Nsolo is a small, reed and thatch camp overlooking a bend in the seasonal Lubi River. The chalets are built on wooden decks with reed walls and thatched roofs, and house twin beds under mosquito netting, and en-suite showers and flush toilets. Solar lights are used in the evenings. The central bar/dining area is open to the surrounding bush, and the camp has a very relaxed, rustic feel about it.
Nsolo is nine or ten kilometres inside the park from the main Luangwa River, directly west of the Nsefu sector in a sandy area dominated by mopane trees. Though short game drives during the day and evening are possible, walking is the major attraction. On my first visit to Nsolo the ranger accompanying our walks was Rice Time, a sprightly Zambian hunter who strode through the bush with speed and confidence – despite being over 70 years of age.
A stay here is usually combined with the main Kapani Lodge and its sister-bushcamps. It is 10km east to Luwi, about the same to either Kakuli or Mchenja – and so a few days spent walking down the sand river between the camps makes a great trip.