Nsefu

Reviews of Nsefu

Excellent(98%) From 123 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 123 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 D. from Kenilworth
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Great place to stay.

Again it was all perfect, In retrospect had I known or it being possible a longer stay would be most rewarding .

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Mr & Mrs H. from the Isle of Man
Arrived on: 20-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Just like coming home - to Nsefu

This was our 5th stay at Nsefu and it retains a very special place in our affections.

The guiding with Kanga is excellent and the camp is well-managed by Ruth and Sebastian (with his dry sense of humour and telling insights into human and animal behaviour,). We had fabulous leopard sightings, shared sundowners with a curious lion cub (before retreating to the vehicle in case Mum came back from hunting) and woke in the night to the gentle rustling of 5 elephants outside our room as they “hoovered up” the fallen leaves.

On the last day, a scheduled bush walk was abandoned as the cry went up that “the wild dogs have just run through camp” and we rushed to the vehicle to follow them. This is the time the carmen bee-eaters build their nesting colony on the riverbank and the sight of so many beautiful blue and red birds was truly marvellous.

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Mr and Mrs TC from Thurlby
Arrived on: 16-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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The ultimate safari experience!

Once again we embarked on a game drive transfer which was most enjoyable-lots of wildlife to see and we met our guide Julius for the first time. We were amazed at his depth of knowledge and this was evident throughout our stay in the Robin Pope Camp at Nsefu. We were greeted by Ruth who made us feel welcome from the start-as did the other hosts in our previous camps. The accommodation was superb and again exceeded our expectations.

Whilst at Nsefu,we were fortunate to see a number of " live Kills", although not a pleasant experience, they reflected how nature provides the animals with a food chain. We were very fortunate to have an experience involving a Leopard and her young cub try to have a meal from an Impala killed earlier, only to be warned off by a pack of Hyenas who in turn saw of a pack of wild dogs only to be confronted by 5 or 6 lions who took one look at the scene and went on their way. Julius and his sidekick Richard, who was the torch man as it was night time, decided to follow the lions and we were on the scene when they trapped and killed an Impala.

During our safari experience we saw a Leopard climb a tree with his/her pray (yet another Impala) and scenes involving a baby Hippo being devoured by Lions and Hyenas and followed by the vultures etc. Other Kills included a Buffalo, although we arrived after the poor animal had been killed so we did not witness this event. Many experiences were achieved in the 3 camps which exceeded our expectations- we could not have had a better Safari experience. One of our fellow travellers who had had many years experience on Safari said we were extremely fortunate to have experienced so much on our first Safari - Thanks to all at Robin Pope Safaris-Zambia!

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Mr & Mrs L from Surrey
Arrived on: 13-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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More great days at Nsefu

Yet more great RPS staff, Pius was an excellent guide and Sebastian led a really good walk. Florence and Ruth looked after us very well.

We had more great game drives, the highlights were the carmine bee eaters on the river bank and seeing so many leopards.

Nsefu's rooms are not as spacious as Nkwali's but they are still very comfortable and well looked after. The views are different as well and not quite as intimate.

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Ms S & Mr K. from Hot Springs USA
Arrived on: 25-May-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Lovely Setting

We were so lucky to have Jason(our guide) during our stay. He has been a guide for over 30 years and is so enthusiastic and informative that you want to be with him all the time.

Ruth the camp manager is also lovely and very accommodating.

Fun to be able to eat all meals outside by the river.

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Mr and Mrs S - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 23-May-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Nsefu - our favourite location

This was our third visit to Nsefu. The rondavels are small but the location is perfect! We enjoyed our stay here very much - thanks to all the staff and Ruth.

The continued absence of the dining shelter was not a problem as we ate under the stars every night. (A torch is useful if you want to have a good look at your food before eating it - as the table lights are atmospherics rather than illuminating). We were delighted to be reunited with our guide Kanga and cannot thank him enough for the excellent guiding that he provided. We were also pleased to have Fanton as our (super) spotter as we knew him from a previous visit.

Every drive revealed something new including Pel's fishing owl, carmine bee-eaters, eland, a honey badger and porcupines - all good long views. Thanks also to Sebastian for his morning drive and the search for the "wooden bananas". We really appreciated the fact that both Kanga and Sebastian were willing to do the long drive to/from the salt pan.

It was a wonderful stay.

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Mr & Mrs M from the Netherlands
Arrived on: 15-Nov-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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excellent stay in Nsefu

Beautiful view over the river!

We had a wonderful time with Sebastiaan and William is an excellent spotter.

The (long) walks were partly difficult because off dryed- out lagoons. We had to walk carefully and could hardly look around.

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The C Family - Ireland
Arrived on: 29-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nsefu was fabulous

Ruth and the entire team at Nsefu were the perfect hosts. Everyone from the kitchen staff to our guide and spotters went way out of their way to ensure that we all had a great time. The location was perfect.

We felt very special here. A particular highlight was the bush breakfast at the end of our walking safari.

We will definitely return asap.

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Mrs L - Spain
Arrived on: 7-Oct-2016 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Perfect holiday in every respect

I loved everything about my time at Nsefu Camp and will go again in the future.

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S and D, Herefordshire
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nsefu - a brilliant location

Although good, Nsefu was our least favourite camp. The greeting, though friendly, was more formal and less relaxed than those at the Normal Carr camps and the relationship with the staff slightly more reserved. Our guide, too, adopted a more formal style and although his depth of knowledge was impressive it was difficult to get him to lighten his style - we were, after all, on holiday and not back at school ! We were also firmly told that afternoon walks were not available at Nsefu, despite expressing a desire to do them and having hugely enjoyable ones at all the other camps. When we mentioned this to another senior staff member later, he expressed surprise and described this rule as nonsense in terms which are unsuitable for a family survey ! Lunches and dinners were excellent but breakfasts were boring - the only camp which did not provide cut fresh fruit. Again it just seemed as though there was not quite as much desire to pull all the stops out to make everything perfect. The location was superb but the chalets were rather too close together and, being constructed from hard materials, much less natural and "African" than at all the other camps. However, it was Nsefu which provided our two-day mobile bush camp safari, which was perfect in every way.

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