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Reviews of Nsefu

Wildlife sightings and reviews

183 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Nsefu and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Mar-2018, 51 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Nsefu.
Lion

88% success

Leopard

90% success

Wild dog

69% success

Elephant

100% success

Giraffe

100% success

Hippo

100% success

Zebra

94% success

Spotted Hyena

92% success

Buffalo

88% success

Wildebeest

37% success

Eland

16% success

Sable antelope

9% success

Roan antelope

9% success

Aardvark

2% success

Pangolin

0% success

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Duration
Arrival date
Mr & Mrs S
Oxon

"Nsefu review"

6 nights Arrived 12 Nov 2022
"We love Nsefu. It remains our favourite camp.

It was interesting to be there at the onset of the rains. It was worth visiting at a different time to see the changes in water levels, vegetation, bird life, insect life, game viewing etc.

The afternoon heat was oppressive but around teatime the wind usually got up. Dust devils blew down the river picking up sand as they went. And then things either settled or the distant thunder rumbled closer and closer.

No evening game drive was cancelled - it either started later than planned or was curtailed by heavy downpours. The morning drives were all fine. So many bushes were in blossom and the smell of jasmine was intense.

There was less game than on previous visits (mostly in May) but birds were plentiful.

Sebastian Junior was a great guide and we enjoyed all the drives with him. Fanton was, as ever, a fantastic spotter and a credit to RPS. Willy and the rest of the staff made us most welcome - thanks to everyone." See all these reviews: 13n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

Multiple sightings

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Hippo

Multiple sightings

Leopard

Multiple sightings

Lion

Multiple sightings

Spotted Hyena

Multiple sightings

Wild dog

1 sighting

Harvey and Jo
Lewes

"Nsefu review"

3 nights Arrived 17 Oct 2022
"Rooms a little smaller than other camps (being the original rondavels we stayed in 50 years ago!) but with decent washrooms now added behind.

Dining outside - since dining room went into the river a couple of years ago - was lovely. Small waterhole behind the camp drew in elephants and others to watch from the hide. Guiding was very good and willing to adopt our pace and stay and watch animals behaviour.

Driving through Nsefu sector and central Luangwa meant there were fewer cars around, very welcome after the pressure in the south. Plenty of game around, particularly leopard sightings and dogs." See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

Multiple sightings

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Hippo

Multiple sightings

Leopard

Multiple sightings

Lion

Multiple sightings

Spotted Hyena

Multiple sightings

Wild dog

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

Mr IB
Northumberland

"A very special place"

4 nights Arrived 2 Oct 2022
"Nsefu really is a very special place. It's setting on the bend of the river and the layout of the camp gave it a very different feel to the other two camps.

Again the staff were wonderful, everyone was kind and helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them. Our host Emma was very welcoming and went out of her way to ensure everything ran smoothly.

A special thank you to our personable guide Chilumba who couldn't have done more to facilitate our seeing so many wonderful things during our time there, 10 leopard sightings, a newly born elephant taking it's first steps, 3 sightings of wild dog ( the main objective of our trip ) were just a few of the fantastic things we saw.

The food was as of a high standard as the other camps so much so that we now need to go on a diet.

Everything was just perfect except for one very minor thing which applies to all three camps, please don't put so many layers of bedding on the beds during the hot season!" See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

Multiple sightings

Eland

1 sighting

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Hippo

Multiple sightings

Leopard

10 sightings

Lion

Multiple sightings

Spotted Hyena

Multiple sightings

Wild dog

3 sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

Mr B
Kent

"Nsefu review"

3 nights Arrived 29 Sep 2022
"This was the last camp I visited on my safari and the best of the lot. The location by the Luangwa river is lovely, the food was healthy and tasty and the guiding and game viewing was fantastic.

I also liked the sense of history with this being the oldest camp in South Luangwa. Game viewing was best ever, leopard trying to hunt puku, lion in stand off with hippo, lion being charged by herd or buffalo, lion stealing a kill from hyenas.

Also saw largest crocodiles eating a hippo. It was action packed to say the least. All this was helped by very enthusiastic and experienced guiding." See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

2 sightings

Elephant

5 sightings

Giraffe

4 sightings

Hippo

5 sightings

Leopard

6 sightings

Lion

5 sightings

Spotted Hyena

3 sightings

Zebra

4 sightings

Ms G.
Tring

"Nsefu review"

2 nights Arrived 13 Sep 2022
"I loved loved loved this camp too!
Ingenious air con system!
Opened my cotton curtains as dawn rose to see elephants walking through the camp!
A lovely, smiling, funny & welcoming hostess! Again , great food and amazing guides.
Did a walking safari and really enjoyed learning about the smaller five, animal Pooh & footprints and being on the ground!
Again didn’t want to leave!" See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

Multiple sightings

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Hippo

Multiple sightings

Leopard

Multiple sightings

Lion

Multiple sightings

Roan antelope

Multiple sightings

Sable antelope

Multiple sightings

Spotted Hyena

Multiple sightings

Wild dog

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

The Sand Martins
Oxon

"Return to Nsefu"

4 nights Arrived 5 Sep 2022
"Nsefu is my favourite camp in the South Luangwa, and this was my seventh visit: I spent four nights there this time.

The location on the bend of the Luangwa River is idyllic, and the six unique rondavels have a special appeal. All meals were taken al fresco, quite close to the river, and were most enjoyable. Sebastian was my guide: I have known him for more than a decade, and his guiding skills are of the highest quality.

We ranged far and and wide - up to the salt pans to see the crowned cranes, for example. It was also fascinating to see the stork colony area in the dry season, having previously seen it in the wet season, with the trees surrounded by water. The Nsefu sector of the park was full of lions, leopards, hyenas and many antelopes, including bushbucks. The bird life is fantastic with many eagles, owls plus water birds such as spoonbills and skimmers. And elephants...it was wonderful to see so many young ones.

Emma ran the camp in a most friendly and efficient way. I am most grateful to her for organising a special dinner on my last night for me and two very close friends." See all these reviews: 15n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

4 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Hippo

10 sightings

Leopard

6 sightings

Lion

5 sightings

Spotted Hyena

5 sightings

Wild dog

3 sightings

Zebra

8 sightings

Mr C
Hale

"Nsefu review"

1 night Arrived 25 Aug 2022
"Incredible sightings in the short time we were there.

Lion, leopard and cub up a tree with impala kill, which eventually was taken by hyenas at the bottom of the tree!

Saw wild dog pups at play too." See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

Multiple sightings

Eland

Multiple sightings

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Hippo

Multiple sightings

Leopard

Multiple sightings

Lion

Multiple sightings

Spotted Hyena

Multiple sightings

Wild dog

Multiple sightings

Wildebeest

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

Mr & Mrs H
Kent

"Nsefu review"

2 nights Arrived 7 Aug 2022
"we thoroughly enjoyed our time at Nsefu" See all these reviews: 13n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mrs M
Appledore

"Nsefu review"

1 night Arrived 20 Jul 2022
"Nsefu also feels like home and it was wonderful to be back after so long.

The views across the river are breathtaking and it was lovely to spend the siesta hour in the hide or in the armchair on the bank watching the families of elephants, large and tiny, making their way across.

The only thing missing was the tree frog I was accustomed to having in my shower." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

Multiple sightings

Eland

1 sighting

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Hippo

Multiple sightings

Leopard

1 sighting

Lion

Multiple sightings

Spotted Hyena

Multiple sightings

Wild dog

1 sighting

Wildebeest

1 sighting

Zebra

Multiple sightings

Ian
Hightown

"Nsefu review"

3 nights Arrived 13 Jul 2022
"A lovely remote camp with very friendly and helpful staff.

The wildlife at Nsefu is unrivalled." See all these reviews: 13n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

10 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Giraffe

10 sightings

Hippo

10 sightings

Leopard

10 sightings

Lion

10 sightings

Spotted Hyena

10 sightings

Zebra

10 sightings

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