Derived from a Chichewa language meaning “far away” Kutali is a charming luxurious tented camp situated in Lower Zambezi National Park, one of Africa’s most prolific wildernesses and a home to a variety of wildlife that can be viewed on truck, on foot and on the river. The camp comprises of 5 tents and caters for not more than 10 people on a variety of safari activities offered by some of the best guides in the region.
The Kutali tents are spacious and carpeted, extra-large comfortable beds, with lovely décor. Kutali tents are all bespoke, comfortable with high quality linen and mattresses. The bushcamp experience is complemented with an open-air bathroom with flushing toilet and bucket shower. The super-friendly staff are all amazing and helpful throughout the year.
There are several activities you can enjoy while staying at Kutali Camp. Boat safaris on the Zambezi River give you a chance to experience this vast and dramatic waterbody with its crystal-clear waters which draws in multitudes of wildlife and a stunning array of birdlife. The river is also home to finest fresh-water fishing, and you can experience the thrill of hooking and releasing a Zambezi tiger fish.
The camp is situated under the cool and stunning winterthorn forest on Kulefu Island in the eastern side of the park. This is arguably the prettiest camp location in Zambia which combines a wide range of activities offered by well experienced and knowledgeable guides in the region.
LOW Season: 1 May – 31 Jun
HIGH Season: 1 Jul – 31 Oct
CLOSED: 1 Jan – 30 Apr & 1 Nov – 31 Dec
If you want 5-star luxury or boutique hotel type experience this is not for you. However, the camps are 5-star bush camping – the tent is spacious with carpet on the floor, extra-large comfy beds and the decor lovely neutral hues. The attached open-air bathroom with flushing toilet and bucket shower complete the bush camp experience. Luke and Kyle are wonderful hosts and Kyles guiding is exceptional. The staff are super friendly and helpful. The camps are based in two beautiful but contrasting locations on the Lower Zambezi which in itself is a very special place in Zambia. I can’t wait to go back!
Leave your expectations at home. Trust Tusk and Mane to look after you and you will not regret a thing. You are nature’s guest, and the team will show you what Africa is about. From the tiniest detail on the bush floor, to the unrecognizable and familiar birds and animals you will learn so much enjoy it all. 530am starts are not a problem as you will have fallen asleep watching the stars and listening to hippos and Lions serenade you! Truly still buzzing. Only one issue with this place- having to leave!
We spent four nights with Tusk and Mane in the Lower Zambezi. It was an extraordinary and wonderful experience. The camping is exceptionally civilized, everything is very well organized, and the team are so friendly and helpful. The location is beautiful. And, on top of all that, due to Kyle’s incredible skill and knowledge we had some breathtaking experiences on the canoe and walking safaris as well as game drives including night drives. We saw a sea of crocodiles devour a hippo carcass, three male lions playing together, a leopard and her very young cub, elephants right by our tent, a huge array of bird life including an eagle owl and so much more. I really cannot recommend Tusk and Mane highly enough.