Nkwali Camp

Nkwali is set on the banks of the Luangwa on a radiant meander in the river facing the National Park where leopards roam along the bank and can often be spotted from camp. Resided on Robin Pope Safaris’ private land outside the park there is an individual game viewing area behind tent having exclusive access to the park either by boat or across the pontoon.

The six bamboo woven walls and thatch roofs chalets offer a rustic splurging opening up to grand views of the river as well as spacious ensuite bathrooms. Nkwali allows understated beauty, privacy, and excellent assistance.

The Camp: Nkwali Camp is overlooked by a massive ebony tree around which the bar is molded. It is this tree which, the founders Robin and Jo Pope found it cemented the location of the camp. From the bar floor cantilevered over the river, a refreshing drink can be enjoyed while watching the sunset over the Luangwa.

Six chalets spacious fully open during the day to the incredible river scenes, at dusks the Constantia grill doors are pulled to close the free rooms. The en-suite bathrooms are large with dual sinks and showers from which you can enjoy the vast African heavens.

Set on a lagoon are the dining room and swimming pool from which guests are often entertained by elephants other wild animals coming down to drink water during the day undisturbed by our presence.

Activities – Game drives an option of day or night drives. Toyota Land cruiser with two-tier seats three tiers for groups families is used a window seat this means that two people per row for everyone. Open top vehicles, affording you total 360-degree vision.

Walking: Our knowledgeable guide leads the walks and escorted by an armed National Park scout. Our team is very passionate and will undoubtedly impart some fantastic forest insights. Seasonal Boating – A unique treat indeed for guests in the Emerald Season. From end December to January to around April.  Travel the lagoons for heightened game viewing and birding.

Village Tours: A visiting Kawaza Village and the schools are usually memorable and the most rewarding part of an Africa visit even years later by our guests.  Giving them a complete experience of the Luangwa Valley. Or taking a walk in the community in the Mfuwe area which is bustling with small shops called Dukas, there also bars, market and people offering various skills and services.

Wildlife Education Centre which a charitable trust for the school children of the Luangwa Valley to teach them about wildlife and the value of wildlife conservation. Teaching is an excellent endeavor for the children. Tribal Textiles unique locally produced hand-painted textiles, drawing motivation from the stunning Zambian wildlife and surroundings. The best place to buy a souvenir or two of your Zambian experience.

Tena Tena Camp

Found in the exclusive Nsefu Sector Tena Tena sits nestled under a magnificent and thick grove of mahogany trees. On a double-tiered river bank, each room enjoys its particular view onto a great extent of RiverLuangwa.

Tena Tena is similar to  Robin Pope Safaris as it was a premier camp opened and ran and has become a favorite over the years for safari adventurers.

The camp: Tena Tena or “temporary home” translated emulates this throughout the camp coupled with luxury and comfort.

Six spacious private tents each with its window onto a beautiful Luangwa River where the hippos grovel and the lions prowl equipped with spacious open to the elements en-suite bathrooms, created to duplicate nature with its curved walls encompassing the trees and subtle colors and a view.

Each tent is precisely established increase privacy both in the rooms, bathrooms and on the decks with satisfactory sitting areas and beautiful views of the river.

An enormous tent shades the major area formed around a large termite mound and mahogany tree together with an old hippo run adapted into our path between the different levels strung up between lead wood poles. Availed with very many sitting areas, there is space to relax and unwind while pondering  on the day’s safari, before sitting down to a beautiful dinner on the banks of the Luangwa, under the stars and enjoying the sounds of the African night.

Activities

Game drives can be taken during the day or night drives. Toyota Landcruiser with two-tier seats (three tier for groups/families) is used – a “window” seat (i.e., two people per row) for everyone. Open top vehicles, affording you total 360-degree vision.

Walking: Our knowledgeable guide leads the walks and escorted by an armed National Park scout. Our guiding team is very passionate and will undoubtedly impart some fantastic bush insights at a level that will surprise you.

Village Tours: Our visitors never forget a visit to Kawaza Village and the schools even years later as the most satisfying thing of their visit to Zambia and Africa in general. This fact gives the most amazing adventure of the Luangwa Valley. In addition, taking a tour around the neighborhood near the Mfuwe area, a small “dukas” (shop in English), bars, the market, and get to meet people who can share with you various skills in a unique feeling.

Wildlife Education Centre: Sessions are held at the children’s school in order to educate them about conservation and wildlife. This is an important study for the children to know more are their environment.

Tribal Textiles: For discovering hand-painted textiles produced locally, getting influence from the remarkable Zambian wildlife and its surroundings. Surely, a nice place to buy a souvenir or two of your Zambian experience.

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