Robin Pope


Robin Pope Safaris is famous for the finest private walking safaris and exclusive game lodges in South Luangwa National park.  The three intimate camps offer a true luxury wilderness experience with stylish accommodation, attentive service, fine dining and some of the best private guides in Africa. Robin has lived in Zambia all his life and is one of the best known guides in Africa. Robin and his team of guides specialise in walking safaris, photographic safaris, night drives and private safaris for families.

Camp Descriptions      Itineraries using Robin Pope Camps

Crossing the Mupamadze River on a walking safari

Morning scene from Nsefu bedroom

Deck at Nkwali Camp at sunset

Tented accommodation on walking safaris

Nkwali Camp - Open year around

Mfuwe Area - The all-weather Mfuwe area has an extensive road system so we can vary the drives each day. Other camps operate in the area, so will see some other vehicles on most drives. However, the road network is comprehensive (especially during the dry season when the more remote roads are open) and the game accustomed to vehicles so the photography opportunities are excellent.

Gameviewing- undoubtedly the best in Zambia. Excellent leopard, lion and elephant. Thornicroft giraffe (unique to the Luangwa) are seen daily (often near camp).


Camps - 30% discount:
25 July Nkwali 3 nights – 6 rooms
28 July Tena Tena 4 nights – 5 rooms

Walking Mobile - 50% discount
21 June
01 July
20 July
25 July

Walking Mobile- 20% discount
26 June
15 July
19 Aug
24 Aug
26 Sep


Nsefu and Tena Tena Luxury Camps

Nsefu Sector  - is more remote. Seasonal bush tracks. Robin Pope Safaris has the only 2 camps in this section of the National Park (1000 sq km) so do not often see other vehicles. The game is less accustomed to the vehicles as we only operate there for 5 months of the year. The area has some spectacular lagoons. Excellent walking.

Gameviewing - excellent leopard (but can be sporadic) less lion than Mfuwe area. Great elephant, eland during the dry months. Cookson's wildebeest near the salt pans. Game more wild, particularly during the early months of the season.

MUPAMADZI RIVER: Walking Safaris

Area - the Mupamadzi River runs from the escarpment through very remote and varied country (hills with mopane, riverine strip and open plains). On a walk can see three or four contrasting habitats.

Gameviewing - game is wild and shy but can be approached with care. Few elephant but most other Luangwa riverine species. The game is not as concentrated as along the Luangwa River area.

Siphonochilus kirkii  an African genus of true gingers named after Dr John Kirk, who accompanied David Livingstone on his Zambezi expedition of 1858

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