Experience Wild Africa

Gavin Opie Safaris is one of Zambia’s foremost family run safari companies. We’re passionate about preserving and sharing the beauty of the South Luangwa National Park and all its glorious wildlife.

This is a wild and unpretentious place and our home, Nkonzi Camp, is a charming reflection of this. Here you can immerse yourself in the African wilderness, far from the cares of the modern world.

Our safaris are designed for adventurous travellers who seek the thrill of hearing lions roar in the night, deep in one of Africa’s last great wild places.

Discover South Luangwa

Welcome to our home – the valley that time forgot.

This ancient land is a haven for Africa’s iconic wildlife. Herds of elephant, zebra and buffalo thrive in the timeless forests. The Luangwa has great populations of lion and leopard too, as well as the rare African wild dog.

The Luangwa is heaven for bird lovers, with over 470 species documented across the valley’s varied habitats.

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 activities led by knowledgeable guide, Gavin Opie.


Nkonzi Camp Bedroom setup


Gavin Opie Safaris

Make A Difference

In 2019 we gave over $7,000 to conservation and community projects in South Luangwa.

By joining us on safari our guests directly help Zambian families make better lives for themselves.

Find out more about our chosen charities: Conservation South Luangwa and Chipembele Wildlife Education Trust.



  • 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

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