Nkwali

Reviews of Nkwali

Excellent(95%) From 107 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 107 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.
Ms W from Berkley, CA
Arrived on: 29-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Wonderful introduction to Africa at Nkwali

We found the entire camp to be clean, well run and very friendly. All the staff were very attentive with an informal attitude that we found very welcoming.

Lots of diverse and wonderful views of a multitude of different wildlife.

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Dr and Mrs B - Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 28-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nkwali review

Our first visit to Nkwali, and we're sure it won't be our last. Harriet and the team were very welcoming. Kanga was a fabulous guide - very knowledgeable, and friendly, and passionate about all forms of wildlife. The camp is beautifully laid out overlooking the Luangwa river - lots of action both in camp and on the river, including elephants, crocodile and a water monitor at the small waterhole, and baboons and monkeys wandering around.

Varied drives on both sides of the river - lots of lions, hippos, elephant, giraffe, zebra, wilderbeast, warthogs, impala, puku, a couple of good sightings of leopard, one very relaxed walking along a dirt track at night, and the highlight of our whole trip - after watching a few hundred buffalo - a pack of nine wild dog relaxing in a dried out river bed in the mid morning sun spotted on our last morning in the Luangwa Valley. Thank you Kanga!

The rooms are spacious, overlook the river, with plenty of storage space, and double showers and sinks. Mains electricity in all rooms made it easy to charge batteries etc. Highly reommended.

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Mr & Mrs W from Northampton
Arrived on: 1-Sep-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nkwali review

Absolutely nothing we can suggest to improve Nkwali.

Highlights were 2 leopard sightings. The welcome in the camp from Harriet and Kiki made us feel instantly at home and relaxed afetr the journey.

Lowlights were not seeing lions and the relatively low numbers of game.

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Mr W & Ms W from Worcs
Arrived on: 18-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nkwali review

This was our first visit to Zambia and our first experience of Robin Pope Safaris.

Both can be summed up in two simple words: "quite exceptional".

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The R family from Lonond
Arrived on: 18-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A great intro to Africa

Website pictures doesn't do the camp justice - it is much better in real life.

We had a local play put on for us which was wonderful.

Double shower and washbasins very useful (and fully screened toilet)

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Ms C and Ms B - London
Arrived on: 23-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Nkwali review

Most luxurious accommodation and very good atmosphere. The food was exceptional.

The guiding was totally brilliant. Was there anything that Victor did not know, and his knoweldge and understanding of the animals and the bush was shared with us with thoughtful charm. Kiki and Zebron who manage the camp were excellent as was Harriet our hostess.

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Mr C from London
Arrived on: 7-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nkwali

A super camp with friendly, helpful staff and excellent food.

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Mr & Mrs E from Glasgow
Arrived on: 11-May-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Nkwali review

We actually stayed in Robin's House next door to Nkwali as a small family group. House simple but very comfortable looking out over the Luangwa with our own guide and staff. Game drives and walk very enjoyable but less animals about compared to our previous visits to the area which had been later in the year. Highlight being a pel's fishing owl who had chosen to nest in a tree on the road into Nkwali. Area of the Park close to Mfuwe seems to have become noticeably busier in years since our last visits with more camps in and adjacent to the park and resultant greater amount of vehicles.

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Mr & Mrs H. from the Isle of Man
Arrived on: 17-Mar-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Return to Nkwali

See my comments on the first visit. [Ed: see below]

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Mr & Mrs H. from the Isle of Man
Arrived on: 12-Mar-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Brilliant safari at Nkwali

This was our first experience of Zambia and Kiki and the team made it memorable. The skill with which they operate the camp and the levels of professionalism in their hospitality outrank most 5 star hotels I've stayed in.

The logistics of looking after us and feeding us so far from "civilisation" are complex and we do not underestimate the supreme effort that RPS have to put in to make it all run so smoothly. The staff were at all times friendly, willing and efficient, above and beyond the call of duty.

Our guide Kanga was very good and went to endless trouble to find us animals and birds. The surprise sundowner on our last night was very, very special.

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