Reviews of Nsefu
They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Elephants in camp
Liked the bar area overlooking the water holes (re-named The Swamp). Shame the river was all but gone. We particularly enjoyed Simon - his knowledge and enthusiasm is a joy, and he was a most excellent host. We learnt a great deal about Africa and the bush generally from him. He is very diplomatic - particularly as we had some tiresome folk there are the same time. Sebastien, our guide, was exceptionally knowledgeable about birds which makes a drive so much more interesting. Really opened our eyes.
We found the game drives in the evening too long (same as all camps probably). It would have been better to return to camp by, say, 7.30 latest, which gives time for quick wash and brush up (and a glass before dinner). Having talked to other guests, the feeling was generally the same.
It was exceptionally hot and with no fans, I personnally found it difficult at times, but wrapping myself in a wet kikoi (sp?) helped! Looked a bit odd on the game drives........!! I am glad they were provided.
Bit shocked that the water in the bathroom was brown. More storage space would be helpful and getting rid of the concrete bed heads and replacing with "normal" bedheads would free up space and make it easier to walk around the room. Views of course, were wonderful.
4 glorious days at Nsefu
Nsefu was a complete change from Nkwali, but still fabulous - RPS even made the journey between the 2 exciting and interesting; we memorably saw 6 giant kingfishers and 4 pied ones playing in a small lagoon early that morning.
Once again the accommodation was spotless and, though less spacious than Nkwali, totally functional and perfectly fine. Here we finally saw the leopards and our guide Sebastian couldn't have done more to ensure that we got the best experience at this camp- he even cooked us a wonderful bush breakfast very early once morning!
The food at both Nsefu and Nkwali was just too good! We 'd hoped we might not put on weight this holiday - some hope with RPS doing all they can to feed you up with lovely meals. The final night bush Mongolian barbecue will not only remain in our memories for the wonderful location and surprise element, but also the quality of the food and service.
Excellent guiding and viewing at Nsefu
Nsefu wasn't quite as comfortable as Nkwali but was of a good standard with good views from the Rondavels. The food was excellent.
What made Nsefu stand out was the guiding and viewing. Braston, our guide, was excellent at reading signs leading to us viewing excellent leopard. He could also spot game from an amazing distance such as Eland that we'd failed to see at Nkwali. He also had a very good spotter in Julius who we know is also training to be a guide.
One thing I really appreciated (and I would like my thanks to be passed onto Braston and all at Nsefu) is that I left my camera battery charger at Nsefu when we left. I remembered and told Braston on the way to the airport. He (and others at Robin Pope) managed to organise for it to be taken to Sausage Tree Camp and then flown onto Livingstone and delivered to Tongabezi. It arrived the day after we did and it meant I was able to take photos of Victoria Falls. It would have been disastrous if they hadn't been able to arrange this.
Lovely setting for wonderful safari
Lovely camp and we had agreat time. Game viewing was excellent.
All my previous game viewing experiences (over 12 years) packed into 4 days!.
Early morning trip out to salt pan was well worth while although heard of by way of mouth from previous travellers - not advertised in camp.
Excellent game viewing & great accommodation
Accommodation was excellent and my dietary requirements we very well catered for.
Suzanne and Becky looked after us very well during our stay and Doudi was our guide who was superb.