North Luangwa is a great wilderness area for walking safaris.
Kutandala Camp: Our full report
Sadly, Kutandala Camp closed at the beginning of 2012 and is not due to re-open in the foreseeable future. Twenty kilometres upstream from Mwaleshi, Kutandala Camp is also situated on the banks of the Mwaleshi River. This small, personal, walking camp is run by Rod and Guz, who have been in the North Luangwa for years and built up a good personal following.
Rod's an excellent guide; Guz caters superbly, and makes some of the best chocolate cake in Zambia!
Its four grass-and-pole chalets accommodate a maximum of six guests and are simple but comfortable, with en-suite flush toilets and hot showers. Like Mwaleshi Camp, Kutandala is best visited for three to five nights.
Kutandala's activities concentrate on walking safaris; no game drives are offered here.
Kutandala combines well with camps in the South Luangwa, and also with trips to Shiwa Ng'andu and possibly even the offbeat Mutinondo Wilderness Lodge.
Click on the link below 'Trips to Kutandala…', on the right of this page, for examples of trips which include Kutandala.>>
Ideal length of stay: 3 to 5 nights
Accessible by: Fly-and-Transfer
Food & drink
Usual board basis: Full Board
Dining style: Group Meals
Dining locations: Outdoor Dining
Cost of meal e.g. lunch: Included
Drinks included: Yes - soft drinks, house wine and local spirits are included in the rates. Note that fine wines, champagne and imported spirits and liqueurs, are charged as extras.
Birdwatching: There is varied birdlife in Luangwa Valley, which may make an interesting addition to a Zambia birdwatching holiday. Kutandala is an excellent bushcamp from which to explore the area.See more ideas for Birdwatching in Zambia
Generally recommended for children: No
Power supply: None
Health & safety
Malarial protection recommended: Yes
Dangerous animals: High Risk
Disabled access: Not Possible
Laundry facilities: Full Laundry Service - Included