Overall, this is a superb camp to start at, but one that does not excite us. Nevertheless, as with all of the Robin Pope camps, guiding is of a very high standard. It is the main base of Robin Pope Safaris, one of the leading operators in the area.
ACCESS & LOCATION:
Nkwali Camp is located in a small private reserve in Mfuwe sector, just outside South Luangwa National Park.
ACCOMMODATION & FACILITIES AT NKWALI CAMP:
Nkwali consists of six bamboo-and-thatch rooms overlooking Luangwa River. They are cool and spacious, and have ensuite bathrooms. The camp also has a good-sized swimming pool, making it less of a ‘bush camp’ than the majority of camps in the valley.
ACTIVITIES AT NKWALI CAMP:
- The game viewing is excellent here. Elephant can often be seen crossing the river or visiting the waterhole by the camp, and there are regular sightings of lion and leopard – and occasionally wild dog.
- However, the Mfuwe area is substantially busier than more remote driving and walking areas, as it is the focus of most of the Luangwa’s hotels and camps.
- It is also an ideal and very good value option for clients who are only interested in game driving in the Luangwa.