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Robin Pope Walking Safari

The definitive, original mobile walking safari; explore the remote north of the South Luangwa on foot while staying in a simple mobile camp that moves with the group.

Robin Pope Walking Safari: Day-by-day

More detailed information of what each day entails, and the various places you’ll stay on the Robin Pope Walking Safari. Everything we do is completely tailor-made so while this is an idea which works well, we’ll always design an itinerary just for you.


Day 1

Starts: Lusaka International Airport

Nkwali
Day 1

Nkwali

1 night
Full BoardSouth Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Built on the banks of the Luangwa River, Nkwali Camp sits under the shade of tall mahogany, ebony and sausage trees. Owned and run by Robin Pope Safaris the camp is well situated a relatively short drive from Mfuwe Airport and overlooking South Luangwa National Park.

Nkwali

Built on the banks of the Luangwa River, Nkwali Camp sits under the shade of tall mahogany, ebony and sausage trees. Owned and run by Robin Pope Safaris the camp is well situated a relatively short drive from Mfuwe Airport and overlooking South Luangwa National Park.

"Best room/house during our entire stay in Zambia...Guiding excellent "

Mr & Mrs LfromSweden

Arrived 17 Mar 2020, 3 nights

Nkwali is an excellently run camp with impressive open fronted chalets that truly allow you to feel like you're staying in the bush. Its position close to the airport and lower price makes it a great option for accessing the park, while taking advantage of its own pontoon across the river to avoid the worst of the crowds in the game rich Mfuwe area. With its location on the river and year round opening, it also allows rare access to the park when it transforms during the rainy season. See our full report on Nkwali

96%
203 reviews of Nkwali by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Cultural excursion

Guided walking safari

Night drive

Robin Pope Safaris walking safari
Days 2-7

Robin Pope walking

5 nights
Full BoardSouth Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Robin Pope Safaris offers the only real mobile camping option in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park. Their mobile walking safari gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the wilderness, getting in touch with nature and staying in simple, but comfortable, mobile camps.

Robin Pope Safaris walking safari

Robin Pope Safaris offers the only real mobile camping option in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park. Their mobile walking safari gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the wilderness, getting in touch with nature and staying in simple, but comfortable, mobile camps.

An RPS walking safari is a brilliant way to experience the wilderness of the South Luangwa.

"Our guide Kanga was the most delightful, knowledgeable person"

MerlsfromDevon

Arrived 7 Aug 2018, 5 nights

Purely walking safaris don’t suit everyone, so if luxury and four walls are a priority, it might be worth looking at some of our permanent tented camps in the national park. However, if you are looking for adventure in remote, untouched areas of the park, sleeping out under the stars, with no vehicles in sight, we would highly recommend this option. See our full report on Robin Pope Safaris walking safari

98%
21 reviews of Robin Pope walking by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Cultural excursion

Fly-camping

Guided walking safari

Night drive

Nsefu
Day 7

Nsefu

1 night
Full BoardSouth Luangwa National Park, Zambia

This charismatic camp steeped in South Luangwa history has quality guiding and dining in a beautiful riverside setting. The first camp to open in South Luangwa, Nsefu has preserved its history in its unique and unassuming charm.

Nsefu

This charismatic camp steeped in South Luangwa history has quality guiding and dining in a beautiful riverside setting. The first camp to open in South Luangwa, Nsefu has preserved its history in its unique and unassuming charm.

"It was wonderful to be back at Nsefu...one of my favourite camps. "

Mrs MfromAppledore

Arrived 18 Nov 2019, 3 nights

Nsefu opened in the 1950s, the brainchild of the renowned Norman Carr who pioneered walking safaris here to benefit conservation and communities long before responsible tourism became a buzzword. The bar and lounge have old black and white photos of Carr’s safari days and the six rondavels, unique in the Valley, retain their original characteristics as small but stylish round rooms that look out onto the Luangwa River. Nsefu’s dining room was gobbled up as the river changed course and ate into the bank, so they now have ‘nomadic dining’ depending on the season – under the stars, under the shade of trees, or even for a private dinner for two, on the top of a huge dormant termite mound – far more romantic than it sounds. Wherever you eat, the food is excellent. Located in the Nsefu sector, it’s a great location for wildlife with the camp itself providing some fantastic sightings in the dry season, with huge herds of buffalo and elephants meandering across the river. And pukus always seem to be around, quietly eating the crimson petals of the sausage trees around camp. See our full report on Nsefu

98%
165 reviews of Nsefu by travellers since August 2007

Activities

4WD Safari

Birdwatching

Boat trip

Cultural excursion

Guided walking safari

Night drive

Day 8

Ends: Lusaka International Airport

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Optional extra day-trips and excursions possible whilst staying at lodges on this trip. These are usually best arranged in advance so talk to us.


Tribal Textiles Tour

Tribal Textiles Tour

One - two hours

Visit the Tribal Textiles workshop, where hand-painted textiles are produced by more than a hundred local people. The workshop is close to Mfuwe Airport, so is ideally placed for a stop en route to/from the South Luangwa. With products ranging from cushion covers to bags and T-shirts, it's a great place for souvenir shopping while at the same time supporting the local community.

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Kawaza Village Visit

Kawaza Village Visit

Two to three hours

Just outside Zambia's South Luangwa National Park lies a normal, working rural African village which is open and welcoming to visitors to the Luangwa valley. There is nothing artificial or contrived about Kawaza Village, and it offers a rare opportunity to experience and appreciate Kunda culture, and meet local Zambians.

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