2018 – Your Safari Awaits

Whether it’s your first safari or one of many memorable adventures, Zambia is a wonderful destination for everyone! It is a beautiful country with so much to offer, as well as the variety of game species and birds, it is also rich with a vibrant culture and friendly people, stunning …

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Luangwa’s leopards compete with the best

We have seen images from Savute of leopards leaping into the mud to pull catfish from the sticky channel, and we’ve seen footage of jaguars catching caimans in the backwaters of the South American rainforests. Now South Luangwa’s leopards are vying for their own place in the lime-light… by taking …

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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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Waiting for Lions…

This week we welcomed our latest and greatest window into the wild world. Enter, LIVE webcams! If you’re a lover of the bush – you’ll most likely know the yearning for the sun on your back, and dust in your nose, the sounds of the bush and smell of fresh …

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Top 5 Wildlife Attractions of South Luangwa National Park

As the sun breaks the dry season horizon, its warm pink glow floods the grey dawn. Diurnal birds, emerging from night-time refuges call to stake their territorial claim and advise would-be competitors that they’ve survived the night. Having scoured the dry land for forage, hippos return as late as they …

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Leopard’s Aerial Attack Caught on Camera

Wildlife photographer Peter Geraerdts from Track & Trail River Camp came across a female leopard in a sausage tree while on safari with a photographic client. They stopped to admire the leopard, without knowing what she was planning. Near the end of winter – when grass has little nutritious value …

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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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Are you Ready for a Photo Tour?

During the enquiry and booking process, I talk to hundreds of guests about what’s involved in a photo safari in the South Luangwa. One of the most common questions that comes up is whether the guests are “ready for a photo safari”. The short answer is that if you love …

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Ginger Rules in South Luangwa!

Ginger the lion is a favourite amongst the many big cat lovers who visit South Luangwa in Zambia. His fiery temperament and unusual colouring make him easy to spot. He is the dominant male of a mega pride in the Mfuwe area that grew to 27 members at one point. …

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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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Tips for Wildlife Photographers Part 5: Be ready for “that” moment!

This is the fifth and final instalment in our blog series on wildlife photography tips from experienced photographer and guide Edward Selfe . Read the other entries in this series here. Some of the finest photos of wildlife that appear in exhibitions and on the web are a case of “right place, …

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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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Luangwa Valley in August

Photographer, guide and local lodge owner Peter Geraerdts reports from South Luangwa: We’re progressing into the 2016 dry season and it’s that time of the year when Luangwa’s lagoons and oxbows are drying out. Feeding parties of storks and fish-eating birds congregate offering an interesting addition to the wildlife viewing. …

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Tips for Wildlife Photographers Part 1: Focus

In a series of five blog posts, we are asking Edward Selfe, a resident guide and photographer in South Luangwa National Park, to share some tips about getting great safari photos. This is the first post in the series. Wildlife photography is a rich and complex subject. A professional can …

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South Luangwa: Seasonal hotspot June

You don t have to go far this month; well, that is when you’re in South Luangwa National Park. Just a few hundred meters following the main road and you’ll discover a lush and beautiful green carpet of floating vegetation. This bright green combination of texture and color is easy …

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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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South Luangwa – a World-Class Destination for Bird Photographers

The South Luangwa National Park proudly boasts a bird list totaling more than 450 species. This is certainly impressive, but perhaps more relevant is the incredible fact that it’s possible to see more than 100 species in a day! As a destination for birders, it must be high on all …

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