• Nsefu Camp in South Luangwa National Park
  • South Luangwa safari at Nsefu Camp
  • Zambia safari at Nsefu Camp
  • Zambia walking safari Nsefu Camp
  • Nsefu Camp in Zambia - bathroom

Nsefu Camp

Lodge style Intimate, historic charm

Expect more

Nsefu Camp, the first of the historic safari camps in Zambia, is ideally situated in the exclusive far north Nsefu sector of the South Luangwa National Park. This camp beckons you to slow down and soak in the superb views from its sweeping bend of the Luangwa River. With a busy waterhold and outstanding game viewing areas, Nsefu has everything you could want in an Africa safari. Mornings will thrill you with unparalleled walking safaris through this unspoiled piece of heaven, led by guides whose passion and knowledge make it that much more exciting. The daily elephant crossing will have you looking forward to lunch for more than just the delicious meal. Evenings are best enjoyed in a comfortable armchair with a slice of lemon drizzle cake as you watch lions and leopards lapping at the lagoon. Visit in the Emerald Season and enjoy a special treat; a boat trip around the lagoons offers a unique view of the game and area birds.

The traditional thatched roof rondavels at Nsefu Camp accommodate only twelve guests; one double and five twin rooms. You’ll adore these brightly whitewashed rondavals, which have been beautifully restored, but maintain their historic charm. They’re decorated with a nostalgic feel and beautifully crisp, uncluttered decor. There are spacious, semi-open air en-suite facilities with a basin and shower. Comfortable beds are draped with white mosquito nets, and give a clear view of the river through large windows. Or enjoy the view with a steamy morning coffee from a seat on your own wooden verandah. The thatched bar and sitting area sits snugly between a large termite mound and a lagoon, so you’ll never miss a chance to photograph the extensive wildlife coming to the lagoon to drink. This area, as well as the dining area, enjoy panoramic river views.

Activities at Nsefu Camp

Nsefu Camp offers something for every interest, so even the most seasoned safari-goer will have the chance to experience something new. Game drives, with their open top-vehicles for stunning 360 degree views, are a great choice in the morning or evening, and in this remote area you’re not likely to meet another vehicle. You’ll come back to camp with stories about the wild dogs and Pell’s fishing owls, sights not every safari can boast. If you want to stretch your legs with a walking safari, Nsefu’s guides have an extensive knowledge of the area and a deep love of the bush that will delight you as much as the view of lions taking down a buffalo, or the abundance of leopards, hippos, and crocodiles. A boat ride down the Luangwa in the green season will give you more of those great wildlife photos that you can’t wait to share back home. And what’s more fun than a floating safari? If you’d like to explore the area communities, you can tour the Kawaza village schools, or the pick up a souvenir in the bustling shops in the Mfuwe area. Children traveling with you will love a visit to the Wildlife Education Centre that was set up for the Luangwa Valley school children. Whatever you choose, you’ll enjoy every moment of the memories you’re making.

Tripadvisor comments Nsefu Camp

Always happy to go the extra mile (or two!), the professional and friendly team at Nsefu gave us a truly memorable safari experience...The joy of the location is its remoteness, lack of other vehicles and truly amazing game density. Our guide, Branson, was exceptional and we owe him special thanks for showing us spectacular sightings and sharing his insights and knowledge. Highly recommended.

from Norwich, UK

I had the great privilege of staying here in November. Ruth is an excellent host and my room was great. I had a little frog who would watch me brush my teeth and then promptly hop in the sink for a little shower. He came out at night, too, when I came back from dinner which reminds me of the point of this review. The food was truly delicious here...

from Europe