We are just back from Zambia and the whole trip was fantastic. Nkwali was our first stop and so we were not sure what to expect. Greg and all of his staff were fantastic, such a warm welcome,
and the camp exceeded our expectations. The tent was beautifully appointed with fantastic views
over the Luangwa river, which was low at this time of the year. The outdoor bathroom was very nice, and although personally I would probably prefer an indoor one, that does just not seem to happen in safari camps! The camp was beautifully set out and very artfully designed, with different eating and drinking spots. The food was delicious. Our safari drives were just the best, the leopard sighting with Chilumba was brilliant.
We also loved the swimming pool, it was exceptionally hot while we were there, and we spent a very happy afternoon between safaris watching elephants in the lagoon, just a few metres away from us. Also a lovely warthog, who spent ages trying to improve his appearance with mud !
We didn't see lions while we were there, but weren't worried as we were staying next at Tena Tena, where we had heard there were lots of them. The wildlife in South Luangwa was amazing, the animals seemed so relaxed, giving ample opportunities for great viewings, and we only saw a handful of other vehicles in all the time we were there.
We were very sad to leave, and would have no hesitation in recommending Nkwali.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nkwali Camp is small, taking only 12 guests, with a great atmosphere. The rooms on the banks of the Luangwa River have ensuite bathrooms with showers open to the skies. The hippos will serenade the dinner on the deck during moonlit dinners and elephant will feed outside the rooms at night. Open all year we boat directly into the park. Robin Pope Safaris has highly trained guides, new vehicles and a ratio of one guide/vehicle per 4 guests. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Nkwali Camp Hotel South Luangwa National Park
- Nkwali Camp Zambia/South Luangwa National Park