Reviews of Nsefu
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great start to holiday at Nsefu
We had a wonderful start to our holiday here.
The rooms are quite close together but we were lucky that the camp wasn't full so we didn't feel too overlooked.
The location makes up for it anyway, it is probably the best in South Luangwa.
I could lie on my bed in the afternoon and watch the elephants crossing the river.
Our guide, Thomas, was excellent. We saw Leopard, Lion, Wild dogs and much more, all on our first morning drive!
Excellent sightings carried on for our whole visit there.
There was also some wonderful bird life there. We even managed to get a very good sighting of Pel's fishing owl.
The food was also excellent, and the camp host, Ruth was extremely good.
Couldn't have asked for a better start to a trip!
Nice small camp with personal service and an excellent location
The lunch time meals were good and varied but meals at dinner could have been better in comparison with other safari lodges we have experienced on this and on previous holidays. We appreciated our private dinner though which was a thoughtful gesture and we were well looked after overall.
The journey from Nkwali to Nsefu involves an enchanting river crossing by pole boat (which we might call a punt), which was not nearly as alarming as it should have been, with sloping sandbags and gaps in the handrail each side of the river, home as it is to plentiful hippos and crocodiles. Our expert guides made sure we were safe at every turn. Indeed, they totally exceeded their brief. On the way to camp we saw a mating pair of lions.
When we arrived at camp it was just about lunchtime and we were sitting in the bar having pre-prandrial drinks when two more guides came in. I thought, of one of them, "Oh, he's got the same 'phone as me," but then quickly realised he was holding out my own 'phone to me! He had found it in the bush, quite near where the lions were. He had spotted it and yelled to the driver to stop, just in the nick of time. I hadn't even noticed it had gone from my pocket, so was completely spared the awfulness of losing my 'phone, with all my numbers, photos, little films and so on. So wonderful! If it had stayed out there near the lions I would have fretted about it for days, if not weeks, and never have even known what had happened to it. As a demonstration of the marvellous attention to detail that was manifest around us, this was tops.
Our hostess, Ruth, was really wonderful. I think of all the people I met on this holiday, she is the one I would most hope to see again. On I think our third day, half a dozen other people joined us who had been walking. Their scout had been in front, with a rifle, but suddenly a buffalo had appeared, charging at the line of "chickens" along the narrow path through the long grass. The guide didn't have time to fire, but kicked out at the buffalo with his foot and managed to deflect it just enough so that no-one was hurt - but this is not my story, though the opinion voiced was certainly of gratitude and amazement at the courage and resourcefulness of the scout...
Later we sat around a campfire on the riverbank and sang songs with and to each other. I was very sad to leave Nsefu!
This was our second visit to Nsefu and it is our favourite camp.
The location is perfect and it is in a less visited part of the park. We were made welcome by Sebastian and Ruth. All the staff were fantastic.
Special thanks goes to our guide Chelumba and to Thomas. The wildlife viewing was outstanding.
Overnight at Nsefu
Again we spent only one night at the end of the Mobile Walking Safari before setting off for Tena Tena. This is a favourite camp - please don't change it!
The rooms are closer together than at other RPS camps but the location and the game which comes to the river each day - and into camp - is wonderful.
Food and service as good as ever.
Masses of game in wonderful habitats
Our second trip to Nsefu and it was just as good as we remembered.
Although the dining area had been washes away the dining table set with proper chairs under the trees was spectacular.
Game plentiful and the walking safaris memorable.
The same comment's as before for Nsefu, wildlife very much on your doorstep, saw Elephant's, various Antelope's, Baboon, heard Lion's very close by, all without even leaving the camp!
I have been to Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, all wonderful place's, but what i loved most about Zambia is the remoteness, seeing more animal's then people, it's just packed with wildlife, and you can go day's before you saw another vehicle.... and have to reiterate how lovely the Zambian people are!
Very good staff and guides with an extraordinary about of game to viewRead more about the whole safari
Return to Nsefu
This was our fourth visit to Nsefu, and it was as enjoyable and rewarding as ever. The camp has an idyllic location on a bend in the Luangwa river, with superb game viewing close by.
We were delighted by the warm welcome from Daudi, who manages Nsefu so well, and Braston, whose guiding skills are exceptional. He is an expert at "reading the bush".
The Nsefu cooks produced memorable meals on every occasion. We will be back!
a nice gentle way to return to civilization
My Dad and I, although disapointed to be leaving the Mobile camp had a great time at Nsefu.
The camp was very well run and beautifulA very romantic place also a witness by the young couple on their honeymoon .All throughout our trip not only the staff and locals were great, the other guests were nice interesting people also. Of course the landscape and the wildlife were the stars.
It was easier to tell people here in Canada what I didn't see as opposed to what I did see after seeing everything I could imagine