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Couples and families with children aged 12 and above.
The wilderness experience at Nkonzi is what it is all about. Being so deep inside the national park you are surrounded by wildlife day and night. From the moment you step outside your tent, you are on safari. The camp is set in the animal rich Luwi River area which puts you in a fantastic position to set off on a walking safari beginning and ending at the camp.
Just a 1.5 hour drive northwest of Mfuwe, which is the main safari hub for South Luangwa, Nkonzi Camp is set amongst ancient forests and grassy plains. It is an area that is remote enough to allow for an intimate safari experience while offering some of the greatest and rewarding wildlife viewing opportunities in the South Luangwa National Park. It pairs well with Flatdogs Camp which is closer to Mfuwe and offers a totally different style of safari.
Nkonzi is remote and unspoiled yet accessible; the South Luangwa main gate is a 45-minute drive from camp and Mfuwe Airport is approximately 1.5 hours from camp. Nkonzi is a seasonal bush camp, open from 1st June to 31st October. At the start of November each year when the rain comes and makes the area inaccessible, camp staff pack up everything ensuring nothing is left behind except wandering wildlife.
You are unlikely to come across any other guests, which allows you to revel in each wildlife sighting. Whether it’s the lions, leopards, elephants and giraffe that the park is famous for, or the special birdlife and rarer mammal species, the best part is that you will share these experiences with a maximum of seven other guests. If you are a small group of eight, consider booking Nkonzi Bush Camp for exclusive use.
Zero light pollution means the night sky is a stargazers’ paradise and the panoramic views of the Milky Way are incredible.