Reviews of Nsefu
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Return to Nsefu - long awaited!
We visited Nsefu 2 years ago and wanted very much to come back to this lovely camp. We were not disappointed - on the contrary. Fantastic wildlife sitings every day and superb guiding by Braston and Sebastian.
The camp location by the river is idyllic, with also a mud pool that attracts big elephant herds on a daily basis close to the bar area. A new experience was the very early morning excursion to the hot springs with a bush breakfast - worth getting up at 4am for this!
All the camp staff were superb and the food was probably the best we have had in all the four camps that we visited. The accommodation in the original rondavels is very good, but they are a little on the small side compared to rooms at other camps.
Change of terrain.
We enjoyed the change from camp to camp.
Although the rooms were compact, we quickly learnt to enjoy them. The only problem was finding things in the dark after the generator was switched off and early in the mornings.
Also, breakfast by the waterside was indeed magical, but it was totally spoilt by the wasps around the jam pots etc and so had to be eaten at speed whilst fending off the wasps. Maybe another system could be found to eliminate this problem.
return to colonial days at Nsefu
Quite a change from Nkwali as there was only one other couple in the camp compared to the constant movement of people at the larger camp. Rooms were good -- the remodeling for bigger bathrooms/changing areas was great & location on the river was great.
Irene worked hard to ensure everything went well and our guide Braston was knoweldgeable and very personable. He did a good job at gauging our interests.
Nsefu with a perfect location.
Nsefu must have one of the best locations with the river and its own waterhole. Our third visit the last one being in 2006.
It was great to see things had not changed and we had a happy welcome from old friends.T
he guiding is first class and we had our usual Leopard fix.
We've never stayed at Nsefu before and we had a great time and good game viewing, so the following comments seem a bit picky.
One small problem with the room is a lack of bedside tables (balancing things on the back bed board means items aren't within easy reach); and no bedside lights, having therefore to climb out of bed to turn off the lights. A difficulty with the area is the need to turn left out of the camp and drive down the same road each time before other options open out.
However, the camp itself is lovely and a highlight was watching a group of ellies of all ages cross over the river one afternoon. As was watching Hazel the leopard giving us a stunning performance of a big cat playing like a small cat one early evening.
Different to Tena Tena, but just as wonderful. Can't wait to return.Read more about the whole safari
No complaints - rather hot in the middle of the day but the camp, staff and food were excellent.Read more about the whole safari
Beautiful rondavels in a beautiful setting with good game viewing, especially from the front porch. Many animals visited the water hole adjacent to the camp.
Excellent and willing guides with exceptional local knowledge who provided us with wonderful game viewing, night and day.
All food excellent: meat, barbecue - exceptional and inventive chefs which added greatly to the pleasure of our stay. Possibly we enjoyed this camp the most of the 4 we visited.
Elephant encounter at Nsefu
Loved the setting - beautiful view of the river from our lodge. Simon (camp manager and guide) was an absolutely wonderful guide. Really enthusiastic and so knowledgeable about all the wildlife - all enhanced by a great sense of humour.
Puku and baboons wandered leisurely about camp. Also, whilst we were there a group of elephants paid a visit to the water hole adjacent to the bar. We spent a lovely time watching them and taking photos.
Did our first walking safari with Sebastian, Boston and Jonathon. It was a fantastic experience as it gives you a whole new perspective on things. You see and hear so much more than you can in the jeeps. Again, sad to leave Nsefu but excited about moving onto Tena Tena.