Robin's House is a private house, located at the banks of Luangwa River
Robin's House: Our full report
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.
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.
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.
Family holidays: Robin's House has been purpose-built for family safaris – like a family house. It has a central lounge and dining area, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and plenty of space. It's one of Africa's best destinations for a family safari – and offers remarkable good-value safari.See more ideas for Family holidays in Zambia
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 a very good stop for keen bird-watchers.See more ideas for Birdwatching in Zambia
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.See more ideas for Wildlife safaris in Zambia
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.See more ideas for Private villas & houses in Zambia
Generally recommended for children: Yes
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