Luangwa Valley, Zambia
Beautifully set in an ebony grove overlooking South Luangwa National Park, Nkwali features six bamboo chalets, each with an attached private bathroom partly open to the sky (for the delightful experience of showering under the sun or in the moonlight!). The bar, on the banks of the snaking Luangwa River, is built around a massive ebony tree and is a fantastic place for watching the sunset across the river, and the camp’s swimming pool is a delightful place to cool off after a day of gameviewing. There’s a small lagoon in view from the dining room where elephants, bushbucks, and other wildlife can be seen, and hippos are almost always around this charming camp. The atmosphere at Nkwali is relaxed and friendly, the food is excellent, and the staff is top notch.