Robin Pope Safaris walking safari

Reviews of Robin Pope Safaris walking safari

Excellent(96%) From 9 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 9 of our travellers who have visited Robin Pope Safaris walking safari, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr & Mrs Z - Switzerland
Arrived on: 26-Jul-2014 Stayed for: 5 nights
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An unique experience discovering the bush

Being away from noise and civilisation is a real experience. Discovering nature and behavior of animals are a challenge on walking tours.

We had a very pleasant and competent guide, Jasen Alfonsi assisted by Geoffrey.

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Ms A & Mr B from Kent
Arrived on: 11-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Walking safari in South Luangua

We really, really enjoyed this experience and would like to do it all over again starting tomorrow!

Our guide, Bertram, was outstanding. The whole team of staff worked hard and well together to deliver a very high quality of service. The set-up, tents and positioning of the camps was perfect and the quality of the food was exceptional - more so because they produced an entirely wheat free menu including cakes baked in the earth oven!

On balance, we would have preferred to have walked a bit further each day and not to have been picked up in the jeep after sun-downers each evening (ie to have ended the evening walks in the camps).

The drive to the walking area on the first day was the least enjoyable bit of the whole experience but this should be read in context of us having had a wonderful overall experience: 4 hours in an enclosed vehicle with a choice of sweltering with windows closed (aircon not working) or attack from numerous tsetses coming in the windows.

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Mr & Mrs F from Kent
Arrived on: 1-Aug-2013 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Robin Pope Safaris walking safari review

Excellent guiding and hospitality - food beyond belief!

Amazing ...

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Ms W from Berkley, CA
Arrived on: 1-Oct-2011 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Viewing the wildlife on foot.

The entire experience as outstanding. The camps were run with an efficiency that is hard to imagine anywhere especially in the bush.

Our guide Jason was not only knowledgeable about the area he was genuinely interesting to talk with on any number of subjects. The tea bearer Jonathan was also a great addition to the experience. Clair the hostess and the entire staff of the mobile safari were great. The bread made in a pit oven was to die for.

Lots of diverse and wonderful views of a multitude of different wildlife.

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Mr C from London
Arrived on: 9-Jul-2011 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Robin Pope Safaris walking safari mobile camp review

This was a great experience and the guide, Jason Alfonsi, was truly excellent. Incredibly knowledgeable about all flora and fauna but also very interesting on the wider and more philosophical aspects of reserve and park management.

The sites for camping were well chosen and the facilities adequate. The food, prepared in a "hole in the ground" camp oven was excellent throughout. The staff were all friendly and helpful and good company.

One minor criticism of the tents. Lighting them by a single candle is inadequate. Battery operated lanterns are not expensive and would have made so much difference

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Mr. and Mrs. L - France
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2010 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Outstanding experience in the wild

Great organisation, very professional but without letting it shown.

Great staff doing amazing things in the middle of nowhere !!!! ( excellent food, beautiful laundry and ever smilling face )

Guides were able to see everything and from a distance. They do know their job.

We appreciate also to be able to refresh in the river after a long morning walk.

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Mr & Mrs M - Northumberland
Arrived on: 11-Jul-2009 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Robin Pope Safaris walking safari mobile camp review

Very interesting getting a varied and detailed picture of the whole ecosystem from Robin. A bit disappointed not to see more large wildlife. DSM had severe gastro-enteritis so missed last full day walking. Michelle and her very impressive team looked after us well for food and accommodation.

We appreciated very much the arrangements Robin made to see doctor at Flatdogs Camp. Dr. recommended the next night be spent in Nkwali which Robin organised and we were very well looked after.

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Mr & Mrs E from Glasgow
Arrived on: 4-Sep-2008 Stayed for: 4 nights
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Robin Pope Safaris walking safari mobile camp review

Second time for us on the RPS walking safari and it remains a fabulous experience in a remote area of the Park. Tsetse flies were bad however and we got bitten a lot.

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Ms C Dorset
Arrived on: 25-Sep-2007 Stayed for: 5 nights
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We were a little apprehensive about walking amongst the wildlife but total confidence in Jason, our guide, meant that we could enjoy it to the full & we would definitely do it again.

The camps we used (2, 3 and 4) were in wonderful locations & the camp staff produced better cakes from a hole in the ground than I can in a cooker. I'm tempted to dig a hole in the lawn!

We were somewhat spoilt in that there were only 3 of us on the trip & we "clicked" instantly & being with Jason and Jenny felt more like being on holiday with friends.

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