Rates

What does a safari cost?

……it depends on the season, style of travel and camps used but here are some estimates.



Package: Itinerary: Routing: Low Season: High Season:

Gem of Zambia

Nkwali 2 + Nsefu 2 + Chongwe River Camp 3 + Shumba 3 South Luangwa + Lower Zambezi + Kafue USD9042 USD10155

Emerald Season Bush Camping

Luangwa River Camp 2 + Bush Camp 1 + Nkwali 2 South Luangwa USD2320

Land & Water

Anabezi 4 + Tena Tena 4 + Pumulani 4 Lower Zambezi + South Luangwa + Lake Malawi USD7754 USD9052

RPS Exclusive

Nkwali 4 + Mkulumadzi 3 + Pumulani 3 South Luangwa + Majete + Lake Malawi USD4961 USD6292

RPS Circuit

Stanley Safari Lodge 3 + Luangwa River Camp 3 + Pumulani 4 Livingstone + South Luangwa + Lake Malawi USD4476 USD5087

Valley & Lake

Nkwali 4 + Tena Tena/Nsefu 3 + Pumulani 5 South Luangwa + Lake Malawi USD5661 USD7228

Safari & Beach

Tena Tena 4 + Pumulani 4 South Luangwa + Lake Malawi USD4941 USD5574

Family Safari

Stanley Safari Lodge 3 + Robin's House 3 + Pumulani 4 Livingstone + South Luangwa + Lake Malawi USD3610 USD4213

Honeymoon Trail

Stanley Safari Lodge 2 + Luangwa River Camp 3 + Pumulani 3 Livingstone + South Luangwa + Lake Malawi USD4030 USD4823

Bush & Beach

Mkulumadzi 3 + Pumulani 4 Majete + Lake Malawi USD2644 USD3172

Malawi Route

Mkulumadzi 3 + Mvuu 3 + Pumulani 4 Majete + Liwonde + Lake Malawi USD3972 USD4742

Luangwa Trail

Luangwa River Camp 2 + Tena Tena 3 + Nsefu 2 South Luangwa USD4650 USD5379

Southern Circuit

Mkulumadzi 3 + Huntingdon 3 + Pumulani 4 Majete + Thyolo + Lake Malawi USD3479 USD4389

Northern Circuit

Tongole + Chelinda + Kaya Mawa Nkhotakota + Nyika + Lake Malawi USD5374 USD5869

Conservation Malawi

Mkulumadzi 3 + Mvuu 3 + Tongole 4 Majete + Liwonde + Nkhotakota USD4383 USD5202

Livingstone Safari Trail

Mkulumadzi 3 + Huntingdon 2 + Mvuu 3 Majete + Thyolo + Liwonde USD3151 USD3854

Bush Camping Safari

Luangwa River Camp 2 + Tena Tena 1 + Luangwa Bush Camp 2 + Nsefu 2 South Luangwa USD4405 USD5126

Zambia Romance

Stanley Safari Lodge 3 + Amanzi 3 + Luangwa River Camp 3 Livingstone + Lower Zambezi + South Luangwa USD5336 USD6061

Classic Zambia

Nkwali 2 + Nsefu 3 + Chiawa 3 + Tongabezi 2 South Luangwa + Lower Zambezi + Livingstone USD7150 USD10482

Luangwa & Livingstone

Nkwali 4 + Tena Tena/Nsefu 3 + Stanley Safari Lodge 3 South Luangwa + Livingstone USD4526 USD6485

Hidden Gem Safari

Tena Tena 2 + Luangwa Bush Camping 2 + Nsefu 1 + Sindabezi Island 2 South Luangwa + Livingstone USD5827 USD6439

Safari Houses of Zambia

Luangwa Safari House + Chongwe River House + Tangala South Luangwa + South Luangwa + Livingstone USD8228 USD9427

North & South Luangwa

Luangwa River Camp 2 + Tena Tena 2 + Mwaleshi 3 South Luangwa + North Luangwa USD5691 USD6228

These estimated rates exclude international flights, but do include internal flights or road transfers (and connecting flights between Zambia & Malawi where applicable), and all land arrangements. Extras will be visas and airport departure taxes.


Rates

Camps, Lodges, Houses, Walking Safaris & Specialist Safaris

Zambian and Malawian Safaris

Please contact us for further safari and booking details. We can tailor make your holiday in Zambia and Malawi and arrange all your internal travel. Or contact your usual travel agent for more information.

There are many tour operators/travel agents that feature us, and here is a list of our most supportive tour operators.

Availability

Camps, Lodges, Houses & Luangwa Bush Camping.


Mobile Walking & Specialist Safaris Availability

Kasanka Bat Safari

Date Guide No. nights No. guests Available spaces Rate US$ Single Supplement
18 Nov 2017 TBC 7 6 Full
$4913 $735
Alternative dates can be booked during late November/Early December – rate on request.

The Mobile Walking Safari


2018 Dates

Date Safari Guide No. nights No. guests Available Spaces  Notes Rate US$ Park Costs & LCCF
19 Jun 2018 1  Jason Alfonsi 7 6 5*
  TBA    TBA
24 Jun 2018 2 7 6 6  TBA
   TBA
29 Jun 2018 3 Jason Alfonsi 7 6 6   TBA    TBA
4 Jul 2018 4 7 6 6 Ending at Tena Tena    TBA    TBA
9 Jul 2018 5 Jason Alfonsi 9 6 6
7 nights Mobile Walking   TBA    TBA
16 Jul 2018 6 Kanga Banda 7 6 Full
  TBA    TBA
20 Jul 2018 7 Jason Alfonsi 9 6 Full*   TBA    TBA
25 Jul 2018 8 7 6 Full
 TBA    TBA
30 Jul 2018 9 Jason Alfonsi 9 6 1 7 nights Mobile Walking   TBA    TBA
6 Aug 2018 10 7 6 2
  TBA    TBA
11 Aug 2018 11 Jason Alfonsi 6 6 6   TBA    TBA
16 Aug 2018 12 7 6 4
  TBA    TBA
20 Aug 2018 13 Jason Alfonsi 9 6 FULL Ending at Tena Tena   TBA   TBA
25 Aug 2018 14 7 6 Full*
  TBA    TBA
30 Aug 2018 15 Jason Alfonsi 7 6 Full
  TBA    TBA
4 Sep 2018 16 7 6 Full*
  TBA    TBA
8 Sep 2018 17 Jason Alfonsi 9 6 Full Ending at Tena Tena   TBA    TBA
13 Sep 2018 18 7 6 2
  TBA    TBA
18 Sep 2018 19 Jason Alfonsi 9 6 2 7 nights Mobile Walking   TBA    TBA
25 Sep 2018 20 Kanga Banda
7 6 4
  TBA    TBA





Photographic Safari

Date Guide No. nights No. guests Available spaces Rate US$ Notes
16 Feb 2018 TBC 8
5 Full*
$4803 Includes night in Lusaka
Led by David Rogers Photography.

Carnivore Week

Date Guide No. nights No. guests Available spaces Rate US$
11 Nov 2017 TBC 7 6 4*
$4253

Liuwa Plain with Robin Pope

Space marked * includes provisional bookings which may come free - please enquire.


Date Safari Guide No. nights No. guests Available Spaces  Notes Rate US$ Single Supplement
25 Nov 2017 4 Robin Pope 4 4 Full*
  $5950    $1432
2 Dec 2017 5 Robin Pope 4 4 Full
  $5950    $1432
6 Dec 2017 6 Robin Pope 3 4 Full*
  $4740    $1074

Malawi Highlights

Please contact us with any requests – there may be provisional booking in the system, and we can help find an alternative if the accommodation is full.



Travel Agents

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UK Agents

Expert Africa

Email: info@expertafrica.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8232 9777
Website: www.expertafrica.com
10 & 11 Upper Square, Old Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 7BJ, United Kingdom

Wildlife Worldwide

Email: sales@wildlifeworldwide.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 1962 302 086
Website: www.wildlifeworldwide.com
Capitol House,12-13 Bridge Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 0HL

Africa Travel Resource

Email: jay@africatravelresource.com
Telephone: + 44 (0) 1306 880 770
Website: www.africatravelresource.com
Milton Heath House, Westcott Road, Dorking RH4 3NB, England

Audley Travel

Email: africa@audleytravel.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 1993 838 000
Website: www.audleytravel.com
New Mill, New Mill Lane,Witney,OX29 9SX

Yellow Zebra Safaris

Email: reservations@yellowzebrasafaris.com
Telephone: +442031998233
Website: www.yellowzebrasafaris.com
Princess Mews Horace Road Kingston-Upon-Thames Surrey KT1 2SZ

Scott Dunn

Email: anna.hearn@scottdunn.com
Telephone: +44 20 8682 5070
Website: www.scottdunn.com
Riverbank House, 1 Putney Bridge Approach, London, SW6 3JD

Okavango Tours and Safaris

Email: info@okavango.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8347 4030
Website: www.okavango.com
White Lion House, 64a Highgate High Street, London, N6 5HX

Zambezi Safari and Travel Co Ltd.

Email: info@zambezi.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 1548 830 059
Website: www.zambezi.co.uk
Skype: zambezi_mark
Africa House, Poundwell Street, Modbury, PL21 0QJ Devon UK

Imagine Africa

Email: info@imagineafrica.co.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7622 5114
Website: www.imagineafrica.co.uk
Althorp House, 4-6 Althorp Road, London

The Ultimate Travel Company

Email: enquiry@theultimatetravelcompany.co.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 3582 2509
Website: www.theultimatetravelcompany.co.uk
25-27 Vanston Place, London, United Kingdom, SW6 1AZ

Safari Consultants

Email: bill@safariconsultantuk.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 17 8788 8590
Website: www.safari-consultants.co.uk
Africa House, 2 Cornard Mills, Mill Tye, Great Cornard, Suffolk CO10 0GW

Cox & Kings

Email: cox.kings@coxandkings.co.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 845 508 2055
Website: www.coxandkings.co.uk
6th Floor, 30 Millbank, London, SW1P 4EE

Aardvark Safaris Ltd

Email: info@aardvarksafaris.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 1980 849160
Website: www.aardvarksafaris.co.uk
RBL House, Ordnance Road, Tidworth, Hampshire, SP9 7QD

J & C Voyageurs

Email: info@jandcvoyageurs.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 1373 832 111
Website: www.jandcvoyageurs.com
Corsley Mill, Corsley, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7QA

Frontiers International Ltd

Email: info@frontierstrvl.co.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 84 5299 6212
Website: www.frontierstrvl.co.uk
Kennet Cottage, Kempsford, Gloucestershire, GL7 4EQ

African Pride

Email: info@african-pride.co.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 1904 619428
Website: www.african-pride.co.uk
5 Alpha Court, Monks Cross Drive, York, YO32 9WN

Africa Exclusive

Email: enquiries@safari.co.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 16 0462 8979
Website: www.safari.co.uk
18 Mobbs Miller House, Christchurch Road, Northampton, NN1 5LL

Busanga Safaris Ltd

Email: info@busangasafari.co.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 16 2862 1685
Website: www.busangasafari.co.uk
6 Reeve Road, Holyport, Berkshire, SL6 2LS

Tribes Travel

Email: enquiries@tribes.co.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 14 7389 0499
Website: www.tribes.co.uk
The Old Dairy, Wood Farm, Ipswich Road, Otley, Suffolk, IP6 9JW

Cazenove + Loyd

Email: info@cazloyd.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7384 2332
Website: www.cazloyd.com
Imperial Studios, 3 – 11 Imperial Road, London, SW6 2AG

Steppes Africa

Email: enquiry@steppestravel.co.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 12 8588 0980
Website: www.steppestravel.co.uk
Travel House, 51 Castle Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 1QD. UK

Africa Travel

Email: info@africatravel.co.uk
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7843 3587
Website: www.africatravel.co.uk
New Premier House, 3rd Floor, 150 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, LONDON, WC1B 5AL

Rainbow Tours

Email: info@rainbowtours.co.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7666 1250
Website: www.rainbowtours.co.uk
2nd Floor Layden House 76-86 Turnmill Street London EC1M 5QU

Farside Africa

Email: info@farsideafrica.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 131 315 2464
Website: www.farsideafrica.com
16 Dean Park Mews, Edinburgh, EH4 1ED, United Kingdom

Walks in Africa

Email: info@walksinafrica.co.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1285 850 909
Website: www.walksinafrica.co.uk
Hill Oak Farm, Ampney St Mary, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 5SW, UK

Africa Odyssey

Email: info@africaodyssey.com
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8704 1216
Website: www.africaodyssey.com
5 The Mews, 6 Putney Common, London SW15 1HL

Experience Holidays

Email: pe@experienceholidays.co.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1323 446550
Website: http://www.experienceholidays.co.uk/
1 Town House Garden Hailsham East Sussex BN27 2AE

Gane and Marshall

Email: Clare@GaneandMarshall.com
Telephone: +44 (0)1822-600-600
Website: www.GaneandMarshall.com

USA Agents

Wilderness Travel

Email: christin@wildernesstravel.com
Telephone: +1 800 368 2794
Website: www.wildernesstravel.com
1102 Ninth Street, Berkeley, CA 9471037, USA

A.K. Taylor International

Email: info@aktaylor.com
Telephone: +1 406 294 9430
Website: www.aktaylor.com
2724 Arvin Road, Billings, MT 59102

United Travel Group

Email: alice.siet@unitedtravelgroup.com
Telephone: 1-800-223-6486
Website: www.unitedtravelgroup.com
925 Harvest Drive, Suite 270, Blue Bell, PA 19422

Africa Travel Inc

Email: info@africantravelinc.com
Telephone: 1800 421-8907
Website: www.africantravelinc.com
1100 East Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205

Explore Inc

Email: info@exploreinc.com
Telephone: 888-596-6377 (Toll Free)
Website: www.exploreinc.com
1169 Hilltop Pkwy, #102 Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Eyes on Africa

Email: nicky@eyesonafrica.net
Telephone: 1-800.457.9575
Website: www.eyesonafrica.net
1743 West Fletcher Street, Chicago, Illinois 60657

Ultimate Africa Safaris Inc

Email: info@ultimateafrica.com
Telephone: 1 800 461 0682
Website: www.ultimateafrica.com
13032 - 204th Place SE, Issaquah, Washington 98027-8572 USA

Scott Dunn USA

Email: infousa@scottdunn.com
Telephone: 858-523-9000
Website: www.scottdunn.com
420 North Cedros Ave, Suite 102, Solana Beach California CA 92075 USA

Adventure Travel Desk

Email: atd@african-safari.com
Telephone: 1 800 552 0300
Website: www.african-safari.com
308 Commonwealth Road, Wayland, MA017785006, USA

Next Adventure & Safaris

Email: safari@nextadventure.com
Telephone: 1 800 562 7298
Website: www.nextadventure.com
738 Gilman Street, Berkeley CA 94710 USA

African Odyssey

Email: aodyssey@gate.net
Telephone: 866 486 9351
8306 Mills Dr. Suite # 624 Miami, Fl 33183

Waldorf Travel Service

Email: walter@waldorftravel.com
Telephone: 503-233-4053 (Toll free 800-328-7266)
5316 SE Sherman Street, Portland OR 97215

Sita World Travel

Email: sitatours@sitatours.com
Telephone: +800 421 5643
Website: http://www.sitatours.com/
SITA Building, 16250 Ventura Blvd., Suite 300 Encino, CA 91436

Safariline

Email: sherrie@safariline.net
Telephone: 630.466.0301
Website: www.safariline.net
920 Oak Street, Sugar Grove, Illinois 60554

Germany Agents

Abendsonne Afrika GmbH

Email: info@abendsonneafrika.de
Telephone: +49 (0) 7343 929 98-0
Website: www.abendsonneafrika.de
Zur Unteren Mühle 1, 89290 Buch-Obenhausen

Reiseservice Africa

Email: info@reiseservice-africa.de
Telephone: +49 (0) 89 811 9015
Website: www.reiseservice-africa.de
Bauseweinallee 4 a, 81247 München

Safari Aktuell Touristik GmbH

Email: info@safari.de
Telephone: +4961027352
Website: www.safari.de

Karawane Reisen GmbH & Co. KG

Email: info karawane de
Telephone: +49 7141 2848-30
Website: www.karawane.de

Outback Africa

Email: info@outback-africa.de
Telephone: +49037437 5388-0
Website: www.outback-africa.de
Schwarzenbrunn 7, D - 08645 Bad Elster

Afrikarma Safaris

Email: kontakt@afrikarma.de
Telephone: +49 (0) 6192 470 1599
Website: www.afrikarma.de
In der Witz 9a, 65719 Hofheim

Afrika tours individuell GmbH

Email: info@afrika-tours.de
Telephone: +49 (0) 7343 929 98-0
Website: www.afrika-tours.de
Skype: afrika.tours.individuell
Belgradstr. 9, 80796 München

Cobra Verde Afrikareisen

Email: kontakt@cobra-verde.de
Telephone: +49 4792 95 21 24
Website: www.cobra-verde.de
Skype: cobra.verde.afrikareisen
Bauernreihe 6a, 27726 Worpswede

Venter Tours GmbH

Email: info@ventertours.de
Telephone: +49 395 555 3185
Website: www.ventertours.de/sambia-reisen/
Friedrich-Engels-Ring 34, 17033 Neubrandenburg

Jacana Tours

Email: info@jacana.de
Telephone: +49 895 808 041
Website: www.jacana.de
Willibaldstr. 27, D-80689 München

All Around Africa GmbH

Email: info@allaroundafrica.de
Telephone: +49 (0)89 8208 7029
Website: www.allaroundafrica.de
Skype: All.Around.Africa
Paosostr. 61b 81243 München

South Africa Agents

Africa Bound Safaris

Email: info@africaboundsafaris.com
Telephone: +27 83 2266 239
Website: www.africaboundsafaris.com
37 De Villiers Road, Kommetjie 7975,Cape Town

Pulse Africa

Email: info@pulseafrica.com
Telephone: +27 (0) 11 325 2290
Website: www.pulseafrica.com
PO Box 2417, Parklands 2121, Johannesburg

Go2Africa

Email: info@go2africa.com
Telephone: +27 (0) 21 481 4900
Website: www.go2africa.com
Longkloof Studios, Darters Road, Cape Town,8001

Journey Beyond

Email: journey@journey-beyond.com
Telephone: +27 11 781 9210
Website: www.journey-beyond.com
383 Vine Avenue, Ferndale, Gauteng

Siyabona Africa

Email: info@siyabona.com
Telephone: +27 21 424 1037
Website: www.zambia.gamelodges.co.za
10 Dean Street. Gardens. Cape Town

Personal Africa

Email: res@personalafrica.com
Telephone: +27 11 469 3701
Website: www.personalafrica.com
PO BOX 3807. Dainfern, 2055, Johannesburg

New Frontiers Tours & Travel

Email: info@newfrontierstours.co.za
Telephone: +27 (0) 31 279 5900
Website: www.newfrontierstours.com
Ground Floor, Block A, One on Langford, 1 Langford Road
Westville, 3629, South Africa

Perfect Africa

Email: enquiries@perfectafrica.com
Telephone: +270 827843309
Website: www.perfectafrica.com
Suite 202 Buitenkloof Studios, Cape Town, South Africa

David Rogers Safaris

Email: info@davidrogers.co.za
Website: www.davidrogers.co.za

Boundless Africa

Email: rowena@boundlessafrica.com
Telephone: +27 (0) 83 700 5887
Website: www.boundlessafricasafaris.com

African Sojourns

Email: travel@africansojourns.com
Telephone: +27 11 880 5872
Website: www.africansojourns.com

Netherlands Agents

Thika Travel

Email: info@thika.nl
Telephone: +31 (0)346-242526
Website: www.thikatravel.com
Kerkplein 6, 3628 AE Kockengen

Untamed Wildlife

Email: info@untamedtravelling.com
Telephone: +31-487-540367
Website: www.untamedtravelling.com
Zelksestraat 10, 6631 KE Horssen, Nederland

Norway Agents

Safari Opplevelsesreiser AS

Email: sigurd@safari.as
Telephone: + 47 52 72 35 01
Website: www.safari.as
Haakonsveien 67 A 5519 Haugesund

Belgium Agents

Thika Travel

Email: info@thika.be
Telephone: +32 (0) 34511400
Website: www.thikatravel.com
Pastoor Van de Wouwerstraat 2,2600 Berchem

Switzerland Agents

Au Tigre Vanille

Email: info@vanillatiger.ch
Telephone: +41 (0) 22 817 3737
Website: www.vanillatiger.ch
Rue de Rive 8, 1204 Genève

Knecht Reisen

Email: knecht-reisen@knecht-reisen.ch
Telephone: +41 (0) 62 834 7181
Website: www.knecht-reisen.ch
Rohrerstrasse 100, Postfach, 5001 Aarau

ITO Reisen

Email: ito@itoreisen.ch
Telephone: +41 (0) 410 03 03
Website: www.itoreisen.ch
Löwengraben 14, 6004 Luzern

Africa Design Travel

Email: info@africadesigntravel.ch
Telephone: +41 71 298 90 00
Website: www.africadesigntravel.ch
Multergasse 11, 9000, St. Gallen

Rêves Afrique SA

Email: info@revesafrique.ch
Telephone: +41 22 300 30 30
Website: www.reves-afrique.ch
1, rue de Grenus CH 1201 Genève

Australia Agents

Classic Safari Company

Email: info@classicsafaricompany.com.au
Telephone: +61 2 9327 0666 (Toll Free - 1-300-130-218)
Website: www.classicsafaricompany.com.au
124 A Queen Street, Woollahra NSW 2025, Australia

Encompass Africa

Email: info@encompassafrica.com.au
Telephone: +61 (0) 7 3266 2377
Website: www.encompassafrica.com.au

Bench Africa

Email: info@benchafrica.com.au
Telephone: 02 8078 3220 - Toll Free: 1300 AFRICA (237 422)
Website: www.benchafrica.com.au
Level 4, 55 York Street, Sydney NSW 2000

New Zealand Agents

World Journeys

Email: ange@worldjourneys.co.nz
Telephone: +64 9 360 7311 or 0800 11 73 11
Website: www.worldjourneys.co.nz
231 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland

France Agents

Luxethika

Email: contact@luxethika.com
Telephone: +33 (0) 1 8228 4130
Website: www.luxethika.com
13 avenue Raymond Mayor, 78170 La Celle Saint-Cloud

Traveler in The World

Email: regis.nicolas@travelerin.com
Telephone: +33 (0)1 42 36 19 10
Website: www.travelerinafrica.fr
Skype: travelerintheworld
14, rue du Square Carpeaux - 75018 Paris

Singapore & Hong Kong Agents

Lightfoot Travel

Email: nico@lightfoottravel.com
Telephone: +65 64384091 or +852 2815 0068
Website: www.lightfoottravel.com
33 Pekin Street, #02-1A Far East Square, Singapore 048763

Sweden Agents

Trackers

Email: info@trackers.se
Telephone: +46 (0) 8669 2200
Website: www.trackers.se
Kungsholmsgatan 32, 112 27 Stockholm

India Agents

Go Beyond Travels

Email: info@gobeyond.travel
Telephone: +91-22-2494 8099
Website: www.gobeyond.travel
Dr. E. Moses Road, Next to Star News, End of Famous Studio Lane, Mumbai 400011

Canada Agents

The Safari Partners

Email: chris@thesafaripartners.com
Telephone: 1.888.717.2327
Website: www.thesafaripartners.com
2360 Pine Street Vancouver, BC V6J 4R7

Asia Agents

Asia to Africa Safaris

Email: Email: enquiry@atoasafaris.com
Telephone: Telephone: +852 2525 2776
Website: Website: www.atoasafaris.com
Suite 504, 5/F, Chinachem Hollywood Centre , 1-13 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong

Frequently Asked Questions

Rooms


What type of plugs are at your properties?
Three pin square UK plugs.


What kind of supplies are offered in the rooms (hairdryers, shampoo, etc)?
Shampoo, soap, body lotion, facial tissues and insect repellant can be found in the rooms as well as hair dryers in some of the camps but not all (Nsefu, Tena Tena, Mkulumadzi and walking trails do not).


Do the rooms have mosquito nets and is there repellent available?
All rooms have mosquito nets. Insect repellent is also available in all rooms.

Seasons & Weather


When is the best time to travel and what to expect?
There is no actual “best” time to visit. We have very distinct seasons, each with its own unique appeal; so ‘best’ time is largely dependent on your specific interests. Please see the Zambian Seasons and Climate Page or the Malawian Seasons and Climate Page for the highlights of each season.


What is the weather like?
The dry months are from April – October. May and June being the main winter months where temperature drops slightly; requiring you to pack a light jacket/fleece or two. The wet months are November – March; with rainfall mainly falling by night, making it still a good time for game viewing activities. Temperatures range throughout the year from between 11-40˚C.

Safari


What to bring on safari?
A hat, high-strength sun screen, strong insect repellent, anti-histamine cream/tablets, three sets of bush-coloured safari outfits, two sets of casual evening clothes and a medium-weight sweater plus a warm jacket if you come in winter (June - early August). Pack soft bags, not hard cases. DO NOT exceed the limit of 15 kg for hold luggage and 5 kg for hand luggage.


Can I go on a game drive on day of arrival?
Yes but it depends on the time of your arrival. The transfer from the airport to the camp is usually a game drive in itself!


When are the migratory birds in the Nsefu sector or other areas alike?
November to April.

Medical


What anti-malaria drugs are recommended?
Doxycycline or Malarone currently; but we do recommend that you consult your usual GP or Travel Clinic for up to date information.


Is Lake Malawi bilharzia free?
Bilharzia can be found in certain areas of Lake Malawi. We have been testing the vicinity of Pumulani on a regular basis, since inception, and all the tests have been clear.

Phone and Internet


Is there mobile phone network coverage?
Very limited access in the lodges and no access in the bush camps.


Is there internet available at the camps?
Generally no access at the camps though one or two properties may offer limited access.

Money


Are credit cards accepted as a form of payment at Robin Pope Safaris?
Credit cards are only accepted at Nkwali, Luangwa River Camp, Luangwa Safari House, Robin’s House and at Pumulani (Visa Card).


How much are Park fees?
They range quite widely between US$5 – US$75 per person per day depending on the camp.


How much tip should I give?
Tipping is generally not expected but always enthusiastically received if you are happy with the service. We recommend US$5 per person per night for camp staff and the same for guides.

Travel


What are the transfer times between Robin Pope Safaris' camps?
Depending on which camp you are visiting, it is an average of a 2 hour transfer time between the Zambian camps (except from Stanley Safari Lodge in Livingstone which is a flight away) but normally transfers are done as a game drive transfer.


In Malawi transfer time between the Malawi properties is 5 hours.


Transfers between Zambia properties to Malawi properties are about 5 hours (depending on whether air or road transfers are used).


What are the visa requirements?
All travellers must be in possession of a valid passport when entering and leaving the country.

Most nationals can obtain their visa at the point of entry into Zambia. Current charges are $50 for tourists of most nationalities, including US, Canadian, British and most European countries. If you are not one of the above please ask about visas before booking. Please visit the Zambian Immigration website for full information.

Effective 01 October 2015, the Government of Malawi has announced introduction of new visa regulations applicable to visitors from any country which requires Malawian Citizens to acquire visas to visit their country of citizenship. These countries include but not limited to the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Schengen member states, Australia, New Zealand. Most Middle East countries will also be required to pay visa fees. A comprehensive list of countries required to pay the fee is still being compiled. Exempt from this visa fee are countries belonging to SADC and COMESA; with the exception of those countries that charge visa fees to Malawian nationals.
Transit (valid for 7 days) - US$50
Single entry (valid for 3 months) - US$75
Multiple entry (valid for 6 months) - US$150
Multiple entry (valid for 12 months) - US$250

Other


What to bring for community projects?
Anything from books and stationery to clothes and toys. Cash donations are also accepted. Please ask us as well for updated ‘wish list’ from the project.


We work closely with Pack for a Purpose – do have a look at their website for an idea of what to pack with specific reference to the properties you will be visiting.


Can I bring my children?
Children of all ages are allowed at Robins House, Stanley Safari Lodge, Pumulani and Mkulumadzi. The rest of our properties have a minimum age limit of 7 years except for Tena Tena and Nsefu whose minimum age limit is 12 years.


As for the walking trails, Luangwa Bush Camping is minimum 16 yrs and Walking Mobile Safari is 21 years minimum.


What is your cancellation policy?
Confirmation to 91 days 20% of accommodation only is due, then of full invoice 90-61 days 25%, 60-31 days 50%, 30- 0 days 100%. Cancellation fees will be applied and so we ask that you ensure full "Trip Cancellation Insurance" is bought at time of confirmation.


What are your emergency contact numbers?
+265 (0) 179 5483/4491 Malawi head office
+265 (0) 99 350 4600 Malawi mobile
+260 (0) 216 2460 90/91 Zambia office

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