Nkwali

Reviews of Nkwali

Excellent(95%) From 103 travellers
Excellent
80
Good
20
Average
3
Poor
0
Terrible
0
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 R family from Lonond
Arrived on: 18-Aug-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

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)

Read more about the whole safari
Ms C and Ms B - London
Arrived on: 23-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

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.

Read more about the whole safari
Mr C from London
Arrived on: 7-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Nkwali

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

Read more about the whole safari
Mr & Mrs E from Glasgow
Arrived on: 11-May-2011 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

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.

Read more about the whole safari
Mr & Mrs H. from the Isle of Man
Arrived on: 17-Mar-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Return to Nkwali

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

Read more about the whole safari
Mr & Mrs H. from the Isle of Man
Arrived on: 12-Mar-2011 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

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.

Read more about the whole safari
Mr W & Mrs Z from the Netherlands
Arrived on: 6-Nov-2010 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Nkwali review

Very nice camp with nice staff and management. The pool was very welcome in these temperatures (40 degrees)

Read more about the whole safari
Mr & Mrs P - Derbyshire
Arrived on: 4-Oct-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Best leopard sighting!

Nothing but praise

Read more about the whole safari
The Sand Martins from Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Nkwali review

Unfortunately, our schedule meant that we only spent 2 nights at Nkwali, and hence only one full day here. That is not enough time to explore the area.

We arrived at Nkwali after an exciting transfer from Nsefu (crocodile and lion kills, plus crossing the river by boat). The rooms have extended since we were here in 2008, and are even more spacious. We appreciated the traditional "Sunday surprise".

Future guests should not miss the opportunity on the way back to Mfuwe airport to stop by at Tribal Textiles, which is interesting, informative and a chance to buy unique souvenirs.

Read more about the whole safari
Mr. and Mrs. L - France
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Great night drive with our first leopard

We liked the setting of the camp with nice shades, big opened rooms on the outside and elephant pool by the dining room.

Read more about the whole safari