South Luangwa Leopard in Training

In the South Luangwa National Park in the area surrounding Shenton Safaris camps we have a well-known female leopard we call Malika. During our 2014 season she had a cub, a little girl. Our guests from both Kaingo Camp and Mwamba Bush Camp enjoyed numerous sightings of the pair throughout …

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Regulars at the watering hole

A good way of telling how good a water hole is, is by establishing the amount of regular customers it has. Well, here at Mwamba bush camp at our in-camp hide, which is right by a water hole, we have our fair share of repeat customers. We have a small …

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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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