Group Size: Based on Minimum 2 passengers
This journey begins in Livingstone at the largest curtain of water in the world, the mighty Victoria Falls. Then head off the beaten track and away into the more remote areas of the South Luangwa National Park with Robin Pope Safaris, one of the most established companies in Zambia. With the wide variety and abundance of game, and some of the most experienced guides in the Luangwa Valley, Robin Pope Safaris offers guests a safari experience to be remembered.
Day 1 - Victoria Falls
On arrival into Livingstone Airport, after clearing customs and immigration, you will be met by a representative from Stanley Safari Lodge and driven through to the lodge. The transfer time from the airport is approximately 30 minutes. (LD)
One of the original natural wonders of the world, the Victoria Falls is a UNESO World Heritage site and an extremely popular tourism attraction. Known locally as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’ this spectacle is accessible from both Zambia and Zimbabwe and it is an ideal place to combine game viewing and water sports. There is excellent fishing, a terrifying bungee jump and arguably the best commercial white water rafting in the world.
Set on a hill bordering the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and overlooking unspoilt bush, Stanley Safari Lodge is only 3km from the Victoria Falls. The views are splendid: the spray of the Falls in the distance, the mighty Zambezi river and on top of that yet another beautiful African sunset. From either the main garden, the infinity pool or from the privacy of your room, views are unmatched. The open-sided Main House has been designed with space and views in mind and has a truly African feel. Enjoy sundowners in the African style lounge, a 3 course dinner in the dining room or spend some quiet time in the library or upper deck discovering the secrets of Africa.
Day 2 - Victoria Falls
Today enjoy a walking safari in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. (BLD)
Day 3 - South Luangwa National Park
Today you will depart Stanley Safari Lodge and be driven to Livingstone Airport for your Proflight scheduled flight to Mfuwe Airport via Lusaka. On arrival at Mfuwe Airport you will be met by a Robin Pope Safaris Representative and driven to Luangwa River Camp. Depending on what you see enroute, transfer time is between 45 minutes and an hour. (BLD)
Bordering the Luangwa River, the northern and southern Luangwa National Parks contain some of the most breathtaking and untouched wilderness in Africa. As a result of this and the parks’ successful anti-poaching campaigns, the area has developed into a world-renowned wildlife haven. The South Luangwa National Park is renowned for its walking safari, which allows visitors to view elephant, hippo and even lion close-up under the supervision of professional and knowledgeable armed guides.
Great attention to detail has made Luangwa River Camp quite like nothing else currently in South Luangwa or Zambia. The camps unique and exquisite décor (all locally crafted and hand-made) fuses vibrant earth tones and raw materials. Palm stalks, indigenous timber, thatch and red earthen plaster create a strikingly elegant yet warm atmosphere. The camp is elevated between 1-3 metres on wooden decks affording great views to the park and river. The infinity swimming pool is sunk into the deck on two levels with a waterfall adjoining the two pools (one for swimming and the other for seating). Seating areas are all elevated and open plan with a bar area as well as a dining and reading area.
Day 4 - South Luangwa National Park
Enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing activities. (BLD)
Day 5 - South Luangwa National Park
The lodge team will advise you of your transfer time from Luangwa River Camp to Tena Tena. This will likely be done as a game drive. Transfer will be through the park and will be between 2 – 3 hours depending on game seen enroute. (BLD)
Situated in the exclusive Nsefu Sector, Tena Tena sits nestled under a magnificent and thick grove of mahogany trees. On a double tiered river bank each room enjoys its own private view onto a long stretch of the Luangwa River. Tena Tena, which means ‘temporary home’, is synonymous with Robin Pope Safaris as it was the first camp which Robin opened and ran and has become a favourite amongst many safari lovers over the years. The six tents are very private with plenty of space between them and each with its own window onto a magnificent stretch of the Luangwa River where the hippos wallow and the lions roam. The en-suite bathrooms are spacious and open to the elements, designed to copy nature with curved walls around the trees and simple subtle colours and a view from every facility. Each tent is specifically located to maximize privacy both in the rooms, bathrooms and on the verandas with comfortable sitting areas and excellent views onto the river. The main area moulded around a large termite mound and mahogany tree with an old hippo run adapted into our path between the different levels is shaded by an enormous tent strung up between leadwood poles. With plenty of different seating areas there is space to relax and unwind whilst reflecting on the day’s safari, before sitting down to a beautiful dinner on the banks of the Luangwa, under the stars and enjoying the sounds of the African night.
Day 6 to Day 7 - South Luangwa National Park
Enjoy morning and afternoon game viewing activities. (BLD)
Day 8 - End of Robin Pope Safaris Tour
The lodge team will advise you of your departure time from camp today for your drive back to Mfuwe Airport and your scheduled flight to Lusaka for your outgoing international flight and onward travels. (B)
Dates and Pricing
Prices shown are per person based on twin share. Seasonal supplements and minimum night requirement may apply. Solo traveller and extra night prices available on request. Luggage restrictions may apply. International flights not included.