Kutandala Camp (GPS: KUTAND) was started in June 2001 on the south bank of the Mwaleshi River by Rod Tether and his (now) wife, Guz. Rod knows the park exceptionally well, having first guided in the Luangwa Valley in 1989; for several years he ran mobile trips to the North Park, and after that guided from Tafika and Mwaleshi. Guz's speciality is conjuring faultless cuisine from minute grass huts with open fires – remarkable stuff! The food and hospitality are excellent.
Together Rod and Guz spend about five months of every year here, in one of the valley's smallest bushcamps. Each of the four simple chalets is built of grass and poles, with an en-suite flush toilet and a hot shower under the sky. Each also has a wide veranda overlooking the Mwaleshi River, and the camp has a small library of books near the bar. Kutandala takes a maximum of six people at any one time – a good number for a walk!
Breakfast and dinner are stylishly served under the sky, but the main point of Kutandala is to explore the park with Rod on foot. It's strictly a walking camp and most visitors stay here for 4–5 nights. Note that Kutandala is often included on trips marketed by Robin Pope Safaris, and the only easy way to get here is with a flight transfer; Kutandala is about 50 minutes' drive from Lubonga Airstrip.