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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.

 

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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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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Big game of a different sort - the vicious Tigerfish puts up quite a fight

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.  Intimate (and often rustic) bushcamps, excellent local guides, beautiful riverine scenery and varied game and birdlife are the trademarks of a safari in Zambia. Recommended experiences in Zambia White water rafting the Zambezi Visit Victoria Falls on your safari to Zambia, Zimbabwe or Botswana to experience some of the best white water rafting and loads of other activities. See more and book Zambezi River island escapes These unusual lodges are all on islands in the mighty Zambezi River and are perfect for the start or end of a safari or while visiting the Victoria Falls. Find out more Bushcamping in Luangwa Valley Spoil yourself with a tailored walking safari in Zambia, walking from one small camp to the next through the game-rich Luangwa Valley. Find out more Family safari in Luangwa Valley A wildlife safari tailored to the needs of reasonably adventurous families in the South Luangwa, Zambia. Find out more Big game safari, lower Zambezi A safari to the Lower Zambezi that offers exceptional big game on drives, by boat or on foot. Camps and lodges range from luxury to simple bushcamps. Find out more Read more?

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