Nkwali Camp lies in an area of ebony woodland just outside the legendary South Luangwa National Park. The area offers some of the best game viewing in the region: elephants can frequently be spotted crossing the river and the park is well-known for leopard, hippo and giraffe sightings.

The combination of a bird list of some 400 species plus guides with specialised birding skills make Nkwali an excellent choice for birdwatchers. Set off into the park on a walking safari accompanied by your guide and an armed scout for an up-close view of nature. Game viewing by open 4X4 vehicles also takes place each morning and afternoon and exciting night drives in the park are also possible. A seasonal highlight is to skim through the waterways in search of wildlife in one of the lodge's three swamp boats.

The camp has been designed to accommodate families on safari. Children may be included on family game drives, or may be left at camp under the close supervision of trained staff. A range of activities are available for children including fun quizzes and puzzles as well as trips to Kawaza school to meet Zambian children.


  • Located in a prime game viewing region
  • Excellent game viewing from camp
  • Family-friendly safari camp & activities
  • Birder's paradise with over 400 bird species

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The open-sided central lodge incorporates a comfortable sitting area and small library. Guests usually congregate around the campfire or on the ideally positioned viewing deck next to the bar.

On hot afternoons between game drives you may want to lounge around the swimming pool, located next to the thatched dining area overlooking the lagoon, or arrange for the masseuse to give you a relaxing hot stone or Thai massage in camp.

General Facilities

    Swimming Pool
    Laundry service


The thatched dining room at Nkwali overlooks a lagoon where many of the resident animals drink during the day. Breakfast, brunch and lunch are excellent and generous buffets and delicious dinners are served at a long, lantern-lit table, usually under the trees next to the river.

The bar at Nkwali is situated on the banks of the river and is built around a massive ebony tree. The bar provides the perfect spot for watching elephant herds cross the Luangwa River.

Standard Room

Nkwali Camp is made up of only six chalets overlooking the river.

The A-frame chalets, made of woven bamboo, thatch and stone, are completely open at the front during the day to let the view in and enable you to watch elephant, hippo and other animals at the river from the comfort of your bed or private sitting area.

The en-suite bathrooms are partially open to the sky to allow for showers under the stars.

Standard Room AMENITIES

    En-suite shower only

Other Room Types

Guests travelling with children should book the more spacious Nkwali Cottage which features a double room plus a twin room and adjoining bathroom - ideal for families.


  • Bird watching
  • Night drives
  • Guided walking safaris
  • 4x4 Drives
  • Game drives
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $665 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $460 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Jan 2018 - 21 May 2018 $445 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 22 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018 $505 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Jul 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $645 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $445 Fully Inclusive Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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Bonita Cronje

Bonita Cronje

Africa Safari Expert

"At Nkwali the experience is all about the guests and the staff will do anything in their power to ensure that your stay is just perfect!"



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