Kalulu goes to Lake of Stars 2014

Kalulu goes to Lake of Stars

Kalulu Backpackers are once again running a road trip from Lusaka to the Lake of Stars music festival in Malawi. Spaces are limited so don’t miss out. Contact us for more details






Happy Halloween

Hope you’re all having some spooky fun tonight.

Happy Halloween from everyone at Kalulu Backpackers Hostel in Lusaka.

Chipolopolo gooooooaaaal!

Its a victory bikini braii party at Kalulu Backpackers starting @13:00 through in time for the Uganda vs Zambia break or make game.The party continues after the game.come and cool off in our lovely clean pool,free braii and lots of Music by GAP SOUNDS on the house.free drink for every goal scored by our copper boys.Cash bar:)… swim at your own risk,dont use alcohol as a for life jackets and remember the rescue team will be too drunk to rescue u:)….Caution! Kalulu’s don’t swim and they hate water

Check out our fab new mozzie nets

Mosquito nets in the dorm at Kalulu Backpackers Lusaka

We’re lovin’ our new mozzie nets here at Kalulu Backpackers Lusaka and much thanks to Tack Toria Designers for custom making them for us. Let us know what you think.

So far we only have them in the six-bed mixed dorm, but we hope to have them up in all the dorms soon.

FYI – New Zambian Airport Charges

For anyone who doesn’t already know, the new Aviation Infrastructure and Development Charge was introduced on September 1st.

For Domestic Flights the charge is ZMK 28,000 and for International Flghts its ZMK 56,000, payable at NACL offices at the airport in Zambian Kwacha (ZMK). Currently this charge is not included in the ticket fare.

The airport’s focus is for OSHA safety checklists. For it will be safe as a workplace and for passengers.

The old Departure and Security Tax on Domestic Flights still stands. The charge is  ZMK 58 000 for departures from Lusaka, Ndola, Mfuwe and Livingstone airports at National Airports Company office. A lesser fee is charged from other domestic airports. ZMK 5 000 Departure Tax Payable at Solwezi Airport. The charge is not included in the ticket fare.

Happy flying 🙂


Party Party Party

Lusaka's newest hostel is open one year

It hard to believe folks, but Kalulu Backpackers Lusaka will be open ONE YEAR next week.

To celebrate and thank everyone who has supported us, we’re throwing a bash on Saturday September 29th from 18:00 hrs til late. There will be some food on the braai and a DJ spinning tunes. Whether you’re regular visitor to Kalulu, or one of the ones still wondering what the new hostel in town looks like, drop by and share in the fun. Cash bar only and admission is free.

Safaris in North Luangwa National Park

Kalulu Backpackers Lusaka is very happy to now be able to offer visitors to Zambia the chance to visit North Luangwa National Park, one of the last unspoilt true wilderness areas left in Africa. The park is renowned for its massive herds of buffalo, large prides of lion and numerous other species.

All inclusive packages, with pick up and drop off from Mpika, are now available at the very special price of $455 for a 2 night/3 day safari and $590 for a 3 night/ 4 day safari. Prices are inclusive of  accomodation, 3 meals a day, park entry fees, bed levy and all games drives and walking safaris. Transfers from South Luangwa can be arranged for an extra fee.

The camp closes at the end of October and doesn’t re-open until late May, so don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to fulfil a true return to the wild experience. For further information and available dates please contact us.

South Luangwa Safaris – confirmed departure dates

Hi again folks,

The following are confirmed departure dates for Safaris to South Luangwa in the near future. Contact us for rates and full itineraries:
3 day “taste of Luangwa” – 30 July
4 day “Luangwa Special” – 31 July
4 day “Luangwa Special” – 3 August
4 day “Luangwa Special” – 11 August
4 day “Luangwa Special” – 15 August

Lower Zambezi Canoe Safaris

Hi all,

We have a number of confirmed departure dates for Canoe Safaris in Lower Zambezi in August. If you’d like to join any of these trips or if you’d like some further information and a detailed trip itinerary, just fill out the form on our Tours and Safaris Page and we’ll get back to you.




1 – 4 AUG


3nights 4 days




7 – 9 AUG


2nights 3 days




9 – 12 AUG


3nights 4 days




15 – 18 AUG


3nights 4 days




16 – 18 AUG


2nights 3 days




17 – 20 AUG


3nights 4 days




23 – 26 AUG


3nights 4 days




Island Trail Canoe Safari Departing June 7th 2012

Hi folks. We have a 3 night / 4 day Canoe Safari on the Lower Zambezi departing on June 7th – June 10th. This island hopping safari is a very popular trip for travellers, passing as it does through both Lower Zambezi National Park and the Mana Pools National Park – a world heritage site with some of the highest wildlife concentrations are found on the entire length of the Zambezi River. A combination of fantastic wildlife viewing and stunning scenery make this a trip of a lifetime.

Lower Zambezi Canoe Safari

If you would like to join the safari or would just like some more information you can contact Kalulu Backpackers Lusaka via our website or through our facebook page.