South Luangwa National Park

Time + Tide Kakuli


Please note that Time + Tide Kakuli is only open January 4 – April 4, and then May 20 to November 7.

Located at the point where the rivers Lubi and Luangwa meet, and meaning ‘old buffalo bull which has left the main herd’, Time + Tide Kakuli offers many of the comforts and pleasures of a traditional walking safari bush camp. However, what stands it apart is the fact that it’s one of the very few to open during the green season, when the river is up, allowing guests to explore the surrounding area – not just by foot and in 4×4 vehicles, but also by boat.


Time + Tide Kakuli itself consists of 5 traditional safari tents pitched under shady thatched roofs overlooking the river. A thatched roof main area features a dining area and lounge, a well-stocked bar and a small library to one side with comfortable chairs which in turn leads out to a well-located viewing deck.

Food & service

The food and service at Time + Tide Kakuli is consistently excellent, and returning guests are quick to point out the knowledge and affability of the guides.


Simple, spacious and comfortable, the tents are pleasingly decorated and feature mesh windows, allowing for breezes and plenty of light into the room. A door leads outside to an al fresco en-suite bathroom (also overlooking the river) which has a toilet and shower all hidden behind a reed fence for privacy. Please note that there is a minimum age of 8 at the camp.


Activities at Kakuli on offer here include a very flexible menu of day and night wildlife drives and walking safaris. The night drives are particularly recommended during the dry season when there’s a good chance of spotting predators in action in the early hours of darkness. When the river is high during February and March access to the camp is by boat and activities are mainly on the river.


The camp supports South Luangwa Conservation Society which is a non-profit organisation committed to the conservation and preservation of the local wildlife and natural resources of the National Park and surrounding game management areas. It aims to achieve this by means of:

  • Anti-poaching patrols and snare removal programs
  • Support of local communities by alternative income generating projects such as fish
  • Farming, tree planting and chilli farming

Time + Tide Kakulialso also raises and plant hundreds of indigenous trees from a tree nursery based at Yosefe School in order to address the problems of increasing deforestation and to give guests a chance to offset their carbon emissions.

Norman Carr started sponsoring school children more than 20 years ago. Norman was passionate about bringing the opportunity of a basic education to as many children in Mfuwe as possible believing this to be the fundamental key to the success of Zambia.

Since its inception, the Kapani School Fund has sponsored thousands of children through basic school (currently sponsoring nearly 200) it has also built classrooms, teachers houses, a library, a lab and assist in the general upkeep of the fabric of the school.

The Abraham Banda Scholarship fund was started in 2003 with a donation from our most generous supporters specifically to address the issue of further education. The fund is now sponsoring trainees in mechanics, nursing, teaching, accounting, and the tourism industry.

To find out more about Time + Tide Kakuli Camp and to arrange your tailor-made trip, get in touch with us today.

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