Reviews of Nsolo Bushcamp
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Nsolo Bushcamp review
Innocent our guide made our stay here amazing. He and Lewis, the scout, had us stalking a lion on foot and even better was Innocent's excitement when we saw a pack of 5 wild dogs which are so endangered (we saw them several times over our stay there); another highlight was when he drove us to Mchenja and we had a wonderful sighting en route of a leopard in a sausage tree - probably our best leopard spot! These events were among many others such as the unexpected day time sight of honey badgers. The food was brilliant again and my non-meat diet was excellently catered for as at Kapani. There were just 4 of us in the jeep each time here which was great.
We did feel that the room and decking was in a slight 'end of season' state but it wasn't a problem.
Two nights here was ideal for us.
Nsolo Bushcamp review
Again an excellent camp site with plenty to see and learn about on our walks in the area and during the drives.
We walked here from Luwi, and on the way saw 3 lionesses in a dry river bed which we were crossing, with 2 buffalo on the opposite bank, all close by, amongst numerous other species. The humble impala soon becomes a familiar sight, but what a beautiful creature, don't overlook them !.
Cookson's wildebeest were spotted and we managed to get close enough for decent photographs. They are only found in the Luangwa Valley. A lovely encounter with a very tired but well fed lioness, and then sundowners with hyenas and a tawny eagle for company.
On our second day here we found a large herd of buffalo to which we walked in close, nearly stepping on a hippo setting off somewhere In broad daylight. There were too many encounters to relate them all.
Wonderful stay at Nsolo Bush Camp
What can we say here - from the moment we were greeted by Tatum (our hostess) to the moment she waved us goodbye we had the most wonderful experiences. Her friendliness and exuberance made this camp special to us and we would be pleased if that was fed back to the company. Again we were lucky as were the only guests for our two nights stay and the private meal Tatum arranged on our deck was magical. (I challenge any guests to guess her nationality!)
But it wasn't only the hosting that was excellent but also we were very lucky to have Innocent as our guide. What a lovely man and his love of the Zambian wild life was self evident - he was the perfect guide for us. We had so many great experiences on foot and in the vehicle they are too much to list. But approaching lions and seeing how close we could get on foot is something we will never forget. Also watching elephants clear lions away from a waterhole so they could drink was amazing to watch ( especially with sundowner in hand!). Elephants visiting us for lunch was such fun.
We had Room 2 - which I suspect was the best as the balcony was wonderful with a lovely tree built into it giving great shade (comfortable chairs inside and out here).
Nsolo Bushcamp review
ExcellentRead more about the whole safari
Particularly liked the accommodation at Nsolo, and an excellent guide in Lawrence.Read more about the whole safari
Remote bush camp
A very small luxury camp on the banks of the dry Luwi river. We loved the walk from Kakuli Camp to Nsolo, but it was very hot (40+) in early October. Spacious and comfortable cabins, friendly, enthusiastic and welcoming staff, good food (how do they provide fresh produce and cook it so well in such a remote place?) and good guides.
Wild life was less abundant than other sites as the place was so dry and tsetse flies were a nuisance. We would return, but earlier in the dry season when the location could be fabulous..
We walked to Nsolo from Luwi, which was a lovely way to arrive at this delightful bushcamp, passing herds of impala and puku on the way. We also had our first encounter with a buffalo! Pippa, our enthusiastic hostess, made our stay very enjoyable. The food and accommodation were excellent and being able to peek over the bathroom wall and be face to face with an elephant was a very novel experience.
The walks with Lawrence and Innocent were a wonderful opportunity to join zebra, elephant, wildebeest, warthogs and antelope in their environment. We were also lucky to see a serval and grysbok on our night drive.
Nsolo bush camp our second camp
We walked to Nsolo which took a very relaxing three hours and once again had a very warm welcome. Our room, which seem to be the norm, was excellent , bed very comfortable services good but let the water run a little so you can have hot water for your shower if you so wish, As with all the camps it's an early start but over the camp fire eating hot porridge or fried eggs with like minded people and your hosts it's a pleasure to always remember . The elephants were around camp during the night and decided to eat the walls of the kitchen and trampled on the water pipe so we had no water fro a few hours but who cared its the bushRead more about the whole safari
Great accommodation at Nsolo Camp
Loved the accomodation on stilts and decking area. Service was fantastic.
The guide called us just before our siesta time to take us to see some lions which had just been seen in the area.
We were delighted to have private dining on our decking area and to share it with a group of elephants.
Walking and vehicle game drives were not as interesting as we had hoped.
To improve privacy screening from the bedroom to bathroom needs to be higher to block views to the camp fire area.
Elephants at Nsolo
Again room this year even better because of wonderful view of dry river bed - perfect for when the elephants came calling.
On our third night we slept out in the river bed and this was a truly amazing experience. We were very appreciative of the hard work that went into making this possible - a special thank you therefore to Pippa and the team at Nsolo.