South Luangwa’s Incredible Carmine Bee-Eaters

At Shenton Safaris we are very proud of our unique network of hides built and designed each year by Derek Shenton himself. Along with our mobile hide, elephant hide, hippo hide and Mwamba’s waterhole hide we also have our carmine bee-eater hide. The hide is available from Mid-August cleverly made …

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Waterbuck on the Menu

Waterbuck are generally known not to be high on the menu for lions, due to an oily secretion from a sweat gland that helps waterproof the buck when it enters the water and which is said to ruin the taste. However, I would have to disagree. On a game drive …

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Every King One Day Falls

Towards the end of our 2014 season we noticed that the Mwamba Kaingo lion pride had been one male down. The dominant male of the pride had been seen less and less and the last time he had been spotted he was behaving strangely; he was sighted not far from …

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Zambia’s “Valley of the Leopard”

Nestled in the valley of the Luangwa River, an intricate ecosystem thrives with no concern for the modern world of mankind. Here, only a few dirt roads intrude upon the otherwise untouched wild. The Spirit of Africa hums through every blade of grass, beckoning every lover of animals and beauty, …

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A Special Visit to Project Luangwa

Whenever possible, I like to be a responsible traveller. I feel it’s an important part of modern tourism and a way for me to make my “gallivanting” (as my father calls it) a less selfish and superficial pursuit. Before visiting a country, I try to read up as much as …

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On the Road with Zambia Tourism III: South Luangwa

From Lower Zambezi we made it through to Chipata by nightfall and set up camp at Mamarula Camp on the outskirts of town. We spent the morning stocking up on supplies and giving the car a bit of a touch up after the considerable battering it had taken coming over …

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Our top five sightings of the 2013 season

The end of our 2013 safari season is soon approaching, but we’ve been gratified with some really exceptional sightings throughout the past five months. We’re sharing here a glimpse of the season, through our top five sightings. Wild Dogs – June 2013 It was on June 10th that we had …

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Top Photographic Tips for South Luangwa

Wildlife photography has become very popular over the last few years, principally since digital SLR photography has become more readily available. More and more wildlife enthusiasts have started venturing into nature photography. The African Wilderness is a paradise for keen photographers, both beginners and professionals. I started photography when I …

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