Nsefu

Reviews of Nsefu

Excellent(98%) From 81 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 81 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.
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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Peacocks/LC
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Three day safari at Nsefu Camp

Coming off a custom mobile tented safari with a very experienced Professional guide in Zimbabwe, we felt we needed to avoid comparisons. The Robin Pope Safari team was very professional and we loved Nsefu Camp, it's setting overlooking the river, and had no complaints with the food staff or service.
Some Highlights:
* The elephants were less aggressive than in Zimbabwe and smaller due to the selective poaching of the large bulls.
The villagers still do selective poaching, but the international pressure had slowed the process.
One highlight was watching a maternal group of elephants swim the river with the baby elephants clutching their Mother's tails.
* Encountering five lions that had killed a young Cape Buffalo. In total, we came in close contact with nearly twenty lions over the three days at Nsefu.
* Finding a young female leopard who was as curious about us as we were about her. Magnificent to see in the daylight!
* We found a three female pack of the rare African Painted dogs as they moved along the river bank. Painted dogs are endangered and hadn't been seen in the area in some time.
* Leopards are difficult to find during daylight, but we were lucky to witness an hour long battle between a troop of 50+ yellow baboons and a female leopard they had chased into a large tree. She survived, but must have had quite a headache from all the baboon screeching!
My spouse loved Nsefu's decor and we found the food, staff and Roundels charming.

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Gorilla-trekkers from Surrey
Arrived on: 19-Jul-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nsefu Camp Experience

Good location on the river and very nice camp with pretty rooms. Very good guides and camp staff and very good camp manager. Good game viewing activities and a lot of game to see.

Good location in S Luangwa National Park.

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Mr & Mrs H. from the Isle of Man
Arrived on: 11-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Daudi runs an excellent camp!

A second visit - this time in the winter season. Our guide Braston was very good and worked very hard at finding interesting game for us to view. He was always willing, full of fun and very helpful. Having found us a leopard and her cub on the first game drive, he then excelled himself by finding the male leopard (and sensitively dealt with the leopard killing an impala one evening) and a pair of mating lions on the way to Nkwali on our last day.

The food and the atmosphere were as good as ever and the staff went out of their way to make my birthday sundowner on the river an occasion to remember. Shared stories of the day's events around the campfire in the evening were a highlight of the visit. Getting up at 4.30 a.m. to drive to the hot springs and then a bush breakfast was equally special.

I'd encourage guests to visit the Kawaza village project and the school. We enjoyed our day very much and the children were a joy.

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Mr.C. from Gloucestershire
Arrived on: 10-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 7 nights
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Perfect Nsefu

Our fourth visit to our favourite Camp in South Luangwa.

It, as always, is a friendly and relaxed place with great guiding and the staff are excellent and helpful. They made my 70th birthday very special which will always be remembered. The food was always a temptation and their cakes are a weight watchers nightmare.

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