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South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Nsolo Bush Camp
- A remote, luxury safari camp with many wonderful walking opportunities
- Hosted and managed by one of the best guides in Zambia
- Lion, leopard and the endangered wild dog are abundant in the area
Facilities includeRestaurant Lounge Library
- Night Drives
- Walking Safaris
- Day Game Drives
- Birding Safaris
Seasons in Zambia
About Nsolo Bush Camp
The Luwi river system (where Nsolo Camp is situated) is renowned for its lion population. Various pride territories overlap in this area and the cats use the dry river bed as a thoroughfare and a means not only of locating their prey, which come to drink, but also of locating their rivals who must be warned to stay away.
Nsolo has four very spacious chalets built on raised wooden decks with grass and reed walls and large open air en-suite bathrooms. Each chalet is set under the shade of evergreen trees with private verandas overlooking the surrounding bush and waterholes in the Luwi River. The chalets are individually designed, extremely comfortable yet rustic and simple. On the banks of the Luwi river is an open sided, shady chitenje lounge with bush bar and dining area that offer a peaceful refuge. Here, you can study the camps collection of books or watch a variety of game visiting the permanent pools of water in the Luwi riverbed.
The rooms are generally spacious, each containing two three-quarter or one king-sized bed. Additional beds for children can be added. There is wardrobe and shelving storage available in the rooms. The private open-air en-suite bathrooms have plenty of hot water, towels and toiletries. After dark, a member of staff will accompany you to and from your room, lighting the way and watching out for local wildlife.
The National Park is 9,050 km² (3,500 square miles), unfenced but bordered to the West by a steep escarpment and to the East by the Luangwa River. Once known as ‘The Valley of the Elephants', back in the early 1970s it was home to the world's largest population of elephant. Although ivory poachers reduced the population dramatically, the National Park authorities and their fellow conservation outfits such as SLCS are taking control once more and the population is regenerating strongly. There are plenty of young to be seen and numbers are visibly on the increase once more.
Zambia is regarded by many as one of the last true wildernesses and Africa's greatest secret. From the mighty Victoria Falls to the world renowned National Parks of the Luangwa and Zambezi Valleys there are incredible opportunities to explore a vast range of habitats, species, terrain and natural wonders.
The South Luangwa National Park is Zambia's premier National Park and is one of the greatest wildlife sanctuaries in the world. The concentration of game along the Luangwa River and its associated ox-bow lagoons is amongst the most intense anywhere in Africa. It is truly an unspoilt wilderness.
The meandering Luangwa River teems with hippos and crocodiles and provides a lifeline for a great diversity of habitat and wildlife. With over 60 species of mammals and over 400 species of birds, the South Luangwa National Park has earned its excellent reputation. It is home to two endemic species, the Thornicroft Giraffe and Cookson's Wildebeest and is one of the best parks in Africa to view leopards in their natural environment.
How to get there
We will assist you with all necessary internal transfers after booking.
The closest airport, Mfuwe Airport, is 45-50 minutes from Kapani Lodge.
FROM LUSAKA TO MFUWE:
1 hour 10 minutes
£182 per person each way
3 return flights a day
FROM MALAWI - LILONGWE TO MFUWE:
£195 per person (excluding departure taxes)
1 flight a day
Other international flights
NB. All prices and times are subject to change.
When to go
Peak season: 1 July - 31 October
Shoulder season: 25 May - 20 June
Nsolo is closed from 8th November - 20th May
The electric supply is solar powered and depends on the electricity generated during the day. However, mobile phone and camera chargers can usually be charged for you during the day.
It is essential that guests take out their own personal travel insurance.
There is no internet at this camp.
Travelling with children
Children aged 12 and over are most welcome
(This policy does not apply to parties booking the camp exclusively)
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