Nkwali Camp

Nkwali Camp in Zambia's South Luangwa

Enjoy armchair game viewing from the comfort of your private deck at the intimate safari retreat in spectacular South Luangwa National Park called Nkwali Camp. A 5-star safari destination in the heart of this famous game reserve, a place where guests often spot leopards roaming along the river banks, and where elephants feed outside the rooms at night. 

Embark on fascinating walking safaris with knowledgeable guides, to reveal some of the hidden secrets of the breath-taking vistas and wildlife of the African bush. Escape the heat with a dip in the refreshing pool and conclude your day with a nightcap at the bar. Nkwali Camp is the perfect base for your South Luangwa adventure!

This camp is extra special because it is the private home of the owners of Robin Pope Safaris, Robin and Jo Pope. They manage a few rugged yet elegant safari camps in the South Luangwa Park. Camp Nkwali is open all year round, an authentic destination and boasting a grand reputation of true wildlife adventures in Zambia, with compassionate conservationists. 

Become one of the 12 privileged guests who stay here in only 6 cool, roomy A-framed cottages. They are eco-safari chalets made from woven bamboo, thatch and moulded clay for the innovative bathrooms, made for pure enjoyment in their large outdoor settings. Add to this enormous cotton towels and quality branded toiletries and your stay in Africa is super comfy. 

Guests love to gather in the creatively designed open air bar, constructed carefully around a resident ancient ebony tree, a lovely reminder of why we even go to these camps. The separate dining area features wide angled lens views over the small lagoon where elephants and bushbuck often come down to drink. 

Everyone loves Robin Pope Safaris for their commitment to excellent game drives, right into the heart of the Mfuwe Sector where abundant wildlife sightings make your day. Passionate game rangers share their deep knowledge and love for the Zambian bushveld, so that you never want to leave. 

Sunset drives, into the nights, take guests into a surreal world of nocturnal sightings, a sensory explosion of wonder. The best activity of all time is the bush walk to find everything around you that you miss on the 4×4 vehicle. Beautiful flowers, insects, animal tracks and the interconnectedness of the wilderness around you here at Nkwali Camp in the South Luangwa National Park.  

Voyage2Africa loves Zambia tours and safaris and we do our best to treat you to the African holiday that you dream about. Check out our special packages for couples, honeymoons and families then ask us to customise it for your travelling needs!



The splendid Nkwali Camp is found on the banks of the breath-taking Luangwa River on a strong curve of water, featuring magnificent views of the South Luangwa National Park, stunning all visitors when they arrive.

This is a haven for reclusive leopards and for guests who love the wilderness and getting away from it all –here at Robin Pope Safaris’ home and base for his business. Get privilege treatment here with a private game viewing area behind the camp and exclusive access into the park by boat or across on the pontoon.

Bring a group and book out all 6 bush cabins, designed in a natural chic style with bamboo, wood, thatch and clay finishes. They all face the divine river with their innovative outside clay carved bathrooms and spacious chic interiors made for chilling out and absorbing the nature outside. Not far from the main camp, Robin’s own house offers a retreat for families who just need a home away from home to learn more about the Zambian wilderness and to bond while on safari. 

What a wonderful time you will have – it all starts from the airport transfer when wild animals cross your path continually.  And then the holiday is packed with game drives with expert guides who teach you so much and the chef cooks up a storm for all tastes and needs. Enjoy the hippo coming out to graze beside your bush chalet at night, the sounds of the owls and bush babies, the leopards grunting and the lions roaring.

Nkwali is a beautiful camp beside a beautiful river. Game guiding in this Zambian accommodation destination is probably the best you will ever experience – maybe see a leopard with a kill in a tree, and another leopard prowling past? Maybe see a lion pride resting in the shade, and a herd of buffalo grazing peacefully in the plains? 

Happy guests are often alone in this entire section of South Luangwa, privileged to be the only game drive vehicle, surrounded by a pristine wilderness and guided by true gentlemen into the great outdoors! 

Camp Nkwali is home to an unrivalled number of animal species and birds, providing some of the most excellent game and bird viewing in Africa with reasonably priced Zambia safari packages. South Luangwa National Park is one of the last untamed wildlife sanctuaries offering such top notch safaris in this game rich wilderness.  Ask us about our deals and tours that we offer into Zambia, Zimbabwe and Botswana, for you, the safari enthusiast. 

Amazing Holiday Packages including Nkwali Camp

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Gems of Zambia Safari

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10 Nights
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  • Day & night game drives
  • Guided bush walks
  • Birding
  • Local village tours
  • Seasonal boating


  • Luxury accommodation
  • Food and drinks
  • Game viewing activities
  • Transfers

Wooden deck over the river with a boat in the distance at Nkwali in Zambia
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  • 6 chalets with stone walls, bamboo finishes and thatch
  • Dining area
  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool


  • Fantastic location in a prime game viewing area in the Mfuwe Sector of a famous Zambian game reserve, brimming with explosive wildlife sightings
  • Family-friendly bush camp with fun activities for kids and an authentic green conscience – built from thatch, wood, clay and stone, it reflects the environment 
  • Excellent guiding in 4×4 game drive vehicles twice a day, plus thrilling bush walks to find meaning in this enormous biodiversity hotspot
  • Fine dining and excellent service with the renowned Robin Pope Safaris who extend their hospitality to their guests from their home.

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