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Nsefu Camp

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

I don't really need to write anything as the other reviewers have said it all. Like Madzuko we also stayed at Nkwali, Nsefu and Tena Tena and prior to arriving I thought Nsefu would be the one I'd like least - not the case - it was my favourite (the others are also amazing). Our host was Ruth who couldn't... More 

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Solihull, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

I stayed at Nsefu for eight nights. It truly exceeded my expectations. I felt privileged to be able to share this little oasis for a while. I think my trip was made even better because it was led by Simon King, wildlife expert and photographer. His knowledge, added to that of the amazing local guides, ensured an incredible experience. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We stayed at Nkwali, Nsefu and Tena Tena but Nsefu was our favourite. The accommodation was comparatively small but most beautifully modern internally, with solar powered aircon. The camp manager, Suzanne, was superb and really made our stay brilliant. The guides/drivers were superb too and skilfully spotted lion, lion cubs and leopards in abundance. We saw a young male lion... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Always happy to go the extra mile (or two!), the professional and friendly team at Nsefu gave us a truly memorable safari experience. The rondavel-style accommodation is very simple and quite small (the only reason for a 4 rather than 5 star rating) but spotlessly clean. Food is good. The joy of the location is its remoteness, lack of other... More 

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San Francisco
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

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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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 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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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 

Additional Information about Nsefu Camp

Address: Nsefu sector of the park | Overlooking the Luangwa River, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia
Location: Zambia > South Luangwa National Park
Price Range: $260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Nsefu Camp 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Nsefu Camp Zambia/South Luangwa National Park
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