Are you searching for a unique bush camp safari in the South Luangwa, Zambia? An authentic, wilderness experience at a price that won’t break the bank? If so, Nkonzi Camp could be just right for you.

Set deep inside the South Luangwa National Park, Nkonzi Camp offers a very special opportunity to sleep under canvas in the heart of one of Africa’s last great wildlife sanctuaries.

Nkonzi Camp bush lounge
I can’t recommend the safari enough; great value for money, excellent food, nice clean spacious tents, great staff and the safari itself was excellent. I can’t speak highly enough of our guide, Gavin Opie, and his wealth of knowledge. All in all an unforgettable, amazing experience! Nick


At Jackalberry Safaris we do things differently

By focusing on the important things – exceptional guiding and incredible wildlife encounters – and cutting out the unnecessary things – crystal decanters and private plunge pools – we can offer outstanding safaris at excellent prices.

Here are the things that set us apart.

Location, location, location

Our eight bed bush camp Nkonzi is set in the heart of the South Luangwa National Park, meaning you’re immersed in the safari experience from sun rise to sun set, and the bit in between! You’ll never waste precious time queuing at the main park gate  – instead you’ll already be deep in the bush marvelling at the untouched beauty of this breathtaking wilderness.

Classic accommodation

Nkonzi is an authentic tented safari camp, in the spirit of the South Luangwa’s early explorers. We are proud to have a minimal carbon footprint. Solar energy heats our water, provides our lighting and even runs our bar fridge! Our accommodation is rustic, yet extremely comfortable, just as the early adventurers liked it.

Doing things the right way

We are committed to honouring the dream of preserving South Luangwa National Park for generations to come. That’s why our Ethical Guiding policy is so important to us – it’s at the heart of all our safaris. Stay at Nkonzi Camp and you can sleep easy at night knowing our guides are doing the best for you and the wildlife at the same time.

Expert guiding tailored to you

Our safaris are guided by Gavin Opie, private safari guide and owner of Nkonzi Camp. Gavin is a highly experienced walking safari guide with a passion for helping guests discover the magic of exploring the African bush on foot. Gavin has a fun and engaging approach and he will always tailor your safari to what interests you; be that birding, photography, or just everything! Whether this is your first, fourth or forty-fourth safari, Gavin will make it unique and special to you.

Very special experiences

Our safaris offer a variety of wonderful safari activities. Walking safaris are our speciality; the experience of tracking wild animals on foot is a memory that will stay with you forever. Our all-day driving expedition from 06:00-20:00 gives Gavin the opportunity to share all of his insider knowledge about the South Luangwa with you. Morning and night driving safaris offer an unparalleled chance to encounter the Luangwa’s big game up close. And our unique bush breakfast, cooked over an open fire in the morning light, is truly unforgettable.


River bed dinner Nkonzi Camp


Most of all, we believe that a true safari should touch your soul.

Going on safari can be a life-changing event. We want you to experience that too. Join us at Nkonzi Camp for safari stories you’ll be telling for a lifetime.

Ready to begin the adventure?

Read our safari itineraries here!

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