The knowledge of the guides adds so much to the experience of a Zambian safari.
No trip to South Luangwa would be complete without a visit to Nkwali, where Robin Pope Safaris offer game drives, walking safari for the adventurous and seasonal boating.
There Keyala Phiri – nicknamed Kiki – the general manager and expert guide led a night safari which began with a sighting of a
eopard (South Luangwa is known as the Valley of the Leopard) and ended with the enchanting sight of baby hyenas in their hide after dark.
In between there were wonderful close ups with hippo – as we enjoyed a sundowner of G&T and Mosi beer on the banks of the river – and various birds of prey.
In the morning, after an excellent BBQ fish dinner, there was another beautiful sunrise and a pride of lions basking in the early morning warmth of its rays.
It is one of the most extraordinary aspects of safari here that you come so close to the wildlife.
Read the full story here: I ate breakfast next to elephants and drank G&Ts at sunset on a magical safari