Mobile camping essentially involves moving from one destination to the next, day by day, to stay in temporary camps that are set up anew each afternoon. The most renowned of these in the South Luangwa is Robin Pope’s mobile safaris, operating in the remote northern reaches of the park, following the course of the Mupamadzi River, a tributary of the Luangwa. The mobile element generally involves 4-5 days in the bush, walking roughly 10km per day and learning intimately about the wildlife and varied habitats of the Luangwa Valley with a top class walking guide.
Accommodation is in comfortable, reasonably spacious walk-in tents, with full bedding and shared open air showers and toilets. Meals are served under the stars and drinks enjoyed around a campfire, discussing all of the day’s highlights and game sightings. Scheduled on specific dates between June and September, with only three tents and a maximum group size of six, this experience is usually bookended by time at Nkwali and in one of the Robin Pope bushcamps, giving guests a wide ranging insight into the South Luangwa.