South Luangwa Hyena Rescue

It’s not often that we get directly involved and lend a helping hand to wildlife, but when we do, it’s often because the animal has been harmed due to human conflict. A few weeks ago, Nsefu Camp in South Luangwa National Park received a radio call from a guide who was …

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Lions take over Nsefu and Tena Tena Camp

Game drives are always an exciting safari affair but nothing compares to when the wildlife comes to you, practically knocking at your door when you least expect it. Such ‘pop up’ visits generally occur at lodges and camps in Africa that are situated in an unfenced area, meaning that the …

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World Ranger Day Interview with Conservation South Luangwa

Every day brave rangers set out to protect our wildlife and put their lives on the line to keep the innocent animals we adore so much safe. World Ranger Day, which is observed annually on the 31st of July, is a chance to honour the rangers killed or injured in …

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Barking baboons and slithering snakes at Luangwa River

Robin Pope Safari recently welcomed a new member to the team, Michael, and his first week was certainly a busy one! Michael is currently hosting at Nkwali, and then will be scooting up to our Mobile Walking Safaris when we open that for the season in June. During his first …

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Ready for River Journeys down the Luangwa

To be in the heart of the South Luangwa National Park at peak flood time, with the river as your only access to the first camp built in Zambia, is quite the safari experience. During Robin Pope Safaris’ annual River Journeys, guests get to explore parts of the valley which …

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Buffalo vs. Lions at Robin Pope Safaris

It’s not every day that you get to witness a lion kill from start to finish, but a few lucky guests at Robin Pope Safari’s Nsefu Camp were able to do just that! With every game drive, there comes the giddy possibility that you might just witness something spectacular. While …

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Southern Carmine Bee Eater Season

Around this time of the year, every year, the banks of the Luangwa River become a colour blur of red and blue as thousands of southern carmine bee-eaters migrate to Zambia to select their breeding sites along the steep river banks. Southern carmine bee-eaters are intra-African migrants and arrive at …

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A day on a mobile safari with Robin Pope Safaris

Robin Pope Safaris’ Mobile Walking Safaris have long been known as the best wilderness experience of the South Luangwa. Guided by highly knowledgeable and professional rangers, walking safaris offer guests a true taste of authentic Africa and often allow people to develop a much a more intimate understanding and connection …

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5 facts you didn’t know about Africa’s shoebill

The African Shoebill rightfully claims its name as Africa’s swamp king. Shoebills are the ultimate fans of large, rich, dense marshes, wetlands, and swamps. This makes the Bangweulu swamps in Zambia the best place to witness a special sighting of one. Every May, Robin Pope Safaris takes a trip to …

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Robin Pope Safaris’ 30th Anniversary Walking Safari

When Robin and Jo Pope first embarked on the adventure of opening their own safari lodges, they could have had no idea of what was to come. What started as a couple of lodges in Zambia quickly transformed into what is now one of the best wilderness experiences in the …

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Celebrate Robin Pope’s 30th Anniversary in Liuwa Plains

Situated in a remote section of Western Zambia, Liuwa Plains is a land of rolling grasslands, abundant birdlife and the annual wildebeest migration to the area. The area is seldom visited by tourists due to its relative inaccessibility. Dramatic storms can often be seen rising up over the horizon, creating …

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Last Week in the Luangwa Valley

You know you’ve hit the jackpot in life when your biggest issue getting to work is a herd of elephants blocking the road. Sure, life isn’t all sunsets and G&T’s when you’re running a safari lodge but it definitely does involve quite a few perks. Emily from Robin Pope Safaris …

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Recent Sightings in South Luangwa

Things were starting to get serious here in South Luangwa. It seemed the rain would never arrive and the wildlife huddled close to every source of water available. Just as we began to think that Zambia would get no relief, the rain finally arrived and every animal breathed a sigh …

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A Wild Walking Encounter in South Luangwa

“When we arrive at the crime scene, barely any evidence remains. Only a few blood-soaked blades of grass, glistening in the tangerine dawn sunshine, reveal foul play has been afoot. By now the perpetrators are long gone, having raced into the dense teak forest, so thick and lush in late …

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A Peak inside Stanley Safari Lodge’s Guest Book

In the far south of Zambia, we treasure one of the world’s most unique natural wonders where the Great Rift Valley cuts through the earth. It is here that the Zambezi River plunges 100 metres into a narrow gorge creating the ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ or ‘the smoke that thunders’. If you could …

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Leopard tries to put porcupine on the menu in South Luangwa

Recent Robin Pope Safari’s guest, Neil Andrews, tells of their incredible sighting on a game drive in South Luangwa National Park. It was one for the memory card and made for life-long safari memories too. Here’s his story: “Although Jane, Ian, Sarah and myself are regular RPS visitors, for all …

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Luangwa Safari House Turns 10, South Luangwa

By Claire Birtwhistle Turning 10 years old! It’s a momentous occasion for any child to hit the double digits but for a safari camp it is an even bigger achievement. Luangwa Safari House is patting itself on the back for growing up this year. 2015 marks the 10 year anniversary …

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