Nkwali

Reviews of Nkwali

Excellent(95%) From 98 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 98 of our travellers who have visited Nkwali, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Prof & Mrs C - Derbyshire
Arrived on: 10-Jan-2014 Stayed for: 15 nights
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Excellent as always

Our ninth stay at this camp. Excellent as always. The guides knowledge is excellent. They cover everything - birds, trees, flowers and animals.

Nothing is too much trouble. The food is well prepared and the waiters very polite and efficient.

The rooms are well prepared and the bathrooms very roomy. The mosquito nets need careful inspection to ensure they have no holes. Also that there is a bedside table on each of the bed. We had to get one from the bathroom area as there was only one.

A well run camp.

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Mr M and Ms T from London
Arrived on: 3-Nov-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent camp and safari

Very professional team both in the camp and on safari

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Dr B & Ms B from Horsham
Arrived on: 26-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nkwali review

Excellent guiding from Fred and a lot of animals to be seen including leopards two nights running. Fred almost seemed to have a telephathic connection with leopards as he knew exactly where to find them and what they were going to do! Quite a lot of other vehicles in that part of South Luangwa.

Rooms very comfortable and nicely furnished but limited storage space - fine for two nights but not longer. Problem with no water when first arrived which took several hours to fix - initial attempt led to mud shower! Very apologetic staff who were going to move us if problem persisted.

Food very good - especially the buffet lunches which were exceptional.

Good eating and sitting areas. Potentially nice swimming pool which was full of green water and would have been more appetising if it had been treated.

Manager very helpful - eg brought along laptop so could download pictures onto hard drive.

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Dr K from Baldock
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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first night at Nkwali

This is somewhat of a blur compared to the others as I was still recvering from the overnight flight. The room i was given was a family room, so I had 4 showers to choose from for example! It had a lovely outlook over the river and was very quiet. It was fairly close to the main part but did need an escort at night The catch on the door didnt work well. It is a bit inconvenient to have to remember to put your things away from the baboons. I was only there one night so did not get to know thestaff. I liked the drums for meal times as you didnt have to keep check ing your watch.

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Dr G & Dr E - Cambridgeshire
Arrived on: 7-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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nkwali review

Lovely position, friendly staff, well organised.

Activities were very productive and the pontoon allows access to the park without using the main gate (although the water levels were so low - we drove across). Amazing leopard sightings. As the lodge was not full, we had several private game drives, which was a bonus.

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Mr & Mrs F - Newbury
Arrived on: 28-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A near perfect finish to our holiday

Hard to fault, lovely location, spacious rooms and a very well managed camp

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Mr & Mrs P - Derbyshire
Arrived on: 26-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Delightful stay at Nkwali

We were made extremely welcome and we were touched by the way our anniversary was recognised.

Like all other guests we were treated like royalty!

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Mr S & Ms B from Birmingham
Arrived on: 22-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nkwali-a great start to our trip

We were met at Mfuwe airport and the transfer to Nkwali was also a game drive.

The 5 chalets were well spaced, and we really liked that they were fully open at the front with good views overlooking the river. (There was a rule not to walk in front of the chalets to ensure privacy). They were large, spacious and airy. The front was closed at night with low railings and a curtain. Rooms had sockets for charging batteries.

The dining area was by a small lagoon – lunch was spent watching a large number of elephants coming to drink, bathe and wallow in the mud.

Food was excellent. We do not eat meat – staff knew this (although we always check when we arrive) and we were very well catered for.

Game drives were in open vehicles, giving a great view, and they were never “overfilled” – i.e. not more than 2 guests to a row.

Guiding and game viewing was excellent. Chilumba was knowledgeable and considerate. He knew about the behaviour of the animals and interpreted this well for us. He understood about the importance of the light for photography, and positioned the vehicle to account for this.

There was a rule that not more than three vehicles should be at a sighting, and this appeared to be obeyed (for example at a leopard viewing). However for a lot of the time, no other vehicles were seen (for example, we went back to the leopard in the afternoon and spent about 25 minutes with it without seeing another vehicle).

When we transferred from Nkwali, we went via the main gate area, where it was busier, but there was still excellent game viewing.

We really enjoyed our stay at Nkwali Camp – it was an excellent start to the trip.

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Mrs D from Ireland
Arrived on: 15-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nkwali, Perfect start to my trip in Zambia

Beautiful spacious accommodation with extremely comfortable beds!

Great wildlife sightings from the 1st evening drive (including 1 leopard with his kill in a tree, Big male lion, elephants, giraffes, a Sharpe's Grysbok etc etc...!). Brilliant wildlife activity around the camp during siesta time.. right in front of the rooms along the river or around the waterhole close to the dining room.

Professional & knowledgeable staff. I also enjoyed the walks.

Loved the gentle drumming in the mornings.. great food and overall, excellent attention to details

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Ms A & Mr B from Kent
Arrived on: 10-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Nkwali camp has a great position

We were only there a very short time on way to mobile safari so difficult to form much of a view

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