On the Road to Love

Australian resident, Nick Lawson has decided to bare his ‘sole’ and hit the tarmac in an admirable mission to run the length of Africa… Barefoot! A journey spanning more than 30 000 kilometres. A marathon a day through 23 countries for Run for Love 2018. While most of us are familiar …

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Zambia Hosts One of the World’s ‘Top 20 Hotels’

It’s official, Zambia now has a new claim to fame and can proudly boast that – according to Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List for 2018 – we host one of the top 20 hotels in the World! The luxurious and romantic hideaway, Tongabezi Lodge has propelled Zambia into the limelight …

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ACCESS GRANTED: The New 2-for-1 KAZA UniVisa

There’s good news for tourists intending to travel to either Zambia and or Zimbabwe as the KAZA UniVisa is back in the system and is already being issued at the entry ports. The Kavango Zambezi Trans-Frontier Conservation Area (KAZA) is an initiative by Zambia and Zimbabwe aimed at granting tourists’ easy movement between …

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SOLOMON CHIDUNUKA – Zambia’s Honoured Wildlife Warden

At a high-profile event in Cape Town, senior Wildlife Warden – Solomon Chidunuka – of the Department of National Parks and Wildlife was honoured with the international Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award 2017. Tusk helps to alleviate poverty through sustainable development and education amongst rural communities who live alongside wildlife, and …

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Zambia Strikes Back Against Poachers

22 December 2017: Honourable Fred Musaka of Chadiza Subordinate Court has found all five men guilty of unlawful possession of 25 pieces of rhino horn weighing 32.2kg. In a strong message from the court, each of the men have been sentenced to five years imprisonment. Three Chinese Nationals and two …

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This is Not a Game: The Illegal Bushmeat Trade

Do you know the real risks of illegal bushmeat? A new public campaign This is Not a Game launched in December 2017 finally exposes the truth: it’s illegal, it’s dangerous and it carries diseases. The next time you are offered “nyama yamu sanga” at a special occasion or a friend’s …

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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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The Best Time to Visit Zambia’s Victoria Falls

Once in a lifetime. No matter what time of year you visit the Victoria Falls, it will be a once in a lifetime experience. After all, it is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can make your trip to the …

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Barking baboons and slithering snakes at Luangwa River

Robin Pope Safari recently welcomed a new member to the team, Michael, and his first week was certainly a busy one! Michael is currently hosting at Nkwali, and then will be scooting up to our Mobile Walking Safaris when we open that for the season in June. During his first …

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Ready for River Journeys down the Luangwa

To be in the heart of the South Luangwa National Park at peak flood time, with the river as your only access to the first camp built in Zambia, is quite the safari experience. During Robin Pope Safaris’ annual River Journeys, guests get to explore parts of the valley which …

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Get Lost in Luxury with Wildluxe at Tongabezi

I could stay lost in this moment forever. Moments like this don’t happen all too often. Unless you’re Misha Gillingham. She’s the woman behind Wildluxe, one of the top luxury travel blogs in the world. She seeks out the most luxurious spots on the planet and then visits them for …

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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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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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Dining at Tongabezi is Instagram Heaven

Virginia Woolf’s mantra, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well,” couldn’t ring more true than when compared with Tongabezi’s style of dining. When it comes to the human ritual of dining at the Zambian-based luxury lodge, the experience is consistently voted as a …

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Robin Pope Safaris’ 30th Anniversary Walking Safari

When Robin and Jo Pope first embarked on the adventure of opening their own safari lodges, they could have had no idea of what was to come. What started as a couple of lodges in Zambia quickly transformed into what is now one of the best wilderness experiences in the …

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Visit Shoebill Island Camp Now

The best time to visit the Bangweulu Wetlands (April – August) is fast approaching! With healthy rains of late, the Bangweulu promises to be the very best in birding experiences. Have a look at the Shoebill Typical Day outlining what’s on offers to guests who visit during this season. Shoebill Island Camp, …

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Come to Kasanka this Easter

We know how special it is to explore a remote and unique wilderness experience with a difference, which is why we are so passionate about welcoming guests to Kasanka National Park. It is a beautiful and valuable conservation area with diverse flora and fauna including a variety of wildlife and …

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Jewelry Helps Support Zambia’s Wildlife

Mulberry Mongoose is a Zambian business that creates handcrafted accessories that capture elements of the African bush and way of life whilst investing in the conservation of the South Luangwa. Their handcrafted pieces are sold worldwide. The name Mulberry Mongoose is partly inspired by the banded mongoose, an animal often …

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New Luxury Camp to be Built in Liuwa Plain

African Parks, a conservation non-profit, and Norman Carr Safaris are proud to announce details of the investment in, and construction of, a luxury camp in Liuwa Plain National Park, Zambia. Mambeti is being funded by Africans Parks donors with the design and construction being implemented by the award-winning Norman Carr …

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Lower Zambezi Rescue Brings New Addition to Lilayi Elephant Nursery

Monday 11 January, a team from GRI – Elephant Orphanage Project (EOP) drove down to Lower Zambezi to rescue an abandoned and orphaned elephant calf, the latest addition to the orphan herd at the Lilayi Elephant Nursery (LEN) outside Lusaka. EOP’s mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and release orphaned elephants …

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