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Nkwali Camp

Robin's private land, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
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Lilongwe, Malawi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The camp is quite small, so the service is very personalized and good. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, facing the Luangwa river. The food was excellent, Christmas lunch was outstanding. The game drives were good, we saw everything that we wanted to see, but missed the wild dogs. The staff were all very friendly and helpful!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Our first trip to Africa involved this camp being our first stop. Our trip was amazing from the moment we landed at the airport and were picked up by Sebastian to the amazing game drives with Jacob and all the great stories told by Kiki, this is the perfect place. The staff go above and beyond to make your feel... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Nkwali was our first port of call. The accommodation was superb - huge, open rooms with a terrace overlooking the river below, so we could sit and watch elephant and giraffe drinking as well as numerous hippos. We had elephants in camp most nights along with hippos. The game drives were excellent but, unlike Nsefu, you are more likely to... More 

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Cobourg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

My wife and I just spent 4 nights in this wonderful Camp. The staff, service, food and accommodations were great. Our very knowledgeable guide, Fred found us most of the animals we wanted to see....we'll just have to go back for the wild dogs! A very comfortable place to relax and cool off in the pool after a hot game... More 

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Thank StevePam
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Our trip to South Luangwa has been unforgettable. We stayed 1 night at Nkwali Camp and 1 night at Luangwa River Camp.Even that it was our first time, it felt like coming home...everybody made us feel so welcome.Both camps are stunning in their own way, both close to nature yet surrounded by luxury. Food was exceptional and the wildlife safaris... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

spent 3 unforgettable days at Nkwali. Saw lions, leopard, hippos, buffalo and countless other mammals. Our guide, Kiki was excellent and knowledgable in all aspects of life in S. Luangwa. The staff attended to our every need and the food was impeccable. In short a trip of a lifetime. The camp is located near Mfuwe and easily reached. The only... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Truly perfect in every way. Setting, sounds, meals and yes the best guides ever. Saw leopards each day, instructive walks and outstanding night drives. Their attention to your comfort and interests is what sets them apart.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Nkwali is on the oopsite shore to the park so each drive starts with a river trip between the pods of hippopotami. The it is into the vehicles and start looking for game. Whilst the driver will see far more than you, the competitive instinct kicks in and everybody on the vehicle (between 2 and 4) starts trying to see... More 

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Cochrane, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I absolutely love staying at Nkwali as the staff are so great at making you feel part of their family. Rooms are excellent with sweeping views of the river and though they have an outdoorsy feel to them, they are still very safe and well kept with excellent amenities. Wildlife viewing is superb with phenomenal leopard sightings throughout the year.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The camp is set right on the river with Hippos bellowing occasionally and animals can stroll through the camp as it is all open. The Bar and lounge area are set up under a thatch roof that surrounds a huge mahogany tree and this is where we gathered every night before dinner and for tea in the afternoons before our... More 

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