Robin Pope Safaris walking safari

Reviews of Robin Pope Safaris walking safari

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Below are independent comments from 18 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 J from Dorchester
Arrived on: 26-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 5 nights
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A great adventure

A great team dedicated to looking after their clients, all polite, courteous and knowledgeable.

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Mrs M from Appledore
Arrived on: 7-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 5 nights
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A Walk on the Wild Side

My second walking safari lived up to all expectations and exceeded them in terms of the guiding. It was privilege to walk with Kanga, Geoffrey and Charles, our wildlife scout, whose expertise and knowledge was encyclopaedic.

It's a magical way to experience the park, learning about its smallest inhabitants like termites and ant lions and praying mantis. (could have done without the tsetse flies though) and its largest. We tracked lions and skirted respectfully round elephants and buffalo and were briefly experts on dung and tracks.

The team back at camp hosted by ever-hospitable Michael looked after our every need. I look forward to next time.

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Merls from Devon
Arrived on: 7-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Robin Pope Safaris walking safari review

As good as any trip I have ever had, if not the best!

It was made for me for two reasons. Our guide Kanga was the most delightful, knowledgeable person one could hope to spend time with. He made us feel safe but at the same time as if we were on a big adventure, which we were. He was truly respectful of the animals - 'let's let him be now', he would say, and also of us visitors. It felt as if he was enjoying the week as much as we did, and her went out of his way to listen, and he planned the days down to the last detail, to suit all of us. We all, new to safaris or not, learnt an incredible amount as he could tailor his answers to each one of us, and gave way beyond the call of duty.

The other excellent thing was the walking safari in itself, being a part of the landscape and noot just a spectator. And the walks were exactly the right length - everythng went like clockwork. I would do the same trip again, and will ! All the other staff were great too.

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Mr & Mrs G from Surrey
Arrived on: 28-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Robin Pope Safaris walking safari review

Good day camps stayed at in the 5-days trip, 3 in total. Especially the last 2-night camp. We were the only 2 people for the whole 5-night itinerary so good treat and we were well looked after.

Good facilities despite them being bush camps and the staff did a great job of looking after us. Shannon was a very kind and friendly host and we enjoyed her company ( and that of all staff at the camp). The cook (Alfred) was outstanding given the basic cooking facilities t and all meals were excellent with very good service.

Absolutely outstanding guiding by Kanga who had a wonderful depth & breadth of knowledge which he conveyed with real passion and enthusiasm. Also well aided by Joffrey the trainee guide and the scout Isaiah. Good to see lions whilst walking, mating pair of lions and lots of other great sightings.

All in all a very good mobile safari, the only issue is that the area is quite a drive from the main part of the park and the other lodges, 5 hours. So quite a trek to get there and back which some people may well feel is quite a lot of time out of the day spent getting there and the day when going onto the next lodge. But you can check out the wildlife as you are travelling to/from the camps. The Tse-tse flies were annoying at times on the journeys on the first and last day but there is not much can be done about this given the location of the camps.

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Mr H from Isle of Man
Arrived on: 17-Jun-2016 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Walking at Mupamadzi

What an experience!

The camps were brilliantly organised and nothing was too much trouble. Alfred and the team produced wonderful food. Shanon and the other staff worked tirelessly to dismantle camp and re-erect it at the next site (3 in all) ready for lunch after our morning walk. The evning walk and sundowners were magical and there was always hot water ready for showers before supper.

The guiding (from Kanga, with Yona as scout) was execellent and we learned a great deal about lots of little things - from animal dung to the nesting habits of a praying mantis. Game sightings were also very good, although the animals here are less used to vehicles than near the Luangwa.

All in all, a wonderful safari.

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Ms L & Ms S from London
Arrived on: 22-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Robin Pope Safaris walking safari review

This was a fabulous experience with an excellent guide and supporting staff who really catered for one of the client's (not us) dietary requirements with utmost patience.

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Mrs L from Spain
Arrived on: 5-Sep-2015 Stayed for: 7 nights
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amazing experience

This was the second time for me and it was just as exciting as the first. Great guides to look after you in the open bush, never felt in any danger in spite of being very close to Lions with kills.

Amazing food, great safari tents and hot showers.

It was just so perfect. Loved it.

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Mr S & Mr S from Canada
Arrived on: 24-Aug-2015 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Experience of a lifetime

A great overall experience.

Our guide (Jason) was amazing in his knowledge of all aspects of the local ecology ,from ants to elephants,flowers to constellations.Also what was going on in the rest of the world.I cannot speak to highly of him.

Our park ranger Yona who along with Jason

All of the staff did an amazing job From the camp manage,r to the fabulous cooks and

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Mr S from California
Arrived on: 8-Sep-2014 Stayed for: 5 nights
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Just what I was looking for on mobile safari

The walking safari was just what I was looking for.

Great group of trekkers, and a super staff. Our camp manager was a very friendly, efficient young Zambian woman who got along famously with all of us. Excellent food, excellent service, great time in the bush. I'd like to find something for them to improve upon, but I can't - they've obviously been doing this a long time, and know how to make the mobile safari work.

Had a fantastic time.

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Mr&Mrs Z from 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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