Nsefu

Reviews of Nsefu

Excellent(98%) From 85 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 85 of our travellers who have visited Nsefu, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Dr T from Amersham
Arrived on: 20-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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An idyllic location for Nsefu

A delightful location with super staff and excellent food and the "room" was great. The wildlife was prolific and I was delighted to see carmine beeeaters ahead of their season.

Also experienced a close encounter of the elephant kind when engaged in a loo break behind a tree!

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Mr and Mrs A - Malaysia
Arrived on: 3-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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We had fun at Nsefu Camp

Nsefu is anol historic camp but beautifully maintained with lots of wildlife close by and elephants wandering through every day

Here we were very fortunate to be the only guests for two of our three nights stay and unusually our hosts were both African, Chris and Braston and they made us feel part of their family.We really did have fun and we commend them both for the care and attention they put into our stay.

The game drives day and night were also outstanding with two different leopards everyday, lions and a multitude of other animals. Undoubtedly this camp is well worth visiting and comes close to our favourite Old Mondoro..

But there is another outstanding opportunity from this camp, a visit to the local Kawaza village. This we did and were entertained royally by the villagers and to complete our day did a very successful game drive going there and back. The village is part of Project Luangwa a charity which helps educate the children and adults of the area. It is strongly supported by Robin Pope Safaris. Do visit this village if you choose Nsefu. It is an education in itself.

We concluded our stay with a safari walk to our next camp, Tena Tena, about 9Km away

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Mrs T. & Mr S. from Ohio - USA
Arrived on: 30-Jun-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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The classic safari camp

Nsefu was the second stop on our safari, and we immediately fell in love with this camp. The three days we stayed here were the absolute highlight of our trip.

There is something special about this place. If you have spend an afternoon sitting here and watched a herd of elephants crossing the Luangwa, you will know what we mean. Nsefu is the oldest camp in the park, but there is nothing outdated about it. Just like the other Robin Pope camps we visited it provided us with an exceptional level of comfort and meals that could rival those of high end restaurants in big cities. Compliments to the staff who work so hard behind the scene to make all of this happen!

During our stay we were once again rewarded with wonderful and at times very surprising sightings of wildlife. We would have never imagined seeing a leopard in broad daylight posing for us on the side of the road, lions resting not far from the camp, or an elephant visiting the camp during dinner. We were again very impressed by the knowledge of all our guides. The time we were able to spend with them was a wonderful learning experience.

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Mr & Mrs B from Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 19-Jun-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Super Game Viewing Nsefu

Again, super organisation and friendly staff. Saw lots of game. Walking safaris very enlightening.

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Mr T - Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 20-Mar-2013 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Drama at lunchtime

Braston, Isaac and all other staff made sure everything went well during my stay of 4 nights.

The elephants crossing with a baby outside the camp, with a crocodile in waiting for any mistakes provided an exciting addition to lunch.

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Mr & Mrs N from Sweden
Arrived on: 5-Feb-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Hippo experience

We learned a lot about life along the river. Knowledgeable guide.

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The OR family from Ireland
Arrived on: 25-Oct-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Favourite place of the safari

I loved Nsefu - would have liked to spend a few more days there. The atmosphere was really nice and relaxing. The staff again were lovely and the food amazing. The little houses was great and so comfortable. The bar area is a lovely place to just chill out and watch all the animals come and go. Totally relaxing. Absolutely loved it.

Kanga was our guide and he was brilliant. We did an early morning drive to see the sun rise which was fab. And we had the nicest cooked breakfast out in the bush.

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Mrs D x 3 - Newport
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nsefu

Polly was a very good hostess and introduced guests to each other, got people to the table at mealtimes etc and seemed to ensure everyone had a good time.

Our guide Braston was excellent, he particularly had very good customer care skills and was very considerate when driving around bushes and trees etc. His assistant with the light Kelvin was also extremely good company. All in all we very much enjoyed our time at Nsefu most of all on our trip.

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Mr & Mrs C from Herts
Arrived on: 12-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nsefu review

Another warm welcome, this time from Polly and the team. The rondavels were very comfortable. Our clothes were washed, dried and beautifully ironed by charcoal iron. We had a wonderful introduction to the Zambian sense of humour which we loved. The camp was well sited on the bend of the river and we were able to watch elephants crossing it. We enjoyed watching the animals coming to drink and play in the lagoon by the bar.

Our guide, Braston, added further to our knowledge and had a great sense of fun. We saw a leopard within minutes of leaving the camp on our first game drive (mainly due to the spotter). Braston also cooked us a memorable breakfast in the bush at sunrise and led us on a walk to Tena Tena.

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Mr J & Mrs C - London
Arrived on: 8-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Best camp in the world

I think Nsefu is the best safari camp I have ever visited in safaris in 9 countries over many years. The level of service was quite exceptional.

Nothing was too much trouble and we were treated impeccably. Th rooms are delightful and very tastefully decorated. The food and service were excellent. Polly is doing a brilliant job as caterer. Guiding by Braston was quite exceptional and we saw some outstanding game including wild dogs.

We found, two camps later that we had left credit cards in the room. Polly reacted immedialely and went to the considerable trouble of getting these to us at Mfuwe airport. Another example of exceptional service. It is the first time that am able to say that our stay was perfect on all counts.

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