Walking with buffalo in the Luangwa courtesy Dana Allen for Robin Pope Safaris
Zambia Accommodation,
Eastern Zambia



This was the original Robin Pope Safaris camp near Mfuwe.

Many places claim to be “among the remaining wilderness areas” or “one of the last wildlife sanctuaries”; South Luangwa National Park lives up to both and more. The Luangwa Valley is vast, remote and home to both people and a truly impressive variety of game.

Nkwali is located on the banks of the Luangwa on a magnificent meander in the river overlooking the National Park. Resident leopard roam along the bank and can often be spotted from camp. Situated on Robin Pope Safaris’ private land outside the park there is a private game viewing area behind camp as well as exclusive access into the park either by boat or across the pontoon.

The six chalets with bamboo woven walls and thatch roofs offer a rustic luxury opening up to magnificent views of the river as well as open air en-suite bathrooms.

Nkwali offers understated elegance, seclusion and superb service.


The six chalets are spacious and during the day are fully open to wonderful river views. In the evenings the Constantia grill doors are pulled together to close the open room fronts. The en-suite bathrooms are spacious with double sinks and showers from which you can enjoy the enormous African skies.

Local Wildlife

Nkwali area is regularly visited by elephant and buffalo. Often in the company of predatory lions.

Hippo and giraffe families are resident in the area.

Optional Activities

Game viewing is mostly done by 4x4 vehicle, on foot or by boat

Special Interests: Birding, Flora, Hiking, Leisure, Nature, Relaxation, Star Gazing

Liz Ferreira

Area Specialist

If you have any questions regarding our Zambia tours, please feel free to contact me on +44 (0)1803 866965