Nsolo Bush Camp lies lazily on the banks of the Luwi River, nestled in the heart of Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park. Established in 1987 by Norman Carr, Nsolo owes much of its esteemed reputation to the legendary Shaddy Nkhoma – the renowned guide of the wild. It is here that pampered luxury meets exceptional knowledge, and where guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to ways to experience the African bush at its best. Birders will be delighted to learn that Nsolo is the name for the prolific indigenous honey bird that thrives in the area.Read More

This is a camp with a difference: a peaceful refuge that is, essentially, a walking camp. Remotely situated, with very limited road access, Nsolo’s philosophy is that to get to the heart of Africa, you need to feel the earth, smell the scents, survey the sky and silence – preferably on foot. It’s the closest you can possibly get to Mother Nature, but short night drives are offered too, allowing guests to absorb the essence of Africa in any way they choose.

Four luxurious chalets on raised wooden decks with private verandas are open-fronted to ensure that you are one with the landscape beyond, while canvas curtains allow you privacy, should you want it. Utilising locally sourced materials in a beautiful way, all four chalets also overlook  a waterhole. Just imagine … a cocktail in hand, quenching your thirst as the wildlife quenches theirs; before grazing, as the wild life beyond, on memorable meals prepared al fresco. The central area, chitenje, also offers an intimate bar, dining area and library.

The Luwi river area is renowned for lion spotting, and many prides use the riverbed to confront rival prides, locate prey and drink. Wild dogs, elusive as they are known to be, are prevalent here too.

If your quest is to awaken your senses to the sights and sounds of Africa, look no further, as Nsolo’s ample wildlife offerings, moon-lit waters and vast skies all team up to bring you the bounty of this continent – in abundance.

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Time + Tide Nsolo Suites

One of the most historical camps in Zambia, Time + Tide Nsolo Camp is the quintessential barefoot luxury experience. With a design inspired by its intimate riverside setting, it is a haven of comfort amid the wild setting. Lounge on your shady private deck, watching the daily parade of wildlife visiting the permanent river lagoon. Between game drives, relax into the cosy ambiance of the camp, listening to the resident hippo pod and watching kingfishers hover and dip delicately over the water’s surface. There is no thrill like hearing the lions calling all night, then heading out at first light to track them through the bush. Come, join us in this wild land and awaken your inner explorer.THE SUITES+ 5 suites – one bedroom, one bathoom+ Open air bathroom and outdoor shower+ Private deck overlooking the bush+ Double or twin configuration+ Solar power, British three pin plugs in main lounge+ No wifi and phone signal+ Main lodge – dining area, lounge, bar and campfireNEED TO KNOW+ Open 20 May to 31 October+ Minimum age 12+ 2 hour game drive transfer from Mfuwe