Nsefu Camp

Nsefu is the oldest camp in South Luangwa and has a great riverside location.

Nsefu Camp, elephant in lagoon

Nsefu Camp

Nsefu is the oldest camp in South Luangwa and has a great riverside location.

  • Steeped in history this camp dates back to the 1950s.
  • Superb river views.
  • The busy waterhole is a hotspot for leopard at night.
  • Enjoy breakfast and dinner on the riverbank.
  • Spectacular game viewing from camp.

On a sweeping bend of the river, 12 kilometres north of Tena Tena, lies Nsefu. Owned and run by Robin Pope Safaris, Nsefu was the first game camp in Zambia and dates back to the early fifties. The Nsefu Sector was recognised then as a phenomenal area and it still is. It is the only area of the national park which is actually on the east side of the Luangwa river. The camp was re-opened in 1999, in keeping with the original style, and RPS now operate the only two camps in the Nsefu Sector of the park. It is possible to walk between the two.

The view of the river is superb and includes a terraced area where game grazes during the day. The bar, tucked in beside a huge dormant termite mound, overlooks a waterhole that is very productive for game, especially leopard at night. The original rondavels (round rooms) have been extended, with a spacious open air bathrooms added. Each room has a clear view of the river, through large windows and from the new wooden veranda. A maximum of 12 guests are accommodated here.

Meals are taken mainly outside, though the shade of the bar area is used at lunchtime. Dinners and breakfasts are served on the river bank.

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Client Rating for Zambia 5/5 from 53 reviews

Again lovely location on the bend of the river viewing wild life from our excellent accommodation or while eating our excellent and frequent meals.

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Nsefu Camp

Nsefu Camp, elephant in lagoon

Nsefu is the oldest camp in South Luangwa and has a great riverside location.

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