February is the month of love and a time to appreciate the people close to your heart. Today we want to share the places that are close to our heart and the reasons why we love them…
South Luangwa National Park – Zambia
This park is where is all began for Robin Pope Safaris over 30 years ago. South Luangwa is touted as one of the last remaining true wilderness areas, with prolific wildlife including high concentrations of wild dog, and 4 of the Big 5. It’s also a paradise for birders, with over 450 species are to be found in the park
From intimate lodges and bushcamps, to private houses and award winning walking safaris, we have it all!
Lake Malawi National Park – Malawi
White sandy beaches, gorgeous clear blue waters, and friendly faces is what drew RPS to Malawi. Pumulani Lodge was our first property back in 2006, located in Lake Malawi National Park, the first UNESCO World Heritage site set up specifically for the protection of fresh water fish.
Whether you want to laze on the beach and soak up the sun or get out on the water and enjoy some water sports, Lake Malawi has something for everyone.
Majete Wildlife Reserve – Malawi
The reputation of this reserve precedes it as one of Africa’s greatest conservation success stories! It has risen from the ashes like a phoenix, from a barren wasteland in 2003 to a wildlife sanctuary that includes a few species such as giraffe which cannot be seen in any other national parks in the country.
Mkulumadzi Lodge is one of only 2 lodges in this 70000 hectare reserve and its exclusive location along the Shire River is the cherry on the cake.
Liwonde National Park – Malawi
Liwonde offers a truly incredible safari experience without the crowds. It’s unmistakeable landscape and prolific wildlife has made it a firm favourite amongst the safari goers but has also been in the spotlight for some phenomenal wildlife relocation programs. It made history in 2019 when it welcomed the largest translocation of rhinos, an impressive 17 at once!.
At the heart of the park is Kuthengo Camp, which is an intimate tented safari camp on the banks of the mighty Shire River.
Mana Pools National Park – Zimbabwe
This quintessential safari destination is located deep within the Zambezi Valley (Zimbabwe) and we are fortunate enough to operate John’s Camp in an incredible part of this unique wilderness.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is one of the last parks you can walk freely and experience the classic safari feel of yesteryear. Stunning landscapes, high concentrations of wild dogs and elephants that stand on their hind legs are just some of the many things to look forward to.
These destinations provide some unforgettable experiences and we have carefully curated some amazing itineraries to cater to all travellers needs, whether family and friends trips, romantic escapes or solo adventures.
The RPS Team