Set on the banks of the Luwi sand river, mid-way between its sister camps Luwi and Kakuli, Nsolo Bushcamp is another one of those great hidden treats of the Zambian bush. The site was first chosen by Norman Carr’s son Adrian back in the late ‘80’s, it has changed in design a couple of times since then and after a fire took the old camp away in 2007 it was moved a few hundred meters to its current site which is rather better than the original.
There are 4 rooms at Nsolo Bushcamp, each individually designed, the high roofs are of thatch and the walls of combed grass set on top of a large wooden deck, the rooms have verandas and private views out across the Luwi sand river. This is an intimate camp with a romantic feel to it, as with it’s neighbour Luwi Camp, one can’t help but realise you are deep inside the National Park, and with just one road giving access you wont be bumping into any other tourists during your stay at Nsolo.
As with Luwi, most of the game activities at Nsolo Bushcamp are centred on walking, short night drives are usually offered but this is a walking camp so be prepared for 3 to 4 hours on foot in the morning and again late afternoon.
It is fair to say that the game is sometimes a little harder to find around the Nsolo area because there is limited permanent water but, as is always the way when you work hard for something, when you get lucky you invariably get very lucky. There is a pride of lion that use the middle stretches of the Luwi sand river as a highway so sightings from both Luwi and Nsolo Bushcamps are frequent and the nights are usually punctuated by their calls.