Robin Pope Walking Safari

Robin Pope Walking Safari: In full

This Zambia safari holiday is the definitive mobile walking safari: the original and probably the best! It starts and ends at two excellent permanent camps, whilst the heart of the safari is five nights at the remote, simple 'mobile' camp which moves with the group as a mobile base for exploring the remote north of South Luangwa National Park.

The trip is run by top-notch specialist Robin Pope Safaris, and guided by one of their top safari guides.

These walking safari holidays are run on just a few dates per year.

Include:

Day 1

1 night at Nkwali (full board & activities) | South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Nkwali Camp overlooks the Luangwa River across from South Luangwa National Park.Having arrived in Lusaka on your own arrangements, you connect onto a 70-minute flight to Mfuwe, beside South Luangwa National Park. You are met on arrival and driven for about 45 minutes, through the growing village of Mfuwe, and slightly to the south side of the park. You stay for 1 night at Nkwali overlooking the wide Luangwa River. Here you meet the small group (maximum 6 people) that you are sharing the trip with; and you all have chance to make the most of 4WD game drives and night drives from there – as well as walking safaris.

Day 2

1 night at Robin Pope Safaris walking safari (full board & activities) | South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

A walking safari gives you an intimate bush experience.After an early morning activity, your guide drives you in an open 4WD straight through the heart of the park, to the remote north. Some hours later, you arrive at the first site of the mobile camp, chosen as the most game-rich area beside the Mupamadzi River. Stay for one night at Mupamadzi Walking Camp.The camp is basic and your safari takes on a really wild feel. But it is still comfortable, with hot bucket showers and long-drop loos! You spend much of your time exploring the park and viewing the animals on foot, always with your experienced guide and an armed game scout.

Days 3-4

2 nights at Robin Pope Safaris walking safari (full board & activities) | South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

A walking safari gives you an intimate bush experience.Starting at sunrise, you explore the area on foot. This region of the park is wild and remote; its game comes into contact with few people. Your guide is an expert tracker, who can teach you about the bush's smaller creatures, as well as how to track big game. Your mobile camp will have been packed up and moved to its next site, where you arrive in time for lunch, a siesta and an afternoon walk. Stay here for two nights at Mupamadzi Walking Camp.

Days 5-6

2 nights at Robin Pope Safaris walking safari (full board & activities) | South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

A walking safari gives you an intimate bush experience.Getting up at sunrise as usual, the camp will again be packed up whilst you're walking. The sites used for this 'mobile' camp often lie beside the Mupamadzi – following it east along its course, towards its confluence with the great Luangwa. From June to September, the Mupamadzi River is usually clear and shallow – and can make a cool (and safe!) place to paddle in to cool off in the heat of the day. After your morning walk, you'll arrive at the mobile's third and last site for two nights at Mupamadzi Walking Camp.

Day 7

1 night at Tena Tena (full board & activities) | South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Tena Tena is a small bushcamp located in a grove of mahogany trees...After rising early, you will leave the mobile camp with your guide for a four to five hours' drive right across the north of the park – to a crossing point on the Luangwa River. It's a short hop by boat across this, and then a 20-minute drive to your last camp. Here you stay for one night in the heart of the Luangwa's very different Nsefu Sector, at Tena Tena. As usual with Robin Pope's permanent camps, here you always have the choice of walking safaris, 4WD safaris, and night drives – so it's up to you how to explore here. Note that some safari departures stay at Nsefu Camp instead of Tena Tena.

Day 8

Leaving Tena Tena or Nsefu Camp in the morning, you transfer back to Mfuwe for the 60-minute flight to Lusaka, to connect with your own onward arrangements.

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