Named after the honeyguide bird, Nsolo is one of the most historical camps in Zambia and the quintessential barefoot luxury experience.
Activities are very focused on walking so if that’s not your thing, there may be other camps that are more suitable. Wild dogs have been known to den very close to the camp for those who want to see them.
Nsolo is beautifully rustic with a firm focus on walking safaris. Raised on stilts, the grass chalets are set on a sweeping bend of the dry Luwi River and offer magnificent 180-degree views of the surrounding landscape. A myriad of thirsty wildlife visits the waterhole in front of camp and game viewing is nothing short of exceptional, whether you are exploring the plains on foot or watching with a G&T from the veranda.
The 4 grass and thatch chalets are stylish, spacious and fun. Raised on stilts with traditional grass walls and bamboo-lattice ‘windows’, they are cool and breezy with simple colours and furnishings reflecting the terrain beyond. Built around huge mahogany trees, the bathrooms are all open air, yet completely private and have hot running showers and flushing loos. And to complete it all, the wrap-around verandas with lounge chairs and sofas make for a perfect afternoon of lazy game viewing.
Sited alongside an elephant path, there’s no end to the action around camp. Chuckle at warthogs and vervet monkeys while enjoying a cold local beer from the bar. Enjoy life’s simple pleasures with afternoon tea and cake in the spacious main lounge. With a regular wild dog den nearby and lion prides using the dry riverbed as a thoroughfare, walking and driving safaris around the camp offer big game viewing at its best. Nsolo also makes a great base for their signature activity: the ‘Sleep-out Under the Stars’.