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Nsefu was the first game camp in Zambia and dates back to the early fifties. Robin Pope reopened the camp in 1999 and has maintained the original style and ambience of its earlier days. The camp lies in the heart of the undeveloped Nsefu sector and as such offers charm and total comfort in an area of tranquility and seclusion. The views of the river are superb as are the terraced sandbanks which attract many grazing animals.
Situated on a sweeping bend of the Luangwa River, 12 miles north of Tena Tena Camp, in the heart of the Park’s undeveloped Nsefu Sector.
Accommodation and facilities:
Twelve guests are accommodated in six beautifully restored rondavels. All are whitewashed with thatched roofs, semi open-air bathrooms, and decorated with understated elegance. Each has been extended, with a spacious bathroom added. Each rondavel has its own wooden veranda with comfortable director’s chairs and a private view of the Luangwa River. In keeping with authentic feel of early safari days, the camp has original 1920’s hand basins, a working gramophone player, and heavy hotel-silver cutlery is used, with dinners served by candlelight. Breakfast is served at dawn on the grass terrace in front of camp. The bar, which is tucked in beside a huge extinct termite mound, overlooks a waterhole that is very productive for game, especially leopard at night.
Day and game drives in specially adapted open safari vehicles. Game walks, led by a qualified guide and accompanied by an armed game scout, offer an intimate bush experience.
Elephants crossing the Luangwa River can be seen from the bar. The area around Nsefu Camp is also famous for leopard and giraffe sightings.