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Zambia – May and June 2014

“Robin Pope’s Liuwa” - This is a brilliant opportunity to spend a few days with one of Africa’s truly great guides, the legendary Robin Pope. Robin has built up a superb reputation over the years and is highly respected by John Stevens, who rates him “one of the best”.

A wonderful chance to see great birdlife and animals in a remote part of western Zambia is yours! This fantastic short-break safari or can be extended further with a trip to Victoria Falls, for instance, or another added extension in Zimbabwe, such as Hwange National Park. Please let us know your ideas and we’ll be happy to help.






Robin Pope

Robin Pope is an honorary ranger with the Zambian Wildlife Department and has been leading walking safaris in the Luangwa Valley and the Liuwa Plain for almost a quarter of a century. Robin was born in 1951 and lived with his family in the Copperbelt, Kabwe (Broken Hill) and Lusaka. Robin is an "old school" safari guide having lived and worked in the Luangwa since 1975 and commenced his own safari operations with the re-opening of Nsefu in 1982. In 1989, Robin started his mobile walking safaris, a respectable upgrade on the walking trails that the late Norman Carr initiated in the 1960s.




About Liuwa Plain – A Birder’s Paradise

This vast open plain lies west of the Zambezi River, on the Angolan border and is an extremely difficult area to access - few people have been there. John Stevens’ Signature Safaris offers our clients a unique opportunity to visit this isolated and rarely visited national park.

The plain is home to around 30,000 blue wildebeest, herds of zebra, red lechwe, oribi, steinbuck and more. The predominant predator is the hyena, which competes with the wild dog and occasional cheetah. Lions used to be common but there is now a reintroduction program in place. The birding is always a highlight and the many water species inhabit the water-filled pans.



Detailed Itinerary

A choice of departures

Departure Date

Departure number

Lead
Guide

Number of nights

Available spaces

06-May-14

1

Robin Pope

5

6

11-May-14

2

Robin Pope

5

6

16-May-14

3

Robin Pope

4

6

20-May-14

4

Jason Alfonsi

5

6

25-May-14

5

Robin Pope

5

6

30-May-14

6

Robin Pope

4

6

03-Jun-14

7

Robin Pope

5

6

08-Jun-14

8

Robin Pope

5

6


Departures on 6th May, 11th May, 16th May, 20th May,
25th May, 30th May, 3rd June and 8th June 2014.
4 or 5 nights – availability and more details on enquiry. Limited places.




Contact us for more information: nicci@johnstevenssafaris.com




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