Nsefu Camp offers charm, history, exclusivity and comfort. This was the first safari camp in Zambia and it is on one of the best locations in South Luangwa. It is not just peaceful but can also offer a full day activity based day. The camp welcomes just twelve guests in six original brick and thatch rondavels with en-suite facilities, each room opening to what can simply be described as the best view in the South Luangwa.More Info Video
Rarely will you find a company name so synonymous with quality and style. Since the inception of Robin Pope Safaris their houses, camps and safari activities have been branded as some for the best in the safari industry. Robin Pope started his own company in 1986 with the construction of Tena Tena and with the main focus on natured orientated safaris. Since 1990 he has gained a legendary reputation as one of the leaders in multiple day walking safaris, during which, as a highly qualified guide he immersed his guests deep into the secrets of the wilderness. The 1990s also saw the development of remote areas such as Bangweulu Swamps, Kazanka National Park and the Liuwa Plain for safari activities. Since 2006, Robin and Jo Pope have been cooperating with Cees Slager, CEO of Moelcaten, with whose activities in Malawi they united their company in 2010. All accommodations and activities under the Robin Pope Safaris name are still run in the tradition of the name giver's intentions. Ton and Margaux De Rooy, son in law and daughter of Cees Slager, are running the company with great personal commitment ever since.
Robin Pope Safaris is committed to responsible tourism. They conduct business in a manner that benefits the environment and wildlife conservation, the people who work for them, and the neighbouring communities. In this way, their tourism operations, and the presence of the guests has the capacity to protect natural wildlife areas, alleviate poverty through good employment practices and contribute positively to the local community.
In recognition of their commitment to responsible tourism, Robin Pope Safaris has won prestigious international awards including the Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards Joint Overall Winner in 2011, making them the ultimate winner across all 13 award categories. Visit their website for some other projects they are involved in.
The six original rondavels have been upgraded to include spacious en-suite bathrooms however they have tried hard to keep the feel and fittings in the room in line with the original “old fashioned” feel. Nothing can sum it up better than a guest’s comment of “understated elegance”. Each room has a clear view of the river whether it be from the comfort of your bed or the chairs out on the veranda.
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 sitting area sit snugly between a large termite mound and lagoon, unobtrusive and cosy but making the most of the extensive 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.
Special interest activities can include:
Cultural - village tours and tribal textile visit
Wildlife education centre
Activities available are:
Guided walking safaris