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Nkwali Camp is located in the Mfuwe area, overlooking the Luangwa River in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park.

This area is superb game-viewing country, with a beautiful area of ebony woodland and open grass plains. Elephants often cross the Luangwa and are seen from the bar and lounge area on the main terrace above the river.

Nkwali Camp has been designed so that guests always look out - to the bush and to the Luangwa River. The central bar and lounge area has been built around an ancient ebony tree and sports a traditional thatched roof, but no walls. Decking stretches out towards the riverbank so that guests can dine beneath the stars while gazing at the moon reflected on the river.

Nkwali Camp accommodates a maximum of twelve guests in six cool and spacious A-frame chalets, constructed of woven bamboo and thatch. Each chalet has its own enormous open-air en-suite bathroom constructed primarily of molded clay. Thick cotton towels and an assortment of Imperial Leather and Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries are a luxurious touch.

The common camp areas are also breezy and capacious. The bar is creatively built around an enormous ebony tree and the separate dining area overlooks a small lagoon which often attracts elephants and bushbuck to drink.

Activities at Nkwali Camp are very much focused on the Mfuwe Sector's abundance of wildlife, with game drives in open safari vehicles being the mainstay. Guests are taken out in the specially adapted four wheel drive vehicles by qualified and knowledgeable professional guides.

Guided night drives are also conducted, with the opportunity to see various of the nocturnal species that take over once the sun has set. South Luangwa game walks, considered by many to be the best in Southern Africa, are led by a qualified guide and accompanied by an armed game scout, offer an even more intimate bush experience.

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