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Robin Pope Safaris walking safari
Robin Pope Safaris walking safari
Robin Pope Safaris walking safari
Robin Pope Safaris walking safari
Robin Pope Safaris walking safari
Robin Pope Safaris walking safari

Robin Pope Safaris walking safari


12°59’30.0"S 31°34’39.3"E

Reviews of Robin Pope walking

Wildlife sightings and reviews

21 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Robin Pope walking and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa

Wildlife sightings by our travellers
Starting in Aug-2018, 4 of our travellers have recorded their wildlife sightings at Robin Pope walking.
Lion

100% success

Leopard

50% success

Wild dog

50% success

Buffalo

100% success

Eland

100% success

Elephant

100% success

Roan antelope

100% success

Spotted Hyena

100% success

Wildebeest

100% success

Zebra

100% success

Hippo

50% success

Giraffe

33% success

Aardvark

0% success

Pangolin

0% success

Sable antelope

0% success

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Arrival date
Dr S.
Melvin Village

"Robin Pope Mobile walking safari"

5 nights Arrived 1 Oct 2019
"5 hour transfer to the first Mobile camp, swatting at tsetse flies and rolling up and down windows to try to keep them out the whole way! A fascinating drive nonetheless! Such a sense of remoteness! The camps are set up with large army tents, drop toilets with toilet seats, bucket shower - which was supplied with shampoo/soap and hot water for the end of the day! Not glamping but very comfortable.

Wake up at 5 as the water basin outside your tent was filled with warm water - breakfast (toast, porridge, fruit, cereal, coffee/tea) was served 5:15-6 and then off on a morning walk, usually 4-5 hours and 6-8 miles. Not strenuous but certainly uneven footing. Mostly single file behind the Ranger with his gun - Louis, guide - Jason, the 6 of us and Geoffrey, the teabearing bringing up the rear. It was amazingly different from the game drives - much more tracking, listening, smelling and watching from afar.

After delicious lunch, we would take a cool off dip in the Mupamadzi river before siesta. Tea t 3:30 then off on another walk at 4 for a few more miles before being met by the camp team, who set up sundowners with drinks and chairs, then drove us back to camp. Dinner at 8 was incredible, given the primitive cooking/kitchen facilities. We stayed at 3 different camp sites, saw leopards 3 times, snuck across the river to see some wild dogs, followed and found lions resting, had starring contests with water buffalo, startling warthogs and piglets out of their den and being very cautious around elephants that we stumbled upon. Plus all kinds of birds - owls, hawks, eagles, rollers, too numerous to recall! It was an incredible experience!

Advice: bring shirts that are army green/brown/grey - most of us had brought very light colored clothing which sticks out like a bleached white animal skull out in the bush! Guide and host lent me more appropriately colored shirts so I blended in a bit better!" See all these reviews: 12n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

7 sightings

Eland

1 sighting

Elephant

10 sightings

Hippo

1 sighting

Leopard

3 sightings

Lion

3 sightings

Roan antelope

1 sighting

Spotted Hyena

1 sighting

Wild dog

1 sighting

Wildebeest

4 sightings

Zebra

9 sightings

Ms L & Mr A
London

"Robin Pope Safaris walking safari review"

5 nights Arrived 26 Aug 2019
"Kanga's expertise was incredible the whole experience was as good as the first time I went and Peter loved it too. Charles the scout and Jeffrey (who was there last time were fantastic).

The whole camp worked so slickly and one could tell it was a real 'team;. The only comment I would say is that our host was not very good - he did the job alright but needed prompting a few times from Kanga on things and seemed to want to talk about himself all the time!

We were with a lovely group so it didn't matter" See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

Multiple sightings

Eland

Multiple sightings

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Giraffe

Multiple sightings

Lion

Multiple sightings

Wildebeest

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

Mr J
Dorchester

"A great adventure"

5 nights Arrived 26 Aug 2018
"A great team dedicated to looking after their clients, all polite, courteous and knowledgeable." See all these reviews: 7n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

10 sightings

Eland

8 sightings

Elephant

10 sightings

Lion

5 sightings

Roan antelope

5 sightings

Spotted Hyena

1 sighting

Wildebeest

1 sighting

Zebra

10 sightings

Merls
Devon

"Robin Pope Safaris walking safari review"

5 nights Arrived 7 Aug 2018
"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." See all these reviews: 7n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mrs M
Appledore

"A Walk on the Wild Side"

5 nights Arrived 7 Aug 2018
"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." See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Sightings Report

Buffalo

Multiple sightings

Eland

Multiple sightings

Elephant

Multiple sightings

Lion

Multiple sightings

Roan antelope

Multiple sightings

Wildebeest

Multiple sightings

Zebra

Multiple sightings

Mr & Mrs G
EastEwell

"Robin Pope Safaris walking safari review"

5 nights Arrived 28 Jul 2016
"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." See all these reviews: 14n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Mr H
Isle of Man

"Walking at Mupamadzi"

5 nights Arrived 17 Jun 2016
"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." See all these reviews: 10n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Ms L & Mr A
London

"Robin Pope Safaris walking safari review"

5 nights Arrived 22 Sep 2015
"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." See all these reviews: 11n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mrs L
Spain

"amazing experience"

7 nights Arrived 5 Sep 2015
"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." See all these reviews: 8n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Mr S & Mr S
Canada

"Experience of a lifetime"

5 nights Arrived 24 Aug 2015
"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" See all these reviews: 9n in Zambia
Experience Report
Overall Rating:
Excellent

Location:
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Activities:
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Food:
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
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