Zambia’s very first safari camp, Nsefu brims with character and history. It is also very exclusive, sharing acres of wilderness with only one other camp – Tena Tena. A guide to guest ratio of 1:4 ensures an extremely personalised experience in this fantastic wilderness, which teems with virtually all the species of game and birdlife the South Luangwa National Park is famous for.

Accommodation at Nsefu is offered in 6 thatched rondavels – rounded chalets, slightly elevated with private verandas overlooking the river and open-air bathrooms. Elegant in style yet casual in atmosphere, guest rondavels are linked by a path that leads to a bar and lounge, sandwiched between a lagoon and termite mound. From here, you can enjoy a snack or cool drink while watching wildlife such as lion and elephant sate their thirst.

Things to do at Nsefu include life-changing walks, led by passionate, knowledgeable guides – an absolute must in the South Luangwa. You can also go on game drives during the day and at night – the latter allows you to uncover secretive nocturnal animals such as leopard. In the green season if water levels permit, you can even go boating. For an insight into local culture, visitors can tour Kawaza Village or stroll a local market. Guests at Nsefu may also visit a tribal textiles workshop – a great place to pick up a unique handmade memento.


How to get to Nsefu

Nsefu is roughly 1 hour 15 minutes by road from Mfuwe Airport – an interesting journey which passes local villages and takes visitors through some game-rich areas of the South Luangwa National Park.

Activities at Nsefu

  • Walking safaris
  • Game drives day and night
  • Local village or school visits
  • Tribal textiles tour

Nsefu Highlights

  • Zambia’s first safari camp, full of character and history
  • Sharing a huge tract of pristine wilderness with only one sister property
  • Elegant guest chalets set amid diverse landscapes
  • Extraordinary gameviewing opportunities
  • Day and night game drives as well as epic walking safaris

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Below are some of our preferred tented camps and lodges in the South Luangwa region. Please contact us to tailor design a selection of accommodation options to suit the style of your trip, and your budget.

Bilimungwe Bushcamp

Set in the remote southern reaches of South Luangwa National Park, this beautiful, well-shaded property overlooks a trio of waterholes frequented by a plethora of birds and wildlife.

Chamilandu Bushcamp

Chamilandu Bushcamp is a collection of three handsome treehouses, whose lofty positions provide bird’s eye views of the wildlife attracted to the cool waters of the Luangwa River.

Chikoko Trails Camps

Chikoko Trails comprises of two small, exclusive bush camps in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park that are accessible only on a walking safari.

Chindeni Bushcamp

At the edge of a permanent hippo-filled oxbow lagoon, Chindeni Bushcamp is named for the magnificent hills which provide the campsite with a breathtaking backdrop.

Chinzombo Camp

Award-winning Chinzombo Camp is set on 60 private, pristine acres with prime views over the Luangwa River whose banks teem with all manner of game.

Kaingo Camp

Kaingo Camp sits in the heart of prime gameviewing country - on the banks of the Luangwa River deep within the South Luangwa National Park.

Kakuli Bush Camp

Meaning “old buffalo bull” - a nickname given to Norman Carr by the people of the Luangwa Valley, Kakuli Bush Camp is the only true bush camp open during Zambia’s green season.

Kapamba Bushcamp

Nestled on a forested riverbank, Kapamba Bushcamp offers some of the best gameviewing in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park.

Kuyenda Bushcamp

Kuyenda Bushcamp is a very special safari camp built by a dried up river in a very unspoilt sector of Zambia's wild South Luangwa National Park.

Luangwa River Camp

Depending on the time of year, guests at Luangwa River Camp have the privilege of accessing some of the South Luangwa National Park’s most prolific game areas by boat or by vehicle.

Luwi Bush Camp

Secluded Luwi Bush Camp nestles beneath enormous shade trees near a hippo-filled lagoon in Zambia's prolific South Luangwa National Park.

Mchenja Camp

Mchenja Camp is a luxurious tented camp set on a very picturesque bend in the Luangwa River. It forms an ideal starting or end point for a walking safari throughout the pristine Zambian bush.



The following tours can be easily tailor-designed to your personal travelling requirements, are private and independent. Please contact us to begin custom designing your personalised Zambia experience.

Zambia Overview

Why should I travel to Zambia?
Apart from being the site of the magnificent Victoria Falls, Zambia also offers game-rich wildlife parks that are relatively unspoiled by mass tourism. For the more adventurous, there are walking safaris and canoeing trips along the Zambezi River.

What is the climate like in Zambia?
There are 3 distinct seasons – cool and dry from May-July (23°-25°C) but cold at night, hot and dry from August-October (30°-40°C), and warm and wet from November-April (28°-35°C).

What can I combine Zambia with?
Zambia is best combined with its closest neighbours such as Botswana and Zimbabwe – which both offer amazing scenery and wildlife. South Africa is another option, where you can explore picturesque Cape Town, Table Mountain and the Cape Winelands.

How to get to Zambia?
There are regular flights daily from Johannesburg in South Africa to the Zambian capital of Lusaka, where you can board connecting flights to a range of safari camps. There are also regular flights from Johannesburg into Livingstone, a large town close to the Victoria Falls.

USA – There are no direct flights to Lusaka from the United States. The best connections are via Johannesburg, UAE or Nairobi.

UK/EU – Again there are no direct flights into Lusaka from anywhere in Europe. The best connections are via Johannesburg, UAE or Nairobi.

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