A one of a kind safari

Gavin Opie Safaris is run by Gavin Opie, one of Zambia’s leading safari guides. Gavin has spent most of his life living and working in Zambia’s wild places and he has a gift for sharing his passion for this wonderful place.

Gavin is a proud champion of ethical safari guiding, so you can trust that your safari is making a positive impact on the wildlife, environment and communities of the Luangwa Valley. In fact, we contribute over US$20 per guest per night to local conservation and community projects right here is the Luangwa.

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Nkonzi Camp

Welcome to our home – a classic old-world bush camp set deep in the heart of South Luangwa National Park. Nkonzi offers authentic tented accommodation with charming design and all the comforts you need, letting you really immerse yourself in nature.

We are also proud that Nkonzi Camp has been certified as climate neutral thanks to our minimal environmental impact and sustainable principles. 

South Luangwa National Park

For scenery, variety and density of animals, South Luangwa is the best park in Zambia and one of the most majestic in Africa.

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This ancient land is a haven for Africa’s wildlife, known for its lion and leopard, as well as the rare African wild dog. The Luangwa is heaven for bird lovers too, with over 470 species and counting. And let’s not forget the epic landscapes and endless night skies that make this one of the world’s most magnificent safari destinations.

Safari Packages

Make the absolute most of your time with one of our tailor-made Zambian safari holidays exploring more of the country’s wild places.

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Explorer's Dream

South Luangwa & Lower Zambezi National Parks | 8 night safari

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Best of Both Worlds

South Luangwa National Park | 7 night safari

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Into The Wild

South Luangwa & Kafue National Parks | 8 night safari

In the news

Nkonzi Camp has been nominated in the 2024 Safari Awards!

Best Value Safari Property

Best Walking Safari Experience

Best Safari Guiding Team


  • Before we visited Nkonzi I was very nervous of sleeping in a tent with wild animals roaming freely outside at night. But once we arrived  I was completely put at ease by the camp staff...

    Jennie C UK
  • It may only have been 3 days but it was packed with fun and rich rides! Gavin, thank you for the extra miles you have gone to accommodate us and make our trip extremely memorable.

    Myra Canada
  • For me, the highlight was the one-day expedition drive in the Park, just us and the animals, no obvious impact from humans. We also had excellent sightings of leopard and the night time dinners at the camp

    Mike C UK