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Operational since 1986, it is one of the most established safari companies. Robin Pope Safaris has developed a fine reputation internationally for the quality of their safaris, the comfort of the accommodation offered and for their exceptional standards in guiding and hosting. Among other activities, safari packages include night drives, game drives and walking safaris. Based in the Luangwa Valley, Eastern Zambia, with four safari camps and two private safari houses of its own, which can be booked across the country.
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Safaris

The safari camps offer a wilderness experience together with comfort, a welcoming personal service and gourmet food, ensuring guests have an unforgettable safari experience. The two stunning safari houses provide more conservative accommodation that is exclusive, intimate and highly luxurious.

The camps also offer a welcoming personal service and gourmet food, ensuring guests have an unforgettable safari experience. The 2 stunning safari houses provide more conservative accommodation that is exclusive, intimate and highly luxurious.

Robin Pope Safaris also offers the following safari destinations in combination with their own properties:

  • South Luangwa National Park
  • Kasanka National Park (the fruit bat migration)
  • Bangweulu Swamps
  • Liuwa Plain, Western Zambia
  • Shiwa Ng'andu, Northern Zambia
  • Lower Zambezi National Park
  • Livingstone (Victoria Falls)

South Luangwa National Park, for example, is known as one of the most unspoilt wilderness areas in the world, and home to one of the greatest collections of wildlife including leopard, lion, elephant, giraffe, buffalo, hippo and more than 400 species of birds. In order to explore this wilderness, Robin Pope Safaris has a number of camps and safari houses situated throughout the Luangwa Valley. The Robin Pope team use their extensive knowledge of the region to create the perfect safari experience.

You will stay in one of their 4 luxury safari camps on the banks of the Luangwa River or in one the two safari houses. For the more adventurous there is a chance too to experience overnight walking trails, a night deep in the bush or full on walking mobile.

Robin Pope Safaris specialises in the following types of safaris:

Walking safaris

For guests who want to have a real experience of the wilderness, walking safaris are the best way to uncover the secrets of the bush. Walks are led by an experienced naturalist and accompanied by an armed game scout.

Game viewing drives

Game drives incorporate special game viewing seats that provide an excellent and unique opportunity for photography. Game drives are conducted by knowledgeable safari guides in an open four-wheel drive vehicle. Just two visitors occupy each row to ensure everyone has a 'window seat.'

Night drives

Visitors set out in the afternoon. After watching the sun set over the river, sun downer in hand, they continue on the drive with a powerful spotlight that allows viewing of the nocturnal world of the bush, from owls and genets to hunting lions and the graceful leopard.

Mobile Walking Safaris

The Robin Pope mobile walking safaris have long been known as one of the best wilderness experience of the South Luangwa. After an introductory night at Nkwali Camp, the party drives to the north of the park where they will walk for five days covering approximately 10 Kilometers a day, along the Mupamadzi River. This clear river is a major tributary of the Luangwa River. The area is remote and wild, the terrain and habitats varied and the game shy and unused to the human visitor. From ants to buffalo, a bird's nest to lion tracks, visitors will really experience the bush first hand.

The fully serviced mobile camp is extremely comfortable and well-equipped with walk-in tents and full bedding. The shower is under a tree and the toilet is a bush loo with a wooden throne. Meals of a high standard are served under the open sky. A final night stay at Tena Tena or Nsefu completes the safari.

Robin Pope guides

At Robin Pope Safaris, it is believed that guides are a key to a successful safari – knowledgeable naturalists with an enthusiasm for the bush and an ability to communicate their extensive knowledge to create an unforgettable experience. Guides at Robin Pope Safaris are well trained, confident and fun-loving hosts.

Activities

Game drives

· An option of day or night drives.

· Toyota Landcruisers with two tier seats (three tier for groups / families) are used – a “window” seat (i.e. two people per row) for everyone.

· Open top vehicles, affording you total 360 degree vision.

Walking

· The walks are led by our knowledgeable guide, and escorted by an armed National Park scout.

· Our guiding team is very passionate and will certainly impart some amazing bush insights at a level that will surprise you.

Seasonal Boating – A special treat indeed for guests in the Emerald Season.

· From end December/January to around April.

· Explore the lagoons for enhanced game viewing and birding.

Village Tours

· A visit to Kawaza Village and the schools is often remembered years later by our guests as the most rewarding part of their visit to Africa. This gives a more holistic experience of the Luangwa Valley.

· Alternatively take a stroll within the community around the Mfuwe area which is bustling – small 'dukas' (shops), the market, bars, and people offering various skills.

Wildlife Education Centre

· A charitable trust for the school children of the Luangwa Valley to teach them about wildlife and conservation.

· Great activity for the children especially.

Tribal Textiles

· For unique locally produced hand-painted textiles, drawing inspiration from the stunning Zambian wildlife and surroundings.

· A perfect place to buy a souvenir or two of your Zambian experience…Robin Pope safari destinations

  • Nkwali Camp
  • Luangwa River Camp
  • Tena Tena
  • Nsefu Camp
  • Luangwa Safari House
  • Robin's House
  • Stanley Safari Lodge
  • Mobile Walking Safaris
  • Luangwa Bush Camping

Malawi

  • Mkulumadzi
  • Pumulani

Activities on a safari

  • Walking safaris
  • Game drives
  • Night drives
  • Cultural village visits
  • Community project visits
  • Child friendly safaris

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