An effortlessly beautiful camp in a tranquil location just outside the national park on the banks of the Luangwa, Nkwali is the flagship camp of the renowned Robin Pope Safaris operation. There are six spacious cottages with stone floors, thatched roofs and classic, minimal design touches that lend Nkwali a luxurious, understated feel. Each overlooks the river, with sliding doors to permit game viewing from the comfort of the huge beds. There are private viewing decks and partially open-air bathrooms with double showers and basins, while one of the cottages is a family unit with two bedrooms and one bathroom.
Nkwali is a sociable place, with a relaxing central library and bar area, and meals are usually taken outside to the accompaniment of a campfire at night. Excursions can cross directly into the national park by boat, on a stretch of the river that elephants frequently use for crossings, where vehicles await on the other side to embark on game drives in the park. Stylish and classy, with first class guiding and hosting, Nkwali combines perfectly with the Robin Pope bushcamps inside the national park.