ROBIN POPE SAFARIS
Robin Pope Safaris is based in the unspoilt South Luangwa National Park - home of the African walking safari. With private walking safaris, exclusive game lodges and some of the finest luxury safari houses in Africa, Robin Pope Safaris offers some of the best safaris in Zambia.
Robin Pope Safaris is run by Robin, one of the best known safari guides in Africa, and his wife Jo. Robin has lived in Zambia all his life and has immense knowledge of the country. Robin and his team of guides specialise in walking safaris, photographic safaris, night drives and private safaris for families.
In the Luangwa, Robin Pope Safaris' three intimate camps (Nkwali Camp, Nsefu Camp & Tena Tena Camp) offer a true luxury wilderness experience with stylish accommodation, attentive service, fine dining and some of the best private guides in Africa. None of the bush camps sleeps more than twelve guests.
As pioneers of responsible tourism in Zambia for more than twenty years Roibin Pope Safaris have supported many community projects, including a village school. In the 2005 Responsible Tourism Awards Jo won the Best Personal Contribution award. Robin Pope Safaris also win regular praise in the press and one of their camps, Tena Tena Camp, was described by The Times of London as 'altogether beyond superlatives ... one of the best safari camps in the whole of Africa'.
The South Luangwa is the home of the walking safari and also where an expert safari guide really comes into his own. Not only will they point out wildlife and birdlife to you, they will also teach you to hone and sharpen your senses and to spot the clues that lie around you in the bush.
Individually tailored safari activities are designed for children depending on their ages and interests. There is a whole range of safari activities available including game drives and nature walks to learn to identify animal spoor and droppings, birding for beginners and learning to use spotlights at night.
The most underrated experience in the bush is from November to March when the rains fall and then the months of April and May as the bush dries out. To many this is a most spectacular time of the year in the Luangwa Valley and also excellent value with lower rates.