As suitable for families as it is for groups of friends and couples, this exclusive-use retreat is perfect for a tailor-made safari and comes complete with wonderful in-house staff to take care of your every need.
Tucked beneath a thick canopy of trees, the house commands amazing views over the river and is the perfect place to watch animals gather to drink. Once the private house of the Luangwa's legendary conservationist Robin Pope, its two spacious en suite bedrooms, comfortably furnished living areas and a private swimming pool make it a welcome refuge at the end of a day exploring Zambia's flagship park.
A dedicated chef is on hand to prepare your favourite dishes while experienced and knowledgeable guides take you in search of elephants, lions and leopards by vehicle, on foot and, in season, by boat. Unlike many safari lodges, children of all ages are welcome at Robin's House and are kept busy with the help of expert staff and a range of fun and educational activities.
|Location||South Luangwa National Park|
|Service||Fully Serviced by a team of staff|
“With your own pool, lounge, dining room, chef, house manager and exceptional game viewing, this is an experience you will never forget.”Bonita Twigg, Africa Safari Expert
Once a family home, Robin's House has a strong home-away-from-home appeal. Its spacious living areas are unpretentious and comfortably furnished with large sofas and chairs, while timber, leather and rattan mix with creamy, natural tones to create an elegant yet comfortable ambience. Set on the banks of the Luangwa, the villa's large windows invite in incredible river views.
Situated at the end of the Great Rift Valley, the South Luangwa National Park is the one of Africa's last great wilderness areas. Its 9 000 km² of woodlands and open plains are packed with wildlife, not least around the languidly flowing Luangwa River, home to crocodiles and hippos, and a dry-season lifeline for a huge range of game species including elephant, giraffe, buffalo and lion. The South Luangwa is one of the best places in Africa to see leopards, and birdwatchers will delight in spotting some of the 450 recorded bird species.
An authentically family-friendly home, Robin’s House is ideal for small families or groups of friends looking for a private and tailor-made safari holiday with the added benefits of child-minding staff and personal guides.
Zambia's June to October dry season offers the most comfortable weather and is best for game viewing. As the arid winter months wear on, waterholes and riverbanks become more and more crowded with animals, and although the months of August to October are hot, the concentrations of animals are at their peak.
The wet season begins with the first rains in November and lasts until late May. This is when the Luangwa wilderness is at its greenest and most beautiful: many animals give birth at this time of year, rivers run full (good for boating excursions) and the bird watching is sensational.
As Robin’s House falls within Southern Africa's malaria belt, visitors are advised to consult their physician prior to travel for the most appropriate medication.
The stylish kitchen is fully equipped for easy and comfortable holiday living. It also comes complete with a resident chef will conjure up your new favourite dishes, served according to your timetable and wherever you like. Robin' s House also caters for children and guests with special dietary requirements.
Comfortably furnished in simple but elegant décor and radiating natural warmth, the master bedroom has a large double bed with mosquito nets and a spacious en suite bathroom. A high-ceiling thatched roof enhances the living space while gauze-set windows offer beautiful river views. Overhead fans in both bedrooms will keep you cool.
Elegantly furnished in earthy, natural tones, the second bedroom is a family-friendly triple room with three single beds. An en suite bathroom, ample dressing space and beautiful views over the wilderness make this a comfortable and stylish abode.
Spacious en suite bathrooms with uniquely designed showers and baths accompany each room.
Living areas are warm and welcoming with a large sofas and chairs and high thatched ceilings that enhance the ‘Out of Africa’ feel. Dine on sumptuous fare indoors or out under the stars as you listen to the sounds of the African night.
A stone’s throw away from the water’s edge, Robin's House has a private deck where you can relax on hot days and watch animals gather on the opposite banks of the river. A sparkling swimming pool beckons you in, and even features a dedicated shallow area for children.
Jenieen Van Den Heever