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Nsefu

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

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Possibly one of the nicest river locations, and good all-round game viewing in a quiet area, with a bit of a compromise on space and privacy.

Part of the value of visiting Nsefu is it's sense of history.   Nsefu was originally owned by Norman Carr and was one of the first safari camps in Zambia and dates back to 1951.  It was bought by Robin Pope Safaris and completely renovated.   

The camp consists of six white-washed, light and airy, brick and thatch rondavals.   They all have en-suite bathrooms with lovely hot showers.  Each rondaval has a river view and verandah.  The most obvious criticism is that the rooms are very close together so it can be embarrasingly easy to pop into the wrong house if you are not concentrating.

A waterhole which is regularly frequented by game is close to the small intimate mess area, complete with old black and white photos giving a rather pleasing old fashioned feel and the bar is molded around a large extinct termite mound.

The camp is on a bend of the Luangwa River in the eastern Nsefu sector - a relatively quiet corner of the park.  Aside from fantastic views, you can sit watching elephant cross the river from the camp and they regularly wonder through.  The wildlife viewing in this area is good and there particularly interesting spots, such as a large stork colony which makes a good place to pop open a thermos and just watch.

Nsefu is used for a stop on walking safaris and combines well with the tented Tena Tena and more centrally located Nkwali.

 

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Accommodation:

6 white washed stone rondavals

Experience:

Possibly one of the nicest river locations, and good all-round game viewing in a quiet area, with a bit of a compromise on space and privacy.

Inclusions / Exclusions:

Includes full board accommodation, scheduled activities, soft drinks, beer, house wines and local spirits, park fees where applicable.  Does not include special activities, premium wines, champagne and spirits, gratuities, items of a personal nature.

Age Restrictions:
minimum age of 12 years
Electricity:
generator power
Laundry:
yes
Rooms:
6
Bathroom:
all ensuite with plenty of hot water for showers and flushing loos.
Open/Closed
Nov - April

About South Luangwa National Park and Zambia

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Watching elephant drinking undisturbed from the vantage point of the riverbank
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5/5 Carmine bee-eaters. November sees the maximum number of bird species present in Zambia, many starting to nest and some on passage
Carmine bee-eaters. November sees the maximum number of bird species present in Zambia, many starting to nest and some on passage

South Luangwa National Park

The Luangwa Valley is probably Zambia's best known wildlife area. As well as having very good all-round game, Luangwa is somewhere that has gained a well deserved reputation for walking safaris, though there is a great deal more to do above and beyond. The park consists of large amounts of woodland; miombo interspersed with grass lands in the north of the park and large stands of mature ebony forming deep shade along the banks of the river. Read more?

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3/5 The mighty Victoria Falls thunders over 100m down, sending spry hundreds of metres into the air
The mighty Victoria Falls thunders over 100m down, sending spry hundreds of metres into the air
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Zambia

Zambia has made a name for itself in the last ten years, as a high quality wildlife destination and one that is particularly good for walking safaris.  Simple, but outstanding bushcamps, excellent local guides, beautiful riverine scenery and varied game and birdlife are the trademarks of a safari in Zambia. Read more?

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Born in Uganda and guiding since the age of 17, Rod is recognised as one of Africa’s leading safari guides. His spiritual home remains Zambia's North Luangwa where he and his wife Guz created and ran the fabulous Kutandala Camp. Since then he’s been...

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