Nsefu

Reviews of Nsefu

Excellent(98%) From 151 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 151 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.
Ms SF & Mr JMW from London
Arrived on: 18-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Campfire comradeship

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!

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Mr & Mrs S from Oxon
Arrived on: 25-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Nsefu review

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.

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Mr H from Isle of Man
Arrived on: 22-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
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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.

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Mr & Mrs S from York
Arrived on: 21-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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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.

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Miss J from Bushey
Arrived on: 15-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Beautiful Nsefu!

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!

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Ms L & Ms S from London
Arrived on: 27-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nsefu review

Very good staff and guides with an extraordinary about of game to view

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The Sand Martins from Oxon
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 3 nights
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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!

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Mr S & Mr S from Canada
Arrived on: 29-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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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

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The B family from UK
Arrived on: 28-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Nsefu review

This was our favourite fixed camp due to its position on the bend of the Luangwa river.

Again the food and guiding were excellent

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Miss G from Kent
Arrived on: 7-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Game drives were great

My game drives with Daudi were brilliant, he had such a sense of calm and trust, and I knew he would get us really good views of the animals.

Whilst I was staying at Nsefu, there was also a photography safari group and an individual there to takes photos, at times I felt that everything was run to suit them and that the rest of us had to fit their agenda, whilst I appreciate that we all eat meals together and are courteous and respectful of each other, I did not feel the same happy and fun vibe that I experienced at Tena Tena.

Daudi did an excellent job of getting us viewings of the leopard with its kill, despite the fact that the guys taking photographs (and the resident filming crew) seemed to dominate that type of viewing. Personally I felt a bit slighted by this as we had all paid to stay there and although Daudi did his upmost best, I did feel that they were given somewhat preference, or rather demanded it.

That aside I really enjoyed my drives with Daudi and he was indeed the highlight of my stay there

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