South Luangwa National Park

The LUANGWA VALLEY, which marks the end of the Great Rift Valley, is one of the last unspoilt wilderness areas and possibly the finest wildlife sanctuary in Africa. It covers an area of over 9000 sq. km. through which the meandering Luangwa River runs. The ox bow lagoons, woodland and plains of the valley host huge concentrations of game - including elephant, buffalo, leopard, lion, giraffe, hippo - and over 400 species of birds.

Robin Pope Safaris


Game Drives

· An option of day or night drives.

· Toyota Landcruisers with two tier seats (three tier for groups / families) are used - a "window" seat (i.e. two people per row) for everyone.

· Open top vehicles, affording you total 360 degree vision.


· The walks are led by our knowledgeable guide, and escorted by an armed National Park scout.

· Our guiding team is very passionate and will certainly impart some amazing bush insights at a level that will surprise you.

Seasonal Boating

· From end December/January to around April.

· Explore the lagoons for enhanced game viewing and birding.

The six chalets are spacious and during the day are fully open to wonderful river views, in the evenings the Constantia grill doors are pulled together to close the open room fronts. The en-suite bathrooms are spacious with double sinks and showers from which you can enjoy the enormous African skies.

Nkwali is dominated by an enormous ebony tree around which the bar is moulded. It is this tree which, when Robin and Jo Pope found it cemented the location of the camp. From the bar deck cantilevered over the river a cool drink can be enjoyed whilst watching the sun set over the Luangwa. Set back from the river on a lagoon are the dining room and swimming pool from which guests are often treated to elephants and other game coming down to drink during the day unperturbed by our presence.


The Camp



Zambia is a vast country, friendly and peaceful, that offers superb wildlife and cultural encounters.

Landlocked in south-central Africa, it is one of the region’s least travelled and most rewarding wilderness destinations. When it comes to wildlife, Zambia offers impressive diversity as well as large concentrations and numbers,

and some of the wildest and most remote game areas on the continent. It was in Zambia that the concept of walking safaris originated as the best way of enjoying the rich flora and fauna of the country’s 19 national parks.

Birdlife is particularly prolific, attracting birders from all over the world.