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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Breaking The Rules

Backlit photography, photography against the light, why not…? Backlighting goes against many “standard” photography rules, which often recommend to “Keep the sun behind you”. When you’re backlighting you do the complete opposite and shoot towards the sun. The question is, of course, what would you like to achieve? Is a …

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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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Tips for Wildlife Photographers Part 4: Camera Setting

After a brief hiatus, the fourth installment in our blog series on wildlife photography tips from Edward Selfe takes a look at camera settings. Read the other entries in this series here. Whether you use an iPhone, a point-and-shoot, a film SLR or a top-of-the-line digital SLR, the camera creates an …

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Tips for Wildlife Photographers Part 2: Get Low

In part two of our five part blog series on wildlife photography tips, Edward Selfe takes a look at the concept of getting low, which offers a beautiful perspective for photographs of wildlife. Read part one here. It’s one of most common recommendations offered to aspiring wildlife photographers: Get low, …

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5 facts you didn’t know about Africa’s shoebill

The African Shoebill rightfully claims its name as Africa’s swamp king. Shoebills are the ultimate fans of large, rich, dense marshes, wetlands, and swamps. This makes the Bangweulu swamps in Zambia the best place to witness a special sighting of one. Every May, Robin Pope Safaris takes a trip to …

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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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November: The best month to go on safari in Zambia?

Traditionally October is one of the busiest if not the busiest month for safari camps here in Zambia. For a long time I have wondered about the reasons, and why not November? October… Yes the game is there. Everything is pretty parched and dry so animals are often far more …

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The Unsung Heroes

A Bird’s- Eye View Why is it that most safaris focus on the big game – those that bite? One of the real wonders of a safari is the bird life, look up to the skies and you will undoubtedly be enthralled by what you see from everything big and …

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A Visitor’s Guide to Kafue National Park

Small enough to put in your pocket, this new guide is your ideal safari companion to Kafue National Park! Known as one of Zambia’s best kept secrets, the huge Kafue National Park can be daunting for the first time visitor. But now the new ‘Visitor’s Guide to Kafue National Park’ …

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Zambezi Tiger Fishing

Zambezi Tiger Fishing The Zambezi River is the fourth largest river in Africa and is home to one of the continent’s most sought-after fresh water game fish, the Tiger Fish (Hydrocynus Vittatus). Sometimes called the “striped water dog,” the Tiger Fish is an extremely aggressive predator that feeds on baitfish. …

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