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Reviewed October 6, 2013

Zikomo couldn't be better placed. Away from the busy Mfuwe area of the park yet still with a fantastic river front location. Zikomo is just outside the National Park so just a few minutes drive away and with all of the big game passing through . We camped and were warmly welcomed. The campsite has been kept purposely small to discourage large groups and had good facilities. We enjoyed a three course meal with wine at the lodge for $20. great value! Breakfast were great to. We even had wifi which was a bonus.
The lodge also offers full board in ensuite chalets, which looked very comfortable, and they offer all the usual game drives and walks etc.It is really good value.
The Nsefu sector has fanatic game viewing on the river front, on the plains and at the springs where there is a good concentration of birds especially flocks of crested crane.
Highly recommended

Date of stay: July 2013
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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zikomo s, Manager at Zikomo Safari Camp, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2014

Thank you for the review, much appreciated. We look forward to hosting you again.

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Zick Kolala
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Zikomo Safari Camp
Nsefu sector - South Luangwa National Park
Mfuwe
Zambia

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Reviewed October 3, 2013

We stayed at Zikomo during August 2013 for six nights. It was our first time in Zambia and what a delight it was to enjoy South Luangwa from the edge of the river at Zikomo. Victoria, Demian, Zick and co were all very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. We had a great camping spot under the big tree with views across the river. We did a guided morning walk and an evening drive with Zikomo both of which were excellent, seeing elephant close up in the morning and Leopard in the evening. For the rest of the stay we did our own self drives in the park and it was quiet, with few other vehicles so it felt as if we had the whole place to ourselves. Zikomo is just far enough away from the other camps to really feel as if you are in the bush on your own. Zikomo really does tick all the boxes and South Luangwa is the most stunning National Park. We will be back.

Room tip: If you are camping, ask for the site under the big tree.
Date of stay: August 2013
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Thank you for the review, much appreciated. We look forward to hosting you again.

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Zick Kolala
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Zikomo Safari Camp
Nsefu sector - South Luangwa National Park
Mfuwe
Zambia

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Reviewed October 2, 2013

On arrival at Zikomo we were greeted by Victoria, Beauty and Zick and were given a drink and a damp hand towel to wipe away the dust from our long journey. I was extremely impressed by the friendly staff and the exquisite site that the Zikomo camp is on. I would even venture to say that they have the best site in the whole of South Luangwa with an amazing view. The game viewing in the area was exceptional and because this area of the park is less frequented you are almost guaranteed to find beautiful game and have it all to yourself. I was especially impressed with Zick who came to our tents late at night to tell us of the pride of lions that had just passed by our tents. We all bundled up in his game drive vehicle wearing our pyjamas and wiping the sleep from our eyes. After driving just a hundred meters or so we came across the five lions that a few moments before had passed us while we were sleeping. The staff go above and beyond to make your stay an enjoyable one. I will definitely be returning to Zikomo on our next trip to South Luangwa.

Room tip: The camp site that we were given had no trees and therefore no shade. When we asked if we could move to a spot under the trees in an area that was not a designated camping site we were met with surprising friendliness and were given permission to set up camp under some beautiful massive trees.
Date of stay: September 2013
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zikomo s, Manager at Zikomo Safari Camp, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2014

Thank you for the review, much appreciated. We look forward to hosting you again.

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Zick Kolala
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Zikomo Safari Camp
Nsefu sector - South Luangwa National Park
Mfuwe
Zambia

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Reviewed September 29, 2013

The title of the review, Cued Mille Failte is a traditional Scots welcome which translated to English means a 'hundred thousand welcomes'. And that is what we got when we visited Zikomo.
The Macdonald clan stayed at Zikomo for 4 days and nights in early September. We cannot speak highly enough of the camp and the very warm welcome from owners Victoria and Demian, Manager Zick, administrator Beauty and all the staff.

We learnt of the challenges faced in establishing the camp and the ambitious plans to consolidate and, over time, expand. What began as perhaps a lifestyle choice by the Wallace family has grown into something more profound, to include the creation of jobs for the local community, a sanctuary for wildlife and of course a base from which visitors like us can experience first hand the beauty, richness and solitude of the Nsefu sector, part of the famous South Luangwa National Park.

There are very few camps or lodges in South Luangwa that cater for self drivers and campers like us and to my knowledge Zikomo is the only one in the Nsefu sector. What made Zikomo so different is warmth of the welcome and of course the first rate facilities on offer for a very modest charge. So, in addition to the name 'Zikomo', which translated from Chichewa means 'thank you', the phrase 'Ceud Mille Failte' will always be at the forefront of my mind.

Do please visit, either as visitors to the newly built lodges (5 and plans for a further 5) or to the very well appointed campsite overlooking the Luangwa. The owners and staff deserve our support for the great things they are doing. 'More power to their elbow' as they say in Scotland and thank you once again for your hospitality and kindness.

Date of stay: September 2013
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zikomo s, Manager at Zikomo Safari Camp, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2014

Thank you for the review, much appreciated. We look forward to hosting you again.

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Zick Kolala
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Zikomo Safari Camp
Nsefu sector - South Luangwa National Park
Mfuwe
Zambia

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Reviewed September 18, 2013

We are doing a self-drive camping trip around Africa and we kept hearing great things about Zikomo along the way so we decided to give it a try. We're glad we did! The owners are hands on and among the most hospitable people we have met. We were welcomed on arrival by Zick and Beauty with cool towels and a cold drink and made to feel at home. When the owners Victoria and Damien saw how I struggled with the valley heat, they brought a 12 volt fan to our campsite! Fresh baked goodies arrived too. A spontaneous game drive was offered when lions were heard roaring nearby in the morning. Meals are delicious and plentiful (ala carte or prix fixe) and the views from the bar and library are sensational. Unlike other camps we stayed at along the Luangwa River, Zikomo is not inundated with irksome monkeys. Though we didn't stay in a chalet, they look very nice and comfortable with good spacing between for privacy. Zikomo offers game drives and walks but if you choose to relax on the deck facing the river you'll see all the hippo, puku, impala, crocs, and birds you desire. Wonderful place.

http://www.zikomosafari.com/

Room tip: If camping, request the site under the big tree.
Date of stay: September 2013
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zikomo s, Manager at Zikomo Safari Camp, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2014

Thank you for the review, much appreciated. We look forward to hosting you again.

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Zick Kolala
Manager
Zikomo Safari Camp
Nsefu sector - South Luangwa National Park
Mfuwe
Zambia

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