The inimitable Nkwali is shaded by tall indigenous trees and overlooks the serene Luangwa River. This popular safari camp is set on private land just outside the South Luangwa National Park, and it offers both adventure and relaxation, while being easily accessible from Zambia’s Mfuwe Airport. Thanks to its remarkable location, the camp is perfectly suited to couples, groups as well as families – or even the intrepid solo traveler. Nkwali’s six exquisite thatched chalets are furnished with beautiful bamboo woven walls, feature en suite open-air bathrooms, and boast breathtaking views of the nearby river.
When not exploring the wildlife offering here, guests can relax in the main area with its comfy lounge and library; or unwind in the pool, on the deck or, as night sets, around a crackling campfire. The unique Nkwali Bar is built around a giant ebony tree while dinners are a truly exceptional experience. Afterwards, there’s also the added bonus of falling asleep to the sound of hippos.
The private land on which Nkwali is situated is game rich and well suited to game drives and walking safaris. While Nkwali Camp is not within South Luangwa National Park, access to the park is possible by boat or pontoon. Nkwali Camp offers a personalized safari experience, with flexibility regarding activities. Both day and night game drives are offered in open 4×4 vehicles, lead by knowledgeable, experienced guides.
Interesting guided walking safaris are also available, bringing visitors even closer to nature – accompanied by an armed National Park scout. When conditions permit it, guests can be treated to exploration by boat, and sightings of Elephant, hippo, buffalo, lion, leopard and many more wild animals are par for the course – even from the camp.
The area also plays host to hundreds of bird species, making it a bird watcher’s utopia.
Apart from the experience of the African bush and the exploration of wildlife, guests are given the unique opportunity to encounter cultural facets of Africa by visiting a local village and market – meaning that Nkwali Camp offers a truly authentic, comprehensive and enjoyable safari experience.
- Game Drives
- Walking Safari