Reviews of Nsolo Bushcamp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
54 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Nsolo Bushcamp and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Nsolo Bushcamp review"
It was the most basic of our camps but felt the most relaxed and although we were somewhat spoilt by there being only 4 or 5 guests, it made us feel really as if we were in a special place ( which we were).
Although I have only graded the facilities as good, we would not have wished for anything more as a base for exploring the bush." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
"Nsolo Bushcamp review"
Lots of visitors into a camp - an elephant wandering along the dry river bed whilst I had a shower; impala and vervet monkeys playing in front of my verandah whilst I was reading; a hippo at dinner. Apparently some wild dogs came into camp whilst we were on a game drive too. Honourable mention to the monkeys who sneak into bathrooms and turn on basin taps for fresh water.
Early in the season and the long grass definitely made game drives harder, but John pulled out all the stops to ensure we had a great experience, eg, a full day game drive to cover a wider area of the park (with a packed lunch from Precious). Some amazing sights and contrasts - one game drive went from mouse to giraffe in 2 mins! Two lions comatose with food from a recent buffalo kill (next to them) contrasting with a lilac-breasted roller struggling to swallow a scorpion." See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia
"Setting the standard"
I managed to miss a flight, thereby arriving late and after dark, and spoiling all the arrangements but the staff took this in their stride. I was particularly touched that they'd realised I'd missed lunch and brought me a snack to eat on the journey from the airport. As I was the only guest in camp that night, the entire camp lined up to greet me on arrival which was an hilarious warm welcome. Hello Gloria, John, Albert, Million, Esther and everyone!
Location, location, location - Nsolo on the banks of the dry Luwi is just beautiful. Utter peace: I did have one morning in camp , enjoying the quiet (by choice) when my fellow guests were all out on drives/walks; even the camp staff were barely a murmur. At night there were the darkest of dark skies with fantastic stars and Mars glowing red. One evening we arrived back from the afternoon game drive to find the dinner table 'missing' - it had been moved onto the river bank so we could eat under the stars by lamplight. So very glamorous in the full sense of the word.
We saw six lion cubs idly playing on my first game drive, which set the tone for the rest of my safari week." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
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"Nsolu Bushcamp excellent"
The other guests were lovely, but as a solo traveler, the hosting was lacklustre. Prince was a great guide, and we had some wonderful sightings. With regret, I feel I must mention the behaviour of the ZAWA scout and guide on the walk from Luwi to Nsolo. The scout was throwing things (clumps of earth I think) at a herd of buffalo to get them to move along." See all these reviews: 14n in Zambia
"Warmest welcome at Nsolo Bushcamp"
Overall a very enjoyable, comfortable and relaxed bushcamp, It feels secluded, which I liked.
Interesting walks with very knowledgeable guides (Friday and Dr. Phil).
Would love to return and arrange a "sleep out" the next time!" See all these reviews: 17n in Zambia
The guiding was brilliant by Simon and Filomen
The proximity of the lions to the camp and their nighttime roaring only added to our exciting experience" See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia; 1n in South Africa
"Nsolo Bushcamp review"
Julias was our guide as well in Luwi as in Nsolo and we enjoyed very much his company: very attentive , with excellent knowledge of the bush." See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
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