Robin Pope

Board Member

Park Boards

Robin has, from a very young age been passionate about nature. Raised in Zambia and as a young man, he was a field officer for Zambia Explorations between University of Zambia semesters and then an Assistant Ranger for Wildlife Conservation International in the Lower Zambezi.   He was also an Honorary Wildlife Ranger for many years.  In 1976, at the age of 25, Robin signed up with Norman Carr Safaris and he entered the tourism world as a Walking safari guide. Robin guided people from across the world and became a favorite of David Shepherd and Prince Bernard of the Netherlands.  Five years later he was managing Nsefu Camp for  Zambia Safaris /Wilderness Trails and in 1986, he founded Robin Pope Safaris.  Over the next twenty years he spread his safari wings.  Based in the South Luangwa with small bush camps and mobile walking safaris, Robin also pioneered safaris to remote areas of Zambia, including Liuwa Plains, Nyika Plateau and Bangweulu Swamps. Internationally acclaimed and award winning, Robin was always a pioneer in style and approach and along with his wife Jo, was at the forefront of the Zambian safari industry during these years.   In 2010, Robin stepped aside to pursue other interests, but he continued to lead specialist safaris to the Liuwa Plains.  He is a Director of African Parks Liuwa, and continues to be an advisor to the board of Robin Pope Safaris.