Robin Pope Safaris Mobile Camp

Robin Pope Safaris Walking Mobile camps are situated in the far north of South Luangwa, along the perennial Mupamadzi River in Zambia. The camp moves every day or two, relocating to game rich areas each time and offering exhilarating walking safaris!

South Luangwa National Park, Luangwa Valley, Zambia
Robin Pope Safaris Mobile Camp
  • Rise early like the predators and head out on foot to explore their territory

  • Camp in simple tents and dine under the stars at this remote and exclusive mobile camp

  • Follow the movements of the game as the camp is relocated to be in the optimum area

  • Enjoy superb guiding with some of Robin Pope Safaris top guides

The Robin Pope Safaris Mobile Camps are semi-permanent and are set up along the Mupamadzi River in the remote north part of the South Luangwa Valley. Guests leave on a set-departure trip organized by Robin Pope Safaris for 5 nights.

With a maximum of six guests, the safaris are exclusive and are led by RPS's top guides. The camps are simple, with en-suite walk-in tents with long drop loos and a bucket shower. The camps are open and animals will wander through freely.

The days start with the dawn, guests gather around the camp fire, where tea, coffee and toast will be waiting. The first walk of the day is in the cool of the morning, when the animals are more active. Generally, walks last for about four hours, but they are not a route-march - plenty of time is spent stopping and looking at game and birds, and the guide will point out interesting plants and tracks. There are numerous stops for resting and for some tea, coffee and cake before continuing on to the next camp, which the team will have packed up and moved to a new location. The mobile camp is usually moved three times during the five night safari, but this will depend very much on the wildlife activity.

The expert level of guiding on all these trips is very reassuring. The Luangwa has become the center for walking safaris because of its stringent tests for guides, and the park rules that dictate that an armed game scout and a guide must accompany every group. It's one of the safest places to walk in Africa.

Finally, completing the complement for most walking trips is a 'tea-bearer' – a member of the camp's staff who acts as another experienced pair of eyes, while carrying vital supplies of tea, coffee, cold drinks and delicious cakes for refreshment stops along the way.

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Enjoy drinks round the camp fire in the evening chatting about the days excitements on the game walk.

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South Luangwa National Park, Luangwa Valley, Zambia

The RPS Mobile Camps are set up along the Mupamadzi River in the remote north part of the South Luangwa Valley, Zambia.

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