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
"Nkwali - review"
The accommodation was roomy and comfortable and was everything we could have wished for. The drives were fantastic, with our guide, Brendan, doing everything to ensure that we got the best possible opportunities to see and experience all that was available. We had a ball!
We spent one lovely afternoon in the pool, which added to the feeling of restfulness pervading the whole place. How they achieve this in such a busy schedule is amazing - but we never felt rushed or pressured - the sense of humour of all the staff and commitment to the visitors makes it all such a pleasure." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
"Great experience and luxury at Robins House"
We were very well looked after by Terry and Ali, and the food was very good. Obi was a very knowledgable guide who grew on us over the time we were there. I really like the spotting tick lists for birds and mammals provided by Robin Pope. The postcards are also a great idea but the time taken for them to be posted and delivered actually means that it's a little pointless.
One downside to Nkwali is that because it is outside the National Park, it takes a while to get to where most of the animals are, and it takes some time to get back. I also thought the drives were a little short. I would have preferred to stay out a bit later in the morning (we were usually back at Robins House by about 10.30am) and to have gone out earlier for the evening drive (we didn't usually leave until gone 4pm so had around 6 hours of dead time)." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
"Smooth operation all round"
Fiona looked after my dietary requirements very well throughout our stay.
Although we didn't see quite as much game as we had at Nsefu, the all day picnic with Joseph was superb.
We didn't have the same guide each day like we had at Nsefu, which wasn't a problem - just not as easy to build a realtionship with anyone." See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia; 4n in Malawi
"3 nights wasn't long enough! So sad to leave"
Thanks Fiona for organising a great surprise bush dinner whcih we enjoyed immensely.
Accomodation was great- we even liked the family of 13 tree frogs living behind our bathroom mirror!
We were lucky enough to see a play performed by a local theatre group who came to the camp. Their improvisation and singing were excellent. Real Royal Shakespeare Company standard!" See all these reviews: 13n in Zambia
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