Reviews of Nsolo Bushcamp
They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
We still had the same problems at Nsolo as the message had not got through for some reason. We therefore still remained in a group of six whilst others went off in pairs. A lot of frustration!
On the plus side it is a beautiful camp. Our host Pria was excellent and our (sometime) guide Shadi was very competent and knowledgeable. The walks out of here were very good (group of six not withstanding) with lots of interest and good duration (3-4 1/2 hours)
Beautiful walks at Nsolo
Stunning location with a multitude of animals wandering through camp at all hours of the day and night. Feeling so close to nature was wonderful and much more than we had expected. Shaddy and Batwell were tremendous fun to be guided by and clearly work brilliantly as a team. They totally made the holiday for us and we were especially lucky to have them all to ourselves for our first morning walk.
The chalets were lovely and we were so impressed to hear how the whole place has to be rebuilt every year. It made us appreciate how lucky we were to be able to visit such a place at all. The food was excellent, as was the laundry facility. The tsetse flies were an unpleasant surprise, but they were the only point of complaint at all.
Nsolo was our favourite place of the holiday, mostly because of the great staff there, but also because we saw wild dogs, which we hadn't dared to hope for and was very special.
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friendly knowledgable staff, beautiful location, great care and attention paidRead more about the whole safari
Tranquility at beautiful Nsolo
It is very difficult to put into words our stay at Nsolo. Vastly different to Kapani. The peace, tranquility and remoteness was exceptional as was the quilaity of care, food, guides, hostess and accommodation. Nothing was too much trouble, very very relaxing. Everything from the early morning walk to the evening drive was brilliant. Sundowners were exceptional, beautiful locations every time. Lots of sightings, animals and birds, quickly ticking off items on our check list.
Pria (sorry if I have spelt that wrong) was a first class hostess, friendly, talkative felt very relaxed in her company.
Food, service and all the staff, front of house and back of house were exceptional.
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Great crowd meant that, combined with Pam (nee Carr's) presence as host, we had greatly enjoyable meal times.
Rained one evening so sadly animals moved further afield.
Our first experience of bush walks showed us how much more there was to appreciate than just the animlas & birds.
Excellent guide (Shaddy) and scout (Bardwill)
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The new camp is in an excellent location and the accomodation is superb.Read more about the whole safari
Her father's daughter
It was a pleasure to be met by Pam, who made her only guest that day very welcome. Only a brief chat over lunch before she took her time off, but very enjoyable. Monica and Theresa took over so there were more chiefs than indians that day. I thought the rooms at Nsolo were charming with an outdoor bathroom to die for!
A very interesting walk with Shaddy ensued, followed by a lovely evening meal which I was beginning to realise was an NCS trademark!
Amazing setting -too short a stay
We had the tent 'with the view' from the toilet/shower -wow!!! We were sad we could not have stayed at this idyllic site at least one more night.
On our first afternoon during 'siesta' time a whole herd of elephants came to the river bank opposite our tent and we shot over 200 photos in half an hour.The guides were wonderful and again the food/service etc was fantastic.
Nsolo Camp - difficult to beat
The legendary Shaddy, the senior guide here, and the invaluable scout Batwell (who is a gifted artist in his spare time) led us on some marvellous and memorable walks from Nsolo which is an extremely well run and comfortable camp.
Imagine watching a leopard slowly cross the dry river bed and then walking out and having a sumptous candle-lit dinner on that same river bed. We did and we shall never forget it.
We also saw lions and buffalos and many other animals very close by. The birdwatching is extraordinary.
Riverbed dining at Nsolo
Lovely accommodation in thatched rondavels on raised platforms, and the first of our open-air bathrooms (wathc out in the night!).
Shadi, the manager and guide, was extremely knowledgeable and made our visit very special. Monika, and then Diane fom Kapani, looked after us very well and were super companions at mealtimes. A splendid brunch (freshly-cooked 'full English'!) on the dry bed of the River Lewi with clients transferring from Lewi Camp was only one of the ways we were spoiled by the staff during our visit. And that evening, oil lamps illuminated the river bed and our dining table, as elephants walked past (at a safe-ish distance!). The beds were so comfy that buffalo munching outside our hut barely disturbed our night.
It was great to be joined at Nsolo by both Christina Carr and, later, David the Norman Carr bushcamps manager.
Our stay at Nsolo culminated with our transfer to Kakuli on foot, about 12 kilometres, led by JJ from Kilkuli, Benson the ZAWA scout and Ruben, expertly guiding us through the bush and awaiting elephants, zebra and warthogs.