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Kakuli Bushcamp
Kakuli Bushcamp
Kakuli Bushcamp
Kakuli Bushcamp

Reviews of Kakuli Bushcamp

Wildlife sightings and reviews

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

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Jun-2018, 5 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Kakuli Bushcamp.
Lion

80% success

Leopard

100% success

Wild dog

20% success

Buffalo

100% success

Elephant

100% success

Giraffe

100% success

Hippo

100% success

Zebra

100% success

Spotted Hyena

80% success

Aardvark

0% success

Eland

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Roan antelope

0% success

Sable antelope

0% success

Wildebeest

0% success

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Arrival date
Mr W & friends
UK

"Kakuli Bushcamp review"

2 nights Arrived 30 Aug 2008
"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!!" See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr G
Oxfordshire

"Our final bushcamp - Kakuli"

2 nights Arrived 27 Aug 2008
"Thankyou to all at Kakuli for making it so difficult for us to leave. Another amazing setting a few km down the river from Mchenja, but yet again a sudden change in the environment but the usual spectacular game viewing.

Watching elephant from your breakfast table has to be seen to be believed.

Food, service and guiding a cut above!" See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Paul
North Yorkshire

"This was superb setting -wonderful views"

2 nights Arrived 12 Aug 2008
"This was such a delightful camp despite having to cross from our tent to the wash/toilet facilities - everything was superb especially the safaris. JJ was outstanding every one of our wishes was fulfilled - in fact we decided he probably went out ahead and posed the animals before taking us out!

Food/service/rooms etc all wonderful" See all these reviews: 14n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
The Bushbucks
Oxon

"Kakult Camp - excellent all round"

2 nights Arrived 4 Aug 2008
"This is another very well run camp in a great location with great staff.

We were guided by JJ both in walks and night drives and saw a great variety of animals and birds (quite a few lions about but leopards too).

JJ is interesting in himself and fun to be with and his knowledge of flora and fauna is vast and he can debate the finer points about distinguishing the Mozambique nightjar from other similar species and then lead one to with just a few feet of the bird." See all these reviews: 15n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Scrub hares
London

"Close encounters of the carnivore kind"

2 nights Arrived 24 Jul 2008
"Our memories of Kakuli will always be coloured by the wonderful sightings we had here of lions and a leopard. JJ, our guide, delivered these on our last night in South Luangwa, like a virtuoso delivering a cadenza. Being so close to the lions was an overwhelming experience. But one shouldn't forget the literally hundreds of hippos that gathered around as we enjoyed our sundowner on the river bank, or the dozens of crocs too.

Kakuli has a beautiful location, and great accommodation too. We specially enjoyed our open-air bathroom and our throne-like toilet below the termite mound!

JJ, Aubrey and Lucinda made us very welcome. The atmosphere and service here was outstanding

" See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr N
Southampton

"Kakuli Bushcamp review"

2 nights Arrived 30 Jun 2008
"Kakuli was our least favourite bush camp though the standards were as high as elsewhere. We were least impressed with hostess, Lucinda, here and also the guide, Aubrey, who although knowledgeable was less engaging than the other guides.

The "sundowners" on the last evening on the dry river bed was a nice touch." See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Bushcampers
UK

"Great outlook - hippo serenade"

2 nights Arrived 16 Jun 2008
"Loved the communal decking/bar area. Fab view out of chalet, the shower was a bit weak and took ages to heat up though." See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Mr Firefinch
UK

"Impressive River Landscapes and Water Birds"

2 nights Arrived 28 Oct 2007
"Our reed and thatch chalet at Kakuli was at the edge of the low cliff fronting on to the Luangwa River. This gave us lots of opportunities to watch the birds in the nearby trees and on the water and sand banks, as well as the hippos and crocodiles in the river. There were many spoonbills and yellow billed storks and we were fascinated to watch a pied kingfisher as it hovered over the water and dived vertically to catch its prey.

Our walks and drives at Kakuli provided many varied sightings of wildlife, including following a track which led us to a snake marooned on a sandbank and in danger from the heat of the sun. Aubrey, our guide, carried it on his stick to safety. We liked the impressive river landscapes – there was always so much to see and to learn. The night drives were very rewarding too with a lot of lion and two hyenas removing a leg from a buffalo killed earlier by lions.

Unfortunately the toilet broke down in our chalet on the first evening. We were impressed by the way in which a temporary arrangement was made for the night and that we were then transferred with no fuss to another chalet the following morning without any such request on our part.
" See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mrs S R
London

"Kakuli Bushcamp review"

3 nights Arrived 23 Oct 2007
"Laura and Aubrey were good host/guide.

The problem here was the weather. It was extremely windy every afternoon and the tent was not anchored down sufficiently so all the furniture - with our things on it blew over and the tent had to be held down with a tractor wheel part. That said, Laura made sure that the tent was swept of sand and everything put right.

" See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Good

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Good
Activities:
Good
Rooms:
Average
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Good
Mr F
Denmark

"Review of Kakuli Bushcamp"

2 nights Arrived 23 Sep 2007
"Excellent see previous page." 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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61 reviews of Kakuli Bushcamp by travellers since August 2007
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