Are you searching for a very special bush camp safari in the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia?

An authentic, wilderness experience at an affordable price that won’t blow your budget?

If so, Nkonzi Camp could be just right for you.

At Nkonzi Camp, you can sleep under canvas in the heart of one of Africa’s last great wildlife sanctuaries. Nkonzi is set in an exclusive area of the South Luangwa, well off the beaten track, with a rustic charm in keeping with Africa’s original bush camps.

We are passionate about outstanding, ethical safari guiding and our safaris are led by owner and private safari guide Gavin Opie. Our walking safaris, morning and night game drives and all-day drives give you the chance to experience the amazing wildlife that South Luangwa is so famous for, including elephant, lion, leopard, giraffe and zebra.

Nkonzi Camp is open from June to October and has only eight beds, so you will never get ‘lost in the crowd’. Our safari tents are very comfortable and are all en-suite, and we are pleased to have a tiny carbon footprint. Finally, our experienced and dedicated team will look after you royally, ensuring that you leave us feeling rejuvenated, inspired, and raring to return!

Nkonzi Camp bush lounge

During our time in Zambia we saw countless sights that really will stay with us for ever but there were a handful of things that felt  really incredibly special. The vast majority of these (walking around the herd of buffalo at sunset, walking to see the leopard by the riverbank, seeing two mating pairs of lions and, of course, the stars!) were owing to your camp and your efforts, so thank you so much for this.

Although Nkonzi Camp may not hold the luxury of some of the other bush camps we visited, I cannot imagine anywhere with equivalent charm, which we regard as far, far more important. All in all, your camp is without doubt our favourite place in the world, and we wouldn’t change a single thing about our time we had there. We can’t wait to come back!

Chris and Charlotte


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

Because Nkonzi Camp is located in a wild and exclusive area of South Luangwa National Park, you’re immersed in the safari experience from sun rise to sun set and you’ll never waste precious time queuing at the main park gate.

Classic accommodation

Nkonzi is an authentic tented safari camp; 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. Stay at Nkonzi Camp and you can sleep easy knowing that 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 owner and guide Gavin Opie. 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!

Very special experiences

We offer a variety of fantastic safari activities, but walking safaris are our speciality; the experience of tracking wild animals on foot is something you’ll never forget.


River bed dinner Nkonzi Camp


Most of all, we know that a true safari can touch your soul.

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!

Author’s Favourite

Bradt Guide to Zambia 2016

Top Choice tented camp in South Luangwa National Park

Lonely Planet

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