Kakuli Bushcamp

Reviews of Kakuli Bushcamp

Excellent(96%) From 50 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 50 of our travellers who have visited Kakuli Bushcamp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr and Mrs B from Gloucestershire
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great location, over-protective.

Great camp - lots of activity seen from rest/bar area and from our room,which had a lot of character.

Again camp safety arrangements OTT with (eg) staff over-reacting to risk from elephant not behaving in threatening manner (chasing with brooms does tend to elicit a charge) and escort back to room at night (we were not allowed out on our own) 'panicking' when we saw an elephant minding its own business, not on our route, quietly browsing, and hurrying back to find the scout.

Finally got our own guide in a sensible group size.

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Dr G & Dr E - Cambridgeshire
Arrived on: 6-Sep-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kakuli Bushcamp review

friendly knowledgable staff, beautiful location, care and attention

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Ms A from London
Arrived on: 19-Aug-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kakuli Bushcamp review

This was my favourite bush camp overall and perhaps the one I enjoyed the most. Robin, the manager, had a very relaxed manner about him and nothing was too much trouble for him. The camp had a very intimate atmosphere.

Our guide Aubrey was again excellent. We went on a few walking safaris with him and they were the most intersting of all of the camps we stayed at. He had a good understanding of nature. I liked the fact that at both Norman Carr camps the same guide stayed with you. I also liked the fact that a park ranger came with us out in the bush on each excurision.

The camp is in a beautiful location and the central lodge or meeting area is idyllic. I also think we saw the best game here: pride of 12, leopard making a kill, python wrapped around a dead impala. Hippos were in abundance here and the tents provided great views of them. On the walkign safari we got close to zebra, an elpephant, a hippo, and also saw a lioness chase 2 impalas.

Another plus for this camp is that you are truly out in the bush and apart from the other jeep at the camp that is all we saw. You are in the park here and have easy access where as at Kapani you have to drive into the park and also share the game with lots of other camps. The food at Kapani was slighlty better but both offered great salads. But if one has never been on safari and wants electricity, perhaps this is not the place for them.

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Mr & Mrs W - Staffordshire
Arrived on: 11-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lions at Kakuli

Kakuli camp was set in a fantastic location right by the river. Lots of comical hippos to keep us company and awake. Walks and drives as ever were excellent.

Our guide, Aubrey, was fantastic. The way he brought everything together from the animals, birds, habitat, reasons behind animal behaviour, he made the walking safari just as exciting as the game drives by way of showing signs and tracks of the animals themselves.

A pride of lions (about 10 including a male) was sighted, all very full, sleepy and contented (a bit like us really!!). Thanks Aubrey.

Food was first class, yet again. Emanuel, one of the front of house staff, was brilliant, taught us one or two Zambian words, which greatly amused him and Michael.

We felt accommodation was good overall, but certainly not clean. Little disappointed on arrival to note that the toilet seat was totally split into two pieces and didnot appear to have been cleaned for a while. If a thorough cleaning had taken place the toilet seat would have been immediately noticed as broken. The hand basin again had not seen a good clean for quite a while, ground in dirt around taps and basin. Once we had alerted Robin to the broken toilet seat it was replaced quickly, but should never have been left in that state.

A perfect camp for exceptional bird sightings.

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riguss from Belgium
Arrived on: 18-May-2009 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Kakuli Bushcamp review

Too short to really get the feeling of the place and had no opportunity to walk to Nsolo and Lwui. Next time, we hope. But very professional and enjoyable.

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Mr and Mrs A from Greece
Arrived on: 22-Mar-2009 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kakuli Bushcamp review

Everything was excellent. Levy is a great guide, a very interesting person.

Teresa is an excellent hostess, gentle and discrete.

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Mr & Mrs L from France
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Kakuli Bushcamp review

Great location but accomodation rather basic and not what we expected. Bed was very uncomfortable, shower a disaster and wc seat a joke. If this is the camp which is to be used during the wet season serious attention to maintainance and detail is required.

Guiding by Simon and Aubrey was superb.

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Mr & Mrs R from Surrey
Arrived on: 14-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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very good for lions

Lovely location. Overall standard of accommodation was very good.

Our only real gripe was that we were given the end tent/cabin which was open to the bush and could not understand why we had to be escorted to and from dinner in the evening, but it was considered alright for us to walk ten yards from our front door, quite unprotected, unhidden and unsheltered to the passage leading to the bathroom, at say, 1 and 4 am, when we had been told there were hyenas and lions around the camp at night. I asked for a plastic bucket and got, eventually, an old plastic paint container to pee in, but only when I insisted. We were able to move to an alternative tent for our remaining nights.

Lovely dining area looking out over the river. We saw lions, cubs and adults, with breakfast one morning. There was less variety of landscape than in the other camps but we had excellent walks and interesting drives.

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Mr T - Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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noisy hippos; great people

My main contacts during my stay here were Lucinda and Aubrey, and again, no one could have been more friendly and helpful. Some really great sightings of lion, especially with the 5 cubs. My favourite is the one with leopard markings, which I had never seen on a cub before. I'm sure not many can look like that.

With all Africa around us, Lucinda and I ended up discussing Rocking Horses!

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Mr W & friends from Hampshire
Arrived on: 30-Aug-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Kakuli Bushcamp review

The camp was great! The staff were always helpfull, and couldn't do enough to make our stay eventfull.

The guide we had (JJ) was one of the best. Great camp!!

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