The Robin Pope Safaris’ Mobile Walking Safaris have long been known as one of best wilderness experiences of the South Luangwa. The trips are run on a scheduled basis from mid June to end September.
All trips start with a night at Nkwali Camp in the central part of Mfuwe. The following day the party drives to the north of the park where they will walk for five days covering approximately 10km a day, following the Mupamadzi River. This clear river is a major tributary of the Luangwa. The area is remote and wild, the terrain and habitats varied and the game shy and unused to man. From ants to buffalo, a bird's nest to tracking a lion, you will learn the many facets of the bush. The fully serviced mobile camp is extremely comfortable and well-equipped with walk-in tents and full bedding. The shower is under a tree and the toilet is a bush loo with a wooden throne. Meals of a high standard are served under the open sky. Normally the mobile will move to three different locations during the five night walking safari. A final night at Tena Tena or Nsefu completes the safari.Back to South Luangwa
Located in the Mupamadzi Area of the South Luangwa National Park. Camp will move to three different locations over the five nights of walking. First night is at Nkwali in the central area of South Luangwa and the last night at either Tena Tena or Nsefu Camp.
Access into Mfuwe Airport is either via scheduled flight from Lusaka on Proflight, direct flight from Jeki or Royal during the peak season or via scheduled flight on Ulendo Air from Lilongwe. Charter flights can also be organised.
3x Twin walk-in Meru tents
Room features include:
Beds made up with pillow, sheets and blankets
Wash basin and towels set up outside your tent
Chairs and Table outside tent to relax and read your book during siesta time
Shared 60L bucket shower and long drop bush loo
Daily morning and afternoon walking safaris. Depending on game in the area you will either walk back to your camp for another night's stay or you will walk to a new location where you will find camp set up and waiting for you.
Minimum age on a mobile walking safari is 21 years
The camp is open from the June until end September each year with fixed 7 and 9 night departures during this period
Giving Back: Operating lodges and camps in protected ecosystems in Africa alongside local indigenous communities and wildlife comes with a great deal of responsibility. Robin Pope Safaris is committed to responsible tourism and conducts their business in a manner that benefits the environment and wildlife conservation, the people who work for them, and their neighboring communities. In this way their tourism operations, and the presence of their guests, has the capacity to protect natural wildlife areas, alleviate poverty through good employment practices and contribute positively to the local community. For further information on their projects please follow this link:
The camp has no power and paraffin lamps and torches are used for lighting
Bottled water is provided at the camp
There is no WiFi or network coverage in the walking area