Safari Zambia: Nkonzi Camp

Nkonzi Camp is situated in the depths of Zambia's magnificent South Luangwa National Park and offers guests a traditional and intimate safari experience. Here you can receive further information

Ann-Kathrin
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Nkonzi Camp is a traditional, seasonal bush camp located in the depths of the South Luangwa National Park and not far from the Mushilashi River. It accommodates its guests in spacious safari tents, all of which have their own outdoor "bush bathroom". The number of tents is limited to four so that an intimate and personal safari experience is guaranteed.

The daily game drives and game walks take you deep into the wild vastness of the South Luangwa National Park and offer the opportunity to get closer to numerous representatives of African wildlife, including lions, buffalos, elephants, leopards, hyenas, wild dogs, over 400 bird species and some endemic species such as the Cookson gnu, the Crawshay zebra and the Thorneycroft giraffe.

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Name
Nkonzi Camp

Location
On the Mushilashi River in the middle of the South Luangwa National Park, about a 45-minute drive from the main gate of the park

Guest accommodation
4 safari tents (in double occupancy) with attached bathroom incl. bush shower and WC

Max. number of guests
8 guests in 4 safari tents

Activities
Day and night game drives, game walks

Highlights
The idyllic, extremely remote location directly on the banks of the Mushilashi River • the unrestricted view of the African night sky, where you can almost always admire the Milky Way • excellent guiding by excellently trained Field Guides

Animals
Elephants, leopards, lions, wild dogs, buffalos, hyaenas, hippos, more than 400 bird species, various antelopes and endemic species such as Cookson gnu, Crawshay zebra or Thorneycroft giraffe

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Staying at Nkonzi Camp

Location

The seasonally open Nkonzi Camp (beginning of June to 31 October) is situated in a small forest in the middle of the South Luangwa National Park, near the Mushilashi Riverbed – far away from the ways of civilization. The main gate of the park can be reached after a 45-minute drive. Due to the wonderfully remote and therefore very exclusive location, only a handful of tourists find their way here. Wide grasslands, old forests and a fascinating fauna characterise the region which is why Nkonzi Camp is considered a true jewel.

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The Camp

Guest accommodation

The Nkonzi Camp has only four rustic but very comfortable safari tents which provide a personalised, personal service and a family atmosphere. Each tent has its own open bathroom with traditional bush shower and toilet with flush water. Also a small veranda with seats as well as solar powered lighting belong to each of the tents. Nkonzi can accommodate a maximum of eight guests; children aged 6 and over are also welcome.

Central facilities

Central facilities of the camp include a communal area, an outdoor area with a fireplace and a camp bar where soft drinks, beer and selected spirits are available. The daily meals are taken together by all guests under the shade of the trees. The power supply in Nkonzi is ensured by solar energy and offers sufficient possibilities to recharge the batteries. The water is extracted from our own borehole.

Activities

Adventurous day or night game drives and walking safaris offer the opportunity to explore the depths of the spectacular South Luangwa National Park. The guests will always be accompanied by an experienced guide who will give them exciting background knowledge about the flora and fauna of the region. While the game walks begin and end in the camp, guests can drive deeper into the park and stay overnight in other camps.

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Highlights

Especially due to its exclusive, secluded location, Nkonzi Camp exudes the flair of an undiscovered piece of paradise. Situated in the midst of wild and untouched nature and visited only by a few guests, an intimate and undisturbed safari experience is guaranteed here. At night an incomparable view of Africa's magnificent starry sky is released – and almost always the Milky Way can be admired. Last but not least, Nkonzi Camp impresses with excellent guided game drives and walking safaris which give guests the chance to learn more about Zambia's flora and fauna from some of the country's best guides.

Animals

The South Luangwa National Park impresses by an immense animal wealth and offers the possibility to observe wild animals at close range. On the guided game drives and hikes offered by Nkonzi Camp you can observe four of the Big Five – lion, leopard, elephant and buffalo – as well as wild dogs, hyaenas, hippos, various antelopes and some endemic animal species. With more than 400 bird species, South Luangwa is also an extremely attractive destination for bird lovers.

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