Welcome to Nkonzi Bush Camp, our beautiful safari camp set deep inside the South Luangwa National Park. We are well off the beaten track and offer authentic tented accommodation with excellent safari guiding. Nkonzi Bush Camp is one of the best value bush camp experiences in Zambia.

Nkonzi Bush Camp is tucked away in a secret, exclusive corner of the South Luangwa wilderness.


We are 45 minutes from the South Luangwa main gate and set beside the dry white sand Mushilashi River. Surrounded by pristine indigenous woodland, grassy plains and seasonal waterholes, Nkonzi is the perfect safari location.

South Luangwa National Park map showing lodges and Nkonzi Camp

Nkonzi is open from the 1st of June until the 31st of October, and sleeps a maximum of eight people, ensuring you always receive the personalised safari experience that Jackalberry Safaris is famous for.

Our authentic walk-in safari tents each offer an en-suite bathroom, a wooden framed bed with white cotton bed linen, a small seating area, solar lighting and clever storage for all your belongings.

Nkonzi Camp safari tent interior

We eat meals together in a shady grove of mature trees; our small honesty bar serves beer, soft drinks and selected spirits. The camp is perfectly positioned for stargazing, with panoramic views of the breathtaking Milky Way.

Nkonzi Camp Milky Way

We are passionate about being as eco-friendly as possible.

Our water is pumped from our on-site borehole and hot water is generated by our nifty solar geyser – no unnecessary firewood used here!

Your en-suite bathroom has a hot bucket shower with plenty of water, mixed to the temperature you prefer by our team. We use  eco-friendly flush toilets specially designed to minimise water use.

Being so deep inside the National Park means we are not connected to mains electricity. We rely on solar powered lamps and candles and we have a small solar charging unit for camera batteries. However we would recommend that you don’t bring equipment that needs extensive recharging to avoid disappointment.

There is no mobile phone signal in camp or internet connectivity.

We have a permanent on-site management team. You can join us for a great-value safari package, or just a single night; please see our Rates page for prices.

Nkonzi Camp is a unique, rustic and remote bushcamp. It offers a very special opportunity to immerse yourself in the pristine African wilderness without the 5-star luxury price tag.

We hope you love Nkonzi Camp as much as we do and we can’t wait to welcome you on safari with us!

Nkonzi Bush Camp, South Luangwa, Zambia

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Bradt Guide to Zambia 2016

Top Choice tented camp in South Luangwa National Park

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