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The camps operated by Robin Pope Safaris offer a unique combination of creature comforts and stunning remote locations in the South Luangwa National Park. However, some of our guests want to get even further out into the wilderness, to immerse themselves in the sights, sounds and smells of the bush. For these adventurers, we offer dedicated walking safaris. Walking through the bush is a completely different experience to driving. All your senses are alert. Every sound, every movement - the flap of a bird's wing, a tail swishing through the tall grass - acquires significance. This is where an expert guide really comes into his own. Not only will he (or she!) point out wildlife and birdlife to you, he will also teach you to hone and sharpen your senses and to spot the clues that lie around you in the bush. As one of our guests said after walking for five days along the Mupamdazi River, it is like reading an engrossing book, compared to watching a film.
Camps may change - all subject to availability.
On arrival at Mfuwe International Airport a guide from Robin Pope Safaris will meet you. The drive to Nkwali Camp is 1 hour through colorful local scenes of villages, agriculture as well as bush. Nkwali Camp has a wide view of the Luangwa River. On Robin’s private land, and overlooking the South Luangwa National Park, Nkwali is ideally situated for the start of your safari. The six rooms all look out over the river and have open air bathrooms. Depending on your arrival time in the day you will enjoy a lunch looking out over the lagoon to the back of Nkwali or if in the afternoon for tea and the afternoon and night game drive. Overnight at Nkwali Camp.
At dawn breakfast is served around the campfire. The porridge heated on the fire and toast cooked by the coals. The morning walk or drive will leave soon after, entering the park by boat from the camp or by the nearby pontoon. The game in the area is excellent – and includes many family herds of elephants and the endemic species of giraffe, the Thornicroft Giraffe.
A mid morning break of tea, coffee and cake will be taken by a scenic point on a lagoon or the Luangwa River. Return to camp for lunch around mid day. After lunch you can cool off in the swimming pool or siesta. Tea will be served in the afternoon and then off on an afternoon game drive that continues into the early night giving the chance to see the nocturnal world. Usually one returns to camp about 20.00 hrs with dinner generally at 20.30. Overnight at Nkwali Camp.
An early morning start with tea and toast on the river bank prior to a wonderful game drive transfer to Nsefu Camp which also includes a brief river crossing to reach camp for lunch. The camp is on a sweeping bend of the river, 12 kilometers north of Tena Tena, Nsefu was the first game camp in Zambia and dates back to the early fifties. The Nsefu Sector was recognized then as a phenomenal area and it still is and Robin Pope Safaris own the only two camps in this sector of the Park.
There are six round rondavals with luxurious ensuite facilities and each room has a clear view of the river through large windows and from the new wooden verandahs. You will arrive in time for lunch followed by a siesta. Afternoon activities are by vehicle followed by a night drive to spot some of the nocturnal animals of the bush. Overnight at Nsefu Camp.
Today you can enjoy a full day in this luxurious camp
with the option of morning walk/game drive and the afternoon
activity. You may decide just to laze around camp which can
also be very productive as the view of the river is superb
and includes a terraced area where game grazes during the
day. The bar, tucked in beside a huge extinct termite mound,
overlooks a waterhole that is very productive for game,
especially leopard at night. Overnight at Nsefu Camp.
Today is a chance to drive or walk through the ebony groves. Or, depending on the heat and time of year, you may decide this is an ideal day to explore the Nsefu Sector of the National Park. Take a picnic for an all day drive to the salt pans that will cover different habitats and is an exceptional days safari. Overnight at Nsefu Camp.
Soak up more of the atmosphere of this wonderful part of the bush with both morning, afternoon and evening gameviewing activities. Overnight at Nsefu Camp.
After an early breakfast, we transfer you to Mfuwe Airport or Lukuzi Airstrip for an early 45 min flight to North Luangwa. On arrival there is then a 1 hour drive to reach Kutandala Camp in North Luangwa National Park, on the Mwaleshi River. The park is very remote and wild - a place for real bush lovers to visit. Made of reed, grass and poles, and taking only 6 guests the camp is intimate and natural.
On arrival you will be greeted by Rod & Guz Tether just in time for lunch. Guz is a first class trained cook and produces mouth watering dishes so be prepared to extend your belt a notch or two during your visit! After your siesta and tea you will enjoy an afternoon walk with Rod in the bush and back for sundowners in camp and a fantastic dinner under the stars. Overnight at Kutandala Camp.
Up early to the campfire and a hearty cup of tea and coffee then off on a morning walk around camp to investigate the area around camp and back for lunch. In the afternoon there is a chance to walk or drive to Luangwa/ Mwaleshi confluence and the fossil sites. Home for dinner and bed! Overnight at Kutandala Camp.
An option is for a full day trip to the Chipopma falls. This would be after breakfast and a 1 hour game drive to the drop off point followed by a 2 hr. walk to scenic Chipopma falls at the foot of the Muchinga escarpment which is a good opportunity of seeing mammals and birds particular to escarpment. BBQ lunch at falls, swim in pools, walk down, night drive back.
Morning and afternoon game viewing activities as normal. Overnight at Kutandala Camp.
After breakfast transfer to the airstrip and fly to Mfuwe Airport (45 minutes) to connect for your flight to Lusaka.
Accommodation Rates:- Please contact us for a quote and itinerary.