Reviews of Nsefu
They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Rather like my views on Tafika, there was a tendency to keep going into the same area so sightings were a bit repetitive. There was a move to go to where there was more chance of seeing sightings which had been identified earlier as opposed to trying other areas to find new situations.
The "huts" are luxurious and superbly located looking over the river. We were welcomed by the scops owl!
Sebastian served us well, the highlight was the visit to the salt pan and finding the serval and solitary Cookson's Wildebeest (we still feel sorry for his loneliness!).
Sad to leave the Luangwa valley with all its glories.
Very good, except the cold water in the chalet was very dirty so it was imossible to wash hair or to take a shower.Read more about the whole safari
Wonderful location with wide sweeping vistas across a bend of the Luangwa; huts very cosy and lovely style; Simon was an outstanding guide and companion. We were impressed with his knowledge, ability of 'reading the bush' and his enthusiasm. We also appreciated our night spotter (David) whose party trick - spotting the impossible e.g. tiny camouflaged chameleons and a Pels fish owl - was just amazing.
Highlights include a leopard feasting on an impala, watching a never ending buffalo herd coming down to the river to drink and the daily lunchtime appearance of an extended elephant family and their 'interactions' with the resident hippo in the camp waterhole ,
The scenery of the Nsefu sector was quite different from other parts of the Luangwa NP - with sidearms of the river, forests etc.
The camp staff were excellent and so was the food; we enjoyed particularly the evening dinners al fresco with candle light.
Great start and our favourite camp
There was a great team at Nsefu. who created a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We wanted to walk and Sebastian was an excellent guide. Perhaps slightly less privacy in our hut than other camps.
Within half an hour of arriving, we were surrounded by a herd of elephant who walked into camp and kept us trapped (contentedly!) in our huts and the bar - an amazing introduction to our first safari!
A very good camp again, although we again enjoyed this camp and the staff were very good, the rooms were smaller and appeared a little cramped compared to other camps.
Guides again outstanding, especially if you like being chased by a rather irate female Elephant!! this caused great humour with fellow visitors. The school visit was quite an experience, and we managed to deliver our gifts to the head teacher.
Great views across Luangwa river with elephants regularly crossing and even entering camp. Very well run.
Bats in the eaves of the rondavel made for a noisy night at times but reminding you are in the bush after all!
A stunning location, excellent food, first class guiding and friendly staff.Read more about the whole safari
Exceptional game viewing here from mating lions on the way into the camp, mother and daughter leopard stalking and on a kill at night, leopard active in a sausage tree by day and a walk where we were close to lions elephant and buffalo. Branston, our guide, appears to have a great knack of spotting leopard!
Nsefu Camp has a village-like quality
Caterer Vicki made us right at home, and introduced us to our comfortable rooms with well-equipped bathrooms. The warm face cloths that she handed out to us at the end of each game drive were very refreshing.
Our capable guide, Sebastian, found many animals for us to view, including a large group of 12 giraffes near the camp. He also provided us with a lot of information about the birds of the area, particularly on a walking safari that he conducted. We found the check lists provided by the camp for birds, animals, and trees to be very helpful.
One of the highlights of our stay at Nsefu was a visit to the Hot Springs area, which included a picnic lunch set up beside a beautiful lagoon by our driver Sebastian.