Nkwali Camp

Founded by a local Zambian family who have been in the business of providing unforgettable safari holidays since 1985, Nkwali Camp sits on a bend in the mighty Luangwa River, which winds its way through the South Luangwa National Park. To ensure intimacy of experience, there are just 6 guest chalets to be found here, with rustic thatched roofs, open-air ensuite bathrooms and beds swathed in silky mosquito netting.

At the heart of Nkwali Camp sits an enormous ebony tree around which a bar is built. There is also an atmospheric dining hut and swimming pool where guests are often treated to the sight of elephants coming down the the river to drink.

Things to do at Nkwali Camp include walking safaris – a must in the South Luangwa region, game drives undertaken during the day and at night, as well as visits to local villages or the market. You can also tour a textile workshop where you can pick up unique souvenirs. In the emerald season, boating can be enjoyed with birding being particularly outstanding in these months.

Location

How to get to Nkwali Camp

From Mfuwe International Airport, Nkwali Camp is around 40 minutes by vehicle, passing through vibrant villages and a number of great gameviewing areas.

Activities at Nkwali Camp

  • Walking safaris
  • Game drives day and night
  • Local village or school visits
  • Tribal textiles tour
  • Boating (seasonal)

Nkwali Camp Highlights

  • A wonderful bush camp established by a well-respected family-owned safari business
  • Small and intimate to ensure a personalised wildlife experience
  • Easy access to the neighbouring South Luangwa National Park by vehicle or by boat
  • Offering a great mix of gameviewing and cultural activities
  • Opportunities for exceptional wildlife sightings even from the swimming pool

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Accommodation

Below are some of our preferred tented camps and lodges in the South Luangwa region. Please contact us to tailor accommodation options to suit the style of your trip and your budget.

Bilimungwe Bushcamp

Set in the remote southern reaches of South Luangwa National Park, this beautiful, well-shaded property overlooks a trio of waterholes frequented by a plethora of birds and wildlife.

Chamilandu Bushcamp

Chamilandu Bushcamp is a collection of three handsome treehouses, whose lofty positions provide bird’s eye views of the wildlife attracted to the cool waters of the Luangwa River.

Chikoko Trails Camps

Chikoko Trails comprises of two small, exclusive bush camps in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park that are accessible only on a walking safari.

Chindeni Bushcamp

At the edge of a permanent hippo-filled oxbow lagoon, Chindeni Bushcamp is named for the magnificent hills which provide the campsite with a breathtaking backdrop.

Chinzombo Camp

Award-winning Chinzombo Camp is set on 60 private, pristine acres with prime views over the Luangwa River whose banks teem with all manner of game.

Kaingo Camp

Kaingo Camp sits in the heart of prime gameviewing country - on the banks of the Luangwa River deep within the South Luangwa National Park.

Kakuli Bush Camp

Meaning “old buffalo bull” - a nickname given to Norman Carr by the people of the Luangwa Valley, Kakuli Bush Camp is the only true bush camp open during Zambia’s green season.

Kapamba Bushcamp

Nestled on a forested riverbank, Kapamba Bushcamp offers some of the best gameviewing in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park.

Kuyenda Bushcamp

Kuyenda Bushcamp is a very special safari camp built by a dried up river in a very unspoilt sector of Zambia's wild South Luangwa National Park.

Luangwa River Camp

Depending on the time of year, guests at Luangwa River Camp have the privilege of accessing some of the South Luangwa National Park’s most prolific game areas by boat or by vehicle.

Luwi Bush Camp

Secluded Luwi Bush Camp nestles beneath enormous shade trees near a hippo-filled lagoon in Zambia's prolific South Luangwa National Park.

Mchenja Camp

Mchenja Camp is a luxurious tented camp set on a very picturesque bend in the Luangwa River. It forms an ideal starting or end point for a walking safari throughout the pristine Zambian bush.

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Zambia Overview

Why should I travel to Zambia?
Apart from being the site of the magnificent Victoria Falls, Zambia also offers game-rich wildlife parks that are relatively unspoiled by mass tourism. For the more adventurous, there are walking safaris and canoeing trips along the Zambezi River.

What is the climate like in Zambia?
There are 3 distinct seasons – cool and dry from May-July (23°-25°C) but cold at night, hot and dry from August-October (30°-40°C), and warm and wet from November-April (28°-35°C).

What can I combine Zambia with?
Zambia is best combined with its closest neighbours such as Botswana and Zimbabwe – which both offer amazing scenery and wildlife. South Africa is another option, where you can explore picturesque Cape Town, Table Mountain and the Cape Winelands.

How to get to Zambia?
There are regular flights daily from Johannesburg in South Africa to the Zambian capital of Lusaka, where you can board connecting flights to a range of safari camps. There are also regular flights from Johannesburg into Livingstone, a large town close to the Victoria Falls.

USA – There are no direct flights to Lusaka from the United States. The best connections are via Johannesburg, UAE or Nairobi.

UK/EU – Again there are no direct flights into Lusaka from anywhere in Europe. The best connections are via Johannesburg, UAE or Nairobi.

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