At the site of the South Luangwa’s oldest camp, initially used for safari activities during the 1950s, Nsefu is a Robin Pope Safaris bushcamp in an ideal setting for abundant wildlife and panoramic river views. The six brick rondavels mean this is far from the most natural, unobtrusive camp in the South Luangwa, but inside the rooms are crisp and comfortable, with the classy little touches that make Robin Pope such an upmarket safari operator. The camp enjoys spectacular views of a sweeping bend in the Luangwa where elephants regularly cross, particularly from the main lodge area, which also overlooks a permanent water hole that attracts wildlife traffic throughout the day.
Deep inside the national park, the Nsefu sector boasts fantastic volumes of varied wildlife which can be discovered on day and night game drives and walking safaris during the dry season, including possible walks to sister bushcamp Tena Tena, although at roughly 12km these may be too long for many visitors. Boat safaris are also offered during the green season from January to April, usually in combination with stays at Nkwali.