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Zambia Mobile Walking Safari

South Luangwa National Park and Luangwa Valley

Robin Pope Safaris' walking mobile safari is a superb set-departure trip with a maximum of six guests, led by one of the company's top guides, and exploring the furthest reaches of South Luangwa National Park.

At a Glance

  • Exclusive mobile walking safari led by expert guides

  • Visiting and exploring one of the most remote and pristine areas of the South Luangwa

  • Stay in comfortable tented accommodation on the banks of the Mupamadzi River

  • End your trip with a stay at either Nsefu or Tena Tena, in the Nsefu sector of the park

  • Opportunities to visit Kawaza Village and the Chipembele Wildlife Orphanage

Wildlife, Adventure, Honeymoon

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation.

Description

The Robin Pope Safaris walking mobile is a superb walking safari which runs throughout the safari season from June through to October. These are popular trips, and RPS have been running them for many years, led by some of their top guides. It is a seven night safari, starting at Robin Pope Safaris' main camp, Nkwali, and ending at either Nsefu or Tena Tena, RPS's two bush camps up in the Nsefu Sector of the South Luangwa National Park.

The five nights in the middle of the safari are the mobile; and this is spent in a remote and exclusive walking camp situated right up in the northernmost reaches of the South Luangwa, bordering the Mupamadzi River (the camp is often called Mupamadzi Camp, after the river). Game up here is prolific and varied - with a chance of viewing lion, leopard, elephant, the endemic Cookson's wildebeest and large herds of buffalo.

During the course of the mobile, the camp will move at least twice, if not three times, dependent on the movements of the game and densities in each particular area. As guests set off on their morning walk, the camp staff leap into action, packing up camp and then driving ahead, in order to set up camp just in time for guests to return from their walk. As the camp is generally on the edge of the Mupamadzi river, and this is a perennial river, guests will often slip off shoes and socks to cross the river.

The camp is comfortable with en-suite tents, bucket showers and long-drop loos. In the evening, guests can relax around the camp fire with a cool drink before a delicious and hearty dinner.

After five nights exploring the Mupamadzi area, the safari then heads back down into the Nsefu sector of the Luangwa - the only part of the park to be on the eastern side of the Luangwa River. This is a special area, and is host to Tena Tena and Nsefu, RPS's two bush camps. Here the safari ends, with a stay at one of these camps, which can easily be extended. Walking and game drives are on offer here, and a trip to the Buca Buca Lagoon is a must - a superb area for high concentrations of game.

Please contact the Africa team for set departure dates and a customized quotation.

Itinerary

Stay

Location/route

Overnight

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Fly to Mfuwe (via Lusaka)
1 night

South Luangwa Valley, Zambia

Nkwali Camp
5 nights

Luangwa Valley, Zambia

Robin Pope Safaris Mobile Camp
1 night

South Luangwa National Park, Zambia

Tena Tena Camp
Fly home (via Lusaka and Johannesburg)

Location & Directions

South Luangwa National Park and Luangwa Valley

Nkwali Camp sits under the shade of mahogany, ebony and sausage trees, on the banks of the Luangwa River. Just outside the South Luangwa National Park, Eastern Province of Zambia. Then onto the RPS Mobile Camps which are set up along the Mupamadzi River in the remote north part of the South Luangwa Valley and finally Tena Tena Camp, which is located on a sweeping bend of the Luangwa river and in the heart of the South Luangwa National Park.

When to go

Robin Pope Safaris Mobile Camp is open from June to October.

Zambia has a moderate to sub-tropical climate with three distinct seasons: from November to March is the Emerald, or the rainy season, April to July is Zambia's winter, when the weather is cool and dry, and August to October is summer, when the weather is hot and dry. In terms of game-viewing, the drier months, meaning a higher concentration of game at the permanent water sources, are a superb time to visit. Alternatively come for some superb bird-watching at the end of the rains.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation.

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