few hours of dark as the wildlife viewing is fantastic. Each guest can look forward to the wonderfully delicious meals that are cooked at the camp despite its remote location and the camp can accommodate a range of dietary requirements.
Many of the activities at Kakuli are included in the rate, but the camp also offers an ultimate safari experience with its signature ‘sleeping under the stars,’ if you are looking for something a little more extraordinary.
Breakfast is served on the deck. Lunch is served buffet style with a selection of salads, hot dishes, and home-made bread. Dinner is a 3-course meal served at the communal dining table.
Like its sister property Luwi, the Time + Tide foundation was created to support local projects focusing on education, health, and wildlife conservation.
In addition, they also partner with African parks which is a non-profit conservation organisation who take on the complete responsibility of the rehabilitation and long-term management of national parks and protected areas in partnership with governments and local communities. It has the largest counter-poaching force in Africa. The Time + Tide properties uphold the values that we as a company believe in.
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