Nkwali

Reviews of Nkwali

Excellent(95%) From 121 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 121 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.
Mr. & Mrs W-J from Nottingham
Arrived on: 9-Jun-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nkwali review

We arrived late after Proflight delayed the flight from Lusaka to Mfuwe for over an hour for reasons which never became clear. However RPS were waiting for us on arrival and got us to camp in time to have a late dinner and chat around the fire with other guests. Thanks to Ton for the champagne in the room.

Rooms remained little changed since our last visit, (in fact we were in the same one as last time) but it is now possible to open out the front to sit on small patio area which we liked. There had been some changes to the camp, most notably the moving of the swimming pool. We thought the new pool was much less inviting than the old one although it does have the advantage that guests are not required to be accompanied to the pool and back. Food was as good as ever; on our second night we were the only guests so had a private dinner on the deck.

Fred took us out on our drives; sadly the cats were hiding but we saw fascinating elephant and giraffe activity and lots of the usual suspects as well as some good birds. There were a lot more tsetses than we remembered at this time of year.

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Mrs L & Mrs T - Norwich
Arrived on: 1-Jun-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Baboons at Nkwali

The Lodge was superb in every way. The setting was wonderful and we were entertained every day by baboons, birds in the lagoon and the occasional elephant; and of course noises in the night of hippos munching outside the tent.

All the staff were so helpful and friendly, special mention of Chilumba our guide and Greg, the host. It was especially good to have our meals together with the guides and so have the opportunity to get to know them and Zambia better.

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Mr T - Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 28-Mar-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Leopard at last!

My 12 day safari ended with a night back at Nkwali, and a very enjoyable morning drive with Julius which finally resulted in a classic view of a young leopard stretched out on a tree branch, and two magnificent male Kudu. A very good ending to almost two weeks in the bush in a lovely part of Africa.

Again, all the staff at Nkwali ensured a really pleasant stay.

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Mr R from Warsaw
Arrived on: 23-Mar-2013 Stayed for: 6 nights
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Nkwali review

All of the staff were very good but in particular my guide Julius and the camp hostess Christobel. They really made me feel at home as a single traveler.

The only downside I experienced was the 30 minute drive to access the park through the main gate in order to explore new areas of the park. Game was a bit sparse, particularly carnivores, but I saw everything I expected to see while I was there.

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Mr T - Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 18-Mar-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A great start

I was offered Robin's House so that I would not be disturbed by building work on the main camp pool. I thought this was a very thoughtful gesture by RPS, and appreciated it.

I was looked after during my stay by Christobel and Obi, and both could not have done more to make sure everything went well.

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Mr & Mrs N from Sweden
Arrived on: 7-Feb-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Leopard experience

Most professional game drives. We especially enjoyed seeing the leopards!

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Mr P - Nottingham
Arrived on: 22-Nov-2012 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Nkwali review

Much better than expected in every way. The staff were all brilliant.

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The OR family from Ireland
Arrived on: 20-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Really lovely place.

Nkwali was a great place to start the trip.

The rooms are fab with great views of the river. The staff were all lovely, very helpful.

We had Rocky as our guide while there and he was great. Really made the trip for us.

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Mr & Mrs H from Swansea
Arrived on: 21-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A comfortable stay at Nkwali

A very comfortable way to spend the last two nights of our trip.

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.
















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Mr & Mrs C from Herts
Arrived on: 10-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nkwali review

A very warm welcome from Fran and all the team. Our guide (Obi) was excellent, adding to our knowledge at all times. His guided walk was amazing and we had complete confidence in his knowledge of animal behaviour particularly when we came upon a large herd of buffalo!
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.

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