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Overview
Nsefu sector of the park Overlooking the Luangwa River, South Luangwa National Park Zambia See on map
AMENITIES
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Suites
Bar/Lounge
Laundry Service
3 Star accommodation
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The South Luangwa National Park marks the end of the Great Rift Valley, one of the last remaining unspoilt wilderness areas and possibly the finest wildlife sanctuary in Africa - a claim which is not an More overstatement. It is through this 9050sq kilometer National Park that the great meandering Luangwa River runs, with its ox bow lagoons, tributaries, riverine supported woodlands and large plains, all of which play host to huge concentrations of game including elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion, giraffe, hippo and over 450 species of birds. Situated in the exclusive Nsefu Sector on a magnificent meander on the Luangwa River across which elephants often cross lies the historic camp Nsefu. Nsefu is one steeped in history and was built in 1951 and barring some upgrades the camp and rooms are still in the same place in the original style. The Nsefu sector was first pronounced a game reserve in 1966 some five years before the South Luangwa was even declared and has always been recognised as an outstanding game-viewing area. Robin Pope Safaris took over Nsefu in 1998, spent a year upgrading it and opened it the following July. The camp welcomes just twelve guests in six original brick and thatch rondavels with en-suite facilities, each room opening up to what can simply be described as the best view in the South Luangwa. The six original rondavels have been upgraded to include spacious en-suite bathrooms however we have tried very hard to keep the feel and fittings in the room in line with the original “old fashioned” feel. Nothing can sum it up better than a guest’s comment of “understated elegance”. Each room has a clear view of the river whether it be from the comfort of your bed or the chairs out on the verandah. From the dining room lunch can be enjoyed whilst watching large herds of elephants making their daily river crossing just upstream from camp. The bar and sitting area sit snugly between a large termite mound and lagoon, unobtrusive and cosy but making the most of the extensive wildlife that comes down to the lagoon to drink – lion and leopard can also be heard lapping away at the refreshing water in the evenings. What could be better than sitting in a comfy armchair enjoying a delicious slice of cake whilst watching anything from Antelope to Zebra coming down to drink. Nsefu Camp offers charm, history, exclusivity and comfort. Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Free Parking
Restaurant
Airport Transportation
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Room Service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Number of rooms
6
Also Known As
Nsefu Camp Zambia/South Luangwa National Park
Location
Zambia > South Luangwa National Park
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Nsefu sector of the park Overlooking the Luangwa River, South Luangwa National Park Zambia
Getting there
Mfuwe Airport23 mi
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at 3 Robin Pope camps in the South Luangwa national park in August 2018. We chose Robin Pope based on their track record and expertise in the area over many years. We started at Tena Tena, moving on to Nsefu and finally Nkwali....More

Thank Womble99
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ended my South Luangwa safari with three nights at Nsefu Camp an what a finale. I had just done the 5 night mobile camping and was blown away by the experience. The standing joke of the trip was whenever we saw impala running, Kanga...More

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 16 August 2018

I have stayed in many safari lodges, and this is the most beautiful lodge I have ever been fortunate enough to stay in. The rooms are gorgeous, the old rondawel style, but fully refurbished, a lovely large bathroom, and the most beautiful view from my...More

Thank Fi_B111
Response from RobinPopeSafaris1, Marketing at Nsefu CampResponded 20 August 2018

Dear Fi_B111, Thank you for your review of Nsefu, I'm so thrilled that you enjoyed the last part of your trip with us here, relaxing after having such a great experience on our Mobile Walking Safari. The sightings in this area of the park are...More

Reviewed 15 July 2018

My daughter and I spent two nights at Nsefu Camp which is a small, expensive and “exclusive” camp catering for around 12 clients. The camp is located in a fairly remote area of South Luangwa National Park. The white, solid construction, African style huts were...More

Thank dadndoc
Response from RobinPopeSafaris1, Operations Director at Nsefu CampResponded 2 August 2018

Dear dadndoc, We are really very sorry to hear that your experience at Nsefu was below par. The low density of animals in the Nsefu area is an unusual comment for us and not one we can easily answer. Whilst our ecosystems have a relative...More

Reviewed 5 July 2018

Location: The Park has very few other camps, so the human pressure is very low. A fairly wide variety of ecosystems, making it worth staying for at least a few nights. Wildlife: A wide variety of animals, including a lot of leopard and other predators.Plenty...More

1  Thank GoHawks5
Response from RobinPopeSafaris1, Marketing at Nsefu CampResponded 9 July 2018

Dear GoHawks5, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your kind and thoughtful review of Nsefu, it's greatly appreciated. I'm so pleased to hear that you had such a wonderful time with us and had such great sightings, but more importantly that...More

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mp6644
10 April 2017|
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Response from Steph F | Property representative |
No problem at all! We have a back up generator plus an invertor if all else fails so you needn't worry about electricity during your stay. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Regards Steph
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"any room is good. there are only 6 rooms."
Fi_B111
16 Aug 2018
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"I would ask for one furthest from the main bar area."
MJY2
8 May 2018
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"All units have a view of the river Units to the left of the bar are closer for the meals"
10FredS
22 Oct 2017
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"All chalets are good"
charlesc345
2 Oct 2017
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