South Luangwa's oldest camp


Facilities & services

  • Six en suite rondavels
  • Dining area


  • Day and night game drives
  • Walking safaris
  • Seasonal boating excursions
  • Cultural tours

Situated on a meander on the Luangwa River across which elephants often wade, the historic camp Nsefu was built in 1951, South Luangwa’s first and some 20 years before the area was even declared a National Park.

Six original brick and thatch rondavels accommodate twelve guests, each room opening up to amazing views clear across the river from the bed. Naturally, these have been upgraded but they aim to retain the original understated feel.

From the dining room lunch can be enjoyed whilst watching large herds of elephants making their daily river crossing just upstream from camp. The bar and lounge area sit between a large termite mound and lagoon, another spot to watch the wildlife that comes down to the lagoon to drink – lion and leopard can also be heard lapping away at the refreshing water in the evenings.

Activities here include day and night game drives, walking salaries led by knowledgable guides, boating from late December to April and village tours.

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