Reviews of Nsolo Bushcamp
Wildlife sightings and reviews
52 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 bush camp our second camp"
"Great accommodation at Nsolo Camp"
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." See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia
"Elephants at Nsolo"
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." See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
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Fantastic elephant experiences in and around the camp, lions trying to take a wharthog, all while having a drink at the bar- magical.
Chalet's are comfortable, minor points for improvement have already been discussed with Christina.
Thank you to the bar staff/waiters/general staff covering for Jo(hostess)who was ill while I was there." See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
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Andrew tried a bit too hard to find us a Leopard on both nights which resulted in us driving long distances on the two afternoon/evening drives. The night part of the drive was then done at too fast a speed to be comfortable for spotting and viewing." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
"A wonderful rustic experience."
Our host was very welcoming and the guides extremely knowledgeable. The camp offered a comfortable stay and the food was excellent. A great start to our holiday which we could highly recommend!" See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
"Full of character"
The staff were wonderful and Jo was the very best hostess you could have had. Jo was our special person here.
Food again was great.
Only point to make was that Shaddy, our guide, just seemed to have lost his enthusiasim a bit (and we really only noticed this once we meet Aubrey our guide at Kakuli and compared). He was fine and we all liked and respected him, but somehow on reflection we felt that we had not made the most of his wisdom.
The game was quite limited around Nsolo so two nights here is enough from that perspective." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia; 3n in Tanzania
"More amazing experiences"
Lawrence was our guide here and again morning walks and a clever combination of walking and driving in the afternoon/evening made for some exciting and unforgetable moments eg three lionesses with cubs waking at twilight. Hospitality and guiding of hte highest standard.
Again sad to leave but anothe wonderful long walk with Shaddy to Kakuli, many adventures on the way." See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia
"A true bush experience"
Tara was an excellent hostess and attentive to our needs. The staff were very friendly, efficient and helpful and the food was good and varied. On our first evening the dining table was transferred to the sand river with a true bush experience under the stars. On our second evening, as we were the only guests in camp, Tara had organised a dinner table to be set up on our deck, where our meal was served by Felix and Harry, complete with sparkling wine for a celebration of our wedding anniversary. This was such a lovely idea and a complete surprise to us.
Shaddy was our guide and was ably assisted by Batwell, his scout who was very experienced and always alert to danger. They had been a team for 15 years. We were disappointed with Shaddy who appeared bored and diffident. He did not volunteer much information and when questioned his responses were very brief. He gave the impression that he was tired of guiding. On the second afternoon, when we were alone in the camp, he did not appear until we had finished our tea. Whilst we were on our game drive we asked for a drink, only to discover there was nothing on board, not even sundowners. It was a hot evening and as a consequence we had to retrace our steps, return to camp to collect the coolbox and Shaddy said we did not have enough time for a bush walk. This denied us one of the main features of our holiday, walking in the bush, and we felt extremely disappointed.
The next morning during our walk to Nsolo Shaddy was uncommunicative. Although we suggested a tea break he reluctantly stopped after three hours; he did not indicate to us how we were progressing and did not tell us how long we would take to reach Kakauli. We gained the impression he hoped we would not stop as it would enable him and Batwell to return to Nsolo without delay." See all these reviews: 7n in Zambia
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