Robin's House

Robin's House: Our full report

2 bedrooms - one double and one triple
Traveller's rating
Good (85%) From 4 reviews
All year

Very close to Nkwali Camp, Robin's House is a private two-bedroom house (a double room and a triple, each with a large private bathrooms). It's self-contained, with a kitchen, a chef, a valet and a private 4WD game-viewing vehicle and safari guide. This allows families or small groups to be completely flexible, and to set their own schedule for each day - or change it at will!

Here you have a choice of short walking safaris, 4WD game safaris and night drives. At a normal safari camp, you'd typically take two activities per day, each lasting around 3-4 hours. However, here with your own expert safari guide and 4WD, you can set your own schedule: get up when you like, eat when suits you – and enjoy the safari activities for as long, or as short, as you like.

This flexibility if particularly well-suited to family safaris with children, but is also great for grups of friends who are traveling together. All walking safaris are accompanied by an armed game ranger, as well as a fully-qualified RPS guide.

If you're planning a family safari, the you might also consider including a trip to Zambia's other 'houses' which have been designed with families in mind. Close to Robin's House, Robin Pope Safaris also run the Luangwa Safari House. A 90-minute flight south-west of South Luangwa, in the Lower Zambezi National Park, they are involved with running the Chongwe River House, which works for families or small groups on the same basis.

As a separate entity, on the banks of the Zambezi near Livingstone – Tangala House is a real (and very lovely) family home for most of the year – but can also be hired out for exclusive use – complete with books, toys, kitchen equipment and absolutely all the things that you'd normally find in a family home. It is connected to the excellent nearby Tongabezi Lodge.

For something completely different, families can have the old stately home at Shiwa Ng'andu largely to themselves – and a whole range of activities from game drives and horse-riding to archeology projects are possible there!

Robin's House combines very well with its sister-camps in South Luangwa, Nsefu (which is also in the Nsefu Sector of South Luangwa National Park) and Tena Tena - and for a really authentic cultural experience, a natural choice would be a trip to Kawaza Village.


Location: South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Ideal length of stay: Robin's House opens all year, and often groups and families will stay here for a week or two at a time. Note that it is often booked up far in advance, especially during school holiday periods – so book as far in advance as you can. To check the availability of the house on the dates that you want, use the 'availability' link on the right-side of this page.

Accessible by: Fly-and-Transfer

Key personnel

Owner: Independent / Owner Run

Food & drink

Usual board basis: Full Board

Dining style: Group Meals

Dining locations: Indoor and Outdoor Dining

Drinks included: Yes - soft drinks, house wine and local spirits are included in the rates. Note that fine wines, champagne and imported spirits and liqueurs, are charged as extras.

Special interests

Family holidays: Robin’s House comes with a double and a triple room, both en-suite, and even its own valet! It appeals to families because it’s remarkably good-value and offers lots of space and flexibility. Go on game drives and short walks during Zambia family safari holidays here!

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Birdwatching: The safari guides at Robin's House are keen bird-watchers and the house stands in a lovely location with tall old trees around, and great views over the river. Robin's House makes an interesting stop whilst birdwatching in Zambia.

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Wildlife safaris: Robin's House comes with a private 4WD safari vehicle and an expert guide, fully-qualified to lead walking safaris as well as 4WD safaris – and the park rules allow night drives and some off-read driving. Hence Robin's House offers a really superb wildlife safari experience in one of the best areas of the South Luangwa.

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Private villas & houses: Robin’s House is a small and very good venue for a private safari holidays. This private house hosts up to five guests and is therefore great for families or small groups. Enjoy walking and 4WD safaris with your private guide, always at your own pace.

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Communications: In emergency, Robin's House has access to very good communications facilities.

TV & radio: Robin's House has no TVs or radios – this is the bush!

Health & safety

Malarial protection recommended: Yes

Dangerous animals: High Risk


Disabled access: On Request