Take in spectacular views of the Luangwa River from your perch high above on its bank

Kakuli, meaning old buffalo bull, was the nickname given by locals to Norman Carr, the pioneer of walking safaris.

Its five bright and airy safari tents (including a two-bedroom, two-bathroom family safari tent) are designed to make the most of the panoramic setting, each offering a feather-top bed, indoor and outdoor showers and a covered open-air seating area.

The elevated main lounge overlooks the river and a permanent lagoon. Beneath it, a wildlife hide offers up-close views of visitors stopping by for a drink. Take a deep breath and admire the sweeping vista with a refreshing drink of your own before sampling traditional Zambian dishes at dinner.

The camp makes a great base for exploring by vehicle and on foot, with a resident lion pride, a seasonal colony of jewel-like carmine bee-eaters and the most sightings of leopards in a single drive every year. During the lush emerald ‘green season’ venture out by boat and on foot to enjoy some of the best opportunities for wildlife and landscape photography.

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Camp information

  • Need to know
  • Camp Amenities
  • Location
  • Walking Routes
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Open Season

20 Jan to 4 April
20 May to 7 November

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Accommodation

4 Safari tents + 1 Family safari tent (2 bedroom, 2 bathroom)

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Connectivity

Solar power + no wifi

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2 hour game drive transfer from Mfuwe Airport

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Child Policy

Children of all ages welcome

  • 4 safari tents – one bed, one bath
  • 1 family safari tent – two bed, two bathroom
  • Indoor and outdoor showers
  • Private verandah with sweeping views
  • Double or twin configuration
  • Fans in the bedrooms
  • Solar power
  • No wifi and phone signal
  • Main lodge – dining areas, lounge, bar and campfire

South Luangwa map

WHAT TO SEE AND DO AT TIME + TIDE KAKULI
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Day + night game drives
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Walking safaris
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Sleepout Under the Stars
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Boating safaris (seasonal)
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Experience local culture
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Activities for children
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Learn about our Foundation
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Cultural Experience
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Your stay with us
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  • Rates include all meals, standard bar drinks, accommodation, transfers to / from local airport, local inter-camp road transfers, game-viewing activities, laundry and service charge.
  • Activities include: Game drives (day and night), walking safaris, cultural visits, family activities, canoeing and boat cruises (seasonal).
  • Rates exclude entry visas, spirits, reserve wines and champagne, flights and spa treatments.

from $730 per person

This is the most magical place you're ever likely to experience. Nestled under a grove of imposing Albida trees, it is clearly favoured by the many elephant who graze on the Albida pods. Their presence adds an incredibly special energy to the camp. 
Karen, Guest at Time + Tide Chongwe Camp
The lodge is stunning and all the staff are utterly wonderful. The views from the lodge are outstanding, lovely Liuwa wilderness. My bedroom was incredibly comfortable, very stylish, hitting a difficult combination of minimalist yet luxury. Incredibly comfortable bed and many relaxing areas to rest. 
Mandi, Guest at Time + Tide King Lewanika
Our family had the most joyful time at Chongwe, really everything was perfect and every detail taken care of. The team ensured we had the best time at every activity (even tiger fishing!). We felt privileged to spend a few days here and look forward to returning.
Dawn, Guest at Time + Tide Chongwe
We love safaris and this was an excellent camp with a real authentic bush feel, which we always enjoy. The service was excellent and the team are so attentive. Really superb guiding which made for a tremendous experience.
Cate, Guest at Time + Tide Mchenja
Chinzombo is a stunning lodge in a beautiful location of the South Luangwa. The rooms are luxurious and spacious, with a deck and plunge pool overlooking the Luangwa River. There is always an abundance of wildlife around the rooms, we had a banded mongoose, bushbuck, elephants and hippo's - just to name a few.
Michael, Guest at Time + Tide Chinzombo