Nkwali Camp (South Luangwa National Park) Zambia
Nkwali is located on Robin Pope's private land,
overlooking the South Luangwa National Park. The land is
superb game viewing country, with a beautiful area of ebony
woodland and open grasslands. Elephants regularly cross the
Luangwa, seen from the bar, or come to the waterhole near
the thatched dining room.
The camp enjoys a lovely setting overlooking a wide bend
in the Luangwa River and has easy access to the game-rich
Mfuwe Sector of the South Luangwa National Park, via bridge
and pontoon. The Mfuwe Sector is South Luangwa's most easily
accessible region, and Nkwali is open longer than most South
Luangwa camps (April through December). The private land on
which the camp is located is blessed with a lovely ebony
woodland as well as open grass plains and wildlife around
the camp is plentiful. Mfuwe is the most famous sector of
the South Luangwa National Park and it offers arguably the
best opportunities within the Park of seeing leopard and
South Luangwa Valley's endemic species of giraffe, the
Thornicroft's Giraffe. General game-viewing in the Mfuwe
sector is excellent, and is what earned the South Luangwa
Valley its reputation as Zambia's premier safari
Nkwali accommodates a maximum of twelve guests in six
cool and spacious A-frame chalets, constructed of woven
bamboo and thatch. Each chalet has its own enormous open-air
en-suite bathroom constructed primarily of molded clay.
Thick cotton towels and an assortment of Imperial Leather
and Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries are a luxurious touch.
The common areas are also breezy and capacious. The bar
is creatively built around an enormous ebony tree and the
separate dining area overlooks a small lagoon which often
attracts elephants and bushbuck to drink.
Activities / Wildlife
Activities at Nkwali Camp are very much focused on the
Mfuwe Sector's abundance of wildlife, with game drives in
open safari vehicles being the mainstay.
Guests are taken out in the specially adapted four wheel
drive vehicles by qualified and knowledgeable professional
guides. Guided night drives are also conducted, with the
opportunity to see various of the nocturnal species that
take over once the sun has set.
South Luangwa game walks, considered by many to be the
best in Southern Africa, are led by a qualified guide and
accompanied by an armed game scout, offer an even more
intimate bush experience.
From $490 per person per night sharing. Please contact us
for a quote and suggested itinerary.