Nkwali

Reviews of Nkwali

Excellent(95%) From 103 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 103 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.
The woodpeckers from Kingston upon Thames
Arrived on: 7-Jun-2008 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Nkwali review

It was a wonderful place. the staff are so knowledgable and great fun. the atmosphere was quite informal and that suited us. The staff who work in the camp were excellent and I think it is a testament to the way Robin and Jo Pope run Nkwali - in fact it was just super.

We went on a number of walking safaris as well as in the jeep and it was just fascinating to learn so much about the animals in this regard. who would have thought that Lion Dung would be interesting!

I would highly recommend Nkwali as a destination - we didn't want to leave!

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Ms L from Boston
Arrived on: 29-May-2008 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nkwali

Nkwali was fun. Very lively and social.

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Mr & Mrs G from Kent
Arrived on: 20-Dec-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nikwali was a superb place to start our safar

Starting with Dave and his team at Lusaka airport, they were excellent. Liz was late arriving from Heathrow, and they sped her through immigration and customs in order to make (just) the connection to Mfuwe.

RPS were just excellent. The guys at Nikwali set the standard for the rest of the holiday. We really couldn't fault anything. Everyone, including Robin himself, were so relaxed and welcoming. It was a great place to unwind and immerse yourself in Africa - with all the creature comforts of course!

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The Otters from Somerset
Arrived on: 19-Dec-2007 Stayed for: 5 nights
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A first class safari at Nkwali

We were looked after so well in every way possible at Nkwali and nothing was too much trouble. The food was absolutely first class and the breakfast toast over the charcoal brazier is the best in the world.

Everyone we met there was very friendly and helpful from the top man Robin Pope who gave us a tour of the camp garden to the boys who helped around the place. Our guide Bertame was very knowledgable particularly about birdlife and we had some great game drives.

Nkwali is a top place to stay and to enjoy the South Luangwa even when it is raining!

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Mrs Genet from Manchester
Arrived on: 28-Nov-2007 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Excellent - all aspects

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Mrs Genet from Manchester
Arrived on: 17-Nov-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Nkwali review

Phantastic attention to detail - as usual. The guiding is truly excellent.

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Mrs M Glasgow
Arrived on: 30-Oct-2007 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Fantastic start to our honeymoon

We both really enjoyed our stay at Nkwali Camp we felt it was a great way to start our honeymoon and a great experience of safari.

Our rooms were really nice and spacious and we had a fantastic view. The food was varied and delicious and the camp took consideration of our food preferences in advance. Nikwali Camp had a really welcoming atmosphere and we felt very at home. Our experiences of both day and evening drives was excellent, our guides were helpful, patient and explained so much.

We had the opportunity to tailor some of our activities which we enjoyed. Brendan acted as our guide for the most part and made us feel very at home and took the time to explain everything we encountered which greatly aided our appreciation of the area and the wildlife.

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Ms C Dorset
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
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First day in Zambia at Nkwali

We only spent one night at the camp so it was difficult to make any generalisations, but the service, food, accommodation and friendliness of the staff all came up to our expectations.

The Safari House far exceeded our idea of what it would be like & we'll probably never stay anywhere as luxurious again!

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Mrs R Bristol
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Nkwali - review

We loved Nkwali - the location is spectacular and the staff are all so helpful, attentive, kind and good fun. This was our first trip to anywhere in Africa and they did so much not only to make it positively memorable but also to make us want to come back!

The accommodation was roomy and comfortable and was everything we could have wished for. The drives were fantastic, with our guide, Brendan, doing everything to ensure that we got the best possible opportunities to see and experience all that was available. We had a ball!

We spent one lovely afternoon in the pool, which added to the feeling of restfulness pervading the whole place. How they achieve this in such a busy schedule is amazing - but we never felt rushed or pressured - the sense of humour of all the staff and commitment to the visitors makes it all such a pleasure.

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Mr A Llwynmoch
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 1 nights
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A nice camp

only had one night here. The camp and accommodation is beautiful although having come from nsefu sector first it felt very much like your back to civilisation - Much more traffic as it is nearer park gate, overhead power lines and man made road surfaces/bridges.

In retrospect I think one night is too short a stay in any one camp although appreciate it was closer to the airport for flight the next morning.

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