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3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Nsefu sector of the park | Overlooking the Luangwa River, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
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Nsefu Camp
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Chichester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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runcorn
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

this was the second camp we stayed in, its a beautiful place, the wildlife is incredible the staff as with the staff at nkwali, were fantastic, nothing was too much trouble, the food was excellent..the rooms are so pretty and welcoming. we had a fabulous time and hope one day to return...

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Cambridge
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29 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

After a boat transfer from our previous camp which in itself was a game drive with Fish Eagles,kingfishers and Hippo's in abundance we arrived at this small camp of 6 cabins and felt at home from the first moment thanks to the 2 guides Bertram & Fred. The experience here was different as rather than drives the main method of... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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86 hotel reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This is a real African experience. You are in a very remote part of the park on a huge bend in the river.The river is full of crocs and hippos This camp has six huts each of which holds two people, each room has a small balcony and in the middle of the afternoon we were visited each day by... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

We stayed here after a 5 night walking safari and it was perfect. The location in the Nsefu part of the Park has high concentration of game and the setting on the bend of the river is beautiful and atmospheric. The nearby oxbow lakes are stunning - we both drove and walked to them and they are a delight to... More

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Sunningwell, Oxford
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2012

Nsefu is a very special place, which is why we've returned to it in 2012. In some ways it's a shame it doesn't get more reviews, but both times we've been privileged to have the place to ourselves, so maybe that's not such a bad thing after all from our point of view. Nsefu during the wet is the most... More

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London, England
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

Everything about this lodge was perfect and the afternoon show put on by the local wildlife while I sat on my porch with my feet up on the rope "railing" was almost as good as the game "drives" (which were taken by boat and, partially, on foot). At various times there were two elephants eating the bushes behind my chalet,... More

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Sunningwell, Oxford
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2011

Nsefu was the final lodge in our trip to S Luangwa - and we had managed to save the best for last. The lodge is small - only six rooms - and we were the last guests of the wet season, so had the place to ourselves with the staff. We transferred by (large, covered) boat from Kakuli, and were... More

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Also Known As:
Nsefu Camp Zambia/South Luangwa National Park
Address: Nsefu sector of the park | Overlooking the Luangwa River, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Location: Zambia > South Luangwa National Park
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 40 Specialty lodging in South Luangwa National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Nsefu Camp 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of the South Luangwa, Nsefu Camp has history – it was the first camp in Zambia (1951). The original rondavels, each with a view of the river, have been renovated with an “old fashioned” feel. The lagoon near the bar attracts many animals, including family groups of elephants. The area is fantastic for leopard viewing. Nsefu is open June-October for the dry season but also Jan-March for boating safaris in the Emerald Season. ... more   less 

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