South Luangwa National Park
Nkwali Camp is built on the banks of the Luangwa River under a grove of shady Mahogany, Ebony and Sausage trees’. The camp is owned and run by Robin Pope Safaris and is one of the closest camps to Mfuwe Airport that overlooks South Luangwa National Park. While not situated within the park game sightings are no less spectacular.
An open-sided thatched main guest area building has a large wooden deck from which to survey the river and passing wildlife. There area number of very comfortable sitting areas for relaxing or enjoying the small reference library and the camp’s bar – this is the place to gather for pre-dinner drinks and swap stories of the day’s wildlife sightings.
Across a manicured lawn and next to the camp’s waterhole is a thatched dining area that is under the shade of an old and majestic Jackalberry tree. Dinners at Nkwali are sublime made with fresh ingredients and local flavors by a very passionate team. There is a swimming pool around which are comfortable sun-loungers that provide a delicious place to relax between your safari excitement.
Nkwali Camp has six stone-and-thatch chalets that all have views over the Luangwa River and the national park on the other side. With high ceilings and concrete floors the rooms are spacious and cool during the warmer summer months and surprisingly warm during winder.
All the chalets are open at the front so you can lie back on your bed and still have great views of the river and bush. There is very good game viewing from the camp as animals are constantly coming to the river to drink. Each evening while you are having dinner staff will lower your mosquito net and prepare your room for your return. A large en-suite bathroom features twin vanity basins and a double shower that is open to the skies.
Children 7 years and older are welcome at Nkwali and if you are travelling as a family with children under 16, your second child stays free.
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If you would like to learn more about this magnificent park for your safari to Africa, donate or get involved, then read up about Conservation South Luangwa.