Nkwali is located on a private stretch of land, overlooking the South Luangwa National Park. The area surrounding Nkwali is superb game viewing country, with a beautiful area of ebony woodland and open grasslands.
Guests staying here can often see as much wildlife around the camp as they do on game drives into the Park itself, including leopard, lion and occasionally wild dog.
The area is also particularly good for the Thornicroft giraffe (an endemic species), and elephants also regularly cross the Luangwa River or come to the waterhole near the thatched dining room.
Although the camp is just outside the National Park, the game drive vehicles access the Park by either by boat (2 minutes) or via the camp's pontoon (10 minutes away).
The main bridge across the river to the Park is also only 15 minutes away.
This particular area of the Park is accessible all year and so the game is very relaxed and used to the vehicles. This gives great photographic opportunities as the game allows the vehicles to get close.
The 6 chalets are large, cool and spacious, with a great view of the river. The front of the room is open during the day and then closed by grill doors at night. The en-suite bathroom has double sinks and showers, which are open to the skies during the dry season.
The main bar area, right on the edge of the Luangwa riverbanks, is built around a huge ebony tree with fantastic views of the river and across to the park. The main open deck is wonderful for moonlit dinners, and the dining room is a simple thatched structure, by the lagoon but guests will rarely eat meals there - they are served under the trees by the lagoon or the river, on the deck, or even in the bush.
Featured Special Offer saf-04778
Stay at Nkwali Camp for 3+ nights unitl the end of 2019 and the return flights from Lusaka-Mfuwe-Lusaka will be complimentary.
Special offers for longer stays or when booked as part of a longer itinerary may apply - details on request.
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All meals; Park fees; shared game viewing activities; laundry; bar drinks; inter-camp transfers; and transfers to/from Mfuwe Airport are included.
Children aged 7 years and older are welcome. Rates available on request.
All of the holidays we prepare are tailor-made, but this might give you an idea of how Nkwali Camp can be included in you own dream holiday.
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South Luangwa National Park
South Luangwa National Park
Lower Zambezi National Park
Stanley Safari Lodge
Victoria Falls - Zambia
Combining 3 properties from the famous Robin Pope Safaris portfolio, this itinerary will ensure an unforgettable safari holiday. You will experience the wonders of Africa's secluded wilderness, the outstanding wildlife, including leopard, lion, elephant, giraffe, zebra, buffalo, wild dog, hippo, to name a few; more than 450 species of birds, as well as the mighty Victoria Falls.
This is a 10 night itinerary including South Luangwa National Park, Lower Zambezi National Park and Victoria Falls - Zambia.
*Prices are per person and are based on today's exchange rates. Exchange rates are subject to change and are updated daily.
Prices exclude international flights - ask us if you would like to include these.
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General Information For Guests
The chalets have bamboo woven walls and thatch roofs and open up to magnificent views of the river. The chalets also have open air en-suite bathrooms.
The camp is open all year round.
Activities include walking safaris, day and night game drives, seasonal boat safaris (end of December /January to around April), cultural/village tours, visits to the local markets and Tribal Textiles.
Payments for any extras can be paid for in cash (local currency, US dollars, Euro or British Pounds) or by Visa credit card.
The camp runs off mains electricity. Tap water is from a bore hole and is safe for drinking, but bottled water is also provided at the camp free of charge.
The camp is a 40 minute road transfer from Mfuwe Airport. Throughout the year there is direct access from the camp to the Park by boat or vehicle. During the dry months the camp operates a pontoon into the more southern part of the area. When the river is at its lowest you can drive directly across the river from Nkwali.
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