Nsolo Camp is situated overlooking a sweeping bend of the Luwi River that runs through the north of South Luangwa National Park. A permanent waterhole sits in the dry riverbed in front of camp which is frequented by an interesting variety of wildlife.
Nsolo Camp is situated overlooking a wide bend of the Luwi River. The camp was named after the local honeyguide bird - Nsolo - and is located directly west of the Nsefu Sector of the Park in a sandy area dominated by mopane trees.
Accommodation consists of four individually designed chalets each on raised wooden decks with high thatched roofs and private verandahs. The rooms are very spacious with reed walls that are broken up by bamboo lattice windows, stylish furnishings made using local materials and ensuite open-air bathrooms.
The central chitenje that houses the dining area, lounge, bar and library has been built in the shade of some lovely mahogany and sausage trees overlooking the dry Luwi riverbed. This is the perfect spot for evening sundowners and dinner outside under the stars.
Nsolo is one of the more historic camps in Zambia. It was sited by Norman Carr in 1987 and Shaddy, the Camp Manager and guide, has been studying the wildlife and conducting walking safaris from this camp for over 10 years.
As with Luwi Camp, this is one of the South Luangwa's more remote, luxury walking safari camps and there is only a limited network of roads in this area. As a result most of the gameviewing activities are centered on walking safaris although short night drives are usually offered as well.
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 thoroughfare and a means not only of locating their prey, who come to drink, but also of locating their rivals who must be warned away.
There are few African experiences more exciting than heading out on a walking safari early in the morning, having heard lions calling through the night, finding fresh tracks and following them up. With voices hushed and hearts beating your mind is suggesting there is a lion behind every bush. This is a true African safari experience. This is big game viewing on foot and at its best.
Owned and operated by Norman Carr Safaris the camp combines well with its sister-camps - Kapani, Mchenja, Kakuli and Luwi - where as you would expect the guiding is of the highest quality.