Highlights of Nsolo Bush Camp
- Focus on walking with limited game drives
- One of the more remote bush camps in the South Luangwa National Park
Nsolo Camp has four spacious open-sided thatched chalets built on raised wooden decks with reed walls and en-suite bathrooms. The open air bathrooms are shaded by large evergreen trees above, as are the chalets. Each chalet has a private veranda overlooking the surrounding bush and seasonal Luwi River. The chalets are widely spaced apart for privacy and though simple in style, they are very comfortable. On the banks of the Luwi river is a dining ‘chitenje’ with a bar. This offers a peaceful refuge where you can enjoy the camp’s collection of books or view a variety of game visiting the permanent pools of water in the river bed in front of the camp.
The game activities of the camp are focused on walking with short night drives (as the road network is limited in this remote & secluded area). The Luwi river system is renowned for its lion population. Various pride territories overlap in this area and the cats use the dry river bed as a road. There are few African experiences more exciting than heading out on a walking safari early in the morning, having heard lions calling in the night, finding fresh tracks and following them. Wild dogs have denned between Luwi and Nsolo for the last 6 years and chances of seeing these elusive creatures are also good. Leopard are also seen in the area. This is big game viewing on foot at its best!
Nsolo Camp is run by Norman Carr Safaris, along with Kapani Lodge & Chinzombo in the central South Luangwa and three other bush camps. Usually you begin your safari with a night or two at either Kapani or Chinzombo before continuing to the bush camps. The ideal safari combines two or three camps perhaps walking from camp to camp. The nearest camp to Nsolo is Luwi Camp which is a comfortable three hour bush walk away.
Nsolo Chalet - Price per person from: $ 695Nsolo has just four very spacious chalets built on raised wooden decks with grass and reed walls and open large air en-suite bathrooms. Each chalet is set under the shade of evergreen trees with private verandahs overlooking the surrounding bush and waterholes in the Luwi River. The chalets are individually designed, extremely comfortable yet still rustic and simple.