On a sweeping bend of the river, 12 kilometers north of Tena Tena and in the heart of the South Luangwa National Park, lies Nsefu. This 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. The camp was re-opened in 1999, in keeping with the original style, and 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 and sitting room, tucked in beside a huge extinct termite mound, overlooks a waterhole that is very productive for game, especially leopard at night. Any animal that enjoys mud spends many hours there - wallowing warthogs and buffalo are frequent visitors and of course many families of elephant will come down to drink and bath. The common antelope are seen throughout the day and are a feature of the camp. All this can be seen from the comfortable armchairs of the close by sitting area.
The original rondavels have been extended, with a spacious bathroom added. The furnishings and fittings are in keeping with an "old fashioned" feel. Each room has a clear view of the river, through both the large windows and from the wooden verandahs. The dinning room has a superb view of the river and throughout the heat of the day, elephants come to drink and then cross the river.
The camp lies in the heart of the undeveloped Nsefu sector and so offers charm and total comfort in remoteness and seclusion.
Open mid January to end March for boating safaris
Open mid May to early November for dry season
Camp for 12 guests
Six brick rondavels (round rooms), thatched
Activities: walking safaris, drives, night drives, Kawaza Village visit, boating in the emerald season