Nsefu River CampNsefu River Camp

Nsefu River Camp

From: $950.00

Nsefu River Camp is one of the original safari camps from the 1950’s in the time when Norman Carr pioneered the walking safari. Located on a bend of the Luangwa River sunrises and sunsets are absolutely incredible and there is a constant and diverse stream of wildlife coming to the lagoon in front of camp.


Nsefu River Camp

South Luangwa National Park

Nsefu River Camp harks back to the 1950’s and is strategically located on a massive bend of the Luangwa River. The remote Nsefu area is incredibly game rich and the camp was built by Norman Carr, the original pioneer of walking safaris in the Luangwa Valley. As this is such an historical camp the original locations of the guest rooms had to be maintained.

The communal area, or chitenge, has been built around a large termite mound and has panoramic views of the Luangwa River. The sun rises upstream and sets downstream creating spectacularly lit landscapes each day. The main communal area  has the bar and sitting area and is an idyllic location from which to watch wildlife coming down to the river to drink.

Nsefu’s hide is right next to the camp and main guest area. The hide overlooks the lagoon where days between game drives can be spent birding and observing the Warthogs and other antelope. Elephant are also regular visitors to the waterhole providing great game viewing from the comfort of the camp. The open-sided dining room is where the main meals of the day are served and on moonless nights dinner under the stars is a magical occasion.


There are six brick-and-stone, thatched guest rooms, each has a beautifully shaded veranda with comfortable chairs. Rooms are modestly furnished and the en-suite bathroom at the rear of each room is separated from the bedroom by a curtain. There is a washbasin and a large walk-in shower, hot water is  provided by a “donkey boiler”.

Children are welcome with a minimum age of 12. For families with children under 16, your second child stays free.

Read our Country Information for travel advice to Zambia.

Looking for the best of Zambia? Discover our 12 day Kafue and South Luangwa package. Island Bush Camp is a great combination with Nsefu. To benefit from long stay discounts consider staying at Tena Tena or Luangwa River Camp.

If you would like to learn more about this magnificent park for your safari to Africa, donate or get involved, then read up about Conservation South Luangwa.

How to Get There

Fly In

Fly into Lusaka with Ethiopian Airlines, Emirates, South African Airways, Kenya Airways or Air Namibia.

On your arrival in Lusaka we can arrange for you to be met and escorted onto a light aircraft for the flight to Mfuwe Airport.

On arrival at Mfuwe you will be met by your guide who will transfer you to the camp.

For assistance with flights, meet and greet in Lusaka and domestic flights to Mfuwe, get in touch with us, we’ll ensure your safari plans are seamless.



  • Accommodation
  • All meals
  • Twice daily safari activities – game drive or walk + night drives
  • Laundry
  • Local drinks
  • Transfers to / from Mfuwe Airport
  • Meet & Greet at Lusaka and Mfuwe


  • Premium brand drinks
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Domestic flights
  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Medical evacuation insurance
  • Park and conservation fees’
  • Tourism Levy

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