The charming Nsefu aims to give visitors an authentic African safari experience. Remotely located in a bend right on the bank of the Luangwa River within the Nsefu Sector in the northern part of the great South Luangwa National Park, it is considered to be the very first camp in Zambia. Its location was carefully chosen and it holds an immense amount of character and history. The intimate camp can house twelve guests at a time and consists of six brick and thatched rondavels (round chalets), nestled between trees and comfortably furnished with open-air en suite bathrooms.
Each rondavel opens up to a small raised verandah and features breathtaking views of the Luangwa River. The main area of the camp – complete with a sumptuous dining room, lounge and bar – has been set up with optimal enjoyment of the natural surrounds in mind, and each dinner at Nsefu is an unforgettable experience in its own right.
The concentration of game is high in the area and there are many bird and animal species to be on the lookout for during early morning or night game drives in open 4×4 vehicles, including hippo, impala, zebra, warthog, elephant, giraffe, crocodile, leopard and lion.
But Nsefu also brings one extremely close to nature by means of walking safaris. The knowledgeable guides aim to zoom in to and share the little wonders of the bush, pointing out the smallest of creatures, like praying mantises or chameleons.
One hardly needs to leave the camp to explore the wildlife of the area though, as the nearby river is home to many a hippo and other animals; and elephants and baboons are known to visit the camp and surrounds. Conditions permitting, guided explorations by boat are possible and during the wet season, it’s sometimes the preferred means of safari, as the roads might be not entirely suitable for vehicles.
These boating safaris are prime opportunities to view a great variety of birds, which promises to enthrall any visitor – whether you’re a specifically eager bird watcher or not.
- Bird Watching
- Walking Safari