Rarely will you find a company name so synonymous with quality and style. Since the inception of Robin Pope Safaris their houses, camps and safari activities have been branded as some for the best in the safari industry. Robin Pope started his own company in 1986 with the construction of Tena Tena and with the main focus on natured orientated safaris. Since 1990 he has gained a legendary reputation as one of the leaders in multiple day walking safaris, during which, as a highly qualified guide he immersed his guests deep into the secrets of the wilderness. The 1990s also saw the development of remote areas such as Bangweulu Swamps, Kazanka National Park and the Liuwa Plain for safari activities. Since 2006, Robin and Jo Pope have been cooperating with Cees Slager, CEO of Moelcaten, with whose activities in Malawi they united their company in 2010. All accommodations and activities under the Robin Pope Safaris name are still run in the tradition of the name giver's intentions. Ton and Margaux De Rooy, son in law and daughter of Cees Slager, are running the company with great personal commitment ever since.
Robin Pope Safaris is committed to responsible tourism. They conduct business in a manner that benefits the environment and wildlife conservation, the people who work for them, and the neighbouring communities. In this way, their tourism operations, and the presence of the guests has the capacity to protect natural wildlife areas, alleviate poverty through good employment practices and contribute positively to the local community.
In recognition of their commitment to responsible tourism, Robin Pope Safaris has won prestigious international awards including the Virgin Holidays Responsible Tourism Awards Joint Overall Winner in 2011, making them the ultimate winner across all 13 award categories. Visit their website for some other projects they are involved in.
The subtly decorated bush suites with brick walls and thatch roof each have en-suite bathrooms with sunken bathtubs looking out onto your own private corner of Africa. Both the bedroom and bathroom are fronted with large sliding doors leading onto a decked area allowing a lovely breeze into the room and great views onto the river.
The main area stretches over various elevated decked levels amongst which a tempting double plunge pool with a waterfall linking the two is situated. Seating areas around the pool or in the shade of the open plan bar on the highest level all offer uninterrupted views across the river and into the National Park.
Special interest activities can include:
Cultural - village tours and tribal textile visit
Wildlife education centre
Activities available are:
Guided walking safaris