Robin Pope News

This section is to keep you up to date with what is going on in our world. Included are press articles, wildlife sightings at our properties, general Zambia and Malawi news plus some exciting bits of information about RPS.

Celebrating Zambia’s 50 years of Independence!

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  Let’s explore Zambia in 2014 as the country celebrates its 50th year of independence! Robin Pope Safaris has put together a 10 night trip that features Zambia’s key safari destinations in celebration: Livingstone Livingstone is home to one of [...]

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The Cheetahs Move Back to Malawi

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It has been about 20 years since cheetahs were last seen in Malawi. Even more shockingly, it has been close to a century since cheetahs were documented in Liwonde National Park. That, however, has just happily changed. 4 specially chosen [...]

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Es ist Montag 19 Juin 2017 und wanderlusting

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Hallo zusammen, ich hoffe Ihr hattet alle ein wunderbares Wochenende und seid erholt für die neue Woche. Was hat es bei uns Neues gegeben? Hier sind zu allererst die letzten Vorbereitungen für den alljährlichen Aufbruch unserer ‘Mobile-Teams’ zu nennen, die [...]

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It’s Monday 19th June 2017 and wanderlusting

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I do hope that everyone is well and after a fabulous weekend you are ready for another week ahead. So for this week, what news? There has been plenty of happenings including the annual pack up and departure of the [...]

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Es ist Montag 12 Juni 2017 mit einem Überblick und dem Elefantenrüssel

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Hallo zusammen, ich hoffe es geht Euch gut und Ihr hattet ein schönes Wochenende. Hier im Luangwa bereiten wir mit Hochdruck die Eröffnung aller Camps vor (wobei eigentlich nur noch die Wandercamps eingerichtet und zum Laufen gebracht werden müssen, was [...]

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It’s Monday 12th June 2017 with a round up and the elephant’s trunk

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I do hope that you are all fabulously well and have had a wonderful weekend. Here in the Luangwa needless to say it is full steam ahead with all the camps open (well almost all, we have yet to get [...]

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Es ist Montag 5 Juni 2017 und ein paar glitschige Geschichten

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Hallo allerseits. Ich hoffe Sie sitzen bequem für die heutige Ausgabe unserer Montagspost. Mutter Natur hat allerlei seltsame und wunderbare Kreaturen erschaffen und eine, welche die Menschen spaltet ist bestimmt die Schlange. Sie bieten definitiv Stoff für eine Hassliebesbeziehung. Aber [...]

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It’s Monday 5th June 2017 and snakes galore

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I do hope that you are well and sitting comfortably for this weeks’ installment. As you all know, Mother Nature has all sorts of weird and wonderful creatures to share with us but I think that the one that parts [...]

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Es ist Montag 29 Mai 2017 und ein Familienausflug ins Luangwatal

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Hallo und wie geht es Ihnen allen? Diese Woche wurde ich wieder verwöhnt mit den Ereignissen im Tal. Es gab so viele tolle Begegnungen. An jeder Ecke haut uns die Schönheit von Mutter Erde um. Simon und Shanie kamen mit [...]

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It’s Monday 29th May 2017 and a family trip to the Luangwa

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I hope you are well and had a great weekend? This week I have been spoilt again with an easy task of telling you what has been going on in the valley, but made all the easier by the fact [...]

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Es ist Montag 22 Mai 2017 und es ist Katzenalarm

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Ein schöner guter Montag allerseits – Ich hoffe, es geht Ihnen allen gut und dass Sie ein tolles Wochenende hinter sich haben. Hier in Nkwali dampfen wir diese Woche volle Kraft voraus. Wir haben das Camp geschlossen, um unser Schwimmbad [...]

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Es ist Montag 15 Mai 2017 und Zeit die Camps zu renovieren

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Ich hoffe Ihr sitzt bequem und seid gespannt zu hören, wie die Vorbereitungen zur Eröffnung unserer Camps vorangehen. Wie immer machen wir es uns so schwer wie möglich und der späte Regen hat uns auch nicht geholfen. Aber in richtiger [...]

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Es ist Montag 8 Mai 2017 mit Neuigkeiten von John’s Camp

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Ein wunderschöner guter Tag allerseits. Ich hoffe, Sie haben sich gut angeschnallt und sitzen komfortabel, weil heute reisen wir über die Grenze nach Simbabwe. Sarah von John’s Camp erzählt uns wie es ihnen seit der Eröffnung ergangen ist: John’s Camp [...]

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Es ist Montag 1 Mai 2017 und kühlere Temperaturen in Mkulumadzi

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Ein guter Montag allerseits. Ich hoffe, Ihr seid alle wohlauf und bereit für eine neue tolle Woche. Hier im Luangwatal sind wir mit Renovationen in unseren Camps beschäftigt. Wir warten immer noch darauf, dass die Strassen trocknen und passierbar werden. [...]

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Es ist Montag 17 April 2017 mit Neuigkeiten von Pumulani

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Hallo miteinander, ich hoffe, es geht Euch allen gut und Ihr könnt das Osterwochenende in aller Ruhe genießen. Hier in Luangwa haben wir viele Ostereier gesucht, Osterhasen gebacken und die Wildnis genossen. Doch eigentlich will ich ja gar nicht von [...]

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It’s Monday 22nd May 2017 and a feline frenzy!

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I do hope that you are well and have had a wonderful weekend. Here at Nkwali we are full steam ahead this week as we have closed the camp and are doing some serious repairs on the swimming pool which [...]

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It’s Monday 15th May 2017 and it’s camp building time

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I do hope that you are all well and sitting comfortably ready to hear about what we have been up to in preparation for getting the camps open for the season. As always, we do like to make things as [...]

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It’s Monday 8th May 2017 and news from John’s Camp

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Happy Monday to you! I do hope that you are sitting comfortably and all strapped in because this week we are dashing across the border – Off to Zimbabwe! Let’s hear from Sarah from John’s Camp to find out how [...]

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It’s Monday 1st May 2017 and cooler temperatures at Mkulumadzi.

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I do hope that you are all well and ready and raring for a wonderful new week ahead. Here in the Luangwa we are bounding ahead with camp building although it’s still a very nerve wracking time of the year [...]

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It’s Monday 24th April 2017 and Easter at Nkwali

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I do hope that you are well, sitting comfortably and the long Easter weekend doesn’t feel like too much of a distant memory. Here in the Luangwa we had a wonderful weekend and the team did the most fantastic job [...]

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It’s Monday 17th April 2017 and news from Pumulani

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I do hope that you are well, sitting comfortably and have had a wonderful Easter weekend. Here in the Luangwa there has been lots of Easter egg hunts, Easter bunny cookie making and of course plenty of wildlife. However this [...]

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Es ist Montag 10th April 2017 und der Rauch, der donnert

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Ich hoffe, es geht Euch gut und Ihr hattet eine schöne Zeit. Hier im Luangwa fangen wir an, den Beginn der Saison durchzuplanen, denn unmittelbar nach Ostern starten wir mit der Eröffnung unserer Camps durch und bittet drückt auch Ihr [...]

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It’s Monday 10th April 2017 and the smoke that thunders

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I do hope that you are well and have had a fabulous weekend.  Here in the Luangwa well we are starting to think about the beginning of the season, so as soon as we are through Easter we will be [...]

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Travel Review: Nkwali (Sydney Chic)

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Read all about Mark Rogers recent photo safari to South Luangwa Travel Review: Nkwali Mark Rogers Sydney Chic 18th March 2017

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Travel Review: Nsefu, Zambia (Sydney Chic)

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Some exquisite imagery from Mark rogers recent trip to South Luangwa on his Photo Safari: Travel Review: Nsefu Mark Rogers Sydney Chic 5th April 2017

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It’s Monday 3rd April 2017 and another successful trip to the Luangwa

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I do hope that you are fabulously well and have had a lovely weekend. I trust that those of you in Europe are enjoying the lovely onset of spring. Here in the valley we have been nonstop, but at least [...]

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It’s Monday 27th March 2017 and backwards and forwards!

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I hope that you are well and sitting comfortably having had a fabulous weekend and that you are ready to get the week off to a fabulous start with lots of stories from the Luangwa. What can I say, it [...]

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It’s Monday 20th March 2017 and a full river at Luangwa River Camp!

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I do hope that you have had a fabulous weekend! Here in the valley we certainly have even if possibly things have been a little wet of late. However lots of rain is certainly not something that we are going [...]

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It’s Monday 13th March 2017 and more river journeys

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I do hope that you are well, that you have had a fabulous weekend, and you are starting the week off refreshed, rejuvenated and full of enthusiasm. Here in the Luangwa, the river is up and we have been thoroughly [...]

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It’s Monday 6th March 2017 and another photographic extravaganza with David Rogers

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I do hope that you are fabulously well and sitting comfortably ready for this week’s news. You guessed it, we have had David Rogers back visiting us for another green season photographic safari so I am not going to bore [...]

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Robin Pope expands into Zimbabwe (Travelbones)

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Robin Pope Safaris (RPS) has formed a strategic partnership with Zambezi Valley safari operator; Milo Harrup and Sarah Stevens of The Mana Pools Travel Company, for a new semi-permanent camp in Mana Pools: Robin Pope expands into Zimbabwe Travelbones 7th [...]

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The Emerald Season at Nsefu (Your African Safari)

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South Luangwa is a prime destination for those wishing to experience the best of African wildlife. Many people, however, eschew the rainy season as they believe they won’t see as many animals. We’re here to dispell those beliefs: The Emerald [...]

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It’s Monday 27th February 2017 and the lion and the lamp

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I hope that you are well, had a smashing weekend and all is on track for the week ahead. Things are all go as usual in the Luangwa and despite the somewhat low river levels it is not stopping us [...]

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It’s Monday 20th February 2017 and slithering snakes

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I do hope that you are all well, happy and healthy. Hope no one is put off by this weeks’ It’s Monday title… It is a risky one but I have decided that it was just too good a story [...]

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Robin Pope Safaris expands into Zimbabwe!

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Exploring the wonderful wilds of Malawi, Zambia – and now Zimbabwe Robin Pope Safaris is delighted to announce an expansion of its operations into Zimbabwe and a new strategic partnership with a Zambezi Valley safari operator; Milo Harrup and Sarah [...]

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It’s Monday 16 January 2017 and news from Robin in Liuwa

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I hope that you are all well and have once again had another fabulous weekend.  Here in the Luangwa we have had lots and lots of rain which has been simply heavenly and the river has crept up a little [...]

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Liuwa Plain with Robin Pope

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Looking for an off the beaten track experience led by one of Africa’s finest guides… join us for a limited spaces on a few expeditions to the Liuwa with the legendary Robin Pope! We are offering 6 set departures, ranging [...]

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It’s Monday 9th January 2017 and Narina Trogans and margaritas!

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Happy Monday to you – I do hope that you have had an absolutely smashing weekend. Here in the Luangwa, well what news? Lots to be honest with you, the question is where to start as always we need to [...]

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It’s Monday 26 December 2016

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It’s Monday and Merry Christmas Hello there everyone I hope that you are all very well and have had a truly wonderful Christmas.  We at RPS would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas [...]

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It’s Monday 19th December 2016 and 9 nights at Nkwali

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I hope that you are fabulously well and have had a spectacular weekend. Here from the delightfully green Luangwa Valley we are all having a fabulous time and slowly but surely getting ready for Christmas which I must admit has [...]

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It’s Monday 12th December 2016 and the change of seasons at Mkulumadzi

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I hope that fabulous weekends have been had by all and that an equally wonderful week is about to ensue. So what news from the valley? Well we are heading to a different valley today and going all the way [...]

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It’s Monday 5th December 2016 and looking ahead to next year

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I hope that you are all well and have the usual fabulous weekend and now that we are into December that everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit and starting to prepare for the big event. Here in the Luangwa [...]

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It’s Monday 28th November 2016 and photos first

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I do hope that you are well and have had a fabulous weekend. Well I have to tell you something no sooner had I written my It’s Monday last week and complained about the lack of rains did the clouds [...]

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It’s Monday 21st November 2016 and everything from African broad bills to buffalo kills

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I hope that you are all fabulously well and have enjoyed a lovely weekend. Here in the Luangwa well still we are waiting for any rain of note and as Nsefu is officially closed as of this morning well quite [...]

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Its Monday 14th November 2016 and another week with no rain

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Happy Monday! I hope that you are extremely well and sitting comfortably wherever it is that you are reading this. Rest assured that there is nothing comfortable about the heat these last few days hitting 40/41 most days, and every [...]

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Its Monday 7th November 2016 and another week in the Valley

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I do hope that you are all well and have had a splendid weekend and are once again ready and raring for another exciting week ahead. I must apologize for my slightly uninspired title for this week but I didn’t [...]

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It’s Monday 31st October 2016 and a week at Luangwa Safari House

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I do hope that you are all splendidly well having had a thoroughly enjoyable weekend and getting ready for a cracking week ahead. Here we had a slight flurry of excitement during the week as the storm clouds built but [...]

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Its Monday 24th October 2016 and hiding out

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I do hope that you have all had a fabulous weekend, here in the Luangwa another operation is closed for the season as Luangwa Bush Camping closes down and pulls out today. The next one is Tena Tena but we [...]

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Its Monday 10th October 2016 and some photos and stories from guests

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  Hello there everyone, I hope that you are all well and thinking about us as we sweat it out here in the Luangwa whilst most of you begin to embark on Autumn.  Anyways enough moaning about that and lets [...]

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Its Monday 17th October 2016 and spotted spotting

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Hello there everyone I hope that you are all well, sitting comfortably and ready for some exciting news from the Mkulumadzi team.  So usually I would waffle on a little bit about various bits and pieces here in the Valley [...]

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Its Monday 3rd October 2016 and another week and temperatures soar

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Hello everyone, I hope that you are all fabulously well and have had a thoroughly enjoyable weekend.  Here in the Luangwa well the river continues to drop, the sun continues to scorch and bake the earth and the animals keep [...]

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Conservation in Malawi – a journey of discovery

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Explore the conservation stories of Malawi – successful collaborations in 3 of the countries impressive reserves and parks. African Parks has taken on Majete Wildlife Reserve, Liwonde National Park and Nkhotakota and aims to reduce conflict, protect habitat and creating [...]

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Its Monday 26 September 2016 and what a lot going on

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I do hope that you are  doing absolutely splendidly and that you had a fabulous weekend.   Well here as I write this to you today we have a band of banded mongoose happily rustling through all the leaf litter on the [...]

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