South Luangwa Nat Park
About Nkwali Camp
Nkwali Safari Camp, on the banks of the Luangwa River in the South Luangwa National Park, is both an intimate camp and the private home of Robin and Jo Pope. Open all year, it embodies much of the thinking that has made Robin and Jo's company, Robin Pope Safaris, among the most respected operators in all Africa.
Nkwali accommodates a maximum of twelve guests in six cool and spacious A-frame chalets, constructed of woven bamboo and thatch. Each chalet has its own enormous open-air en-suite bathroom constructed primarily of molded clay. Thick cotton towels and an assortment of Imperial Leather and Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries are a luxurious touch.
The common areas are also breezy and capacious. The bar is creatively built around an enormous ebony tree and the separate dining area overlooks a small lagoon which often attracts elephants and bushbuck to drink.
Activities at Nkwali Camp are very much focused on the Mfuwe Sector's abundance of wildlife, with game drives in open safari vehicles being the mainstay. Guests are taken out in the specially adapted four-wheel-drive vehicles by qualified and knowledgeable professional guides. Guided night drives are also conducted, with the opportunity to see various nocturnal species that take over once the sun has set. South Luangwa game walks, considered by many to be the best in Southern Africa, are led by a qualified guide and accompanied by an armed game scout, offer an intimate bush experience.
Nkwali Camp Map
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling