Robin Pope Safaris

Robin Pope Safaris are one of the most notable and well-known safari companies in Africa. So what makes them so special, and why should you consider going on safari with them?

Their camps:

Robin Pope Safaris have camps in Zambia and Malawi.

In South Luangwa National Park in Zambia they have three main camps: Nkwali, which is open all year, and their seasonal camps – Nsefu and Tena Tena. On top of this they also have two stylish private safari houses – Robin’s House and Luangwa River Camp – which can be taken by private parties or families.

In Malawi they have two properties: Mkulumadzi Lodge in Majete Wildilfe Reserve, and Pumulani on Lake Malawi.

They all vary in style and some are more luxurious than others, but they are all done extremely well: simply but stylishly decorated, well-run and with great food.

Their guides:

RPS guides are very well-trained and the level of guiding they offer is of an extremely high quality. With guides staying with the company for many years, the RPS team is hard to beat.

The experiences they offer:

RPS is all about experiencing the wilds of Africa. However this might be a different experience for different people. Some simply want to come to a good lodge and take exciting game drives each day. Others might want to get out on the river in boats in the green season. Other might quite fancy a few hours of walking interspersed with the game drives, and yet others might enjoy the challenge of a true walking safari – getting out into the bush on foot each day and experiencing whatever comes their way. They can also introduce you to village life in rural Zambia or Malawi if you’d like to find out more about the country you’re visiting. Robin Pope Safaris caters for all these needs, plus the added elements of good food, relaxing sundowners, or maybe a massage.

Their conservation ethics:

The company have been winning awards for their efforts with wildlife conservation and for helping the local community for many years, and remain at the top of their game in this regard.

There are many other options for safaris in Zambia and Malawi, let alone the rest of sub-Saharan Africa (and we will cover these in future posts), but we are certainly of the opinion that Robin Pope Safaris is one of the best choices you can make for a top quality safari.

Our consultants have been on safari at various times with RPS and can tell you all about the experiences and standards you can expect (and compare and contrast with other companies), so talk to one of our Africa consultants for expert advice.

Amanda Marks - Author

Amanda Marks is a founder and director of Tribes Travel. She believes travel opens hearts and minds.

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