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Welcome to Robin’s House in South Luangwa National Park

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Robins House offers the perfect exclusive safari, a home away from home experience, ideal for those seeking a more indulgent type of safari.

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Key facts of Robin’s House

Open January - December
Country Zambia
National Park South Luangwa National Park
Accommodation Private house with 2 large ensuite bedrooms
Policy Children of all ages are welcome
Airport Mfuwe Airport
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The South Luangwa National Park marks the end of the Great Rift Valley, one of the last remaining unspoilt wilderness areas and possibly the finest wildlife sanctuary in Africa – a claim which is not an overstatement.

Robin’s House is a small, private and exclusive house on the banks of the Luangwa River with great views of the river and across into the national park but with the added bonus of a cool breeze coming through the trees this two bedroom house is the perfect retreat for any family or group of friends wanting privacy and a safari experience specifically tailored to their needs.The house offers a private and exclusive safari experience. The team specifically dedicated to looking after you will ensure that everything is as you wish from meal times and choices of food to times of game drives and other activities.

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En suite
Stand alone fan
Plunge pool
No WiFi
Limited cellphone reception
Laundry Service
Suitable for families

The two spacious bedrooms (one double and one triple) each with en-suite bathrooms along with main area are protected from the wilds of Zambia by large set gauze windows, this makes it perfectly safe for families with young children. The main area with its large comfy sofa and chairs is the perfect place for catching up on the days safari with a cold drink before your dinner cooked for you by your private chef.

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  • Game Drives

    We offer options for day or night drives with Toyota Landcruisers with a "window" seat for everyone. All our vehicles have an open top affording you a vision of total 360 degree. A vehicle with a canopy can be requested but is subject to availability.

  • Walking

    The walks are led by our very knowledgeable guides, and escorted by an armed National Park scout. Feel at one with nature and get closer to the action, see the details and signs that the animals leave behind. A vehicle with a canopy can be requested but is subject to availability.

  • Seasonal Boating

    A special treat indeed for guests in the Emerald Season. Explore the lagoons for enhanced game viewing and birding.

  • Village Tours

    A visit to Kawaza Village and the schools is often remembered years later by our guests as the most rewarding part of their visit to Africa. This gives a more holistic experience of the Luangwa Valley.

  • Wildlife Education Centre

    A charitable trust for the school children of the Luangwa Valley to teach them about wildlife and conservation.

  • Tribal Textiles

    For unique locally produced hand-painted textiles, drawing inspiration from the stunning Zambian wildlife and surroundings. A perfect place to buy a souvenir or two of your Zambian experience.

South Luangwa is a paradise for wildlife lovers, with game species including elephant, buffalo, hippos, giraffe, leopards, and lions and over 450 species of birds. Several antelope species are found in large numbers, especially the puku and impala. Also, to be found in huge herds are buffalo and elephants.

Lion, spotted hyena, leopard, and wild dogs are the main predators. Though the park is popularly known as ‘valley of the leopards’, lions are actually more widely and easily seen.

There are 3 species of herbivores which are endemic to the park; there are Crawshay’s zebra (subspecies of the more common plains zebra), Thornicroft’s giraffe (distinguished by its different coloration which is more striking than other species found in the rest of Southern Africa) and Cookson’s wildebeest (slightly smaller than blue wildebeest with slightly reddish bands).

Keen birders are treated to over 450 bird species in the Luangwa. The Emerald Season is perfect time to see the most species, as the migratory birds are around. Huge breeding colony of yellow-billed storks are a highlight during this season in our Nsefu Sector. Then later in the year from about September to end October/November, we have the carmine bee-eater nesting along the riverbanks of the Luangwa – an amazing and colourful site to be seen.

Set upstream from Nkwali under a thick canopy of trees you will find Robin’s House with great views of the river and across into the park.

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Lower rates | Beautiful vistas and dramatic scenery | Baby boom in animal kingdom | Migratory birds are around
  • Emerald season: 635 USD pppn min 2 adults and 1 child.
    Long stay discount applicable.
    Includes: meals, gameviewing activities, bar, transfers to/from Mfuwe Airport, meet & greet at Lusaka & Mfuwe Airports. Excludes: Park Costs, Conservation & Community Funds & Tourism Levy.
  • The new year brings stunning lush scenery to the bush as the rains are in full swing. The animals are well fed and the lagoons are brimming with waterbirds and mammal activity.
  • Hot and humid but most importantly not raining constantly. Magnificent cloud build ups and dramatic light with vibrant green bush a feast for the eyes at every turn.
Lower rates | Beautiful vistas and dramatic scenery | Baby boom in animal kingdom | Migratory birds are around
  • Emerald season: 635 USD pppn min 2 adults and 1 child.
    Long stay discount applicable.
    Includes: meals, gameviewing activities, bar, transfers to/from Mfuwe Airport, meet & greet at Lusaka & Mfuwe Airports. Excludes: Park Costs, Conservation & Community Funds & Tourism Levy.
  • Take in a different view on the Luangwa with the river full thus enabling trips out on the boat. Elephants up high on the river bans and crocodiles and hippos hugging the river inlets.
  • Rains are in full swing and the rivers and lagoons are bursting with water and life. Temperatures are still warm but storms cool things down rapidly.
Lower rates | Beautiful vistas and dramatic scenery | Baby boom in animal kingdom | Migratory birds are around
  • Emerald season: 635 USD pppn min 2 adults and 1 child.
    Long stay discount applicable.
    Includes: meals, gameviewing activities, bar, transfers to/from Mfuwe Airport, meet & greet at Lusaka & Mfuwe Airports. Excludes: Park Costs, Conservation & Community Funds & Tourism Levy.
  • Keep an eye out for baby elephants – whilst there is no set time for this we definitely see more of them this time of the year bouncing through the bush with their floppy trunks and baggy knees.
  • Scattered storms, clear skies, warm days and electric sunsets over the lush green Luangwa valley.
Lower rates | Beautiful vistas and dramatic scenery | Baby boom in animal kingdom | Migratory birds are around
  • Emerald season: 635 USD pppn min 2 adults and 1 child.
    Long stay discount applicable.
    Includes: meals, gameviewing activities, bar, transfers to/from Mfuwe Airport, meet & greet at Lusaka & Mfuwe Airports. Excludes: Park Costs, Conservation & Community Funds & Tourism Levy.
  • The impala rutt has started and the males can be seen and heard bouncing around the bush their white undersides of their tails raised high like a flag announcing their dominance.
  • A beautiful time of the year for the weather. Warm with a few scarce thunderstorms but cooling down in the evenings which means a lovely aperitif can be had around the camp fire.
Lower rates | Beautiful scenery | Good game viewing | Pleasant temperatures
  • Emerald season: 635 USD pppn 1-21 May; Shoulder season: 690 USD pppn 22-30 May. Min 2 adults & 1 child.
    Long stay discounts applicable.
    Includes: meals, gameviewing activities, bar, Mfuwe Airport transfers, meet & greet Lusaka & Mfuwe Airports. Excludes: Park Costs, Conservation & Community Funds.
  • Keep an eye out for the animals as they hide in the tall vegetation and marvel at the height of the grass when you see an elephant or giraffe just peeking out over it.
  • The end of the rains and the storm clouds have gone leaving the clear skies to start drying out the bush. The days are a very pleasant temperature but early mornings are certainly a little cooler
Lower rates | Good game viewing | Pleasant temperatures
  • Shoulder season: 690 USD pppn min 2 adults and 1 child.
    Long stay discount applicable.
    Includes: meals, gameviewing activities, bar, transfers to/from Mfuwe Airport, meet & greet at Lusaka & Mfuwe Airports. Excludes: Park Costs, Conservation & Community Funds & Tourism Levy.
  • The bush is starting to dry out and the animals know that what lies ahead are the tough dry months. The only ones benefiting from the hardship are the predators.
  • The temperatures are starting to cool and some mornings give rise to a mystical mist which rises from the Luangwa in the sunrise.
Great game viewing | Favourable weather
  • Peak season: 795 USD pppn min 2 adults and 1 child.
    Long stay discount applicable.
    Includes: meals, gameviewing activities, bar, transfers to/from Mfuwe Airport, meet & greet at Lusaka & Mfuwe Airports. Excludes: Park Costs, Conservation & Community Funds & Tourism Levy.
  • The ebony trees start to fruit around camp and the elephants find it all but impossible to resist the temptation and hang out around camp feasting on the fruit. Meanwhile the baboons spend the early mornings sitting in the sun warming up.
  • The start of winter and temperatures drop significantly at night providing ample opportunity to snuggle up under a duvet.
Great game viewing | Favourable weather
  • Peak season: 795 USD pppn min 2 adults and 1 child.
    Long stay discount applicable.
    Includes: meals, gameviewing activities, bar, transfers to/from Mfuwe Airport, meet & greet at Lusaka & Mfuwe Airports. Excludes: Park Costs, Conservation & Community Funds & Tourism Levy.
  • The calls of leopard and lion travel through the night as the bush thins out and the early mornings are serenaded with the ghostly call of the ground hornbill.
  • Winter is in full swing with cold nights and mornings but pleasant day time temperatures.
Phenomenal Game Viewing
  • Peak season: 795 USD pppn min 2 adults and 1 child.
    Long stay discount applicable.
    Includes: meals, gameviewing activities, bar, transfers to/from Mfuwe Airport, meet & greet at Lusaka & Mfuwe Airports. Excludes: Park Costs, Conservation & Community Funds & Tourism Levy.
  • The predators are sharpening their claws the next few months for them is hunting season. Sticking to the gulley’s and sneaking up on their pray there is no shortage of opportunity.
  • With winter behind us the temperatures rise sharply as we all prepare ourselves for the warmest time of the year. Evenings are warm but the temperatures still dip a little but the days are getting hot.
Phenomenal Game Viewing
  • Peak season: 795 USD pppn min 2 adults and 1 child.
    Long stay discount applicable.
    Includes: meals, gameviewing activities, bar, transfers to/from Mfuwe Airport, meet & greet at Lusaka & Mfuwe Airports. Excludes: Park Costs, Conservation & Community Funds & Tourism Levy.
  • The time of year when everyone and everything is hot. The wildlife concentrates around any available body of water and only the mopane trees have the energy to burst into new leaf injecting a much needed splash of colour to the dry bush.
  • This is the peak of our dry season and temperatures are at their highest with the bush as dry as it will be all year.
Lower rates | Beautiful lush scenery | Baby boom in animal kingdom | Migratory birds are around
  • Emerald season: 635 USD pppn min 2 adults and 1 child.
    Long stay discount applicable.
    Includes: meals, gameviewing activities, bar, transfers to/from Mfuwe Airport, meet & greet at Lusaka & Mfuwe Airports. Excludes: Park Costs, Conservation & Community Funds & Tourism Levy.
  • The intensity of the heat and build up of distant storm clouds this is when the bush bursts into new life with impala, puku and warthogs being born in their plenty and rushing around the bush waiting for the rains.
  • The days and nights are hot and scattered with the promising sight and sound of enormous, localised storms. Sudden downpours provide momentary relief from the heat but dry out as soon as it stops.
Lower rates | Beautiful lush scenery | Baby boom in animal kingdom | Migratory birds are around
  • Emerald season: 635 USD pppn min 2 adults and 1 child.
    Long stay discount applicable.
    Includes: meals, gameviewing activities, bar, transfers to/from Mfuwe Airport, meet & greet at Lusaka & Mfuwe Airports. Excludes: Park Costs, Conservation & Community Funds & Tourism Levy.
  • The migratory birds are coming in and our ears are tuned in to hear the first call of the elusive Angola Pitta. The Abdim Storks line the river banks and the woolly necked storks are also starting to arrive.
  • Hot and stormy one of the most dramatic times of the year with purple grey skies and jagged lighting splitting the clouds in half.
Robin’s House, nestled securely on the banks of Zambia’s Luangwa River, was once upon a time the home of the founder of Robin Pope’s Safaris. We could not have imagined a better place or a more efficient organization for our African adventure. An absolutely five-star holiday in every way, and we recommend Robin’s House and the people there without hesitation.
Peter C about Robin’s House
Simply amazing experience. The staff at Robin's house really made it happen. Host: Michael. We have 2 kids ages 6 and 8. They loved Michael. We loved Michael. Best host I've ever encountered. The in camp experience was phenomenal. Chef: Steven. Learned to cook in a 5 star hotel. Really shows. Food was tailored to ours tastes and blew us away every day. Highly, highly recommended. If you're still reading this review instead of immediately booking, stop reading, go book.
Joel G about Robin’s House
The hospitality and elegance of our serving staff was outstanding, and the kitchen chef world class. Our guide had a deep knowledge of the park, the animals, their favorite locations at different times, and the ecosystem. Furthermore, he is was a great teacher who taught us much about animals and plants.
Andreas H about Robin’s House
Simply amazing experience. The staff at Robin's house really made it happen. I've spent a ton of time in the bush and this place made for an exceptional experience. Highly, highly recommended. If you're still reading this review instead of immediately booking, stop reading, go book.
jgerard123 about Robin’s House
Everything about the trip was well thought out. The people, especially our guide at Robin House is an amazing guide and a wonderful and thoughtful person. He is a treasure. We were impressed and pleased to find that most of the people in camp positions were local.
Scott R about Robin’s House

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