Reviews of Nkwali
They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Most professional game drives. We especially enjoyed seeing the leopards!Read more about the whole safari
Much better than expected in every way. The staff were all brilliant.Read more about the whole safari
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.
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.
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.
Brief stop at Nkwali
We only stayed one night at Nkwali before moving on to Nsefu.
The trip to South Luangwa was exhausting. Nkwali provided a comfortable bed, then we moved on the next morning.