Nsefu Camp, Zambia

Nsefu is certainly one of the better known camps in the Luangwa and with exceptional guiding standards you cannot be let down. The setting is stunning - the views are absolutely beautiful (up there with the very best in the park) and the lodge has a great old-fashioned character. Our only slight drawback is that due to Nsefu being a permanent lodge, it is not a true bush camp and therefore caters for a less adventurous clientele. However, for those of us wanting something more secure than Zambia’s bushcamps, then Nsefu is a good option.

Nsefu Camp -The Details

Nsefu Camp is a stunning permanent camp nestled up on the banks of the Luangwa River in the infamous Nsefu sector of the park. With views up and down the Luangwa, the six rooms have one of the best settings of any Luangwa camp and have a team of guides that are up there with the best. Great permanent lodges are a rarity in this area of the park and for that reason, Nsefu is unique.

Located on a sweeping bend of the river, 12 kilometres north of Tena Tena in the heart of the South Luangwa National Park. The view of the river is superb and includes a terraced area where game grazes during the day. The bar and sitting room, tucked in beside a huge extinct termite mound, overlooks a waterhole that is very productive for game, especially leopard at night. All this can be seen from the comfortable armchairs of the close by sitting area.

The original rondavels have been extended, with a spacious bathroom added. The furnishings and fittings are in keeping with an "old fashioned" feel. As one guest put it - Nsefu is "understated elegance". Each room has a clear view of the river, through both the large windows and from the wooden verandahs. The dining room has a superb view of the river and throughout the heat of the day, elephants come to drink and then cross the river. Camp is also open again for a section of the rains offering adventurous walking and boating at this time of the year.

The camp lies in the heart of the undeveloped Nsefu sector and so offers charm and total comfort in remoteness and seclusion.


Guide price: $750 per person

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Nsefu Camp - Reviews

Nsefu was “rugged  Africa" with lots of game including leopards. Following stampeding buffalo that were being hunted by lions at night was an adventure.

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