Reviews of Nkwali
Wildlife sightings and reviews
204 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
"Comfortable and beautifully situated lodge "
Food was excellent and could not be faulted." See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia; 3n in Malawi
Comfortable accomodation very enjoyable food.The staff were friendly and our extremely knowledgeable guide, Fred, responded to our interest in birds by helping to spot no less than 50 different types on the first morning. Further delights followed that day -- a large troop of baboons with very small babies passing close to the dining area, two sightings of leopard, a large herd of elephant and in the evening the rare sight of two white-tailed mongoose mating.
We were well pleased with our short stay at Nkwali." See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia
Rooms remain comfortable though lighting could be better. We were moved from room 1 to room 3 after we discovered that it was impossible to open our safe and that our fan squeaked incessantly; however this move was not effected until we were out on our afternoon drive meaning we were unable to unpack anything until we got back at nearly 8pm, having arrived well before lunch. To be fair we didn't protest about this at the time but did rather feel it was done for the convenience of staff rather than guests.
Thanks for arranging for us to visit Project Luangwa, especially Njambe for driving us there in the heat of the afternoon.
Also thanks for the stop at Tribal Textiles on the way to the airport - new cushion covers duly purchased having admired them at the camp.
We will definitely be back!" See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia
"Excellent as always"
Nothing is too much trouble. The food is well prepared and the waiters very polite and efficient.
The rooms are well prepared and the bathrooms very roomy. The mosquito nets need careful inspection to ensure they have no holes. Also that there is a bedside table on each of the bed. We had to get one from the bathroom area as there was only one.
A well run camp." See all these reviews: 15n in Zambia
"Excellent camp and safari"
Rooms very comfortable and nicely furnished but limited storage space - fine for two nights but not longer. Problem with no water when first arrived which took several hours to fix - initial attempt led to mud shower! Very apologetic staff who were going to move us if problem persisted.
Food very good - especially the buffet lunches which were exceptional.
Good eating and sitting areas. Potentially nice swimming pool which was full of green water and would have been more appetising if it had been treated.
Manager very helpful - eg brought along laptop so could download pictures onto hard drive." See all these reviews: 14n in Zambia
"first night at Nkwali"
Activities were very productive and the pontoon allows access to the park without using the main gate (although the water levels were so low - we drove across). Amazing leopard sightings. As the lodge was not full, we had several private game drives, which was a bonus." See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
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