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.
Mrs T. & Mr S. from Ohio - USA
Arrived on: 28-Jun-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Leopard at first sight

Nkwali was the first stop on our Zambia safari, and what an introduction it was! Everything was perfect from the moment we were picked up at Mfuwe airport. The camp was beautiful, the food was excellent, and the staff paid attention to every little detail. We couldn't have asked for anything more. A special thanks again to our excellent guide Jacob!

Although we had heard about the wildlife at South Luangwa, we didn't have any expectations. We believe that the biggest joy comes from surprise, and we were definitely rewarded. On our first afternoon game drive we already saw a leopard, and more would follow in the coming days. Elephants visiting the camp, giraffes strolling along the road, hyaenas feeding on a buffalo, hippos in abundance, zebras, impalas, puku were just some of what we saw during our stay.

On our last morning during breakfast we watched a male lion strolling along the river banks of the Luangwa. What a wonderful farewell!

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Mr & Mrs B from Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 17-Jun-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Beautiful Nkwali

Lovely setting. Friendly staff and really knowledgable guide. Very well organised. Really happy and stimulating experience.

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Mr. & Mrs W-J from Nottingham
Arrived on: 9-Jun-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nkwali review

We arrived late after Proflight delayed the flight from Lusaka to Mfuwe for over an hour for reasons which never became clear. However RPS were waiting for us on arrival and got us to camp in time to have a late dinner and chat around the fire with other guests. Thanks to Ton for the champagne in the room.

Rooms remained little changed since our last visit, (in fact we were in the same one as last time) but it is now possible to open out the front to sit on small patio area which we liked. There had been some changes to the camp, most notably the moving of the swimming pool. We thought the new pool was much less inviting than the old one although it does have the advantage that guests are not required to be accompanied to the pool and back. Food was as good as ever; on our second night we were the only guests so had a private dinner on the deck.

Fred took us out on our drives; sadly the cats were hiding but we saw fascinating elephant and giraffe activity and lots of the usual suspects as well as some good birds. There were a lot more tsetses than we remembered at this time of year.

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Mrs L & Mrs T - Norwich
Arrived on: 1-Jun-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Baboons at Nkwali

The Lodge was superb in every way. The setting was wonderful and we were entertained every day by baboons, birds in the lagoon and the occasional elephant; and of course noises in the night of hippos munching outside the tent.

All the staff were so helpful and friendly, special mention of Chilumba our guide and Greg, the host. It was especially good to have our meals together with the guides and so have the opportunity to get to know them and Zambia better.

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Mr T - Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 28-Mar-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Leopard at last!

My 12 day safari ended with a night back at Nkwali, and a very enjoyable morning drive with Julius which finally resulted in a classic view of a young leopard stretched out on a tree branch, and two magnificent male Kudu. A very good ending to almost two weeks in the bush in a lovely part of Africa.

Again, all the staff at Nkwali ensured a really pleasant stay.

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Mr R from Warsaw
Arrived on: 23-Mar-2013 Stayed for: 6 nights
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Nkwali review

All of the staff were very good but in particular my guide Julius and the camp hostess Christobel. They really made me feel at home as a single traveler.

The only downside I experienced was the 30 minute drive to access the park through the main gate in order to explore new areas of the park. Game was a bit sparse, particularly carnivores, but I saw everything I expected to see while I was there.

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Mr T - Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 18-Mar-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A great start

I was offered Robin's House so that I would not be disturbed by building work on the main camp pool. I thought this was a very thoughtful gesture by RPS, and appreciated it.

I was looked after during my stay by Christobel and Obi, and both could not have done more to make sure everything went well.

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Mr & Mrs N from Sweden
Arrived on: 7-Feb-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Leopard experience

Most professional game drives. We especially enjoyed seeing the leopards!

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Mr P - Nottingham
Arrived on: 22-Nov-2012 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Nkwali review

Much better than expected in every way. The staff were all brilliant.

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The OR family from Ireland
Arrived on: 20-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Really lovely place.

Nkwali was a great place to start the trip.

The rooms are fab with great views of the river. The staff were all lovely, very helpful.

We had Rocky as our guide while there and he was great. Really made the trip for us.

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