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Emerald Season boating in the South Luangwa

The upcoming summer rains in Zambia will soon usher in the country’s magical Emerald Season, where certain parts of the South Luangwa National Park transform into a verdant, watery oasis.

World Ranger Day: Africa’s wildlife defenders

This World Ranger Day, we speak to three bush guides from Robin Pope Safaris’ camps who educate visitors on the importance of wildlife conservation and the responsibilities of rangers in the South Luangwa National Park, Mana Pools National Park and Majete Wildlife Reserve.

World Rhino Day: A bush guide’s story

For World Rhino Day, a guide reflects on his encounters with rhinos, the impact they have had on him, and why conservation of this magnificent animal is so important.

South Luangwa’s secret safari season

It’s no secret that the dry season is an excellent time to view wildlife in South Luangwa. However, what many people don’t know, is that a safari during the rainy ‘Emerald’ season, can be just as spectacular.

Horse riding vs. walking safaris

Viewing wildlife from a game vehicle is the most popular mode of safari transportation, however, it’s certainly not the only option. For travellers looking for a more immersive and authentic way of exploring Africa, walking safaris and horseback safaris are two excellent alternatives.

Travel: Exploring southern Lake Malawi

Dubbed “The Lake of Stars” by David Livingstone – due to the way the light dances across the deep blue water during the day, and then reflects the twinkling stars and fishermen’s lamps during the night – Lake Malawi should be on every Africa-travel nut’s bucket list.

Christmas safari in Africa

Switch out snow and sleet, for sunshine and savannahs by spending your Christmas on safari in Southern Africa!

A spotted hyena rescue mission

In the South Luangwa National Park, the Zambia Carnivore Program (ZCP) works relentlessly to protect the wildlife in the area, which is why they were the first people that Robin Pope Safaris’ Nsefu Team called when they noticed a spotted hyena in serious distress. She had a huge wound on her neck and was in need of a helping hand.

Appreciating the smaller sightings on safari

While it’s much easier to spot plains game than it is a leopard, sometimes it pays off to spend a little while ‘smelling the roses’ and observing the smaller things on safari.

Leopard sighting of a lifetime

Elusive, unpredictable and exuding an air of raw power, seeing a leopard in the wild is a safari experience that will stay with you for life.

Protecting the precious pangolins

Pangolins are one of the most threatened animals in the world, and they are so rare that many safari guides will retire without ever having seen one.

Malawi’s conservation success story

With the relocation of 250 more elephants currently underway, and a series of more conservation initiatives in the pipeline, Malawi certainly is an excellent example of how well conservation can work, when combined with scientific research, law enforcement, long-term management and community participation.

Kids go wild on a South Luangwa family safari

When it comes to unforgettable family holidays, it’s hard to beat a safari in South Luangwa. For parents, a safari is a chance to reconnect with nature. For children, it’s a chance to get to know it.

NEW weekly video series: Escape to Africa with Robin Pope Safaris

For those moments when you just can’t get out of the office and into a game vehicle, Robin Pope Safaris launched a YouTube video series: Safari Diaries. Every Monday, a new 60-second video is released and takes you on a virtual safari through the Zambian, Zimbabwean and Malawian wilderness.

Experiencing a bird’s eye view of Victoria Falls

Spanning over 1km in width, the mighty Victoria Falls is the widest waterfall in the world and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The falls are so popular with tourists that one of the most common reasons for travelling to Livingstone, Zambia, is to witness Victoria Falls first-hand.

Wildlife welcome the rains in Majete

At this time of year in Africa, season greetings do not come dressed in cold weather and snowfall like we see on the scenes of Christmas cards. Rather the season greets us with hot summer days and the welcome onset of rain.

The Rain has arrived in South Luangwa

With the year fast drawing to a close, comes the onset of the summer rains in Zambia. The migrant birds return, and bush begins to sprout with new life and bursts into vivid green. This heralds the start of the Emerald Season.

Lions love literature!

When a group of lionesses raid a safari camp’s library, they realise that lions love reading as much as the rest of us!

The Kasanka bat migration

The Kasanka bat migration is one of the continent’s best kept wildlife secrets and is the largest migration of land mammals on earth.