Positioned on a scenic bend of the Luangwa River, Nsefu was the first Zambian photographic safari camp in the area. Set in the remote Nsefu area of the South Luangwa National Park, the camp offers the perfect location to deliver excellent game viewing and bird watching. Indeed, the main bar and lounge area is the best place to take in the scenic views and offers sensational game viewing without even leaving camp.

Morning, afternoon and night drives plus guided walking safaris provide ample opportunity to see Luangwa's wide variety of wildlife: elephant, lion and leopard are often spotted in the area, which also hosts the greatest density of hippo in Africa.

From mid-January to late March the Luangwa River floods but this allows access by boat into areas that are inaccessible at other times of the year and provides a unique game viewing experience. Another special experience at Nsefu is the overnight walking safari through Luangwa's most rewarding riverine areas to end at a fly camp - a simple bush camp that sleeps four people.


  • The original South Luangwa safari camp
  • Remote & wild African experience
  • Spectacular game viewing from camp
  • Abundant wildlife & great birding
  • Overnight walking safaris & fly-camping
  • Excellent location for leopards

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Set beside a huge termite mound, the shaded lounge and bar area at Nsefu commands a spectacular view of the Luangwa River where the elephants cross on a daily basis.

A small, informative library is also provided.

General Facilities

    Laundry service


Breakfasts and light, healthy lunches are served buffet-style while dinners are a social occasion enjoyed in the central dining area or in a large thatched shelter downstream from camp and with views of the Luangwa River.

Nsefu's bar overlooks a waterhole which makes it the perfect location to grab a drink, sit down and watch out for animals, especially leopards at night.

Standard Rondavel

Nsefu's original six brick rondavels – traditional round and thatched buildings – have been superbly renovated to include a spacious, open-air en suite bathroom with wilderness views and a private wooden deck where you can relax and watch wildlife pass by your front door.

Standard Rondavel AMENITIES

    Outdoor shower
    Outdoor area


  • Boat excursions
  • Cultural tours
  • Game drives
  • Local village visits
  • Guided walking safaris
  • Guided walks
  • Night drives
  • Private game-drives
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jul 2017 - 31 Oct 2017 $835 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Nov 2017 - 20 Nov 2017 $590 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 22 Jan 2018 - 31 Mar 2018 $620 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 22 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2018 $730 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Jul 2018 - 31 Oct 2018 $880 Fully Inclusive Plus
  • 01 Nov 2018 - 20 Nov 2018 $620 Fully Inclusive Plus

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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Monique Wilson

Monique Wilson

Africa Safari Expert

"The original South Luangwa Cottages with a great location on the Luangwa River and beautiful views… superb game viewing and experience."



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