This impressive Luangwa Safari House sits on the edge of a lagoon with the Chindeni hills for a backdrop, overlooking the national park. This is the ultimate retreat for a group wanting to do its own thing without other guests. Each of the four spacious rooms has an en-suite bathroom and private veranda. It is fully contained with your own staff and guide, allowing you to have your own schedule, perfect for those with niche interests.
“This ‘Castle in the Bush’ is so grand that upon arrival you can’t possibly fathom that this will be your home for the next few days. Each room, open at the front has the most exquisite view across the floodplain and during our stay we had elephants come right up to the house to drink from the waterhole and even saw a leopard wandering through. The comfiest beds in all the valley, and plentiful, delicious and wholesome meals are always provided at any Robin Pope property. Our guide, Kanga, is the top dog of safaris and such a pleasure to be guided by, with his beaming smile and endless knowledge (I was quizzing him on all types of trees, plants and even rocks – nothing stumps him!). A wonderful and private spot for a family vacation.”
Visited by Gabi Costantini – Sales and Marketing – December 2020
As you have your own house with your own staff, you can make your own schedule and beat to your own drum. If you want to get up a little earlier to catch the sunrise or do some star spotting it is not a problem. You also have your own chef, who can cater to your needs- providing banquet feasts at night, if you so desire.
It really is just about discussing with your hosts to meet your needs for activities, food and comfort. This is after all your home from home in the bush! Away from other guests and lodges.
The house is based in a game management area so you are not constricted by park rules. This means you (and your family) can go on short walks with the guide (to his discretion) to learn how to track, bird calls and to see some smaller creatures. Don’t be fooled though you are just across the river from the park and will often have animals in camp (particularly elephants who love crossing the river) so you will still see plenty. And, of course, you cross the river for the game drives!
There is also a wildlife hide near the house where you can sit and observe the wildlife without them knowing of your presence. A fantastic opportunity for the entire family to get up close to the game of South Luangwa.
Robin Pope is long known for its excellent guiding and with your own personal guide, you can get as niche as you like. Love birding? Spend an afternoon watching the birds that come and go. Love insects? Only want to see leopards? Yearning for that magical photography shot? Just ask your guide and he will do his best to make it happen! This experience is yours, so make it one to remember.
Without doubt one of the most amazing places we have stayed. You can just sit in the plunge pool or the viewing areas and watch you own personal safari wander by. We all left with a feeling that we had been somewhere very special and unique. The food was excellent and the staff brilliant.
Perfect in every detail….amazing house, attentive but discreet staff, wonderful wildlife to be seen from the house as well as on super safari. Special surprise bush breakfast. We would love to come again.
The staff went out of their way to ensure a truly memorable experience! The accommodation was impeccable, the food was outstanding, and the numerous elephants regularly gathered at the watering hole right in from the house was unforgettable!!!
Fantastic house with great view where lots of animals come to drink. You experience wildlife 100% while you are enjoying a good meal or drinks. The house has everything you need and the staf makes sure you have a fantastic time. The food is great and so is the service! We loved being there and had exiting game drives. Thanks Very much!