Kutali Camp

Reviews of Kutali Camp

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Below are independent comments from 3 of our travellers who have visited Kutali Camp, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
VR from Boston
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2019 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Kutali & Chula camps - Tusk & Mane

Tusk & Mane runs 2 fly camps, both deep in the heart of Lower Zambezi NP and on the river. They try to move between the two so guests can experience both. The tents are thoughtfully designed, with everything you could want. The food is good and plentiful, the staff is eager to please, the settings are gorgeous, and the ability to do water activities is a real treat.

Kyle, who does all the guiding, is said to be one of the top 5 guides in Africa. His knowledge of birds is stupefying and we had experiences we would not have had without his bone-deep knowledge of the bush & animal behavior. Sundowners on the river, a canoe safari on the beautiful Discovery channel, walks in the beautiful winterthorn forest, and very relaxed game - this is old Africa; it feels untouched by humans.

The schedule is less regimented than in some of the camps; we left on game drives at 6:30 and often didn't return until lunch time. They are also accommodating and flexible, staying an extra night at Chula rather than moving to Kutali so I wouldn't be left without a plan on my departure day.

I highly recommend Tusk & Mane - it is less a commercial enterprise than a passion. It's Africa in its purest form. Heavenly.

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D & S from NZ
Arrived on: 4-Jul-2019 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Very special low-key wilderness camp

We spent 1 night at Kutali Camp beside the Lower Zambezi river and 2 nights at Tusk and Mane's other camp on Chula Island. Luke Evans, one of the camp's two founders, accompanied us at both camps.

Location:
Kutali has a beautiful location in a winter-thorn forest, with the scent of the trees coming into flower, beside the peaceful Zambezi River. It is small and personal and we loved it. It is ideally situated for water activities - we had some lovely boat trips, with plenty of hippos and birds, and atmospheric sundowners on the river.

Accommodation:
The tents have mesh walls giving maximum sense of the outdoors, and open-air bathrooms with excellent hot bucket showers and flush toilets. The camps are carefully designed to be as environmentally sustainable and unobtrusive as possible, and the atmosphere is relaxed, personal and friendly. This is supported by Luke's speaking Nyanja (the local language) from boyhood.

Activities:
An afternoon game drive with James at Kutali yielded many elephants, impala, zebra, waterbuck and a leopard, followed by spot-lit white-tailed mongoose, genet and another leopard on the way back to dinner.On a brief morning drive before walking the next day we also saw kudu, warthog and baboons, as well of course as many birds.

We loved the walking safaris at both camps with Jakob, particularly enjoying his explanation of small details of tracking and the environment, and appreciating his care around approaching and avoiding buffalo and elephants. We saw many lion footprints, and the other campers at Kutali saw the group of resident lions, one up a tree, beside the river.

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Mrs E. from Swansea
Arrived on: 27-Jun-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Wonderful camp on the banks of the Zambezi

This was a wonderful camp. The tents are beautifully appointed and extremely comfortable with ensuite openair bathrooms. Fantastic attention to detail. The tents are spaced widely apart so there is a real feeling of privacy which we liked. Really felt remote and wild. Kyle was an excellent and knowledgeable guide and coordinator.

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