Celebrate 25 years of mobile walking safaris with Robin Pope Safaris

December 11, 2014 | Robin Pope Safaris

2015 sees the 25th anniversary of Robin Pope Safaris’ legendary mobile walking trips in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park – the birthplace of walking safaris 

Robin Pope Safaris led its first mobile walking safari in 1990 – 25 years ago – and is marking this with a special extended itinerary in 2015. In the company of a highly-experienced guide, guests will strike out on foot for an exclusive seven-night expedition (rather than the usual five) into the epic expanse of the Luangwa Valley, including a night spent sleeping under the stars. A walking safari is an exceptional experience; with no 4WD vehicle to separate you from the wilderness, every sight, sound and smell is powerfully intensified.

A highly-trained guide will lead you through the bush, where you’ll have the chance to spot elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion, giraffe and hippo, plus over 450 species of bird. The guide will teach you how to read the language of wild animals, and to identify animals’ behaviour.

After spending a night at Nkwali Camp on the banks of the Luangwa River, head out into more remote parts of the savannah to begin the journey along the banks of the Mupamadzi River. Covering a distance of around 10km each day, spend your first night sleeping under the stars – slumbering on a bedroll under a mosquito net cube, and lulled to sleep by the sounds of the bush. Throughout the remainder of the trip, you’ll be accommodated in meru walk-in tents; moving campsite every other day.

Departing 28 August and 4 September 2015 only, the trip costs from £4,279 pp including seven nights’ mobile walking safari, topped and tailed by one night at Nkwali Camp and two nights at Nsefu/Tena Tena Camp, safari activities with expert guides, all meals and transfers. Flights extra.

For further information, see www.robinpopesafaris.net


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