Nkwali

Reviews of Nkwali

Excellent(95%) From 108 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 108 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.
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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Mr & Mrs H from Swansea
Arrived on: 21-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A comfortable stay at Nkwali

A very comfortable way to spend the last two nights of our trip.

A very comfortable stay.The cuisine here was excellent as it had been in the other R.Pope camp ,Tena Tena.We were most impressed with Rocky's walking-guiding.We learnt many knew things about the bush after many trips to Africa.We had a memorable final evening to our trip as we stayed in camp and were treated to a bottle of champagne as we watched the sun go down.

Claire,of Expert Africa had put together awonderful trip.we are already researching our return to Luangwa.
















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Mr & Mrs C from Herts
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nkwali review

A very warm welcome from Fran and all the team. Our guide (Obi) was excellent, adding to our knowledge at all times. His guided walk was amazing and we had complete confidence in his knowledge of animal behaviour particularly when we came upon a large herd of buffalo!
We loved sitting by the lagoon during the siesta and watching animals coming to drink or wallow.

Crossing the river by pontoon was a new experience and we were the last people this season to cross to Nsefu by boat as the river was then low enough to drive across.

It was a shame that the pool was out of action due to the filtering system breaking down.

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Peacocks/LC
Arrived on: 3-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Brief stop at Nkwali

We only stayed one night at Nkwali before moving on to Nsefu.

The trip to South Luangwa was exhausting. Nkwali provided a comfortable bed, then we moved on the next morning.

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Gorilla-trekkers from Surrey
Arrived on: 21-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nkwali Camp, Mfuwe

This camp is located just across the river and outside the town of Mfuwe. Having been on 10 or 12 safari trips before and wishing for the safari experience I am sorry to say that this camp is just a bit too near civilisation and not as nicely located or in as good an a idealised safari location as any of the other 5 lodges we stayed at on this trip. That said it is a very nice lodge and very efficiently run by and has good staff. The camp manager while we were there was the camp manager who fills in for the normal managers who are on holiday and looked after us well and I am sure does a good job wherever she is located.

The camp is located outside the National Park but just across the river from it, which could have been a problem meaning driving along to the town of Mfuwe and crossing via the road bridge but they have a very efficient system. Having obtained permission to run a motor boat, they cross the river in the boat to get you efficiently to the safari vehicles which are normally left on the sand bank across the river from the lodge and you begin your safari within 10 minutes of leaving camp. Also there's a ferry down river where you can be pulled across by wire so occasionally, and if they require one of the safari vehicles on the camp side of the river this can be utilised.

They do really look after you here and the food is very good. The game viewing is good in the park, but some of the areas and roads are a little bit more used and well maintained than on the average bush experience in S Luangwa National park. They organised a very nice sun downer reception, with champagne and canapes, for us as it was close to our wedding anniversary date.

We did have good game viewing of the usual antelope, lions, leopards, elephants, giraffe, etc.

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Mrs & Mr H - Connecticut
Arrived on: 19-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nkwali review

The guides at Nkwali were top notch. The staff accomodated an all day safari which was terrific! The food was fantastic too.

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