Guest Comments

We have so many wonderful letters and emails from our guests - thank you - many saying the RPS experience is a lifetime highlight. Here are a few.....

Everyone was very attentive and helpful. The meals were very good, always over generous and frequent! Again spacious room and everything provided. The public areas were interestingly designed and it is lovely being so close to the river.

Fiona B

Nkwali, January 2019

Succeeded my expectations in every way. I learnt so much, saw so much, felt safe at all times - I had the time of my life, thanks to Kanga and all the staff! And the extraordinarily rich National Park.

Mary L

The Mobile Walking Safari, October 2018

Stanley and his team were very hospitable, service was wonderful.

Faizal P

Kuthengo Camp, November 2018

Very good and interesting guide, we enjoyed the various activities (game drives, boat, tea break, aperitifs), exclusiveness, very nice and welcoming managers.

Louise R

Mkulumadzi, October 2018

The Lodge is terrific, staff attentive and lovely, and the hosts, Jonathan and Sylvia, were welcoming and helpful with planning activities. The food was top quality and prepared perfectly. And we are grateful for the very helpful service we had from Curtis, who ferried us around.

Elaine S

Stanley Safari Lodge, October 2018

Just to tell you once again how wonderful the company has helped make my first visit to Zambia (and the continent!) a truly magical experience.

Dale S

1361180458, October 2018

We have had a wonderful experience with excellent guiding. A really memorable holiday and great way of introducing the children to Africa.

Gillian F

Luangwa Bush Camping, September 2018

Perfection. Everything and more than we expected.

Nick E

Luangwa River Camp, October 2018

All the staff were kind, helpful, cheerful. Marcos, our host and William our guide went over and above board to make this an experience of a lifetime.

Kerrin S

Nsefu, September 2018

It’s been a fantastic experience and the perfect way to end the trip. The ellies right outside room 4 were an unforgettable highlight and the sky deck was such a gorgeous sunset spot. Thank you!!

Helen F

Mkulumadzi, September 2018

Authentic bush camp with friendly ethically echo friendly staff! Top notch guides who are extremely knowledgeable and happy to share their environment with you A fantastic home run camp that we will definitely be back to visit. Sad to leave after 3 nights we could have happily stayed for weeks.

Armin D

John's Camp, September 2018

Extremely satisfied with the great service

Paolo B

Robin's House, August 2018

We were completely impressed with the comfortable accommodations and high level of comfort we experienced during our bush camp. The food was exceptional and the service was outstanding. Honestly, you guys thought of everything and we can't think of how you can improve upon the perfection we experienced. We absolutely loved Braston. His knowledge of the Bush made this trip so interesting and fun. He was a wonderful guide. We will remember request him if we are lucky enough to come back.

Michelle G

Luangwa Bush Camping, August 2018

Very relaxing. Staff very attentive. Accommodation and facilities amazing. Very relaxing. Staff very attentive. Accommodation and facilities amazing.

Heidi C

Pumulani, August 2018

We have LOVED everything. Staff are absolutely amazing. Food excellent and of course the walking and guiding was just the best.

Robert L

The Mobile Walking Safari, June 2018

Yona was a phenomenal guide and real character, Joe was charming and great fun. The food was fantastic, Boniface was lovely and overall we absolutely loved every minute of our stay. Truly wonderful stay.

Vaughn M

Luangwa River Camp, August 2018

Fantastic location and great people and food!

Rene R

Kuthengo Camp, July 2018

We thought that the service provided was excellent in all respects. The facilities were outstanding, the quality of the food was superb, all of the staff were very friendly and the guide was really knowledgeable, approachable and great with our kids.

Jacob L

Luangwa Safari House, July 2018

Thank you for a wonderful stay and looking after us so well. All the team did a fantastic job. Thank you to Bertrame

Ed R

Tena Tena, July 2018

There really aren’t enough words to thank every member of staff. Everyone was perfect, professional and gave us a wonderful and unforgettable experience.

Danica Hole

1480660471, June 2018

Excellent hosting and service. Looking forward to returning.

Rudy G

Nkwali, August 2018

Robin Pope truly provide an exceptional first class experience (and the most comfortable beds we’ve ever slept in)!

Danica Hole

1368085704, June 2018

Great staff -very accommodating! Kiki, our guide was excellent - both knowledgeable and skilled at tracking animals also loved and appreciated his sense of humor!

Jane M

Nkwali, July 2018

It's one of the most unique places we have ever visited and we will always remember it.

Mark Meyers

Nsefu, Jul

Every game drive was so stimulating because you literally saw game every 10 minutes all day long. It was like being in an animal documentary

Mark Meyers

Nkwali, Jul

Nkwali was one of the best experiences we have ever had anywhere

Mark Meyers

Nkwali, Jul

It was so romantic! Desai was amazing and made sure our room was always well stocked with our favourite drinks and snacks. 5/5 Service, 5/5 Food, 5/5 Romance 5/5 Perfect African Experience!

Sarah M

Stanley Safari Lodge, January 2018

A truly luxurious experience with the perfect balance of comfort and adventure. Wonderful food and terrific staff complement the beautiful surroundings. When we weren't on game drives, we could lounge on our very private chalet balcony and watch hippo, elephant and monkeys in the Mkulumadzi River. The stunning infinity pool is perfect for cooling off after a drive or just for being lazy mid-day. Don't miss the starry night option--an unforgettable sunset and then the skyy---wow, you could almost touch the milky way. Dave and Tammie are the consummate hosts. Be prepared to be pampered.


Mkulumadzi, April 2018

We love Nkwali Camp. One of our most favorite places in the world. The stuff carries the spirit of Robin Pope. Love and respect for the nature with its wildlife - small and big. Everybody is very welcoming, warm-hearted, helpful and you will hear a lot of laughter :-) in the camp. The chalets are beautiful and comfortable with fantastic views to the river.


Nkwali, April 2018

What an amazing place! The food, service, Villa's and staff have been amazing. Pumulani is a gem of a resort and a must for every tourist visiting the lake. Thank you Natasha and Charl and all the other Pumulani staff for making our Easter holiday so special. The Le Roux's will be back.

The Le Rouxs

Pumulani, April 2018

The atmosphere is incredible, the service faultless, staff are friendly, knowledgeable and very kind.


Stanley Safari Lodge, April 2018

I would return to Robin Pope Safari lodge without questioning and I recommend it to anyone.


Luangwa River Camp, April 2018

This lodge was terrific. The best part was the management. They gave us a very personal and warm experience. The room was great but the people were better and you can't beat the view. Recommend to anyone.

Randy B

Mkulumadzi, May 2018

Thank you for all your efforts organising this and all the special extra touches you put into the trip-they didn’t go unnoticed and were very much appreciated! From champagne to bush dinners and dhow breakfasts and even a birthday cake it really all was perfect!


1361180847, May 2018

It was my parents' first time on safari and they were treated to their first sighting being of a leopard!! A quick pause on Jonna at Luangwa River Camp, who in my experience is one of the best guides I have ever met, I have had the fortune in my years in Safari tourism to get to go to some special places and meet some incredible guides but I must say Jonna really is at the top of my list! I think we could have seen trees the whole trip and come away excited and pleased-of course we didn’t, we saw loads!


Luangwa River Camp, May 2018

I am sixty years old, which means I have been "Safari Dreaming" for approximately fifty! When you have imagined something for that length of time, it is easy to be disappointed in the real event. Amazingly, Robin Pope Safaris succeeded in making it far better than I've dreamt of all these years!


General, October 2017

Thank you Robin Pope Safaris. You made my safari dreams come true...


General, October 2017

We had such a fantastic stay at John's camp as a family. Two nights was simply not long enough to experience everything on offer but we certainly tried. Milo, Dave and the team were incredibly welcoming. Their attention to detail did not go unnoticed. Each tent was beautifully kitted out and had everything needed for comfort while maintaining a real feel of being in the bush. On our welcome, we were introduced to the team who handed us some much appreciated refreshing cold towels and drinks. There was even a herd of elephant to welcome us into camp! Milo and Dave were fantastic on explaining safety and how to act in and around camp. We were lucky to see a super pride of lion and subsequent buffalo hunt within our first five minutes after leaving camp to go on our first walk! The meals were above and beyond. Charming place, incredible amount of game and a very special team. A huge thank you for everything and we hope to see you again soon.


Safari & Sand, October 2017

I spent 3 nights at John's Camp. I could have stayed for weeks. This is one of the best tented camps I have stayed at anywhere.

John B

John's Camp, October 2017

This place is not to be missed!!!!! We shall all be back!


1485929404, October 2017

We had the most wonderful time thanks to everyone in the camp. Such care with fantastic walks, where we benefited from John's lifelong experience in the area, Milo's attention to detail and wonderful meals and help from all the fabulous staff. It was so fantastic to be back in a real tented camp. To be able to spend time enjoying the beautiful setting alongside the Zambezi whilst watching the animals, listening to tales of yore and relishing the creativity in bird naming challenged by John when we went astray! Fishing lessons at sunset are a must even if the experts fail and a newbie gets supper! Close up ellies and their babies, hippos wallowing, crocs at the ready and warthogs with tails erect beat any screen versions! Make time to sit quietly by all the pools as you never know what will turn up! Try tracking then finding courting lions with a rather disconsolate lone male when you are meant to be searching for a leopard. An unforgettable holiday. Thank you so much.


1485243181, October 2017

Very beautiful tented bush camp near the Zambezi. Great game viewing with a very knowledgeable guide. Wonderful baobab trees and birds. Lions, kudu, elephants, antelope buffalo etc a perfect walking safari. Delicious food and wine. Game drives or on foot.


John's Camp, October 2017

If you are thinking about a safari in Africa I would strongly suggest that you do it with Robin Pope in Zambia!


General, November 2017

This was my 3rd visit to Mana Pools, and my first time staying at John’s Camp. This is a very well run camp in a premier location along the Zambezi river. I took a chance arriving at the end of the safari season and true to form the week before my safari heavy rains and high winds did considerable damage to some of Mana Pools lodges and roads. Fearing the worst, I arrived at John’s Camp to be pleasantly surprised to find they were operating at their high standards. The food, service, and hospitality were excellent, a testimony to Milo’s and his staff’s resourcefulness and efficiency. The only sign of damage was the abundance of leafy tree branches brought down by the storm. This turned out to be a blessing. Ellies were frequently in camp enjoying a smorgasbord of vegetation previously beyond trunk’s reach but now laying enticingly on the ground. Our game drives and walking safaris were wonderful but frankly it was equally enjoyable staying in camp in such beautiful surroundin


John's Camp, November 2017

Tena Tena and Nsefu camp, owned and run by Robin Pope Safaris are outstanding game viewing camps. Sightings in the Riverine forest during the dry season are spectacular. Lions Leopards wild dogs, Elephants, all the antelope and more. Staff friendly and very knowledgeable and walking tours add a superb dimension. Cannot recommend it more strongly

Simon M

1480421087, November 2017

Possibly one of the prime (Top 10) reserves in Southern Africa and one of the more typical camps of yester year. wonderful and a must for a bucket list. Good service, knowledgeable guides and a true African experience during the later part of the year, Sept, October when the game migrate to the Luangwa river

Simon M

Nsefu, November 2017

I have stayed at several places in/around South Luangwa National Park and Nkwali is now at the top of my list. The rooms are very clean and nice, the food is great and the location is also wonderful. But what really set this lodge apart was the accommodating staff. Most of the lodges in the area have wonderful staff, but Nkwali stood out among the rest. Would highly recommend Nkwali and Robin's House (on the same property).

Chris R

Nkwali, November 2017

Pumulani lives up to the meaning of it's name - rest. It is a beautiful place.The scenery is absolutely breathtaking!!!! Amazing accommodation and a wide selection of great food . The extremely polite and considerate staff are always available to help you . I had an amazing stay. The sunset dhow cruise and other activities make you feel like you were just given a slice of heaven !!! I totally recommend the place to anyone who wants to get away and have fun or simply rest!! Perfect for solo travel , couples and families !!

Luonde C

Pumulani, November 2017

My 5 year old daughter and I visited for 5 days/4 nights at Christmas time. This is a place to get away -- no wifi, no phone signal, no television -- and I really wanted some mother/daughter time away from work. This place provided it in spades. First, the lodge is beautiful. Built on a private concession between the Mkulumadzi and Shire rivers and accessible only by a foot suspension bridge, the materials blend well into the natural surroundings. Our chalet had a view of the Shire River where we often saw and heard hippos. Monkeys, baboons, and a family of warthogs passed by our chalet deck. The chalet appeared simple but touches like the open but private shower with rain shower head and the deep bathtub with windows facing the river made it feel very special. We had two twin beds and when I asked if they could be pushed together they did not hesitate to do so. The staff are amazing! We flew to Blantyre and had private transport to the lodge. We were greeted at the airport and assiste

Tamara S

Mkulumadzi, January 2018

This lovely lodge is scattered up a hillside by beautiful Lake Malawi. The main bar/restaurant is at the top and the rooms are between it and the beach below. (There is also a beach bar and meals are sometimes served on the beach too.) Don't be put off by the stairs - we thought strolling the wooden walkways and steps was a beautiful experience and it means the rooms are very private. We had the family villa, which is conveniently at beach level with a lovely sandy path to the beach and new pool. There's an infinity pool at the top and a stunning new pool by the lake - more loungers and hammocks than guests could possibly occupy! The activities are fantastic. We enjoyed the 'doughnut' rides behind the speedboat (well, our children did!); bird walk; walk along the shore and kayak home; sunset cruise; village trip. A highlight was the snorkelling trip. They have very good full face snorkelling masks - so much better than the old-style ones - and the cichlids are amazing. Black kindly sto


Pumulani, January 2018

Malawi is blessed with a few outstanding Game Reserves all offering good service and extremely caring staff. The Mkulumadzi Lodge in the Majete Reserve managed by Robin Pope Safari's is a must visit destination. Your experience will be exceptional and memorable. You will never feel overcrowded as the lodge has limited capacity. Dave and Tammy are exceptional hosts. They will, with their extremely caring staff, ensure that your every need will be taken care of. Erik is an extremely knowledgeable guide ensuring that each game drive is unique and full of surprises as only the African bush can present!

Wilco U

Mkulumadzi, January 2018

If you have the opportunity to stay at Stanley Safari lodge DO IT! This was the highlight of our African safari honeymoon!

Sarah M

Stanley Safari Lodge, January 2018

I am sixty years old, which means I have been "Safari Dreaming" for approximately fifty! When you have imagined something for that length of time, it is easy to be disappointed in the real event. Amazingly, Robin Pope Safaris succeeded in making it far better than I've dreamt of all these years! Although South Luangwa is somewhat off the beaten track, we found this to be a great part of its allure. We saw an incredible amount of animals and very few other visitors-the perfect combination! However, it was the people of Robin Pope who made this trip better than we had dared to imagine-every single person we had contact with-those who answered questions before our departure, greeters at the airport, our drivers, all the camp staff, the night watchmen, every hostesses, and each one of our guides made us feel welcome, at ease, and went out of their way to make our dream special! But Kanga-our guide at Nsefu-stood out among the others! We were continually astounded at the depth of


General, October 2017

The camp is situated on the banks of a river. The tents are on a concrete base and superbly appointed. The beds are huge, firm and the linen spotless. You're well tucked in. Loved the outdoor shower with a view to the river. Completely private. The chef is to be congratulated. He provided the most yummy meals for those of us who are gluten, sugar, dairy and meat free ..... well done chef. The staff were attentive, knew everyone by name and took immense pride in their camp. Definitely worth a visit especially with lions making a kill on the opposite side of the river and showing off their distended stomachs when leaping huge boulders to get to the river, Robin Pope knows what he is doing when it comes to Zambian safaris

Jocelyn K

Tena Tena, August 2017

Stanley Lodge, a short while to get to the Falls, which is the most awesome view to behold. The staff were really helpful friendly and provided a first rate service. the main lodge for meeting and eating was such a change to what one would normally experience. Food was excellent , and it was something very chilling to hear Lions roaring at 4.30 in the morning . There were a lot of activities on offer including the bike ride we undertook with guides. The room was comfortable and loved the hot water bottle at night. all in all well done

Paul B

Stanley Safari Lodge, August 2017

We just came back from a phenomenal trip to Zambia and one of the highlights of the trip was the 3 day Bush camping in South Luangwa. We took off from Tena Tena early one morning and started to make our way through the park... It is really a unique experience. Not only you can see and learn about little things that you normally don't notice from a car (prints, tracks, insects, plants, dungs...) but we also were lucky enough to see a ton of wildlife for this very different vantage point. Our guide, Braston was extraordinary... not only is he a walking encyclopedia on anything related to nature, and loves to communicate his passion for wildlife, he is also a very nice man with an amazing life story on how he set himself up to become a guide and never stopped until he got there. Beyond the incredible feeling of seeing elephants, hippos, lions, giraffes from very close and feeling very small standing on the ground instead of being comfortably seated in a car, it is the organization of the

General, August 2017

Nsefu Camp was one of the first, and remains one of the best. Wonderful game viewing, food, service, and value––much less than East, and most of Southern Africa. The truly caring staff puts their all, into making a memorable stay for you––plan to gain a few pounds. The classic chalets are comfortable and airy. The amount of game in this park is over the top. Highly recommended.

Tashi D

Nsefu, August 2017

Luangwa river camp was the last stop on our holiday and was a great place to finish our trip to this wonderful country. It is set in a perfect location overlooking the Luangwa river with beautiful sightings of elephants crossing. The camp was expertly run by Yvonne, Daudi and Yonna. Yonna was an amazing guide and we had some unbelievable sightings such as leopards mating, leopards in the tree, loads of elephant sightings and a courting pair of lions. The food was exquisite with great vegetarian options for our daughter. All the staff worked very hard to make this the beautiful place that it is. The trip to the local school was a highlight as was the walking safari spotting all the smaller things and identifying the different type of poo!! Yonna gave lots of tips to our daughter hannah who is a serious animal lover. Having a BBQ overlooking the river on our last night was very special and the food was second to none. Thank you very much for such a wonderful time. From all the Pearce's

Will Pearce

Luangwa River Camp, August 2017

I would highly recommend the robin pope safaris. The accommodations,and food was excellent. I can't say enough about the staff. You can tell they all really enjoy their jobs. They go out of their way to make your stay a lasting memory. The guides are top notch. They made sure we saw everything. Very patient and knowledgeable. We would love to return one day!!! Don't hesitate for a minute if you are thinking of this tour operator. We went in the emerald season and saw everything we were hoping for.


Nkwali, August 2017

During our April 2017 safari, we stayed at the Luangwa River Lodge, a bush camp set up for us, and Nkwali Camp. All are Robin Pope properties. We'd been on three previous South African safaris, beginning in 1998 and the latest was 2009. In 2008 and 2009, we paid the fiddler for the ultimate luxury camps because they are known to have the best traversing areas. Well, what we learned is that they are focused on luxury at the expense of the game experience. When we were researching safaris for this latest trip, we looked for walking safaris and found out that the Zambian guides are the BEST in the world. Our guide at both the bush camp and Nkwali Camp was Braston. He has over 20 years of experience and very, very serious training (I think he said 4 years to get certified). He is simply, without a doubt, the best biologist we have ever met in our lives. We are both wildlife biologists with 40 years of experience and masters degrees. So, we know whereof we speak. The food at both bush camp

KG Crouch

Nkwali, August 2017

My husband and I started doing safaris in South Africa in 1998. In 2008 and then again in 2009, we stayed at two extreme high end South African safari camps/lodges. They were beautiful and fantastic in their own way, but the luxury experience was intended to outweigh the game experience. Robin Pope, including Luangwa River Camp has achieved a perfect balance in extreme comfort, very excellent food, and simply superb guiding. Our guide, Doudy, was one of the most knowledgeable biologists we have ever known, and by the way, we are both wildlife biologists with 40 years of experience and master's degrees. We saw so much, including four of the big five. Rhinos have been poached out of Zambia. Don't let that deter you...even if you see rhinos elsewhere their horns may have been removed. I can't recommend Robin Pope Safaris and the South Luangwa River Camp highly enough. It is an absolute certainty that we will return here again and again. It filled every square we have in terms of a safari

KG Crouch

Luangwa River Camp, August 2017

I spend a long weekend in June in the Stanley Lodge. Really enjoyed the Lodge - the staff at all levels were excellent and very friendly and at the same time discrete, the 3 walled rooms fabulous with a great view, the room service kept the (open) room very clean, the main lodge was very well laid out and decorated and the food great - and of course plenty to do. Had a great weekend and look forward to returning in the future.

Dave A

Stanley Safari Lodge, August 2017

I have visited Mkulumadzi Lodge twice and each time has been a dream! The accommodations are so divine with every detail thought through and accounted for! I have never stayed anywhere better! I highly recommend this spot to everyone looking for a glamorous stay on Safari! The drivers are experts and the staff feels like family! I will definitely be back here for a third visit!

Kaitlyn H

Mkulumadzi, August 2017

One of the best places for wildlife with elephants, lions, leopards walking through the camp and along the bar almost everyday. Heart warning Robin Pope hospitality from the staff and a welcome smile when you come back after each activity. Been there 4 times and its almost like home now. Camp allows game drives as well as walking safaris which are the best experience to get close to nature. Cant wait to go back later this year.....

Kanwar Juneja

Nsefu, August 2017

Pumulami was amazing. The mangers were very friendly and the food was brilliant. The villas were very big open spaces with 2 balconies. There were lots of activities to do. Snorkeling was great and a must do the fish were very colorful and the masks were great. They were a full face one and if you went underwater water wouldn't enter the breathing part. Visiting the village was a very good experience and boating Loyce's orphanage. They showed us how to make paper and tour around the building. The artwork they did was amazing. Tubing was really great fun and so was the sunset cruise. Hope to come back again!

Pumulani, August 2017

Tena tena had a lovely view from the bar of the river. All the rooms had an outdoor bathroom which was very nice. The tents felt more like a hotel room as it was extremely nice. Saw lots of animals on the games drive. We really enjoyed watching the hippos at sundown. Florence again was a brilliant hostess. Bertie (Bertrum) was wonderful guide. Always telling jokes and voicing what he thought the animals were dying to each other. Giving a thumbs up to passing monkeys and baboons. Bertie told us a really good story about hippo,fire and hare and why warthogs' tails stick up.

Tena Tena, August 2017

We stayed for 3 nights and it was amazing. The food was very good and quick. The rooms were very nice and provided bug repellent. It was really nice eating breakfast outside looking at the lake and we even saw some elephants crossing. Yona was an excellent guide who was very informative and friendly. Florence was a great hostess welcoming us the the camp. Definitely go there it's amazing

Luangwa River Camp, August 2017

Stanley safari lodge was excellent. The managers and staff were very friendly and efficient. The food was great. The room was very clean and tidy l and from the porch you could see the spray from the falls. Debi was our host and was very smiley and welcoming. Babbalon did a very good tour around the falls and wasn't Kate to pick us up from the airport. He helped us with our bags and took us the the lodge

Stanley Safari Lodge, August 2017

I absolutely love Mkulumadzi, it is one of my favourite places in Malawi if not the world - I went twice in my time in the country, only two months apart as i enjoyed it so much, the hospitality was wonderful; Dave and Tammy were great to talk to and spend time with, the rooms are excellent with stunning views, the food was the best i had in Malawi and the service was impeccable. The drives were always magnificent - Mustafa twice managed to find me Lions (amongst other similarly spectacular animals) so he has a 100% success rate with me and is an excellent, fun and knowledgable guide. I could not recommend this place highly enough - if you get the opportunity whilst you're in Malawi there is nowhere better to be.

Michael D

Mkulumadzi, September 2017

Awesome set up, great hosts, what a place to be. From the moment we arrived, after getting lost on they way, we were welcomed like we were home. The hosts were great, always interactive while at the same time giving us space to relax. The food, to Malawi's Standards, were exceptional. The rooms were spacious clean and fitted well in with today's needs. The wildlife were a bit scarce, but we still saw plenty, including lions. The guide was great and very knowledgeable, especially when it came to birds, clearly one of his passions. You will see us back sooner than later!

J De Reuck

Mkulumadzi, September 2017

We have traveled through Africa on self drive 17000 Km in 4 separate trips through 6 countries in the last 7 years. One week in South Luangwa nat. Park with Robin Pope Safaris was supposed to be the cherry on the cake for our 25. wedding anniversary. It was the best experience we ever had in every way, accommodation at Nkwali and Rivercamp, service, food, and of course the wildlife . Go there, it is a dream come true.

Silvia M

Nkwali, September 2017

Wonderful helpful staff, just the right amount of attention. After nine days in the bush at various safari lodges it was nice to finish the trip here. Quiet evening meals under the new African moon, you could enjoy the stars. Its a little way from the large resorts by the river bank. We went down for a sunset cruise, we felt really happy that we were returning to our quiet oasis higher up.Josh in particular was very helpful advising us on the wide array of activities available. Yes we would stay here again if we returned to Livingstone.

Nick S

Stanley Safari Lodge, September 2017

The situation of this camp on the bend in the river means that in many ways you could just sit and watch the world go by. Breakfast , lunch and dinner ! (all off which were great food and wine). We watched a battle between hippos and crocs over our lunch(the crocs lunch being a foolish antelope which fell into the river ) The rooms are bright and nicely set out, the original building;dings have been there a long time but they are modernised and well laid out. This section of the park is quite exclusive and rarely do you encounter any other tourists. Sightings were excellent of lion leopard hyena, night creatures such as bushy mongoose and civet. Well worth a few days stay . We will return.

Charles C

Nsefu, October 2017

Spent 12 nights doing Safari booked with Robin Pope. Had the most amazing time We stayed at Nkwali Camp, Nsefu Camp and Chiawa Camp. All lovely camps right on the river.. with lovely views and wildlife. Its like a posh hotel in the heart of Africa. All the staff are very friendly and the guides have some of the best we have ever come across. Such knowledge and make every effort to get you up close to animals while respecting them at same time. One of the best things about the Robin Pope set up is that the places are small and intimate. You have your own guide and normally on your own for the drives or with just several other people. The attention to detail in every aspect is amazing. During our transfers from lodge to lodge and flights there was always someone ready there to meet us and guide through customs when required. I had always dreamed about visiting Africa and without a doubt our trip lived up to my dreams and more.

Mandy B

General, October 2017

We stayed here for 3 nights booked with Robin Pope had an amazing time. The round huts you stay in are lovely looking out to the river.. elephants, hippos and monkeys all around. The guides are excellent .. Julius was our guide and he was great. Saw lots of animals and have some great photos. Ruth was our host and she was very friendly! She organised for us to do a walking safari as well which was fun and unexpected Food was amazing... a big thank you to the chefs. Sundowners at Sunset was lovely... a tradition in Africa it seems

Mandy B

Nsefu, October 2017

We stayed here for two nights at the start of our 12 day african sarfari. Just a few huts for people to stay so very intimate. They are lovely and big with lots of space. Open fronted so great views eith monkeys all around. Our guide was Shady who was great and showed us lots of wildlife. It was a great start to a wonderful trip. Candle night dinners under the trees at night, breakfast by the fire, and sundowners watching the sun set. Fantastic wildlife.... want more could you want....from a trip of a lifetime.

Mandy B

Nkwali, October 2017

The camp is so fabulous, the team are an absolute delight. Thank you so much John, Milo, Davie, Wellie, Whisky and the rest of the crew! Upon arrival we had elephants welcome us in the camp (the beginning of a dream experience). Each meal was just delicious and so fresh! The tents were luxury and so clean, the beds 5 star comfortable. Our first game drive we came across a 12 strong lion pride stalking a buffalo herd (between us have been on many Africa trips and never seen anything like this). John and Milo and incredible hosts and one could listen to Johns stories for hours around the campfire. This place is not to be missed!!!!! We shall all be back!


John's Camp, October 2017

Many years ago, I proposed to my wife on a Robin Pope mobile safari. We decided to return again for our 20th anniversary, this time with our two teenage daughters in tow. Needless to say, expectations were exceedingly high. In short, we were absolutely delighted with what turned out to be a holiday of a life time. That's saying something from people who have travelled extensively worldwide and been on safari before. We did a day's walking on foot, which was a fantastic experience. However, we decided to mainly stick with vehicles on this occasion and base ourselves at the "permanent" camps given our last family safari was over 10 year's ago in Sabi Sands and we had limited time. (Will need to do a proper mobile safari again next time.) We stayed at Tena Tena and Nkwali for a total of 5 nights. The quality of the game viewing was simply incredible. This included multiple leopard sightings with an actual kill in progress at night via an ambush of a baboon troop. Viewed on our o

Scott Foster

General, October 2017

A memorable trip exploring Malawis gems


Picture it: 5:00 am breakfast on the river bank, an open fire where toast gets turned, and scrambled eggs are whipped up... just as light creeps over the horizon accompanied by honking hippos. The Nsefu team go all out - both in camp and when searching for leopard, Pel's Fishing Owls and the like. Brunches and dinners satisfy the fussiest of pallets. Each rondavel is impeccable as is the outdoor bathroom. One could not wish for a better camp to take in the best of Zambia's hospitality.

Well done Robin Pope, your camps are outstanding.

Jocelyn K

Nsefu, September 2017

This place is amazing! We had lovely meals and a perfect stay!! The staff are great and couldn't do enough for us :) Definitely want to return and will tell everyone all about it! The villas are perfect too.

Harriet, Jess, Ali and Ashrah - UK and Malawi

Pumulani, June 2017

Pumulani is a special place in a wonderful setting, BUT it is the people that make it amazing!!
Thank you for your kindness, warmth and attentive service.

Jon - London, UK

Pumulani, August 2017

My family and I had a very wonderful and memorable experience at Mkulumadzi during the last holiday season. Erik and the entire team at the lodge were wonderful. The food was great and the game drive unforgettable experience.

Elias M, Malawi

Mkulumadzi, January 2017

Seeing the National Park in the Emerald Season was a real treat and such a contrast with our usual Dry Season experience. It is our favourite place to visit and we are already planning our next trip in 2018.

Graeme B, UK

River Journeys, February 2017

Mana pools – one of Africa’s finest walking destinations

John Stevens, Safari guide extraordinaire

John's Camp,

What a wonderful place! The kind and friendly staff made our stay really unforgettable. A good way to start into 2017!

Wolfgang G, Germany

Pumulani, January 2017

Liuwa is a treat for all the senses...

Claire, UK


Nkwali is in a beautiful position on the bank of the river. Our accommodation was such a surprise-a huge beautifully made bed in the centre of a thatched hut situated well away from neighbouring huts. Staff at the camp were without exception friendly and helpful.

Sandra H, UK

Nkwali, September 2016

Thank you Pumulani for a wonderful time. This place is amazing and a peaceful getaway. The service was excellent, very friendly staff. We have truly enjoyed our time here

Kondwani J, Malawi

Pumulani, September 2016

This was another excellent camp and from our perspective the best camp of our holiday!

Rosalyn H, UK

Tena Tena, August 2016

We were delighted to have chosen this Lodge and would recommend it most highly.

Ian S, UK

Stanley Safari Lodge, August 2016

This was a very memorable experience! We walked between the two excellently located camps with our guide Braston, whose guiding skills are exceptional, whilst Chris the scout kept us safe. The whole bush camp experience was wonderful and faultless. We appreciate very much the efforts of the whole team involved in the operation of looking after us, and moving the camp from one location to the next.

Keith M, UK

Luangwa Bush Camping, August 2016

What an experience!
The camps were brilliantly organized and nothing was too much trouble. Alfred and the team produced wonderful food.

June H, UK

The Mobile Walking Safari, June 2016

This was our second stay at Nkwali. We loved every aspect of the experience. All the staff at the camp are exceptionally helpful and professional. Special thanks go to our main guide Chris and our walking guides Jacob and Nyambe.

Annette S, UK

Nkwali, June 2016

The perfect place to relax and chill out after a long safari. Fantastic location with stunning views over the lake, beautiful appointed villas, very friendly and attentive staff and great food. Just wish we would stay for longer!

Philippa and Bob G, UK

Pumulani, June 2016

I have been to Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda, all wonderful place's, but what i loved most about Zambia is the remoteness, seeing more animal's then people, it's just packed with wildlife, and you can go day's before you saw another vehicle.... and have to reiterate how lovely the Zambian people are!

Jill S - UK

Nsefu, June 2016

This was our first visit to Zambia. What a great experience. The game viewing was extraordinary (more plains animals than we have seen before, and a lot of lions & leopards, hippos, buffalos, and elephants). Our guide (Chilumba) was excellent. The Manager, Chef, and Staff treated us like royalty. We will be returning, and recommending Luangwa River Camp to our friends.

Lloyd S, UK

Luangwa River Camp, May 2016

It was magical being in South Luangwa again. My first visit was 1989, then 2000 and now 16 years later - each time the high standard at Robin Pope does not change and there is a wonderful feeling of going home and being made to feel special. Christabel was an excellent hostess and Daudi was very friendly. They both give the Camp a nice feel. The food at River Camp was delicious - which I understand is a combination of good cooking and Christabel’s influence on the menu.

Elizabeth H, UK

Luangwa River Camp, April 2016

We had a fantastic stay at Pumulani. Christelle & Josh did everything to please us, very high level of hospitality, the staff was wonderful and accommodation superb. Thanks for the wonderful stay, but also our admiration for Loyce, for what she does for the children in the village.

Lidith D, Germany

Pumulani, April 2016

Nsefu was always my favourite and it has retained that special magic of remoteness and understatement. Sebastian who was managing the camp was a professional and charming host with a relaxed courtesy and humour, and our guide, Braston was
endlessly energetic and informative without ever being patronising.

Jenny H, UK

Nsefu, February 2016

The staff: Kiki, Shannon, Thomas (our guide) and the rest of the team looked after us very well and provided some unexpected treats. The location is excellent with wild life, mostly elephant, baboon and monkey, wondering through the camp at close range.

Malcolm B, UK

Nkwali, December 2015

Beautiful place and great food! We also really loved the guide and his professionalism!

Alex D, Malawi

Mkulumadzi, October 2015

I felt truly immersed in the environment in this camp. The service, the meals, the guiding and the rooms were excellent.

Anne D, UK

Nsefu, August 2015

The location is stunning and the facilities are top notch. The lodge was very quiet during our stay, so the atmosphere was somewhat low-key, but that is not to detract from the helpfulness and friendliness of the Managers and Staff.

Susan D, UK

Pumulani, September 2015

I loved Tena Tena, this being my first ever safari I couldn't have wished for a better start. The staff were all brilliant especially Christabel and our guide Nyambe. The tents were clean and extremely comfortable. the guides were very knowledgeable and entertaining. The food was delicious and very healthy, and they catered for my dietary requirements superbly.

Clare G, UK

Tena Tena, August 2015

The hospitality and elegance of our serving staff Loti and Felix was outstanding, and the kitchen chef Nixon world class. We were extremely lucky to have had Obi as our guide. He has a deep knowledge of the park, the animals, their favorite locations at different times, and the ecosystem. Furthermore, he is a great teacher who taught us much about animals and plants.

Andreas H, UK

Robin's House, July 2015

The camp was run in an efficient but relaxed and unobtrusive manner; Harriet and Fred were a great team along with the rest of the staff.

Alan M, UK

Nkwali, July 2015

We spent an amazing night at Pumulani. Everything was really nice and the view from our villa is absolutely stunning. The walk to the nearby villages was a memorable one. We would have liked to spend more time here!

Laura and Jone, Finland

Pumulani, July 2015

This is a beautiful, peaceful place. We enjoyed the hospitality and joyfulness of the staff.

Andreas H, UK

Stanley Safari Lodge, July 2015

Mkulumazi was absolutely stunning and highly recommended.

Natalie S, UK

Mkulumadzi, July 2015

There is so much to love about Tena Tena. The location, the guides, Cristobel, and the tents were all superb. There was a certain ambience at this camp that held the most appeal to me. Everyone seemed very happy and relaxed while still remaining professional and safety minded. This was my second stay at a Robin Pope camp, so I knew generally what to expect.

Pamela H, UK

Tena Tena, June 2015

The lodge was exceptional. The food was excellent. They do not offer a choice of menu, but if they are offering something you don’t like, they will make something special for you. would highly recommend this lodge. It is lovely and the staff has been very well trained.

Mary B, Malawi

Stanley Safari Lodge, April 2015

Robin’s house was amazing. Obi and his crew need to be praised for the wonderful service that they gave to us. We felt like VIP’s.

Mel W, UK

Robin's House, März 2015

South Luangwa in the emerald season! What could be finer?! Nkwali is a very well run and comfortable camp. We have nothing but praise for everyone there who helped make our stay extremely pleasant and comfortable, especially the excellent and charming hostess, Christabelle!

Alastair N, UK

Nkwali, February 2015

The camp itself is very comfortable and we were well looked after by Bertram and his team. No vehicles, so all walking and boating - so very peaceful and soothing.

Alastair N, UK

Nsefu, February 2015

We had a wonderful time at Mkulumadzi. Liwonde is a very good guide and an excellent driver. I commend him greatly. The lodge is amazing – congratulations to your team for having such a well maintained and appointed lodge!

Sam Singh - Malawi

Mkulumadzi, January 2015

This is one of the best holiday experiences you could ever hope for. The house and setting are breath taking. We had wonderful safari trips into the park with our superb guide (Keke) and saw lots of animals very close up including leopard and lions. Best of all though were the wonderfully friendly staff and the superb food. If you go to one place in Africa make sure this is it.

David K - UK

Luangwa Safari House, January 2015

This safari offers the perfect mix for any family

Family Safari with RPS,

Our honeymoon was kicked off with a 4 night stay at Pumulani lodge. This was an amazing introduction to Malawi and we managed to relax and enjoy the magnificent views from the lodge. The staff really should be commended as they did what they could to accommodate us and made us feel very special with private dinners and bubbly etc. Thank you for an amazing holiday.

The Rothbarths

Pumulani, December 2014

The walking safari was just what I was looking for. Great group of trekkers, and a super staff. I'd like to find something for them to improve upon, but I can't - they've obviously been doing this a long time, and know how to make the mobile safari work.

Donald S - UK

The Mobile Walking Safari, September 2014

A unique opportunity to have an extended mobile walking safari inclusive of a night under the stars.


An memorable safari combining some of the best locations in South Luangwa National Park.

Bush Camping Safari,

The perfect balance of romance, relaxation, adventure, and indulgence.

RPS Honeymoon Trail,

We were so privileged to spend time in the bush with knowledgeable and passionate guides and to learn about the wildlife and the environment. I also loved how warmly everyone treated my teenage son. His 15th birthday at Nsefu was his best ever, and he will be a fan of Braston's for life, telling people how his Zambian friend taught him how to drive. Hannah and her team made him a great birthday cake and he will never forget the experience.

The Fitzgeralds - UK

Nsefu, June 2014

Polly and her team were fabulous hosts and made us feel very welcome. It was special as we felt as if we were not just being welcomed into their workplace but being welcomed into their home.

Jack Nayler and Jodie Philo - UK

Luangwa River Camp, June 2014

The lodges are fabulous, with views over the river and South Luangwa national park, a lovely communal area and fire to warm you for a light breakfast / pre/post dinner drinks. The wildlife was fantastic - wild dogs, leopards, and lions a plenty. The team were all very friendly, knowledgeable, and fun to chat with over dinner / lunch.

Nick and Aimee Warner -UK

Nkwali, May 2014

We really enjoyed our stay and Daudi was a great host and Thomas a fantastic guide. Shame we could only stay one night in the end.

The Todds

Nkwali, April 2014

Efficient friendly staff, fabulous setting and lovely accommodation.

Gillian Pearson –UK

Mkulumadzi, March 2014

What a fabulous place!!! The house is beautiful, the staff friendly, efficient and great with children. The location was amazing. I cannot say enough good things about Luangwa Safari House and Jacob, our guide.

Kerstin Lien and Family

Luangwa Safari House, March 2014

Nkwali was as magical as my husband and I remembered it to be. Again the staff were delightful. Christabel and Nikki couldn't have done more to make our stay absolutely wonderful. They even organised a surprise lunch in the Bush . We just didn't want to leave South Luangwa! The scenery is breathtakingly beautiful and Robin Pope Safari staff make the game drives and the whole experience unforgettable with their incredible knowledge of animals and fauna . We just loved it!

The Scott Family – UK

Nkwali, March 2014

As a long-time follower of RPS (having been a couple of years behind Robin at Falcon College), I have always wanted to do the River Journeys ever since it was launched. I have been to a number of countries in Africa over the years and like most, usually visit in the dry months, so was keen to visit it during the wet and I must say everything about the trip more than surpassed my expectations.

Michael Worthington – UK

River Journeys, February 2014

I recently stayed with my wife Helen at Luangwa River Camp, Nsefu and Nkwali.
We had a fantastic trip in the Emerald Season. The staff at all three camps were exemplary, and the guides – Sebastian, Bertrand and Braston – made the whole experience very memorable.

Thank you for all your work and the great co-ordination, which puts Robin Pope head-and-shoulders above its competitors.

Tim Burt - UK

River Journeys, February 2014

From game viewing experiences, tours of coffee/tea estates, historical tours, shopping in local markets, tracking the elusive rhino to relaxing on the beautiful shores of Lake Malawi, there will not be a dull moment with this safari.


The accommodation is the best I have personally stayed in during my 5 1/2 stint in Malawi. The family room is beautifully designed with a spacious and comfortable lounge area that literally opens out to a wonderful view of a set of rapids rolling down the Mkulumadzi river. The bedrooms provide equally wonderful and open views and as mentioned in several other reviews the air conditioning system is ingenious and very effective. It's an amazing place that has people working for it who will do everything they can to make your stay a very memorable one.

Richard Ellis - Malawi

Mkulumadzi, January 2014

Stanley Lodge itself was fantastic. Clara and Rob were very professional and their customer relation skills second to none. All members of staff were friendly and efficient and no request was too great. The kitchen produced culinary delights for lunch and dinner every day and catered extremely well for people's dietary requirements. A fellow guest was gluten, dairy intolerant and a vegetarian too, I was totally impressed by the meals prepared for him.

Sue Alves - Malawi

Stanley Safari Lodge, December 2013

Very professional team both in the camp and on safari.

David Myers - UK

The Mobile Walking Safari, November 2013

Tena Tena was the ideal place to spend the last 3 days of my safari experience, an elegant camp set by the river with 6 guest tents.

Elizabeth (Betsy) Caney - UK

Tena Tena, October 2013

I was the only guest during my stay and I was treated like a rock star. My intrepid guide Sebastian bent over backwards to accommodate my questions and preferences. My room was spacious luxurious and cosy. The food was excellent and carefully prepared -- the morning porridge was a great touch. All in all, a phenomenal way to start my Luangwa adventure.

Stuart Spencer

Luangwa River Camp, October 2013

The chalets are spacious and luxurious and you have a fantastic view from the camp at and over the river. All people at the camp are friendly and helpful and the food was not only very good but also imaginative!

Dr Ulrich Hoehner - UK

Luangwa River Camp, September 2013

Wonderful accommodation and food, excellent and welcoming hosts. Guides very knowledgeable. Walks and game drives really informative and enjoyable.

Michael Earl - UK

Mkulumadzi, September 2013

Superb setting for the lodge. Beautiful spacious accommodation, lovely view over the lake. Guides and all staff were excellent, really welcoming and friendly. Overall, excellent level of service.

Michael Earl - UK

Pumulani, September 2013

The accommodation hit just the right note between great comfort and fitting in with its surroundings, the food was excellent, and the standard of guiding impressive. Jessica did a brilliant job of managing everyone, providing a very relaxed - but efficient - atmosphere. And then, of course, the animals! Having arrived with the knowledge that this was certainly no zoo with guaranteed sightings, they were all most accommodating, with the exception of the invisible hyenas! To see a leopard deciding that a porcupine represented a few prickles too far was an unforgettable experience.
> So thank you to everyone who helped to make our first safari so memorable.

Christine Johnson - UK

Tena Tena, August 2013

Our guide, Bertram, was outstanding. He was very knowledgeable and suited us well as he was happy to find good spots then just sit and wait and watch and enjoy the wildlife - for up to an hour at a time.

There is so much wildlife to see and numerous beautiful spots not far from the camp

Adele Anderson - UK

Tena Tena, August 2013

Well the cases are unpacked, the passports away (how sad) but how happy we are with memories of our superb holiday (we have agreed that it was our best ever). We wanted to thank you sincerely for your wonderful hospitality and the great experiences you gave us, we are very grateful to you and for the fact we chose to come to you! We are enjoying looking at our photos and re-living the memories. Thank you so much, please say hello to Bertram and the team

Ricahrd and Lindsey Stevenson - UK

Tena Tena, August 2013

5/5 in all areas. Great lodge, superb food and hospitality, caring staff, dedicated game guides and a very nice couple running it!

The Aronsons - Malawi

Mkulumadzi, August 2013

A great start to our holiday in a camp with a lovely atmosphere - the sevice was very good and our guide, Julius, was excellent

The Frenchs - UK

Tena Tena, August 2013

This camp was magical. The bar, dining area and breakfast area on the riverbank were stunningly beautiful, but the critical factor that enabled us to enjoy this camp and its location so much was the staff; attentive, caring, professional and great fun. Special mention for Jessica, our host, who was superb on every level and whose company we enjoyed immensely.

Ultimately its all about the wildlife though and we are indebted to the patience, skill, knowledge and great humour of Nyambe, our guide for 3 days. The game drive and walking safari experiences were humbling, enthralling, extraordinary and basically beyond my range of superlatives.

The Linnells

Tena Tena, July 2013

Outstanding wildlife and wonderful walks. The camp was super - lovely people, excellent food . I didn't think it could get better but this was the best - to stand 50 metres from a curious bull Giraffe was amazing and we also saw elephant close up and a buffalo herd.

Bill Turner - UK

Tena Tena, July 2013

The game drives day and night were outstanding with two different leopards everyday, lions and a multitude of other animals.

Ian Anderson - UK

Nsefu, July 2013

Tena Tena was the third stop on our trip to South Luangwa, and the staff, the food and the location were just as excellent as they had been at Nsefu and Nkwali. Tena Tena felt more private than the other two camps.The tents are spaced very generously along the river bank with great views of the Luangwa, and the trees between the tents made us feel like we had this place just to ourselves.

Detlef Schumann - Germany

Tena Tena, July 2013

Everything was superb, your hospitality, food and accommodation.
A special thanks to you Chris for your amazing knowledge from insects to elephants, plants and trees. We were both impressed with you. We've been on many game drives in SA and Botswana and learnt more from you than anywhere else. Just a pity the Baboon spider wouldn't come out of its hole!

The Spoolders - South Africa

Mkulumadzi, July 2013

Tena Tena a Robin Pope camp has been recently moved to a new location. The camp is new and clean with a wonderful staff.

Large prides of lions are easily seen. The highlight of the camp was watching a group of five lions eating a cape buffalo. I would highly recommend Robin Pope camps with a well run staff.

Patricia Kellmann - UK

Tena Tena, July 2013

This is a very nice and intimate lodge and was the perfect place to end our holiday!

Rita Wittmann - UK

Stanley Safari Lodge, May 2013

Absolutely loved our stay! The kids loved Obi and said he was fantastic!

Baker/ Kerrigan Family - Zambia

Robin's House, April 2013

A very good ending to almost two weeks in the bush in a lovely part of Africa. All the staff at Nkwali ensured a really pleasant stay.

William Thorne - UK

Nkwali, March 2013

All of the staff at Nkwali were very good but in particular my guide Julius and the camp hostess Christobel. They really made me feel at home as a single traveller.

Stephen Richmond - UK

Nkwali, March 2013

The Team, Obi and Christabel were very good. They went out of their way to look after me.

Alan Palmer - UK

Robin's House, March 2013

Service always with a smile. Game scene is very good, with both sides of river productive. The guide Braston knowledgeable and scout good. Definitely a return visit candidate!

Alan Palmer - UK

Nsefu, March 2013

it was absolutely fantastic! The travel arrangements worked perfectly. The location, standards and staff at the camp were all excellent. As I like cake a lot, I was happy to hear the drums sound several times a day summoning us for more and more delicious food laid on by the camp cooks. Our room was very was so cool that the animals could literally wonder in. You could sit inside the room and Monkeys would walk almost right up to you. As a big Monkey fan, this was basically my idea of heaven. The Safaris themselves were amazing. I saw so many animals - Lions, Leopards, Giraffe, Zebra, Buffalo, Empala, Bush Buck, Water Buck, Kudu, Warthogs, Elephants, Crocodiles, Hippos - the list is almost endless! It was brilliant to have such experienced and interesting guides too. Myself and Barbara certainly learned a lot about the animals, the trees and how they fitted in with the local traditions and culture. It was also nice and hot so that was a bonus and something we were happy to en

Dr Jamie Fair - Scotland

Nkwali, March 2013

Braston, Isaac and all other staff made sure everything went well during my stay of 4 nights.

William Thorne - UK

Nsefu, March 2013

We would like to congratulate your staff from Mkulumadzi in Malawi. Our regret is that we only stayed two days. The rooms, table, decoration everything is absolutely perfect!
On the advice of Emma and Chris, next year we hope to be back to visit one of your camps in Zambia.

Jean-Marie Brun - France

Mkulumadzi, January 2013

Our second visit as great as our first, our grandsons couldn't stop saying "awesome"!

Barry Brown and family - Malawi

Mkulumadzi, December 2012

First, but I'm sure not our last visit to Mkulumadzi. A very wet and wild game drive. Thank you for the excellent parka's and the great boat ride.

Chad, Tracey, Accacia and Ilana Morse - Malawi

Mkulumadzi, October 2012

We have recently returned from a wonderful safari adventure in Zambia. Our first lodge was Nsefu, what a beautiful place, we were looked after extremely well by Winston, Polly and our guide Kanga was exceptional. We have done several safaris in Africa over the years and Kanga was one of the best guides we have ever had.

Vicky and Mike King - UK

Nsefu, October 2012

Mkulumadzi was the highlight of our trip. This is the best run lodge we have ever been to. The continued attention to detail was fabulous. The quality and presentation of the food was amazing.

The Robinsons - UK

Mkulumadzi, October 2012

Robin Pope Safaris was the perfect balance of romance, relaxation, adventure, and indulgence for our honeymoon. We could be as lazy or ambitious as we wanted and the staff was always at the ready to help make the day's dreams come true.

Mike and Ann Howard - USA

Honeymoon Safari, September 2012

We will definitely go to Mkulumadzi again! The experience with the lions and elephants was unforgettable!

Andre Horak - Malawi

Mkulumadzi, September 2012

Luangwa River Camp - Trudy was a great host and it was particularly refreshing to have a plunge pool at the lodge.

The McKendricks - UK

Luangwa River Camp, September 2012

Our guide Braston was excellent; he particularly had very good customer care skills and was very considerate when driving around bushes and trees etc. His assistant with the light Kelvin was also extremely good company. All in all we very much enjoyed our time at Nsefu most of all on our trip.

The Davies - UK

Nsefu, September 2012

Luangwa Safari House is gorgeous and the view amazing. But what set Robin Pope's house aside was the talent of our guide Kanga who explained to us everything about birds, mammals, stars. We saw giraffe, zebras, hyenas and leopards (5 in one day! How talented is our guide!). James, our host, also looked after all of us very nicely and even baby sat the girls who got tired one afternoon.

The Baroudels - UK

Luangwa Safari House, August 2012

Some fantastic food and warm welcome at Pumulani. The villas are gigantic and so well decorated, with an amazing view on the lake. The sunsets were magnificent (especially from your bath in your gigantic villa, with a glass in your hand!). We went for a walk in the villages nearby and it was a good reality check for the kids but again some warm welcome from all.

The Baroudels - UK

Pumulani, August 2012

Tena Tena is in a very interesting area, good for walking and game driving accompanied by knowledgeable, competent guides.

The Hughes - UK

Tena Tena, September 2012

We had a great time. Lovely place! We will certainly go back to Mkulumadzi very soon!

Michael and Shabnam Hubbe - Malawi

Mkulumadzi, July 2012

The position of Luangwa River Camp is amazing and our room could not have been more comfortable. I do not think I have ever seen such a spectacular bathroom. Sebastian and his team went out of their way to ensure we had a good time.

The Bainbridges - UK

Luangwa River Camp, July 2012

The guides at Nkwali were top notch. The staff accommodated an all-day safari which was terrific!

Lisa Hagerman

Nkwali, UK, July 2012

What a great time we had and what wonderful staff man Nsefu & Nkwali. Last year we were sitting having tapas in Madrid and an English man told us if we were going to Africa we must visit your camps. A job well done and the close encounters with the wildlife made it all the more interesting!

Rod and Vicky Bradshaw - Australia

Nsefu, July 2012

At Nkwali, The camp, the guides, the food were all as good as before and more than matched our expectations. Our guide, Kanga, went out of his way to find us the birds and animals that we wanted to view and photograph. Kiki and his team couldn't have been kinder and we now look upon them as friends rather than staff at the camp.

Roger and June Harper

Nkwali, June 2012

At Nsefu our guide Braston was very good and worked very hard at finding interesting game for us to view. He was always willing, full of fun and very helpful.

Roger and June Harper - UK

Nsefu, June 2012

The experience was beyond anything we have ever done.The atmosphere very cozy and intimate, the guides were superb, food delicious, and the game viewing was awesome. I got to fulfill my dream, to see a pack of African Wild dogs hunt!

Johanne and Hilchen - South Africa

Luangwa River Camp, June 2012

Our 4th visit to our favourite camp, Nsefu. It is friendly and relaxed with great guiding and the staff are excellent. They made my 70th birthday very special.

George Ellis - UK

Nsefu, June 2012

We have recently returned from an amazing safari with RPS. We stayed at Nkwali, Luangwa River Camp and Tena Tena and the service we received was 100%. We are avid safari goers and have stayed in a lot of properties over the years; our experience with RPS was second to none. Service, Guiding, food, accommodation was all FANTASTIC!

Paula and Thomas - UK

Luangwa River Camp, June 2012

As usual, we think the Liuwa Plain is one of the most delightful areas we have ever seen. highlights included not one but TWO wild dog kills (one possibly combined with hyenas), following two side striped jackals really closely for a long time, a visit to a hyena den early in the morning watching female hyenas with their six, later seven puppies for an hour or two followed by a super BUSH BREAKFAST cooked by Alfred and assistants.

The Barretts - UK

1365151834, June 2012

We had a fabulous time here at Mkulumadzi. We saw Zebra, Waterbuck, Buffalo, Nyala, Impala, Elephants and so many birds. It really has been superb.

The Girls from Glasgow (Suzanne Thompson, Jan Duke and Julia Harrison) - Scotland

Mkulumadzi, March/April 2012

Wow! A wonderful place Mkulumadzi is. A fantastic room and a view of the river. Lovely food and service second to none. Thank you very much for a stay we will never forget.

Sue and Bryan Bates - U.K.

Mkulumadzi, April 2012

What a wonderful piece of paradise. Mkulumadzi is an extremely relaxing place where we could totally unwind. Thank you!!

Natasha Saunders - Malawi

Mkulumadzi, March 2012

Game drives, walks and particularly spectacular sundowners at Nkwali! The staff and food were wonderful and I would recommend anyone to visit this area in the Emerald season. We did feel we couldn't visit Zambia without an insight into local life. We visited Kawazi Village, joined the children for lessons in school, visited the medical clinic on mother and baby health check day and sampled some of the local food. Nkwali is a friendly camp with great staff, wonderful atmosphere and everything you would expect for the perfect safari experience.

Liz Treadway - UK

Nkwali, Feb 2012

We visited Zambia for the first time and weren't disappointed. We stayed at Nsefu camp in South Luangwa for our first 3 nights where we experienced river safaris and walking in the bush, and spent one morning tracking a leopard!
Nsefu is a lovely camp with very pretty traditional properties. Nsefu has a magical feel and has to be in the best location in the whole valley. I would highly recommend it.

Liz Treadway - UK

Nsefu, Feb 2012

We had a most wonderful stay at Mkulumadzi!

Simon and Lucy O'Nell - Malawi

Mkulumadzi, January 2012

Happy Christmas, what a treat to come back to Mkulumadzi, and what a Christmas we had. Thank Mark, Jenna and the team for your wonderful hospitality and game drives. Wishing you all a very happy new year!

Di and Dave Grimes - Malawi

Mkulumadzi, December 2011

We had always heard that Africa gets under your skin and our magical time here at Luangwa Safari House proved this to be true. Our experiences simply could not have occurred without Irene, Jacob, Hawk, Peter 31, Emmanuel, Edward, Moses, Simon, John and the others "behind the scenes". Thank you, thank you! We all have a lump in our throats this morning of our departure... We will be back.

Debbie Hoban - UK

Luangwa Safari House, August 2011

Nsefu: Our favourite camp, Daudi was a perfect host and his staff were exceptional. The setting of the camp was amazing and Sebastian was a fantastic guide. A very close encounter with elephants in the camp was the highlight. Felt thoroughly comfortable in this expectionally well organised camp. Great stuff!

Mrs A. Dudley - UK

Nsefu, July 2011

Pumulani: Such a treat despite the slightly disappointing weather. Rooms were so well maintained and luxurious. The staff were willing to fit anything into your time table which was great. The casual nature of the beach facilities was fantastic and made such a change! We had a great few days here kayaking, cycling and walking. The efforts of the hotel to improve the lives of local people was appreciated, as was selling the beautiful products by Lois in the shop. The food wasn’t amazing but the location of the resort was phenomenal. Take me back!

Mrs A. Dudley - UK

Pumulani, July 2011

Most luxurious accommodation and very good atmosphere at Nkwali. The food was exceptional. The guiding was totally brilliant. Was there anything that Victor did not know, and his knowledge and understanding of the animals and the bush was shared with us with thoughtful charm. Kiki and Zebron who manage the camp were excellent as was Harriet our hostess.

Jane Cholmeley - UK

Nkwali, July 2011

So fantastically well organised, we felt so privileged to be in the wild with such a interesting and absorbing guide. Food and little things such as hot water bottles were exceptional.

Mrs A. Dudley - UK

Luangwa Bush Camping, July 2011

Tena Tena has just as high a standard as Nkwali. Bertram, the manager and Julius, our guide, were superb. The food was of restaurant quality and the atmosphere friendly. Once again the guiding was world class, not just identifying the animals and birds but learning about their behaviour.

Jane Cholmeley - UK

Tena Tena, June 2011

A remote experience that you will remember and will have you craving for more. Liuwa Plains, the ideal safari experience - we have to go back!

Graeme Bell - UK

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We have had a wonderful short stay here at Luangwa House and were treated like royalty. Our thanks go the the lovely, conscientious staff who made our stay memorable and increased our desire to come back. Irene, Jacob, Sandwe, Edward, Simon and Peter were all great at their jobs and made our stay such a success. Thank you so much.

Janet and Sinclair Gould - Australia

Luangwa Safari House, June 2011

We just have one word to describe the experience "Spectacular". The lions coming right next to the pool was icing on the cake!! 15 elephants on the same day all around the house made us feel that we were right in the bush in a lovely house!! Irene, Kanga and Sandwe were spectacular hosts. Simon and his team in the kitchen were splendid in making great food all through our stay.
Thank you Robin Pope Safaris for making our stay in Zambia special.

The Sharna Family- Zambia

Family Safaris, June 2011

It has been a privilege to stay here. So much happens in a single day. Life is worth living - and we have been spoilt with superb attention from all the staff here - Irene, Jacob, Sandwe, Edward and others. We will take may special memories home - walking and learning from Jacob, seeing the young female leopard at midday: watching the yellow baboons feeding around the deck: enjoying marvellous meals and long siestas. Before the "long siesta" we hope to be back in the South Luangwa.

Mervyn and Anne Chappel - Australia

Luangwa Safari House, June 2011

Freddy was outstanding! We had our most fruitful night drive with him because he never let an opportunity get away. We were fortunate to get a very real & valuable & detailed wildlife and ecology education from Victor; it enriched our whole trip.

Susan Fortunow and Jan Kelley - USA

Nkwali, June 2011

We chose to start our safari at Pumulani and this worked very well, we were soon in holiday mode. The highlight for us were the charming staff, they are quite simply exceptional. They all went out of their way to make sure that our stay was something special. The villas are exceptional, luxurious, stylish and comfortable, and the views of the wonderful Lake Malawi from our villa (number six) were breath taking. A great strength is the variety of activities on offer. We very much enjoyed the village walk with Luckio and would highly recommend it, we felt welcome, that we were not interfering and in no way was the visit staged or artificial. Likewise, the nature walk with Glen and kayaking back, snorkelling with the cichlids and spotting the otters were highlights. The sunset outings on the beautiful Dhow are also highly to be recommended. Finally, the incredible stargazer telescope gave us wonderful views of Saturn.

Justin Mason

Pumulani, June 2011

There is nothing to beat South Luangwa.

Les Ruhrmund - South Africa

Nkwali, June 2011

Everything about the trip was well thought out. The people, especially our guide Obi at Robin House is an amazing guide and a wonderful and thoughtful person. Obi is a treasure. We were impressed and pleased to find that most of the people in camp positions were local.

Rebecca and Scott Rothney - Zambia

Robin's House, June 2011

We actually stayed in Robin's House next door to Nkwali as a small family group. House simple but very comfortable looking out over the Luangwa with our own guide and staff. Game drives and walk very enjoyable.

Mr Edmondson - UK

Robin's House, May 2011

Bertram was absolutely our best friend for four days. If we wanted to see it, he found it and more.

Connie Morrell - USA

Tena Tena, May 2011

The sense of remoteness and genuine safari experience found in South Luangwa was pure delight. The camp managers, staff and guides were superb, Worlds away from the over commercial and crowded venues of Kenya and Tanzania. At Nkwali, Kanga's enthusiastic nature and knowledge made for wonderful game drives day and night

Connie Morrell - USA

Nkwali, May 2011

Luangwa Safari House was beyond our expectations! The staff, the food, the location and especially the host, Jacob (let's see what mother nature has for us today!).

The Clare Family: UK

Luangwa Safari House, April 2011

We have had a wonderful three nights here at the house. I have to pinch myself to be sure it's real. The game drives with Jacob have been great, not only amazing during off-road, but expert bush-eyes which spotted leopards on 2 consecutive days. The highlight being the second occasion when we got to see a leopard up a tree devouring an Impala she had killed and dragged up the same tree (judging from the state and smell of the carcass!). Delighted to see so many elephants too, even grazing right outside the house. The boys (Harry - 15, Eddie 12 and Ollie - 10) have really enjoyed themselves - this will be a very special memory for them, perhaps more so as they get older and fully realise just how special this place is and how fortunate they are to have been here. I doubt we'll ever be able to top Luangwa Safari House.

The Philips Family - UK

Luangwa Safari House, April 2011

The river safaris were magical, as was the walk to see the breeding colony of yellow billed storks. The staff worked very hard to look after us and I was very touched by the pride with which Isaac presented our food every day.

This was our first experience of Zambia, and Kiki and the team made it memorable. The skill with which they operate the camp and the levels of professionalism in their hospitality outrank most 5 star hotels I've stayed in. The logistics of looking after us and feeding us so far from 'civilisation' are complex and we do not underestimate the supreme effort that RPS have to put in to make it all run so smoothly. The staff were at all times friendly, willing and efficient, above and beyond the call of duty. Our guide Kanga was very good and went to endless trouble to find us animals and birds. The surprise sundowner on our last night was very, very special.

June Harper - UK

River Journeys, March 2011

What a beautiful place to spend may first day in Luangwa. Looking forward to a great week at Nkwali.

Dennis McKamey - Canada

Nkwali, March 2011

It was great! The staff at Luangwa Safari House are nicer than my mother!

Jenna Wilson (9 years old) - UK

Family Safaris, January 2011

Daudi, Braston and the team were charming and wonderful hosts - complete with suprises, and an uncanny ability to show us everything we asked to see. The owl sitting at the very end was the icing on the cake!

Wilson/May Family - UK

Nsefu, January 2011

Words failed us as we arrived at the Lodge - it is stunning from an architectural point of view, and the way it is laid out overlooking the water hole makes it hard for you to tear yourself away for a walk/game drive! The elephant were there to greet us on arrival and they seemed to appear whenever we did!
Once again, the people who looked after us were wonderful and could not have been more helpful nor more charming company. A huge amount of thought and effort went into making my birthday incredibly special (surprise picnic brunch at the end of the morning walk - everything transported to a lovely spot by a water hole), birthday tea (with iced cake) and special performance by a local theatre group at Nkwali, drive with champagne sundowners, then a delicious dinner!

Mrs Judy Rylands - UK

Nkwali, December 2010

At Nsefu we had excellent drives (hunting lions, following a leopard for an hour in day time, hippos, crocos ( in and out the river). Many nocturnal animals we haven't seen before.
Mobiles: Great staff doing amazing things in the middle of nowhere!!!! (Excellent food, beautiful laundry and ever smiling face). Guides were able to see everything and from a distance. They do know their job.
At Nkwali we liked the setting of the camp with nice shades, big opened rooms on the outside and elephant pool by the dining room.

Mr. Jean-Claude Legrand - France

Nsefu, September 2010

Too many to choose from! The elephants in the mud at Luangwa Safari House. Being woken up by lions roaring at Chongwe River House. Outstanding experience. The best holiday we have been on. Very professional, friendly, fun, adventurous but safe.

Paige McNeil - Australia

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At Pumulani, the village visit was a memorable experience, being a real village, not one set up for tourists and the dhow trip was lovely, even with extreme winds!

Janette Giles - UK

Pumulani, August 2010

Pumulani was an amazing place…every single facet was exemplary. Great guiding for bird-watching. Excellent Service, great hosts and staff. Overwhelming accommodation, beautiful villas, well maintained and clean, and very comfortable. The best food we’ve had in the region!

Jonathan Filas - US

Pumulani, August 2010

This is one of my favourite places in the whole world. At the heart of it is the extraordinary staff. Jacob our guide is exceptionally knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and a wonderful person. I learn new things from him every day. His love of his job is contagious and in addition to communicating so many facts about the animals and plants he communicates the wonder of the bush. Lucinda is a gracious, intelligent, lovely and wonderful hostess who is always available but never intrusive. She adds special personal touches. Simon is an incredible cook. In addition to the outstanding staff, the Luangwa House architecture and sight are stunningly beautiful.

Martha Fishman - USA

Luangwa Safari House, August 2010

Luangwa Bush Camping is the best camp for walking!

The Times

Luangwa Bush Camping, July 2010

What makes Pumulani so special is the views & the staff. There are views over the lake to 3 nearby villages where there is always lots of activity.
We saw fishermen on the lake in their dugout canoes & heard them singing as they worked. This created a wonderful atmosphere. The staff at Pumulani are mostly from the nearby villages. We were keen to learn about their lives and they were keen to hear about life in the UK. Malawi is a desperately poor country and it was good to see what Robin Pope are doing to help just a little.

Jill Staines - UK

Pumulani, June 2010

Kanga was an exceptional guide, always cheerful, polite and helpful. He was incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of Zambian bush life and we really enjoyed the time we spent with him. The service was excellent, polite, efficient and courteous at all times. Wonderful accommodation, we had all the comforts and more of a 5* hotel but still with the feel of being in the bush. As requested, I was provided with excellent vegetarian meals thought out my stay. All the food, snacks and drinks were first class. Always driven well and safely.

Alison Smith - UK

Nkwali, June 2010

Absolutely fantastic place! Enormous and stunning accommodation, beautifully located and really well done – one of the best places we have ever stayed in!

Luke and Betty were excellent (please apologise to them again for us running off with the key – so sorry!) and run it brilliantly – very helpful, friendly and relaxed. All the staff were great, everything was really well organised and the activities were great fun. Lovely little touches like having your sundowner round the campfire, and lunch on the beach, were very much appreciated.

Emma-Jane and Stephen Watchorn - UK

Pumulani, May 2010

Thank you to all at Pumulani and to Robin Pope safaris for an absolutely SUPER holiday, great for the kids, relaxing for me and with superb food, views and the privilege of being in the National Park. Glen was great with us and patient with the kids taking them fishing and taking us all tubing and on the sailing boat. We came back relaxed and felt so pampered there. It was amazing to see the cichlids around your feet just off the beach, whereas most places you have to have a trip off the island to see them.
Am now looking ahead to booking up at Christmas when my Mum visits and have spread the word in Blantyre and on facebook!

Alison Grimes - Malawi

Pumulani, April 2010

Our time at Pumulani was absolutely amazing. We were there for three days and felt like we had been away for three weeks. Throughout our stay, we enjoyed the beautiful views from our villas - the clear blue lake surrounded by lush hills and mountains, the fisher village in the distance - you didn't know where to look first. We will definitely be back! :-)

Sonja Schlegel - Germany

Pumulani, March 2010

I'm rarely given to sending emails but have been so affected by our recent trip to Zambia that I feel compelled to make an exception. We have travelled widely in Africa previously but our experience with RPS in Zambia and Malawi will remain in our memories forever. I'm quite certain you are used to the superlatives with which your whole organisation will have been described previously but we would like to add a few of our own. While Nkwali and Tena Tena and all the people associated were wonderful, the walking at Mupamadzi with Kiki as our guide is one of the most fulfilling events of our lives and has changed our perspective of the bush and safaris generally irrevocably. The logistics which allow the understated luxury and the attention to detail are as breathtaking as the experience of the bush and wildlife that goes with it. The whole ethos of your staff and organisation are admirable. Congratulations on a fantastic organisation, group of staff at all levels and providing such a won

Iain and Jean Watt - Scotland

Tena Tena, August 2009

We have travelled widely in Africa previously but our experience with RPS in Zambia and Malawi will remain in our memories forever.

Iain and Jean Watt - Scotland

Pumulani, August 2009

We could just take in the beauty of the landscape, the serendipitous actions of the animals, the soft and fragrant light at dawn and dusk, the company of curious and fun guests, the warmth and care of the camp staff and the mind altering shift being in the bush creates. The Robin Pope camps were perfect. We were privileged to see nature at its most loving and most brutal. We were grateful for the wisdom, passion and experience of our guides. We woke everyday knowing that something unexpected would happen. We slept deeply and awoke to the chill of the morning with delight and anticipation. My daughter had a transforming experience every day. Our visit to the Kawaza school was profound. It gave us hope for the Planet. It underscored what commitment and passion can make possible. My daughter’s view of the world is forever changed. And I could go on and on!

Lyn Andrews - Malawi

Nkwali, July 2009

A Christmas to remember.
We were lucky to be upgraded to Robin's House giving us the unexpected, but very welcome, luxury of our own bungalow complete with a dedicated team to look after us. We also had the benefit of game drives with just the two of us on board. The game viewing wasn't spectacular - as is often the case at this time of year - but our guide, Obi, ensured that there was always something of interest to see just around the next bend. Game viewing highlights included a pair of Pels Fishing Owls, spending time up close with elephants and their calves, and a male lion roaring from only 10m away!
Having the use of boats on our doorstep (literally) to get across the river, and into the park, added to the overall experience.
Opportunities for walking were somewhat curtailed due to the muddy conditions underfoot, but we manged to get out twice during our 6 days there.
The carol concert, where all the safari lodges and their guests congregated under a nearby baobab

Mr and Mrs G - ÚK

Robin's House, December 2008

We would like to express the appreciation of my family for the very unique experience we had at Pumulani. The views are stunning; the staff are excellent and the food was great. It was so relaxing in the villas, it was incredible. We look forward to spending more time there.
Mark and Jenna are wonderful and the staff take their cue from them.

All the best to Pumulani.

Modecai and Tapiwa - Malawi

Pumulani, October 2008

South Luangwa Valley certainly offers the more authentic safari experience which I loved.

Too many lodges these days have opted for extreme luxury (often OTT), coupled with bush spas/gyms and gourmet bush dining, losing focus on what we are in the "bush" for. This certainly isn't true of the Valley and while accommodation was always comfortable, well appointed and food adequate without that feeling of being overfed (lots of nice salads, vegetables etc promoting healthy eating), focus was very much more on the game experience which, I must admit, exceeded all my expectations.

The game seems far more abundant than what I am used to seeing in SA - herds of elephant, buffalo, zebra, eland, puku, impala, kudu, giraffe, flocks of quelea and carmen bee-eaters (or swarms might be a more apt way to describe them!) and much much more. Out of the 5 game drives I did at the different lodges, we had brilliant sightings of leopard on 4 of them. The guides were also very know

Barbara James - South Africa

Nsefu, October 2008

All of the staff at Nkwali were great - laid back, but very professional, helpful, and friendly. Spectacular leopard sightings, and very good lion sightings, as well as all other expected wildlife. Guides were very knowledgeable and respectful for the welfare of the wildlife. Meals were excellent.

Mr C - Canada

Nkwali, September 2008

Zambia was, as you had predicted really wonderful. Our guide Obi was very very good, and that daily chorus of hippos was really something. Debs 2 day walk was so much fun-she is so interesting - the operation is really well set up-but I am glad we did it for only 2 days as I felt I had to keep looking where I was walking and missed a lot! Robin and his wife Jo came for breakfast one morning. And crossing the river on the pontoon was really cool. Nsefu at the end was also great-and our last game drive was beyond anyone's dreams-including a dead hippo upside down with maybe 150 crocs tearing at him, plus other hippos coming up to pay their respects. This was 5 minutes after seeing a leopard go after impala (we saw 7 leopard in total), and followed by our mistakenly waking elephants sleeping on a termite mound who were quite upset with us.

Kelly Kurz - USA

Robin's House, September 2008

A really worthwhile trip. We visited villagers homes, met the headmaster of the local school, attended a church service, talked to a traditional healer, shopped at the local shop, fetched water from the well,..... In the evening they put on a show for us where the whole village seemed to show up. Drumming, singing and dancing with 'audience participation'! Ate 'local' meals, drank homemade brandy and wine - tasted pretty good!

Mr and Mrs M - UK

Nkwali, August 2008

The trip could not have been any better. First of all, David Rogers is an outstanding photographer and great teacher. The experience of travelling with him for a week was invaluable. Our tour guide, Jacob, was also outstanding. With a keen understanding of photography, Jacob knew when to leave to catch just the right light, where to go and provide an uncanny sense of knowledge of the African geography and wildlife.

Jeff Smith - USA

Photographic Safari, July 2008

Visiting the family community at Kawaza was inspiring. The hospitality we experienced was just amazing. Uby, Raphael and friends have created a very special place. It may lack some of the material trappings of a hotel closer to my home, but more importantly it makes up for that with its friendliness, enthusiasm to share what it has, and its ambitions for an exciting future.

Alan Clayton - Ireland

Nkwali, June 2008

I wish to convey my heartfelt thanks for a wonderful experience and felt that it is truly a unique place. The room was fabulous, the meals memorable and the service levels excellent. The game experience was a revelation and my guide would have embarrassed many of the so-called experts in South Africa.

Ian Erasmus - South Africa

Nkwali, May 2008

It is now, unbelievably, a month since our return from what we can only describe as the most magical, body and soul reviving, exciting and breathtakingly beautiful time we have yet spent at Nkwali. Two weeks of sheer pleasure with wonderful memories that will sustain us 'till our next visit.

ALL your staff are WONDERFUL, AMAZING, SIMPLY THE BEST. From Rob, Emily and Keyala down to the cheerful night watchman, outside our room who was so thrilled to show, and spotlight for us, with his torch, and we quote ''Madam! Sir! Look, look please, Baby bush, Baby bush.'' And there, in the tree, just above our door was the cutest Bush Baby staring down at us. From this time forward they will always be known asbaby bushes.

Our guide, Joseph, who also guided us last June when we brought friends, is a delight to be with, whether walking, driving or talking. His enthusiasm is boundless and we shared some very special moments with him.

Peter and Alison William - UK

Nkwali, February 2008

Gary and I wanted to let you know what an incredible time we had on our 'Classic Safari'. It exceeded our expectations in every way and the game experience was better than my wildest dreams. The people were the best. They did a great job for us - everything went like clockwork and it turned out to be the easiest and best trip we ever had! We especially want to thank your wonderful guides - Zebron, Masumba, Nyambe and his spotter, Chilumba.

Gary and Dory Hardy - US

Nkwali, September 2007

As I think Chris mentioned before we arrived, whilst we are not scratching up 34 safaris yet like some of your guests, we have spent a little time in the bush, over the past 5 years since our honeymoon, in Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, Gabon and Madhya Pradesh in India. We rank our time with RPS in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park (and with the Tethers at Kutandala in North Luangwa National Park) as one of our best experiences to date.

Things that particularly impressed us include the:

Deep professionalism of everyone we encountered - RPS staff were all friendly, of course, but also very committed and sensitive, but without a level of professionalism, this is not enough. This was unfortunately brought home to us during the 2 nights we spent at another camp prior to coming to RPS where the show was just a bit too slapdash, even though friendly;
Breadth of variety of experiences available is unsurpassed in our prior experience in the bush

Susan and Chris - UK

Tena Tena, August 2007

We met at Nkwali on July 23rd, 2007. I just wanted to let you and Robin know that we had a outstanding stay. You have an amazing staff. They took great care to make sure we were well taken care of. This was our first safari and we have not stopped talking about it since our return to Seattle.

For a video of a lion hunt go click on ENTER the SITE. It should take you to our main page then click on the videoPride of Nsefu. It will go to a video display page and auto start, you should be able to make to screen larger by clicking on 150, 200 or full screen. It may take a minute to start because it is a streaming microsoft windows media format.

Greg and Stephanie Schuler - US

Nkwali, July 2007

The hunt for the Shoebills will live long in our memories and find its way into our family folklore. We had a wonderful, magnificent time that far exceeded our expectations and wild horses (or zebras) will not keep us away. So beware, we will be back!

Trish Shee - Australian

Shoebill Safari, July 2007

Can I just tell you that I read your newsletter every Monday, and walk around grinning all day? It's my little secret! I'll be THERE this summer. So wonderful.

Lucy Labson -USA

Nsefu, January 2007

I have just come back from a fantastic holiday at Nsefu with Robin Pope. I am currently travelling round Africa and have written a report for my own website about the trip. Kerry suggested that you might like to include some of it for your Its Monday letter. I hope it is of some help.

Anna Flood - Australia

Nsefu, June 2006

Hilary and I have just returned from our month-long trip to southern Africa including our third stay at Nkwali.

We just wanted to let you know that the RPS camps we have stayed in (all three plus the mobile) remain our firm favorites - for their location, the great staff and the superbly managed operation. It was particularly enjoyable to visit during the green season, to see the river high and the lush foliage, and to see many birds that we hadn't previously seen (and the wild dogs!). We will look forward keenly to our next visit

David and Hilary Short - Canada

Nkwali, March 2006

We've been back a few weeks now and are still raving about our experiences with RPS. I tell people that my life is forever changed because I have had this journey.

The Burfords - South Africa

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The combination of the South Luangwa with the Lower Zambezi is always excellent.


Combines the premier park in Zambia, the South Luangwa and the pristine shores of Lake Malawi for an unforgettable experience.

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A great combination of two countries which RPS operate their exclusive and intimate properties.

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From exhilirating game viewing experiences, to tracking the elusive rhino and finally, relaxing on the beautiful shores of Lake Malawi, this safari is guaranteed to please

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A perfect combination of land and water activities in the South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi National Parks.

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The Emerald Season is so called due to the extraordinary colour of the bush once the rain starts to fall. Spend a week with us at Nkwali in this most wonderful time of the year.

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Fireplaces are lit every night and the atmosphere at Shiwa is unique. The food is good, simple wholesome farm-fare. The garden is full of beautiful flowers and the lawns well maintained. Guests have complete run of the house and many spend hours enjoying the library of Sir Stewart's books, record collections and in the archives.

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Carnivore Week gives you a chance to gain some exclusive insights into the ZCP conservation program.

Carnivore Week , November 2012

The North Luangwa remains remote, under utilized and a true gem in Zambia's collection of parks. It is simply unspoilt.

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Covering two of Zambia's premier parka - The South Luangwa and Lower Zambezi as well as Livingstone, home to the spectacular Victoria Falls.

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Livingstone is home to one of 7 natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls, and offers many opportunities, both adrenaline filled and more sedate, to view this amazing site.

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A spectacular safari through Zambia's remote areas, with dedicated guides and excellent game.


A unique bush camping experience in a prime location of the South Luangwa during the underrated Emerald Season.

Emerald Season Bush Camping, April 2013

The combination of the South Luangwa with the Lower Zambezi is always excellent.

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Relax,unwind and enjoy the Luangwa Valley at its best, during the Emerald Season.

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The guides have excellent knowledge of the birds and will take you to many different habitats in the Luangwa - by vehicle, foot and boat. The Emerald Season is the best birding time of the year.

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Explore Zambia’s top premier destinations, staying at some hidden gems of the area.

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A mix of Zambia and Malawi’s highlights; from Livingstone, home to the spectacular Victoria Falls to South Luangwa and ending off at the pristine shores of Lake Malawi.


A great opportunity to see the Northern sector of Malawi with an unforgettable mix of dramatic terrain, wildlife and the crystal clear waters of Lake Malawi.

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One can explore the very best Zambian experiences on a fair budget.

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Luxurious lodges in stunning locations that give you the best of both "worlds".

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Excellent and willing guides with exceptional local knowledge providing wonderful game viewing, night and day.

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A safari combining 3 of Zambia's hot spots

Zambezi & Luangwa Safari,