zambia - luangwa National park
On a sweeping bend of the river,
12 kilometres north of Tena Tena, lies Nsefu.
Nsefu was the first photographic safari camp in
Zambia and dates back to the early fifties. The
Nsefu Sector was recognised then as a phenomenal
area and it still is. We reopened the camp in
1999, in keeping with the original style, and
so operate the only two camps in the Nsefu Sector
of the park.
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 extinct termite
mound, overlooks a waterhole that is very productive
for game, especially leopard at night. The original
rondavels have been extended, with a spacious
bathroom added. Each room has a clear view of
the river, through large windows and from the
new wooden veranda. The camp lies in the heart
of the undeveloped Nsefu sector and so offers
charm and total comfort in remoteness and seclusion.
en suite bathrooms
open June - October
walking, drives, night drives
Nsefu Camp Location
On a sweeping bend of the river,
12 kilometers north of Tena Tena, lies Nsefu Camp.
Nsefu is set in the Nsefu section of the South
Luangwa Valley, one of the beautiful unspoilt
wilderness areas in Zambia.
Nsefu Camp Activities
Fly-In Safari Lodge Wildlife
Game Drives Safari Walking/Hiking Honeymoon Photography
Birding Price Range - Southern Africa: $350 -
Nsefu Camp Attractions
Nsefu was the first game camp
in Zambia and dates back to the early fifties.
The Luangwa Valley, which marks the end of the
Great Rift Valley, is one of the last unspoilt
wilderness areas and possibly the finest wildlife
sanctuary in Africa. It covers an area of over
9000 sq. km. through which the meandering Luangwa
River runs. The ox bow lagoons, woodland and plains
of the valley hosts huge concentrations of game
- including elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion,
giraffe, hippo - and over 400 species of birds.
Nsefu Camp Facilities
The camp lies in the heart of
the undeveloped Nsefu sector and so offers charm
and total comfort in remoteness and seclusion.
The Nsefu camp, one of the only 2 camps in the
Nsefu Sector of the park, was revamped and reopened
in 1999 keeping to its original style. 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 extinct termite mound,
overlooks a waterhole that is very productive
for game, especially leopard at night. The six
original rondavels have been extended, with a
spacious en-suite bathrooms added. Each room has
a clear view of the river, through large gauzed
windows and from the new wooden veranda.
Nsefu Camp Additional Information
The speciality of these safaris
are: WALKING - the only way to really discover
the secrets of the bush. They are led by an experienced
naturalist and accompanied by an armed game scout.
GAMEVIEWING DRIVES - conducted in open, four-wheel
drive vehicles by knowledgable safari guides.
Special gameviewing seats provide excellent viewing
and opportunities for photography. NIGHT DRIVES
- set out in the afternoon. Later, after watching
the sun set over the river with a sundowner in
hand, the drive continues with a powerful spotlight.
The nocturnal world of the bush is witnessed from
owls and genets to hunting lions and the graceful
This safari combines Tena Tena
and Nsefu Camp with a night or two fly camping
in the the Nsefu sector. The emphasis is on walking,
and the safari will walk from camp to camp.
The walking safari area is one
of the best riverine areas in the Luangwa. The
river is rapidly changing course here and the
resulting channels and lagoons host spectacular
The fly camping sites are situated in secluded
areas of the Nsefu sector, and the fly camp is
simple and "bush". The camp is already
set up for your arrival with well-equipped walk-in
tents. The shower is under a tree and the toilet
is a long drop with a wooden throne
The safari starts at Tena Tena
and ends at Nsefu Camp, where there is an option
of drives or walks.
from June - October
walking and drives at Nkwali, Tena Tena and Nsefu,
walking for 2 or 3 days.
standard itineraries of 5 or 7 nights; any combination
of camps or number of nights available on request
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