Nkwali Camp

Nkwali Safari Camp, in the South Luangwa National Park, has been designed so that guests always look out – to the bush and to the Luangwa River. The central bar and lounge area has been built around an ancient ebony tree and sports a traditional thatched roof, but no walls. Decking stretches out towards the riverbank so that guests can dine beneath the stars while gazing at the moon reflected on the river. Styled as a camp rather than a conventional safari lodge, Nkwali is built entirely of natural materials and is designed to be "open" to the surrounding bush. The main structure of the camp is without walls, to avoid blocking the views.


    The chalets are extremely comfortable and spacious, built of woven bamboo with thatched roofs and huge open picture windows overlooking the river. To the rear, each has a large en suite bathroom imaginatively designed to be open to the elements – as you shower, you can watch birds fly overhead or monkeys feeding on the flowers of the surrounding trees. Meals are served under the trees, beside a lagoon, on the deck or even in the bush. And a swimming pool provides the ideal way to cool off during the hot season.

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      Elephants also regularly cross the Luangwa, seen from the bar, or come to the waterhole near the thatched dining room.

        Nkwali Camp Activities

        Walking safaris, drives, night drives plus more activities, Boating all available at this property.

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