South Luangwa



Build your own safari

Set in a pristine location in the bush, just a few kilometres away from the main gate of South Luangwa, KuKaya has been designed to evoke a sense of freedom, where you can custom make your perfect safari depending on what you’re most interested in. From flexible dining options to private game drives or walking safaris, your days can be as action-packed or relaxed as you prefer.

There are six spacious tented and thatched chalets, each with an outdoor en-suite bathroom, a comfortable living and dining area, deck, plunge pool and firepit. The design lends itself to ‘al-fresco’ living, with the park and its abundant wildlife right on your doorstep.

When not exploring the park with your guide in your private vehicle or on foot, several hides are dotted around the landscape where you can set yourself up for the day, camera at the ready to capture the wildlife stopping by for a drink and a splash. You can choose to prepare your own meals, with the assistance of your dedicated host in your chalet; or visit The Deli which stocks a selection of pre-prepared and freshly cooked meals. Alternatively, you can choose from a range of three-course, in-chalet dining experiences, expertly prepared by the on-site chef.


At a glance

  • Six tented chalets under thatch

  • Private plunge pool and firepit

  • Dedicated safari vehicle

  • Flexible schedule

AF Zambia South Luangwa National Park Kukaya Lounge and Dining

  • Bilimungwe Bushcamp South Luangwa drive

    Game Drives

    With your own dedicated vehicle, you can embark on safaris for as long or as short as you prefer. South Luangwa is known for its excellent populations of wildlife like lions, leopards, elephants and much more.

  • Bilimungwe Bushcamp South Luangwa walks

    Safari Walks

    South Luangwa is the original home of the walking safari, so it's only fitting that many of your outings will be on foot, led by some of the best guides in the business.

  • AF Zambia South Luangwa National Park Kukaya Hide


    Kukaya's hides are perfectly positioned to make the most of the surroundings and are the ideal spot to while away an afternoon.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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