Reviews of Nkwali
Wildlife sightings and reviews
235 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Nkwali and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
Despite taking all sensible precautions, we were both badly bitten on faces and body whilst asleep (more than 20 each on our faces)
This did not endear us to the camp." See all these reviews: 20n in Zambia
The sightings, were largely just us. Me and Obi. Again, somehow, I wound up with a private guide/truck. I applaud the way RPS dealt with the family of 7, and I. We each wound up with a private safari.
Our sightings, were our own. We had to "sing for our supper". We found the vultures, that lead us to the carcass, that lead us to the lions. This is SO rewarding. And after, the debacle of filming crews, I found that the central sector, was very shy of vehicular traffic. (contrary to what I was expecting). It was very refreshing, to again, have sightings to oneself.
A big bull elephant was in camp (well, most of the time lol). So we needed to be escorted. The yellow baboons, decided on the last afternoon, that when we were all distracted by the elephant at the watering hole by the pool, that this was a good time to raid the chalets. Thankfully, I had heard the warnings, and placed my meds in the safe. This still didn't save me from embarrassment. The little jokers, pushed everything off the shelves, went through the first zipper on my backpack (my ipad, and charging cords were pulled out and strewn), they stole a can of Peaceful Sleep, and.............yup. Took a pair of my quick-dry underwear that were hanging to dry. I had an escort to try to find them that afternoon, the can of spray, and my knickers......but no such luck.
Again, having even terrible wi-fi, was welcome by me (and my family). It's nice to be able to tell folks you are okay. But I also love the digital detox in-between. This worked out perfectly.
I loved this camp. I know, you can look at the whole list, and wonder how I can love each camp, but I really think I could spend extended time here. I enjoyed the pontoon ride into the game park each morning. I enjoyed the drums to welcome the day, and to welcome the evening. So special. The staff was amazing. And the location within the busy central sector was situated such that you could avoid traffic. Love, Love, Love" See all these reviews: 14n in Zambia
Meals were very good with lunches being the highlight.
Service was exceptional." See all these reviews: 15n in Zambia
What is nice about their camps is that each one is different in style giving the visitor another aspect of how to enjoy a safari. Food is always good and when the opportunity arises they enjoy giving their guests a bush breakfast when you all gather together to appreciate a late breakfast out in the open.
That we plan to return again says how much we like this and their other camps." See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia
Excellent game viewing. Kiki our guide was excellent on birds and animals.
Staff all friendly and efficient. Great food." See all these reviews: 13n in Zambia
Food good, big spacious room, and outstanding service from Sorrel, the camp host. Always so pleasant and extremely efficient. He went to great trouble to try to retrieve our lost luggage, and organised a tailor to shorten trousers which were part of emergency shopping, for which he declined payment!
Sightings included hippos, elephants, zebras, leopards, warthogs, lions, crocodiles, kudos, impalas, warthogs, zebras, buffaloes, water bucks, pukus, numerous birds, including rollers, carmine bee eaters, kingfishers, vultures, eagles, hornbills….
Excellent camp, would definitely consider a return visit." See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
We also really enjoyed having dinner with the other guests at a common table - I really feel that this is what safari is about, sharing stories and meeting other people from around the world." See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia
There is a lovely new bar and bigger deck area.
The only thing that I found difficult were the steps up from the river, quite steep and uneven in height!!" See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia; 4n in Malawi
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