Reviews of Nkwali
Wildlife sightings and reviews
203 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
"A comfortable stay at Nkwali"
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.
w" See all these reviews: 13n in Zambia
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." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
"Brief stop at Nkwali"
The trip to South Luangwa was exhausting. Nkwali provided a comfortable bed, then we moved on the next morning." See all these reviews: 7n in Zambia; 6n in Zimbabwe
"Nkwali Camp, Mfuwe"
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." See all these reviews: 14n in Zambia
"As good as ever!"
One very small irritant is the use of "hostesses". Whilst I understand that some female guests may feel the need to have another European woman to help if a problem arises, to some extent it detracts from the epxerience. When we were at the camps in the rainy season, it was just the local staff and we very much enjoyed talking with them. The hostess creates a kind of barrier between the Zambian staff and the guests." See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
The relatively long drive either to the main gate or to the pontoon seemed more of a drawback than in the past - in part becasue there seemed to be less activity on the drive than in the past (though this could of course be chance)" See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
Many thanks for organising the B'Day.
Will return to both the camps soon." See all these reviews: 7n in Zambia
"Return to Nkwali"
Please see our comments for our stay from 15-17 March. [Ed: see below!]" See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
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