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About Nkonzi Camp

A unique safari experience in a beautiful tented bush camp

Hidden deep in the heart of South Luangwa National Park, Nkonzi Camp is a simple, stylish tented camp offering an unique safari experience. Nkonzi is small and intimate, a place where every guest receives personalised attention.

Our safari tents evoke old-world safari charm and have all the comforts that you need. And best of all, Nkonzi is truly off the beaten track. Here we have only the wildlife for company, and at nighttime, the Milky Way stretching endlessly across the sky.

Nkonzi Camp

Accommodation

Nkonzi Camp’s walk-in safari tents are a lovely mix of back-to-nature charm and serious safari comfort.

Each tent has an open-air ensuite bathroom with hot water bucket showers and flushing loos. Inside are wooden-framed beds with crisp cotton linen, canvas safari chairs and solar power feeding lights, a small charging station and a fan. Images of Nkonzi Camp can be found in our Gallery.

With only four tents accommodating a maximum of eight guests at any one time, Nkonzi never feels overcrowded. You will always receive the personalised holiday experience that we’re famous for.

Next to the river stands our atmospheric Swahili Meru tent housing several comfy sofas and our dining area. A small bush-bar is situated under the ebony trees, perfectly positioned to keep an eye on the comings and goings around camp.

Our meals are home-cooked, hearty fare, whipped up by our wonderful chef and if there’s one thing for certain, you certainly won’t go hungry at Nkonzi!

Safari Seasons

When are we open?

Nkonzi is a seasonal bush camp, open from 1st June to 31st October.

This is Zambia’s dry season, when wildlife congregates around the rivers and watering holes making for fantastic game viewing. During the rainy season months (November to April), Nkonzi Camp is inaccessible. So at the beginning of November we pack everything up and we leave the area to the animals. How’s that for a small carbon footprint?!

The nitty gritty

Being so deep inside South Luangwa National Park means that we are off-grid. Instead, we use solar energy to power small electrical units for recharging batteries so that you can still capture those amazing wildlife moments.

We don’t recommend bringing elaborate equipment that requires extensive charging however, as our system won’t be able to support it. There is also no mobile phone signal or internet at Nkonzi Camp, just the pure experience of immersing yourself in the wilds of Africa.

The facilities

Our walk-in safari tents are a lovely mix of back-to-nature charm and serious safari comfort. Each has an open-air ensuite bathroom (with plenty of hot water and flushing loos), wooden-framed double or twin beds with crisp cotton linen, canvas safari chairs and solar-powered lighting. Best of all, there’s only four of them accommodating a maximum of eight guests at any one time so you will always receive the personalised holiday experience that we’re famous for.

Next to the river are several comfy sofas, shaded by the trees and positioned perfectly to keep an eye on the comings and goings around camp. We often congregate here for early morning tea and coffee around the fire and pre- and post-dinner drinks. Our meals are home-cooked, hearty fare, whipped up by our wonderful chef and if there’s one thing for certain, you certainly won’t go hungry at Nkonzi!

When are we open?

Nkonzi is a seasonal camp and we are open during the dry season from 1st June to 31st October. At this time, the wildlife congregates around the rivers and watering holes making for fantastic game viewing. During the rainy season months (November to April), the camp is inaccessible and we leave the area to the animals.

The nitty gritty

Being so deep inside South Luangwa National Park means that we are not connected to a mains electricity supply. We use solar powered lamps and candles and make use of a small solar charging unit for camera batteries so that you can still capture those amazing wildlife moments. Though we are able to recharge camera batteries, we do not recommend bringing elaborate equipment that requires extensive charging as our system cannot handle it. There is also no mobile phone signal or internet connectivity at the camp, just the pure experience of wildlife in its natural habitat and our ‘Bush TV’ – the campfire.

We hope you love Nkonzi Camp as much as we do and we can’t wait to welcome you on safari with us.

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