Situated far in the north of the exclusive Nsefu sector in the South Luangwa National Park, is one of the historic camps of Zambia, Nsefu. Sited on a sweeping bend of the Luangwa River, Nsefu has superb river views and overlooks a productive waterhole in this outstanding game-viewing area. The bar and sitting area sit snugly between a large termite mound and lagoon, making the most of the extensive wildlife that comes to the lagoon to drink. This area is thatched along with the dining area, also enjoying panoramic river views. The camp is run on solar power along with a back-up generator for cloudy days.
With just six traditional African houses, or rondavels, the camp is set within the Nsefu Sector, a pristine area of the South Luangwa National Park that is rich in wildlife and far from the intrusive view of outsiders. Game viewing here is effectively private. The look and feel of Nsefu safari camp is one of cool understated elegance. The six rondavels – traditional circular African houses – are the original 1950s buildings lovingly restored with antique fittings and comfortable modern furnishings. Each has a deck with sensational views along the length of the Luangwa River.
Dining at Nsefu Camp is an experience all on its own. From the dining room, relish a delicious lunch while observing large herds of elephants as they cross the river just upstream from camp. At the bar, snuggle in a comfortable seat and enjoy a tasty snack or refreshing drink as you enjoy the unobtrusive views of the lagoon as lions and leopards fill up on fresh water and observe potential opportunities to snag a meal as well.
Activities at Nsefu include day and night game drives, walking safaris, seasonal boating (end December to April), village/cultural tours and Tribal Textiles for locally produced hand-painted textiles.