Robin Pope Safaris - Nsefu Camp

South Luangwa

Situated in the exclusive Nsefu Sector on a magnificent meander on the Luangwa River across which elephants often cross lies the historic camp Nsefu.

Nsefu is one steeped in history and was built in 1951 and barring some upgrades the camp and rooms are still in the same place in the original style. The Nsefu sector was first pronounced a game reserve in 1966 some five years before the South Luangwa was even declared and has always been recognised as an outstanding game-viewing area.

Robin Pope Safaris took over Nsefu in 1998, spent a year upgrading it and opened it the following July.

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Robin Pope Safaris - Nsefu Camp

Located on the Luangwa River in the Nsefu Sector of the Park. 2 hour road transfer from Mfuwe Airport.

Access into Mfuwe Airport is either via scheduled flight from Lusaka on Proflight, direct flight from Jeki or Royal during the peak season or via scheduled flight on Ulendo Air from Lilongwe. Charter flights can also be organised.


5 Rondavels with twin beds and 1 Rondavel with a double bed 

Room features include:

En-suite bathrooms with basin and shower
Mosquito net
Evening Breeze air conditioning units have been installed in all rooms. It is designed to cool the air within your mosquito net and not the entire room

Exterior of chalets at night Room Layout Room layout Bathroom

Lounge, Bar, Library
Open Air Dining on the banks of the Luangwa
Seasonal hide

Bar Hide Lounge Outdoor Dining

Daily morning and afternoon walking safaris or game drives

Game Drive Boating in the Emerald Season Walking Safaris Walking Safaris Incredible Birding Lion Baboons Elephants

Children aged 12 years and older are welcome

There are no family rooms at Nsefu and the rooms are not large enough to do a triple

The camp is open from the 22nd January until 31st March for the Emerald Season River Journeys and 22nd May until 20 November each year. 

Giving Back: Operating lodges and camps in protected ecosystems in Africa alongside local indigenous communities and wildlife comes with a great deal of responsibility. Robin Pope Safaris is committed to responsible tourism and conducts their business in a manner that benefits the environment and wildlife conservation, the people who work for them, and their neighboring communities. In this way their tourism operations, and the presence of their guests, has the capacity to protect natural wildlife areas, alleviate poverty through good employment practices and contribute positively to the local community. For further information on their projects please follow this link:

Anti Poaching Unit Kawaza Village Kawaza School Education

The camp is run on solar electricity with a backup generator.

There is no WiFi or cellular reception

Additionally, all water is from a borehole but is safe for drinking; bottled water is also provided at the camp free of charge.

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