African Safaris and Travel - Our safaris reflect every travelers style, time frame and budget!
The camps operated by Robin Pope Safaris offer a unique
combination of creature comforts and stunning remote
locations in the South Luangwa National Park. However, some
of our guests want to get even further out into the
wilderness, to immerse themselves in the sights, sounds and
smells of the bush. For these adventurers, we offer
dedicated walking safaris. Walking through the bush is a
completely different experience to driving. All your senses
are alert. Every sound, every movement - the flap of a
bird's wing, a tail swishing through the tall grass -
acquires significance. This is where an expert guide really
comes into his own. Not only will he (or she!) point out
wildlife and birdlife to you, he will also teach you to hone
and sharpen your senses and to spot the clues that lie
around you in the bush. As one of our guests said after
walking for five days along the Mupamdazi River, it is like
reading an engrossing book, compared to watching a film.
Camps may change - all subject to availability.
On arrival at Mfuwe International Airport a guide from
Robin Pope Safaris will meet you. The drive to Nkwali Camp
is 1 hour through colorful local scenes of villages,
agriculture as well as bush. Nkwali Camp has a wide view of
the Luangwa River. On Robin’s private land, and overlooking
the South Luangwa National Park, Nkwali is ideally situated
for the start of your safari. The six rooms all look out
over the river and have open air bathrooms. Depending on
your arrival time in the day you will enjoy a lunch looking
out over the lagoon to the back of Nkwali or if in the
afternoon for tea and the afternoon and night game drive.
Overnight at Nkwali Camp.
At dawn breakfast is served around the campfire. The
porridge heated on the fire and toast cooked by the coals.
The morning walk or drive will leave soon after, entering
the park by boat from the camp or by the nearby pontoon. The
game in the area is excellent – and includes many family
herds of elephants and the endemic species of giraffe, the
A mid morning break of tea, coffee and cake will be taken
by a scenic point on a lagoon or the Luangwa River. Return
to camp for lunch around mid day. After lunch you can cool
off in the swimming pool or siesta. Tea will be served in
the afternoon and then off on an afternoon game drive that
continues into the early night giving the chance to see the
nocturnal world. Usually one returns to camp about 20.00 hrs
with dinner generally at 20.30. Overnight at Nkwali Camp.
An early morning start with tea and toast on the river
bank prior to a wonderful game drive transfer to Nsefu Camp
which also includes a brief river crossing to reach camp for
lunch. The camp is on a sweeping bend of the river, 12
kilometers north of Tena Tena, Nsefu was the first game camp
in Zambia and dates back to the early fifties. The Nsefu
Sector was recognized then as a phenomenal area and it still
is and Robin Pope Safaris own the only two camps in this
sector of the Park.
There are six round rondavals with luxurious ensuite
facilities and each room has a clear view of the river
through large windows and from the new wooden verandahs. You
will arrive in time for lunch followed by a siesta.
Afternoon activities are by vehicle followed by a night
drive to spot some of the nocturnal animals of the bush.
Overnight at Nsefu Camp.
Today you can enjoy a full day in this luxurious camp
with the option of morning walk/game drive and the afternoon
activity. You may decide just to laze around camp which can
also be very productive as the view of the river is superb
and includes a terraced area where game grazes during the
day. The bar, tucked in beside a huge extinct termite mound,
overlooks a waterhole that is very productive for game,
especially leopard at night. Overnight at Nsefu Camp.
Today is a chance to drive or walk through the ebony
groves. Or, depending on the heat and time of year, you may
decide this is an ideal day to explore the Nsefu Sector of
the National Park. Take a picnic for an all day drive to the
salt pans that will cover different habitats and is an
exceptional days safari. Overnight at Nsefu Camp.
Soak up more of the atmosphere of this wonderful part of
the bush with both morning, afternoon and evening
gameviewing activities. Overnight at Nsefu Camp.
After an early breakfast, we transfer you to Mfuwe
Airport or Lukuzi Airstrip for an early 45 min flight to
North Luangwa. On arrival there is then a 1 hour drive to
reach Kutandala Camp in North Luangwa National Park, on the
Mwaleshi River. The park is very remote and wild - a place
for real bush lovers to visit. Made of reed, grass and
poles, and taking only 6 guests the camp is intimate and
On arrival you will be greeted by Rod & Guz Tether just
in time for lunch. Guz is a first class trained cook and
produces mouth watering dishes so be prepared to extend your
belt a notch or two during your visit! After your siesta and
tea you will enjoy an afternoon walk with Rod in the bush
and back for sundowners in camp and a fantastic dinner under
the stars. Overnight at Kutandala Camp.
Up early to the campfire and a hearty cup of tea and
coffee then off on a morning walk around camp to investigate
the area around camp and back for lunch. In the afternoon
there is a chance to walk or drive to Luangwa/ Mwaleshi
confluence and the fossil sites. Home for dinner and bed!
Overnight at Kutandala Camp.
An option is for a full day trip to the Chipopma falls.
This would be after breakfast and a 1 hour game drive to the
drop off point followed by a 2 hr. walk to scenic Chipopma
falls at the foot of the Muchinga escarpment which is a good
opportunity of seeing mammals and birds particular to
escarpment. BBQ lunch at falls, swim in pools, walk down,
night drive back.
Morning and afternoon game viewing activities as normal.
Overnight at Kutandala Camp.
After breakfast transfer to the airstrip and fly to Mfuwe
Airport (45 minutes) to connect for your flight to Lusaka.
Accommodation Rates:- Please contact us
for a quote and itinerary.