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Kutali Camp
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Kutali Camp
Kutali Camp
Kutali Camp

Reviews of Kutali Camp

Wildlife sightings and reviews

6 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Kutali Camp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Jul-2019, 6 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Kutali Camp.
Lion

100% success

Leopard

100% success

Cheetah

0% success

Wild dog

40% success

Buffalo

100% success

Elephant

100% success

Hippo

100% success

Zebra

100% success

Spotted Hyena

60% success

Aardvark

0% success

Eland

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Sable antelope

0% success

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Arrival date
Mr & Mrs K.
Westbury

"Kutali Camp review"

3 nights Arrived 11 Jul 2022
"Superb basic camp, which is what we wanted. Great guides, we saw lions on the way from the airstrip to the camp! Brilliant staff, excellent food and hospitality given the type of camp. Lovely location." See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

2 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Hippo

10 sightings

Leopard

3 sightings

Lion

3 sightings

Zebra

2 sightings

Mr T
Bangkok

"Kutali Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 27 Jun 2022
"Kutali Camp's location is great for game viewing and the view of the Zambezi river from our camp and the dining area is very beautiful. We enjoyed different activities (game drive, walk, canoe, boat) on offer at the camp. We really love doing the canoe both on the main river and through the narrow channels navigating pass the hippos - it was exciting and nervous at times but very rewarding nonetheless. Also, water activities allowed us to enjoy watching so many variety of birds.

On improvement, we experienced a guide that was very inexperienced. Although we think he is a nice person, he was clearly well below what we have experienced with other guides in this trip - communication, animal identification, driving, etc. After we did a transfer drive on arrival and afternoon game drive with him, we informed the co-owners that we want to change the guide. We were asked to give him another chance in the morning drive, as it turned out, our vehicle broke down and we moved to join another guests in another vehicle/guide which saved us from a wasteful morning. Since then, the camp has assigned us another guide which was much better.

It appears to us that Kutali (and Chula) still need more staff and permanent manager to improve overall organization. We experienced the confusion on whether we could do activities that we asked to do (this was also shared by some other guests that we talked to). Service was generally good but a bit off from other camps we stayed in. Food was great." See all these reviews: 14n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Buffalo

2 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Hippo

10 sightings

Leopard

2 sightings

Lion

2 sightings

Spotted Hyena

1 sighting

Wild dog

1 sighting

Zebra

1 sighting

Mrs P
South Wales

"A lovely riverside camp"

2 nights Arrived 23 Jun 2022
"A lovely camp. Very good food and service.

Good choice of activities.

Superb guiding from Kyle" See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Ms AA
NZ

"Kutali Camp review"

2 nights Arrived 8 Jun 2022
"Kutali was an absolute delight. The game drive with Walton from the airstrip to the camp lasted 3 hours due to the detour he took through amazing forest and wildlife. I felt very privileged to be given such an introduction.

The tents were very comfortable and spacious with a delightful open shower attached. I do love showering under the stars and having to order your hot water for the bucket shower felt like adventure. So did using lanterns, firelight and torches as there was no electricity. The tents were spaced a distance apart right on the banks of the Lower Zambesi among beautiful woodland. This meant frequent hippo and elephant visits, requiring night time and early morning walks from the tent to the dining/bar shelter to be escorted by a staff member.

The staff were very helpful and great fun. The chefs produced phenomenal food using a hole in the ground as an oven. The guiding was amazing, as was the amount and variety of wildlife in the area. The woodlands were magical and interspersed with water channels ensuring large numbers of waterbuck, hippo and water birds. The driving was challenging at times but never too much for our guides. Would very definitely recommend Kutali for the intrepid with a sense of adventure. I met some fun folk there.

There was a charging table where devices could be charged, but no wifi. Bliss." See all these reviews: 14n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Sightings Report

Buffalo

2 sightings

Elephant

5 sightings

Hippo

4 sightings

Leopard

1 sighting

Lion

2 sightings

Zebra

3 sightings

D & S
NZ

"Very special low-key wilderness camp"

1 night Arrived 4 Jul 2019
"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." See all these reviews: 19n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

2 sightings

Elephant

6 sightings

Hippo

10 sightings

Leopard

2 sightings

Zebra

3 sightings

Mrs P
South Wales

"Wonderful camp on the banks of the Zambezi"

3 nights Arrived 27 Jun 2019
"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." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
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6 reviews of Kutali Camp by travellers since August 2007
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