Kutandala Camp

Kutandala Camp: Our full report

Traveller's rating
Excellent (100%) From 2 reviews
1 June to 31 October

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.>>


Location: North Luangwa National Park, Zambia

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.

Special interests

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.

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Power supply: None

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended: Yes

Dangerous animals: High Risk


Disabled access: Not Possible

Laundry facilities: Full Laundry Service - Included