This magnificent private house is the ultimate in luxury and the perfect getaway for families (children over seven) or groups of friends seeking an indulgent and private break. Luangwa House has been designed to assault the senses from the minute you arrive, a strong castle-like structure looms up in front of you, then and as you enter through the enormous pivoting door, light and grace as the entire front of the house is open to the wilderness. The four double rooms each subtly but differently decorated to mimic the elements – water, earth, wind and fire encompass the feeling of bringing nature into the house.More Info Video
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 magnificent structure of Luangwa House hangs between twenty-five enormous leadwood poles – this silvery weathered wood embodies the powerful yet elegant nature of the house.
Upon entering through you are welcomed by a large airy main area, the front of which is completely open affording incredible views of the landscape and countless animals as they stroll past the house. The lounge is dominated by enticing sofas, two floating staircases on either side leading to the upstairs bedrooms and a large dining table. The open front of the main area leads on to a terrace with a plunge pool on one side and a decked walkway through the ebony trees on the other.
Each of the spacious rooms is individual in style and have their own en-suite bathroom and private veranda area for you to enjoy the tranquillity of Zambia.
Special interest activities can include:
Cultural - village tours and tribal textile visit
Wildlife education centre
Activities available are:
Guided walking safaris