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Robin's House

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8/10

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Highlights

- Intimate, exclusive residence
- Extremely flexible itinerary
- Idyllic river location
- Dedicated team of staff

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Overview

Robin’s House is an intimate, exclusive family home nestled amongst trees on the banks of the Luangwa River, overlooking South Luangwa National Park, eastern Zambia. Boasting private accommodation and facilities, this stylish, two bedroomed retreat offers a dedicated team of house staff, chef and safari guide, and is a perfect getaway for families or small groups seeking total privacy and flexibility on an ample budget.

The South Luangwa National Park is renowned for game viewing, with terrain varying from riverine woodland, to vast plains and lagoons brimming with wildlife. The park is home to over 450 species of birds along with large concentrations of lion, elephant, leopard, giraffe, hippo, crocodile, and buffalo.

Open year round, and a short 45-minute drive from Mfuwe airport, this single storey, thatched house boasts wonderful river views. Spacious and airy, the central living area features neutral décor and comprises a comfortable lounge, a dining area, and a small library. Outside is a decked terrace with seating and a refreshing swimming pool. Mobile phone and Wi-Fi reception are available, albeit sometimes intermittently, enhancing the sense of ‘getting away from it all’.

Activities are extremely flexible and include day and night game drives and guided walks within the national park, plus cultural visits to local villages and schools, and excursions to Mfuwe’s vibrant markets and shops. During the January to April ‘Emerald Season’, boating trips are a great opportunity for wildlife viewing along the river and lagoons. In drier periods, guests enjoy direct access into the national park either via a pontoon across the river, or by driving over the dry riverbed. Visitors during October and November should prepare for very high seasonal temperatures, at a period when wildlife density is at its peak.

Guest accommodation consists of two spacious, ensuite bedrooms. One room contains a double bed and the second three single beds, all draped with mosquito nets. Each bathroom comprises a washbasin, WC, shower, and separate bathtub.

Children are extremely welcome, and a special activity pack is provided for each young guest. Mealtimes and menus can be tailored to little ones’ needs. A variety of child-friendly activities includes animal tracking, game drives, nature walks, biscuit baking, and arts and crafts. Note that there is a minimum age of 12 years for walks within the national park. Staff can provide childcare, allowing parents to partake in game drives whilst little ones are entertained at the house, however staff do not necessarily hold childcare qualifications. As the pool is unfenced and the house is open to the river, parents are reminded that children should be supervised at all times.

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  • It was FANTASTIC! Beautifully organised, everything worked like clockwork. We agreed that we had the best support team ever (and we have experience) - all delightful, very professional and nothing was too much bother.

    It clearly couldn't have been a better route, such a wonderful mix of landscapes. And plenty of acclimatisation time. Nonetheless, I was glad of my summit oxygen.

    Kit excellent. Double good mattresses made for most comfortable trek camping ever. Tents v good. Mess tent pretty windproof, which was vital for enjoyment. Best camp loo ever!

    My favourite day was Shira Cathedral. Amazing.

    MissingWilliam M reviewing Kilimanjaro Lemosho Route on 15 April 2020

  • Hi Lisa,

    The safari trip was excellent! The stay, the food and the people were all very nice. We were happy to have Ryan and Stanley as our game drive guides they brought us up close to the animals and Ryan gave very good information throughout.

    Would definitely recommend to friends who are interested in safaris :)

    Also, thanks much for your help, particularly keeping the room for my Brother and his wife they’ve enjoyed the safari very much too!

    Best regards,
    Woan Chyi

    MissingWoan Chyi L reviewing Cape Town & Kruger Safari on 16 October 2019

  • We had a fantastic time and all the arrangements worked perfectly.
    We were very impressed with the quality and service levels of all 4 locations visited and it was truly a holiday of a lifetime.
    Thank you to you and to Lisa for giving us this experience.
    Particular highlights for us – really the whole experience, but of particular impact:
    Breathtaking scenery at Cathedral Peak Hotel
    Rhino Ridge game drives incredible, thanks to guide (we had their head guide, Hala, who’s knowledge, enthusiasm, kindness, interaction, ability to spot wildlife was out of this world)
    Luxury of Rhino Ridge (shower, food, views, service)
    Immersion in nature, torch lit meal on last night and beach trip at Kosi Forest Lodge
    Level of service, quality of food throughout

    MissingCatherine F reviewing South Africa Safari, Beach and Wetlands on 04 September 2019

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