Nkwali is located on the banks of the Luangwa on a magnificent meander in the river overlooking the National Park where leopards roam along the bank and can often be spotted from camp. Situated on Robin Pope Safaris’ private land outside the park, there is a private game viewing area behind camp as well as exclusive access into the park either by boat or across the pontoon.More Info Video
Rarely will you find a company name so synonymous with quality and style. Since the inception of Robin Pope Safaris their houses, camps and safari activities have been branded as some for the best in the safari industry. Robin Pope started his own company in 1986 with the construction of Tena Tena and with the main focus on natured orientated safaris. Since 1990 he has gained a legendary reputation as one of the leaders in multiple day walking safaris, during which, as a highly qualified guide he immersed his guests deep into the secrets of the wilderness. The 1990s also saw the development of remote areas such as Bangweulu Swamps, Kazanka National Park and the Liuwa Plain for safari activities. Since 2006, Robin and Jo Pope have been cooperating with Cees Slager, CEO of Moelcaten, with whose activities in Malawi they united their company in 2010. All accommodations and activities under the Robin Pope Safaris name are still run in the tradition of the name giver's intentions. Ton and Margaux De Rooy, son in law and daughter of Cees Slager, are running the company with great personal commitment ever since.
Robin Pope Safaris is committed to responsible tourism. They conduct business in a manner that benefits the environment and wildlife conservation, the people who work for them, and the neighbouring communities. In this way, their tourism operations, and the presence of the guests has the capacity to protect natural wildlife areas, alleviate poverty through good employment practices and contribute positively to the local community.
In recognition of their commitment to responsible tourism, Robin Pope Safaris has won prestigious international awards including the Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards Joint Overall Winner in 2011, making them the ultimate winner across all 13 award categories. Visit their website for some other projects they are involved in
The six chalets are spacious and during the day are fully open to wonderful river views, in the evenings the Constantia grill doors are pulled together to close the open room fronts. The en-suite bathrooms are spacious with double sinks and showers from which you can enjoy the enormous African skies.
Set back from the river on a lagoon are the dining room and swimming pool from which guests are often treated to elephants and other game coming down to drink during the day unperturbed by our presence.
Special interest activities can include:
Cultural - village tours and tribal textile visit
Wildlife education centre
Activities available are:
Guided walking safaris