• The Emerald Season in South Luangwa
  • Leopard in South Luangwa
  • Yellow billed storks
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Robin Pope Safaris River Journeys

Experience the magnificent wildlife of South Luangwa with the experts.

8 days from £4000pp plus international flights.

A superb combination of game drives, boat rides and walking safari in South Luangwa in the emerald season.

  • An emerald season safari in South Luangwa National Park
  • Available late January to end March
  • Great value
  • A superb mix of game drives, boat rides and walking safaris
  • Run by the well-known Robin Pope Safaris
  • Staying in two high quality, small camps

South Luangwa National Park is one of the foremost safari destinations in the whole of Africa. The Luangwa Valley marks the end of the Great Rift Valley and is a wonderfully unspoilt area. You have a week to immerse yourself in this environment, searching for wildlife, taking in wonderful views and enjoying warm hospitality.

This holiday combines stays in two camps in different areas. You'll have a choice of activities including walking, driving and boating and no two days will be the same. Your expert guide is passionate about the environment and its inhabitants and this enthusiasm will be evident as you explore together.

When not out wildlife viewing you'll have time to unwind in camp. These properties are small, accommodating a maximum of twelve guests, so you won't be part of a crowd. Each camp has an attractive central area where you'll dine, chat and relax and one has a pool. Both offer opportunities to sit and watch animals as they gather at the river or lagoon to drink.

This holiday is run by Robin Pope Safaris, one of Zambia's best known and respected safari operators who've been in business since 1986. They are committed to offering their guests the very best safari experience and their staff and guides take great pride in their work, so you'll be in the best of hands.

Note: This is a sample itinerary. These camps can be combined in any order you wish to form your own eight day holiday. We'll be happy to help you plan the perfect safari. Please note that these small camps tend to book up well in advance.
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Experiences you could have on this holiday

As well as incredible game viewing, meeting great people and seeing fabulous landscapes, these are just some of the experiences you could enjoy on this safari holiday.

The Tribes Foundation

Simply by booking with Tribes, you are making a difference. Every booking helps with The Tribes Foundation, the charity we back with admin and funds. Most clients give additional donations which we always put to very good use with one of the wildlife, environmental or social projects we support.

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Where you could be staying

Below are some of our recommended places to stay on this trip. Being a tailor-made safari, we can sometimes change to different properties you might prefer, but please note that this will affect the trip price.

Ask us about this holiday, or get in touch with us about planning a tailor-made trip which is just right for you.

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