Nsefu Camp

Zambia

Nsefu Camp

Nsefu Camp, the first photographic safari camp in Zambia offers charm, history, exclusivity and comfort in the best location in the South Luangwa National Park.

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 overstatement.

Nsefu Camp is the first safari camp in Zambia and therefore completely unique and steeped in history. Being first also has its benefits as there is no doubt about it; the camp really is in the best location in the South Luangwa, situated in the exclusive Nsefu Sector on a magnificent meander on the Luangwa River across which elephants often cross. Nsefu Camp is a must on a trip to the South Luangwa.

Facilities

  • En suite
  • Evening Breeze Air Conditioning
  • Laundry Service
  • Viewing Hide
  • No WiFi
  • No cellphone reception

The six original rondavels at Nsefu Camp 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.

Activities

Game drives

We offer options for day or night drives with Toyota Landcruisers with a "window" seat for everyone. All our vehicles have an open top affording you a vision of total 360 degree.

Walking

The walks are led by our very knowledgeable guides, and escorted by an armed National Park scout. Feel at one with nature and get closer to the action, see the details and signs that the animals leave behind. A vehicle with a canopy can be requested but is subject to availability.

Seasonal Boating

A special treat indeed for guests in the Emerald Season. Explore the lagoons for enhanced game viewing and birding.

Viewing Hide

The Nsefu hide is next to the communal area and overlooks a man-made lagoon which attracts an array of wildlife and birds.

Village Tours

A visit to Kawaza Village and the schools is often remembered years later by our guests as the most rewarding part of their visit to Africa. This gives a more holistic experience of the Luangwa Valley.

Wildlife Education Centre

A charitable trust for the school children of the Luangwa Valley to teach them about wildlife and conservation.

Tribal Textiles

For unique locally produced hand-painted textiles, drawing inspiration from the stunning Zambian wildlife and surroundings. A perfect place to buy a souvenir or two of your Zambian experience.

Wildlife

South Luangwa is a paradise for wildlife lovers, with game species including elephant, buffalo, hippos, giraffe, leopards, and lions and over 450 species of birds. Several antelope species are found in large numbers, especially the puku and impala. Also, to be found in huge herds are buffalo and elephants.

Lion, spotted hyena, leopard, and wild dogs are the main predators. Though the park is popularly known as ‘valley of the leopards’, lions are actually more widely and easily seen.

There are 3 species of herbivores which are endemic to the park; there are Crawshay’s zebra (subspecies of the more common plains zebra), Thornicroft’s giraffe (distinguished by its different coloration which is more striking than other species found in the rest of Southern Africa) and Cookson’s wildebeest (slightly smaller than blue wildebeest with slightly reddish bands).

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