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Nkwali Camp

South Luangwa National Park

Days 1 - 2: South Luangwa National Park

Nkwali Camp Location Map

Nkwali is located on a private stretch of land, overlooking the South Luangwa National Park. The area surrounding Nkwali is superb game viewing country, with a beautiful area of ebony woodland and open grasslands.

Guests staying here can often see as much wildlife around the camp as they do on game drives into the Park itself, including leopard, lion and occasionally wild dog. The area is also particularly good for the Thornicroft giraffe (an endemic species), and elephants also regularly cross the Luangwa River or come to the waterhole near the thatched dining room.

Although the camp is just outside the National Park, the game drive vehicles access the Park by either by boat (2 minutes) or via the camp's pontoon (10 minutes away). The main bridge across the river to the Park is also only 15 minutes away.

This particular area of the Park is accessible all year and so the game is very relaxed and used to the vehicles. This gives great photographic opportunities as the game allows the vehicles to get close.

With a guest to guide ratio of 4:1 each guest is offered increased flexibility and choice on activities and therefore a far more personalised experience.

The 6 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.

The main bar area, right on the edge of the Luangwa riverbanks, is built around a huge ebony tree with fantastic views of the river and across to the Park - an ideal spot to enjoy a cool drink whilst watching the sun set over the Luangwa. Set back from the river on a lagoon are the dining room and swimming pool, from which guests are often treated to elephants and other game coming down to drink during the day.

Example Details For Nkwali Camp

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Chalet
Includes: All meals; Park fees; shared game viewing activities; laundry; bar drinks; inter-camp transfers; and transfers to/from Mfuwe Airport are included.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

 
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Nkwali Camp Location.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must normally please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children aged 7 years and older are welcome.

The chalets have bamboo woven walls and thatch roofs and open up to magnificent views of the river. The chalets also have open air en-suite bathrooms.

The camp is open all year round.

Activities include walking safaris, day and night game drives, seasonal boat safaris (end of December /January to around April), cultural/village tours, visits to the local markets and Tribal Textiles.

Payments for any extras can be paid for in cash (local currency, US dollars, Euro or British Pounds) or by Visa credit card.

The camp runs off mains electricity. Tap water is from a bore hole and is safe for drinking, but bottled water is also provided at the camp free of charge.

The camp is a 40 minute road transfer from Mfuwe Airport. Throughout the year there is direct access from the camp to the Park by boat or vehicle. During the dry months the camp operates a pontoon into the more southern part of the area. When the river is at its lowest you can drive directly across the river from Nkwali.

Tena Tena

South Luangwa National Park

Days 3 - 5: South Luangwa National Park

Tena Tena Location Map

Tena Tena is a remote and small camp, situated within the South Luangwa National Park, and enjoys a stunning location on a sweeping bend of the Luangwa River. The camp is synonymous with Robin Pope Safaris as it was the first camp which Robin opened and ran and has become a favourite amongst many safari lovers over the years.

The great number of game in the Park is impressive in its own right, but it is the sheer abundance of leopards that the South Luangwa National Park is most famous for - although not guaranteed it is usual for everyone coming through on a 3 or more night safari to see at least one leopard. The Park also has 2 endemic species - the Thornicoft's giraffe and the Cookson's wildebeest.

From the camp there is the daily option of a walk or a game drive. The drives include morning, afternoon and night drives. An all day drive, with a picnic lunch, is always available. Meanwhile, for a cultural experience, a visit to the Kawaza Village is not to be missed.

Near the camp there is a spectacular lagoon, Buca Buca, where a whole morning can be spent quietly sitting while the game comes down to drink. With the camp being remote and small, guests have these scenes to themselves.

The 6 tented rooms are spacious but cosy. Each tent is adapted to its specific location so as to maximize the privacy in the rooms with a gorgeous view across the river, and consists of a private veranda, dressing room, a large open air bathroom and outdoor shower.

A large marquee hanging from the trees covers the camp's main area. Here comfortable loungers are provided for guests to relax on, and watch game wandering on the opposite banks of the river. Meanwhile, a short distance below, on the edge of the Luangwa River, is the perfect setting for guests to enjoy sundowners and meals – which is often accompanied by a glorious African sunset and, occasionally, wallowing hippos.

Example Details For Tena Tena

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Tented Suite
Includes: All meals; Park fees; all game viewing activities; laundry; bar drinks; inter-camp transfers; and transfers to/from Mfuwe Airport are included.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

 
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Tena Tena Location.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must normally please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children aged 12 years and older are welcome. Normal adult rates apply.

Each tent has a private verandah and an outdoor bathroom with twin basins and a shower.

The camp is open between 22 May and 31 October every year.

The camp is run on solar power with a back up generator. Tap water is from a bore hole and is safe for drinking, but bottled water is also provided at the camp free of charge.

Activities include walking safaris, day and night game drives, cultural/village tours and visits to local markets.

From Mfuwe Airport it is a one hour and 15 minute road transfer to camp through some colourful village life then some game viewing opportunity once in the Park.

Old Mondoro

Lower Zambezi National Park

Days 6 - 8: Lower Zambezi National Park

Old Mondoro Location Map

The beautiful and intimate Old Mondoro is situated within the Lower Zambezi National Park and derives its name from the Goba legend of a white lion that used to prowl the area. Although the white lion is long gone, the camp reflects the wild spirit that still lives on in its descendants that roam free in the spectacular woodlands and plains, which you too will explore during your stay here.

Old Mondoro is one of the Lower Zambezi’s most exclusive camps and offers an ideal blend of nature and comfort. A rare find, this is the ideal safari escape for those who expect the very best yet want a little less of lavish luxury – a real safari.

Day game drives are conducted in custom, open 4x4 safari vehicles and this is the best way to see as many animals as possible, close up. You can also explore the Zambezi River and its islands by boat, offering amazing opportunities for photographing birds, elephant, hippo and croc abound, and the sunsets are to die for.

Canoeing safaris were founded on the Lower Zambezi. Tranquil yet exciting, close up viewing of fauna and riverine flora in near silence is one of Africa’s bucket list experiences. Drift down legendary waterways comfortable in the knowledge that you are in the hands of some of Africa’s best and most experienced river guides.

The 5 rooms are strung out along a hippo-friendly channel off the Zambezi, enjoying great views with their half-height walls and timber decks. Appropriately constructed of canvas and natural materials, the rooms have an open and adventurous feel, providing a perfect retreat after a day filled with excitement in the bush and yet where much of the action will happen right in front of you. At nig,ht canvas blinds are rolled down and secured although with the night chorus you are assured of never feeling too cosseted or cut off from the action!  Each room also has a shaded timber sun deck complete with a comfy daybed for relaxation with the very best of views.

There is also a family room which has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms - making this an ideal choice for families.

Delicious meals are served fireside or in the open-sided thatched dining room, and star-gazing in this remote spot makes a perfect pastime.

Example Details For Old Mondoro

Nights: 3 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Bush Chalet (Stay 3/Pay 2 offer applied - selected periods only)
Includes: All meals; beverage, house wines and local spirits; a laundry service; shared game drives (night and day); bush walks; boat trips; angling; canoe trips; and airstrip transfers are included.

Please Note: As the animals are wild, it is not possible to guarantee what you will see during your safari.

 
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Old Mondoro Location.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival, and must normally please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children aged 12 years and older are welcome.

Waterberry Zambezi Lodge

Victoria Falls - Zambia

Days 9 - 10: Victoria Falls - Zambia

Waterberry Zambezi Lodge Location Map

Waterberry Zambezi Lodge is a small, friendly and informal lodge, just 35 minutes from Livingstone but in the heart of the wild. The lodge is situated in a secluded position on the banks of the spectacular Zambezi River, with wonderful views across to the Zambezi National Park on the opposite bank.

It's the perfect setting for guests to enjoy total peace and quiet while still being close to the Falls and all the adventures that Livingstone has to offer.  Away from the noise and bustle of the activities around town, the perfect silence is enhanced by birdsong, the sound of hyena and lion on the opposite bank and the whistle of frogs along the river’s edge.

A sunset cruise is the perfect way to start your stay here when you first arrive - relaxing on the peace and quiet of the Zambezi with a drink of your choice and snacks, watching whatever wildlife comes your way and with a virtually guaranteed perfect sunset.

After exploring the Falls, return to the lodge and relax around the pool, or join a guided birding walk through the river woodland. If you have longer to spend at the lodge, enjoy a dawn cruise as the river awakes, or go fishing for bream and tigerfish. A visit to the local village can also be arranged, where many of the Waterberry staff life. The Waterberry guide will show you daily life, housebuilding and agriculture and the Tukongote School which was built with guest donations.

Each of the 7 thatched cottages are different in size and style, and have a private terrace where guests can sit, relax and enjoy the view. The cottages are set around the beautiful lawns and gardens on the banks of the Zambezi. Named after birds found around the lodge, these are lovely cool rooms open to the high thatch.

The Woodlands are available to those wanting to be in the wild without sacrificing comfort and luxury. The three 40m2 safari tents have a lounge seating inside and out and a private veranda garden.

The River Farmhouse is a 3 bedroomed private house for exclusive use by groups or families. The large infinity pool overlooks the Zambezi and the game park beyond.

Meals are served in the dining area or al fresco on the sun terrace and deck overlooking the river. Guests may choose to have private dinners on their terraces or one of the secluded pontoons or platforms around the lodge.

Example Details For Waterberry Zambezi Lodge

Nights: 2 Nights
Adults: 2 Children: 0
Room: 1 x Cottage
Includes: All Inclusive Package: Airport transfers; all meals and drinks; a laundry service; and two in-house activities per day (Falls visit (including entrance fee); sunset, daytime or dawn cruise; fishing; island picnic; guided birding; guided village walk, guided tour of town and local markets) are included.
 
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Waterberry Zambezi Lodge Location.

Check In / Check Out

Rooms may normally be occupied from 14:00 on the day of arrival and must normally please be vacated by 11:00 on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.

General Information For Guests

Children of any age are welcome.

All the cottages are en-suite, have their own private terraces, fans, air conditioning, hair dryer, tea/coffee making facilities, mosquito nets, Wi-Fi (complimentary) and a personal safe.

The main area has a swimming pool, bar, restaurant, mobile connectivity, internet access and credit card services are also available.

In house activities include trips to Victoria Falls, sunset cruises, fishing (catch and release), birding, village walks and Livingstone town tours. 

External activities includes bungee jumps, white water rafting, canoeing, horse riding, game walks, elephant encounters, crocodile and snake park, bridge tour and Chobe day trips.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are available all day, and waiters are standing by to serve drinks.

The lodge offers a complimentary laundry service and room service is available throughout the day.

There is mobile/cell phone service at the lodge (signals vary but are generally reliable).

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