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.
Celebrating World Rhino Day by taking a look at the conservation success story of the formidable black rhinos in Malawi.
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.
Recent painted wolf conservation success in the Luangwa Valley has it estimated to now have the largest population of painted wolves in the whole of Zambia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Switch out snow and sleet, for sunshine and savannahs by spending your Christmas on safari in Southern Africa!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Imagine the excitement when guests at Robin Pope Safaris’ Nsefu camp in Zambia were able to watch a spotted hyena giving birth.
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.
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.
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.
Although castles most commonly fill the pages of our favourite storybooks, these remarkable dwellings do exist in real life. Would you believe us if we told you there’s one in the middle of the African bush?
A new pride of tree-climbing lions spotted in South Luangwa!
A photographic river journey down the Luangwa River that is the highlight of David Rodger’s year!
Exploring the wonderful wilds of Malawi, Zambia, and now Zimbabwe – Robin Pope Safaris is excited to announce its expansion into Zimbabwe within Mana Pools National Park
Did you know nearly six million couples are likely to get engaged on Valentine’s Day? As the world celebrates the month of love by making a lifelong commitment to one another, let it be known that Africa knows romance!
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.
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.
5 snap-happy reasons to visit the Luangwa in November
It was Mary’s 50th birthday safari at Robin Pope Safaris and the wild things joined the celebration without hesitation
Travel bloggers, Jeff and Kerryn, embark on a 48 hour adventure to Victoria Falls
A rare leopard and cub sighting at the Majete Wildlife Reserve in Malawi
If you didn’t think your favourite childhood game of hide and seek could be applied in the bush, you may want to think again!
Lions playing tug of war, a lioness doing the dishes and elephants making themselves at home in the parking lot – it really is an animal’s life at Nsefu Camp.
When a group of lionesses raid a safari camp’s library, they realise that lions love reading as much as the rest of us!
Experience Luangwa by water with a unique boating safari along the famous Luangwa River.
A pack of wild dogs turn out to be a pain in the backside for a sneaky hyena!
Learn more about elephants this World Elephant Day!
From civets to owls, night drives result in an entirely different game viewing experience!
The Zambian Carnivore Programme recognises Robin Pope Safaris ranger, Betram Njobvu, for his commitment to protecting wildlife.
David Rogers captures the essence of the South Luangwa in the run-up to his annual photographic safari.
The new safari season has begun at Nsefu Camp and the lions decided to put on an award winning performance using the camp as their stage.
The Kasanka bat migration is one of the continent’s best kept wildlife secrets and is the largest migration of land mammals on earth.
The story of Robin Pope and his safari dream.
Bird lovers go on a mission in search of the prehistoric looking African shoebill.
Luangwa’s emerald season offers filmmakers and travellers a unique wildlife experience.
A leopard tries to score a free meal when wild dogs take down an impala in Luangwa.
It’s hyenas versus wild dogs in the fight for the last scraps in South Luangwa.
Guests at Majete Wildlife Reserve were lucky enough to be the first people to spot Shire the lion’s two brand new cubs while out on a game drive.