Remembering Lady Liuwa, the ‘Last Lioness’ of Liuwa Plain

It has been confirmed by African Parks that the legendary lioness fondly known as ‘Lady Liuwa’, who lived in Liuwa Plain National Park in Zambia, has died of natural causes on August 9th, 2017, just one-day before World Lion Day. African Parks, a conservation NGO which manages national parks and protected areas across Africa, …

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Ginger Rules in South Luangwa!

Ginger the lion is a favourite amongst the many big cat lovers who visit South Luangwa in Zambia. His fiery temperament and unusual colouring make him easy to spot. He is the dominant male of a mega pride in the Mfuwe area that grew to 27 members at one point. …

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The best of Zambia on Instagram last week

It’s been another busy week for Zambia on Instagram. With the Easter holidays fast-approaching, maybe it’s time you packed your camera and booked your own visit! These fantastic shots from last week should help inspire you. Behold the boundless beauty of our beloved Zambia! Don’t forget to add your own …

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The best of Zambia this week on Instagram

It’s been hot and humid in Zambia this week, with plenty of rain and storms across much of the country. But that makes for spectacular images, with the vegetation looking lush, the waterfalls flowing at full force beneath ever-changing skies. Here’s a selection of some of the best Instagram images …

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Protecting Kasanka’s fruit bats

Every year, approximately 10 million fruit bats make their way from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Zambia’s Kasanka National Park, where they take up residence in a small forest. This is the largest mammal migration on earth, and seeing the fruit bats cover the sky at sundown is a …

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The best of Zambia on Instagram this week

It’s a new year, and we’re back with our best shots from Zambia on Instagram since we welcomed in 2017. There have already been some absolute crackers, as you’ll see below. We have no doubt there will be plenty more great images to share here over the course of this …

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The best of Zambia on Instagram this week

Once again, we bring you the best Instagram pics from Zambia over the course of this week. From beautiful bee-eaters to stellar sunsets, Zambia is looking as photogenic as ever. So feast your eyes, and don’t forget to use the #zambia hashtag for all of your own spectacular Zambia images, …

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The best of Zambia on Instagram last week

It’s been another action-packed week, as you’ll see from these awesome Instagram images, which take you to Vic Falls, South Luangwa and beyond. Never a dull moment in Zambia. Remember to post your own iconic Zambia images on Instagram with the #Zambia hashtag, and we’ll continue to post our favourites …

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Annual Elephant Charge Raises $63,000 for conservation

By Sarah Davies As the blood orange African sun rises, I can just make out the peaks of the Zambezi escarpment around me, through the dust-thick air from spinning tyres on loose rocks. I grin at my teammates, hanging off a modified Toyota LandCruiser, raring to go. The challenge is …

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The best of Zambia on Instagram this week

There have been some excellent sightings this week. Here are the best!   Remember to use the hashtag #Zambia in your Instagram posts to stand a chance to be featured. A photo posted by Isak Pretorius (@isak.pretorius) on Oct 11, 2016 at 12:35am PDT A photo posted by Diwa Zambezi …

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The best of Zambia on Instagram this week

The seasons are now well changing and there have been some magnificent sightings of wildlife and spectacular panoramic shots captured around the country over the past week. Remember to use the #zambia hashtag in your Instagram posts so we can share them here.   A photo posted by Daryl Balfour …

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The best of Zambia on Instagram this week

As always, there have been some great images coming out of Zambia this week on Instagram, with the hot, dry weather before the rainy season sets in making for great wildlife sightings in the national parks, and stellar sunrises and sunsets across the country. Here’s some of the pick of …

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An Epic Elephant Weekend

Saturday 20th August was the ‘Elephant Epic’ – Elephant Orphanage Project’s (EOP) annual fundraiser, a 75km mountain bike race that attracted 142 riders! The EOP team were busy preparing for the event when an orphan alert was called through by our partners at the Department of National Parks and Wildlife …

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Luangwa Valley in August

Photographer, guide and local lodge owner Peter Geraerdts reports from South Luangwa: We’re progressing into the 2016 dry season and it’s that time of the year when Luangwa’s lagoons and oxbows are drying out. Feeding parties of storks and fish-eating birds congregate offering an interesting addition to the wildlife viewing. …

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Lions join safari guest for lunch

Most safari camps rely on activities such as game drives and walking safaris to view Africa’s majestic wildlife up close. Not in Zambia’s Kafue National Park. At Jeffery & McKeith Safari’s new Musekese Camp, their resident pride of lions has been walking through camp on a regular basis and recently …

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Three convicted for possession of live pangolin

On 1 July 2016, two accused persons were sentenced to five years imprisonment after being found guilty of illegal possession of a live pangolin. One further accused had already been sentenced with five years imprisonment and hard labour in relation to the same incident. Pangolins are defined as protected animals …

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First Arrest and Prosecution for Keeping Illegal Primates

Lusaka, 11 May 2016 For the very first time since the GRI – Zambia Primate Project (ZPP) was established in 2002, and after confiscating over 500 primates held illegally in Zambia since that time, ZPP has witnessed the arrest and prosecution of a man keeping a primate illegally. It may …

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Elefest 2016: Zambia goes wild for the music

Elefest 2016 Mokoomba announced as headline act! 14 May, Lusaka Showgrounds #OurZambiaOurWildlife #ZambiaYanguVinyamaVatu On 14 May, the herds will gather at the Lusaka Showgrounds to celebrate wildlife conservation in Zambia.  After the success of last year’s first EleFest, the 2016 festival line-up has expanded with exciting new international acts, including …

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South Luangwa – a World-Class Destination for Bird Photographers

The South Luangwa National Park proudly boasts a bird list totaling more than 450 species. This is certainly impressive, but perhaps more relevant is the incredible fact that it’s possible to see more than 100 species in a day! As a destination for birders, it must be high on all …

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Promise of a New Safari Season

I must say it’s a relief! As much as I value the rains as a time of regeneration (and for great birding opportunities) a day comes when the air is dryer, and the breeze is fresh, and I celebrate! Not only am I happy to be able to move around …

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