Nsolo Bush Camp’s four luxury chalets are set on raised wooden decks and their high thatched roofs and private verandas add to their allure. Spacious rooms with stylish furnishings abound and the bathrooms – roofless and set under the shade of trees – treat guests to a true African safari experience. Taking its name from the honeyguide bird, Nsolo has many nooks and crannies to make guests feel at home. From bamboo lattice windows to sit-in reed walls and double wooden doors opening up onto private wooden decks, comfort is key, while blending in with the natural surrounds. Visitors should keep in mind that although Nsolo can accommodate children aged 12 and older, they’re only
allowed on the walking safaris at the discretion of the manager – but the morning and evening game drives are open to everyone. Nsolo’s main area – an open-sided, thatched building – not only overlooks the Luwi riverbed, but it’s also been built under the shade of sausage tand mahogany trees, with their beautiful trunks being incorporated into the building’s structure. With its proximity to the riverbed below, a nearby sandbank is easily accessible and has proven to be a popular spot for sundowners, or even lantern-lit dinners under the stars.
Although day and night driving activities are offered from Nsolo, this bush camp really concentrates on guided walking safaris. These walks range from routes in the open plains, devoid of roads, across the riverbed from the camp or through the riverine woodland along the rivers banks. One of the best ways to enjoy the splendour of Nsolo is to combine it with stays at its sister camps, Luwi and Kakuli.
For those in search of the Big 5, Nsolo is well worth a visit, as the Luwi River is well known for its lion population. Here, the territories of various prides overlap while the riverbed plenty of prey.