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.
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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.