Perched high above the Luangwa River, Time + Tide Kakuli offers impressive vistas of the river's many visitors below. Designed to celebrate the panoramic setting, the suites have a long, low profile and a bright, airy feel. Freshly redesigned in 2018, the suites offer comfort in all seasons by incorporating features such as a covered open-air lounge and indoor and outdoor showers. Right from your suite, you can listen to the bellowing hippos, see bee-eaters perform their aerial acrobatics and watch elephants and giraffes wandering down to the river.
In the dry season, the camp is a fantastic base for exploring by vehicle and foot. The area is renowned for some of the best game viewing opportunities in Zambia, with abundant leopards, a resident lion pride and a seasonal colony of the immensely beautiful carmine bee-eaters.
During our Secret Season (20 January to 4 April), Time + Tide Kakuli welcomes guests to experience the magic of the South Luangwa in its full, lush glory with our Rivers + Rainbows itinerary. Against a verdant backdrop and dramatic skies, explore by foot and boat, and enjoy some of the best opportunities for wildlife and landscape photography.
Need to know
+ Open 20 Jan to 4 April + 20 May to 7 November
+ 4 Tented Suites + 1 Family Suite (2 bedroom, 2 bathroom)
+ Solar power + no wifi
+ 2 hour game drive transfer from Mfuwe Airport
+ Child Policy - Minimum age 8
+ 4 suites - one bed, one bath
+ 1 family suite - two bed, two bath
+ Indoor and outdoor showers
+ Private verandah with sweeping views
+ Double or twin configuration
+ Fans in the bedrooms
+ Solar power, British three pin plugs in main lounge
+ No wifi and phone signal
+ Main lodge - dining area, lounge, bar,campfire and wildlife hide
+ Day and night game drives
+ Walking safaris
+ Sleepout Under the Stars *
+ Boating safaris (Jan to April)
During the dry season, Time + Tide Kakuli is a great base for exploring by vehicle and on foot. During our Secret Season, it is the only camp to offer
boating on the Luangwa River. Diverse habitat supports a wide variety of plains game and birdlife alongside the predators attracted to the abundance.
The surroundings are renowned for leopard and lion sightings. It is also one of the best camps in the park to see the iconic carmine bee-eaters. In the South Luangwa, expect large herds of elephants and rivers packed with hippos and crocs.
Amid the wild bush setting, our award winning culinary team creates an extraordinary dining experience that blends expert culinary skills, impeccable service and artful plating. Our dishes draw from the rich cultural and natural heritage of Zambia by featuring our vibrant flavours, produce and traditions.
By bringing together the best of Zambia with inspiration from around the world, we create a dining experience that appeals to our international clientele, while retaining its wonderful Zambian authenticity.
At the end of a lively day on safari, enjoy a sundowner, a cherished African tradition. Whether you prefer a crisp gin and tonic or a local beer, our excellent staff have got you covered!
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