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Nsefu Camp

Nsefu sector of the park | Overlooking the Luangwa River, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Julius and Chilunga were so knowledgeable and excellent game spotters who went out of their way to show us the Big Five and even a thrilling 'chase' with a pride of lionesses stalking and almost taking down two cape buffalo the second day. The tented camp is the oldest in the South Luangwa Park, but it's been recently renovated with... More 

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Derby
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was our second visit to nsefu. We have done safari in Zambia, Kenya and South africa. This is our favourite. The camp is quite old but shows it only in being comfortable in its own skin, not by being run down. The bathrooms are open to the elements and have constant hot water. The camp is in the Game... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The highlights here were the close encounters with lions, leopards, hyenas and elephants and a porcupine sighting. The game viewing really was excellent. The staff were as friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and welcoming as you come to expect at a RPS property. However, the rondavel wasn't as nice as the other RPS villas/suites I stayed in and the food wasn't great.... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This was the second of three Robin Pope Safari camps I stayed at recently during the end of the "emerald season." Nsefu is a special place, it was so peaceful and serene; I can't wait to return. The boat ride from the Luangwa River Camp was fantastic and a great opportunity to see hundreds of hippos, crocs, kingfishers, baboons playing... More 

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Godalming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We were transferred from Kuyenda via Mfuwe to Nsefu. This included a fascinating crossing of a river with rather a lot of hippo! Nsefu is the oldest of the camps and had recently been updated. Everything was very nice and comfortable although the rondavels were a bit on the small side. The logistics of eating were a bit muddled as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Braston, our guide found us 7 leopards over the few days we were in camp. Nsefu in August lies on the bend of a river with very low water levels - a photographer's paradise - hippos as far as the eye can see, driftwood and pale sandy banks. Elephants crossing the river in the distance then trundling down the banks... More 

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Greenwich, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Nsefu came in the middle of our 2+ week trip to Zambia. Very enjoyable and historic camp located on a beautiful section of the Luangwa River. A special treat was that this section of the river is a favorite spot for large herds of elephant to cross in middle of the day. Our lunches at river bank were made particularly... More 

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

WOW is all I really need to say. Our second trip to Zambia and this time South Luwanga and what a place. Location perfect, accommodation perfect especially the addition of little frogs in the bathroom. Food excellent... staff a pleasure. Our guide was brilliant he totally charmed my mother with his sense of humour and yet huge reservoir of knowledge.... More 

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Louth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

As part of our five week visit to Africa, we visited Nsefu following two days at another Robin Pope camp. Nsefu may be one of the oldest camps in the valley but it is the most gorgeous setting. The wildlife surround the camp and regularly walk through the camp. There were only 3 other guests there at the same time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Our three nights at Nsefu were the most thrilling part of our 40th anniversary celebration. The camp is dramatically situated on the Luangwa River. It is only one of two camps in the Nsefu section of South Luangwa park, so we almost never encountered other vehicles or walkers. But we did see lots of birds and animals including those in... More 

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