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 destination.
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.