• Luangwa Mobile Walking Safari
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Luangwa Mobile Walking Safari

The Robin Pope Safaris’ Mobile Walking Safaris

Have long been known as the best wilderness experience of the South Luangwa. After a night at Nkwali, your safari heads to the north of the park where you 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. A final night at Tena Tena or Nsefu completes the safari. Combining some of the best safari camps in Zambia with a five day walking safari which is backed up by a totally mobile camp - a winning combination for those looking to be totally immersed in the bush.

We strongly recommend this safari. Please take the time to view the video and drop us a line or call with your questions. 

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Rates for this Safari
Price including flights from/to UK:
Flights ex London From $1200 pp

Price excluding international flights:
7 nights $4945 pp 2017
9 nights $6183 pp 2017
 
No single supplement
Safari Summary

Notes:

7 nights  

Itinerary

1 night Nkwali, 

5 nights Mobile,

1 night Tena Tena or Nsefu  

Now there are 7 night and 9 night options to choose from. 

Dates available between June and end September. 
Some safari departures are already full, and so if you are interested please enquire now.

INCLUDES: Domestic return flights between Lusaka and Mfuwe.

Full board, all game viewing, laundry, bar, National Park fees, transfers, domestic flights Lusaka - Mfuwe.

EXCLUDES: visas, airport taxes, flights.

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT.

Full Safari Details
Luangwa Mobile Walking Safari

Itinerary Nkwali Camp 1 night, Mobile Walking 5 nights & Nsefu/Tena Tena 1 night

Includes all safari activities, meals, bar, laundry, bar, transfers to/from Mfuwe airport

Excludes airport taxes, visa fees and gratuities

Rates from US$ 4345 per person sharing

Valid June to October

 

OVERVIEW OF THE SAFARI

MOBILE WALKING SAFARIS have long been known as the best wilderness experience in the South Luangwa.

Robin Pope Safaris’ camps offer a unique combination of creature comforts and stunning remote locations in the South Luangwa National Park. However, some of our guests want to get even further out into the wilderness, to immerse themselves in the sights, sounds and smells of the bush.  Walking through the bush is a completely different experience to driving. All your senses are alert. Every sound, every movement - the flap of a bird's wing, a tail swishing through the tall grass - acquires significance.

This is where an expert guide really comes into his own. Not only will he, or she, point out wildlife and birdlife to you, they will also teach you to hone and sharpen your senses and to spot the clues that lie around you in the bush. As one of our guests said after walking for five days along the Mupamdazi River, it is like reading an engrossing book, compared to watching a film.


Day 1 - Nkwali Camp

On arrival at Mfuwe International Airport a guide from Robin Pope Safaris will meet you.The drive to Nkwali Camp is 1 hour through colourful local scenes of villages, agriculture as well as bush. 

Nkwali Camp has a wide view of the Luangwa River. On Robin’s private land, and overlooking the South Luangwa National Park, Nkwali is ideally situated for the start of your safari. The six rooms all look out over the river and have open air bathrooms. Depending on your arrival time, in the day you will enjoy a lunch looking out over the lagoon to the back of Nkwali or if in the afternoon for tea and the afternoon and night game drive. 

Day 2 - Mobile Camp

After an early breakfast, you will be heading north to start your walking mobile which has become known as THE wilderness experience of the South Luangwa. Your drive is some 90kms to the Mupamadzi River along a bush road, through remote parts of the park. You arrive in camp for lunch around midday. The camp is already set up for your arrival with well-equipped walk-in tents. The shower is under a tree and the toilet is a long drop with a wooden throne. Enjoy a relaxing siesta after lunch, before tea and going for a walk around camp in the afternoon, to return for sundowners and dinner in the open under the stars!

Day 3 - Mobile Camp

Up at sunrise for the morning walk. 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 mobile camp will be packed and moved to Camp 2 and lunch will be ready as the guests arrive late morning. Lunch, siesta and afternoon walk. 

Day 4 - Mobile Camp

Explore the area on foot – returning to the same campsite. MOBILE CAMP

Days 5 & 6 - Mobile Camp

The camp will be moved again to camp 3 during the morning as you walk further down the river. The Mupamadzi River is a major tributary of the Luangwa. All walks are led by an experienced naturalist and accompanied by an armed game scout.

Day 7 - Tena Tena Camp

After an early breakfast, transfer to the Luangwa River crossing point opposite Tena Tena. This is a 4 to 5 hour drive. Tena Tena staff will meet and boat the party across the river, and then a 20 minute drive to Tena Tena camp. This remote and small camp lies within the National Park and enjoys a stunning location on a sweeping bend of the Luangwa River. Most meals are taken under the shade of a huge Mahogany tree in the centre of the camp. On arrival you will be shown to your tent and then lunch will be served followed by a well-deserved siesta before the afternoon and evening game drive. Time to rest those weary legs!! 

NOTE – The last night can be spent at Nsefu Camp.

Nsefu Camp

On a sweeping bend of the river, 12 kilometres north of Tena Tena, lies Nsefu. Nsefu was the first game camp in Zambia and dates back to the early fifties. The Nsefu Sector was recognised then as a phenomenal area and it still is. Reopened in 1999, in keeping with the original style, the view of the river is superb and includes a terraced area where game grazes during the day. The bar, tucked in beside a huge dormant termite mound, overlooks a waterhole that is very productive for game, especially leopard at night. The original rondavels have been extended, with a spacious bathroom added. Each room has a clear view of the river, through large windows and from the new wooden veranda.

The only way to really discover the secrets of the bush. Walks are led by an experienced naturalist and accompanied by an armed game scout.

Game Drives  (not available when on mobile) Conducted in open four wheel drive vehicles by knowledgeable safari guides. Special gameviewing seats provide excellent viewing and opportunities for photography.

Night Drives  (not available when on mobile)

Set out in the afternoon. Later, after watching the sun set over the river with a sundowner in hand, the drive continues with a powerful spotlight. The nocturnal world of the bush is witnessed from owls, genets to hunting lions and the graceful leopard.

All Robin’s camps are intimate and highly personalised. Exceptional service has become the hallmark of all Robin’s operations. Flexibility and responsiveness to guests’ wishes are key.

Walking / Fitness 

For general idea of fitness level, here are some guidelines. This does not mean this is the distance and timing of every day. But it gives you an idea of how fit you need to be. You should also be able to run 50 meters, but please understand that this is not because you will be running from any animal! It's just another way of showing a level of fitness. The most walking  in one go is 10 km in 4 hours on varied ground

Rates for this Safari
Price including flights from/to UK:
Flights ex London From $1200 pp

Price excluding international flights:
7 nights $4945 pp 2017
9 nights $6183 pp 2017
 
No single supplement
Book this safari
Safari Summary

Notes:

7 nights  

Itinerary

1 night Nkwali, 

5 nights Mobile,

1 night Tena Tena or Nsefu  

Now there are 7 night and 9 night options to choose from. 

Dates available between June and end September. 
Some safari departures are already full, and so if you are interested please enquire now.

INCLUDES: Domestic return flights between Lusaka and Mfuwe.

Full board, all game viewing, laundry, bar, National Park fees, transfers, domestic flights Lusaka - Mfuwe.

EXCLUDES: visas, airport taxes, flights.

NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT.