Nkwali Camp

A rustic luxury camp on the banks of the Luangwa river with superb guiding and hosting by the Robin Pope Safaris team.

Sundowners with Nkwali Camp in South Luangwa, Zambia

Nkwali Camp

A rustic luxury camp on the banks of the Luangwa river with superb guiding and hosting by the Robin Pope Safaris team.

Sundowners with Nkwali Camp in South Luangwa, Zambia

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South Luangwa National Park Zambia

  • Prime game viewing region
  • Over 400 bird species recorded
  • Family-friendly camp
  • Good for night drives and walking
  • Riverside setting

Nkwali Camp is run by Robin Pope Safaris, one of the best-known safari companies in Zambia. The team specialise in walking safaris, photographic safaris, night drives and private safaris for families.

Nkwali Camp is located on Robin Pope Safaris' private land in Mfuwe, overlooking South Luangwa National Park and for many years was the home of Robin and Jo Pope. The land is superb game viewing country, with a beautiful area of ebony woodland and open grasslands. Elephants regularly cross the Luangwa or come to the waterhole near the thatched dining room, and the area is famous for leopard and giraffe sightings.

Nkwali Camp offers a luxury wilderness experience with stylish accommodation in 6 beautifully-furnished, spacious rustic thatched cottages, all overlooking the river, with ensuite bathrooms with flush toilets. There is a bar, built around a huge ebony on the river bank, and excellent food is served in the dining room. Nkwali Camp also has a small swimming pool.

At the edge of Nkwali Camp is Robins House. This is a private house is ideal for families, honeymooners and guests looking for a little privacy. There are two luxury ensuite bedrooms, a central sitting room and dining room and a private kitchen and chef, along with a valet. 1km from the camp is Luangwa Safari House, which can accommodate up to eight guests in four large ensuite bedrooms, and has a massive living area and a pool. The superstructure of this stunning house is twenty-five ancient and weathered leadwood trees. Children staying at Luangwa Safari House can enjoy special activities, and there is a child minder available.

Guests at Nkwali Camp can also spend a night in a traditional mud hut at Kawaza which is a community supported by RPS in Nsefu Village. Accommodation and food is totally African. There is the chance to meet the Chief, a local traditional healer, to spend a morning with the ladies collecting water and cooking, to help with village chores - ask us for details.

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Client Rating for Zambia 5/5 from 53 reviews

Top-notch service all round. Very professional. We were made to feel very comfortable and nothing was too much trouble. Food, accommodation and staff could not be faulted and the bush breakfast was a very pleasant surprise.

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Nkwali Camp

Sundowners with Nkwali Camp in South Luangwa, Zambia

A rustic luxury camp on the banks of the Luangwa river with superb guiding and hosting.

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