Known for its private walking safaris, Robin Pope Safaris has a collection of exclusive game lodges, houses and camps in Zambia, Malawi, and Zimbabwe. This year, Robin Pope is feting the 10th anniversary of the Pumulani Luxury Beach Lodge on Lake Malawi, alongside the debut of the all-new Kuthengo Camp in Liwonde National Park. The name Kuthengo means “the wild” or “the bush,” and the camp’s four en-suite safari tents are surrounded by fever trees on an open plain next to the Shire River. Designed with a private deck for taking in the views, each luxury tent has an outdoor shower, bath tub, double sinks and an “Evening Breeze” air-conditioned bed.
From here, guests can explore the baobab-dotted floodplains on foot with knowledgable guides, pointing out elephants, buffalo and endangered black rhinos. Classic game drives and boating safaris are also on offer. The camp accommodates a maximum of ten guests, so you can expect a fully personalized experience.
For Africa-addicted travelers, Malawi remains a remote and unspoiled destination, its parks packed with wildlife. Robin Pope Safaris has three lodges in the country, so that visitors can experience diverse train, traveling from bush to the beach. Combine a stay at Kuthengo Camp with an experience at Mkulumadzi in Majete Wildlife Reserve, one of the only “Big Five” reserves in Malawi. (Tip: This camp offers a star deck for sleeping outside under the stars.) Cap off your Malawi adventure on the shores of Lake Malawi at Pumulani, which has ten private villas, two infinity pools, and an open-air restaurant.