Robin Pope is among the best guides in Africa and founder of Robin Pope Safaris – our award winning safari partner in Zambia and Malawi, a company with strong beliefs of responsible and sustainable tourism.
His passion was sparked by many visits to Zambia's Luangwa Valley with his brothers, which inspired his great love of the outdoors, its wildlife and of journeys into wild places.
Back in 1975, Robin began his guiding career under the mentorship of two other Zambian Safari legends – Norman Carr and Phil Berry. Using his incredible experience and passion for the region, Robin set up his first camp, Tena Tena, in 1986. With views across the Luangwa River in the wildlife-rich Nsefu sector of South Luangwa National Park, Tena Tena continues to be a firm favourite. Joined by his wife, Jo, and an incredible sense of exploration, they expanded their operations within South Luangwa, and into remote areas such as the Nyika Plateau. Robin Pope Safaris now have properties in Livingstone, Zambia and Malawi.
Following a successful career, Robin is now in retirement - or semi-retirement, as he continues to guide an exclusive selection of off-the-beaten-track experiences in his favourite wildlife locations.