An updated ‘Bats about Kasanka’ eguide

BAT SEASON IN FULL SWING IN KASANKA NATIONAL PARK. Do you know that currently, the world’s largest mammal migration is taking place here in Zambia, at Kasanka National Park?  Described as “one of Africa’s greatest wildlife spectacles”, millions of African straw-coloured fruit bats have gathered together in a small patch …

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It’s all in the name – The Fuchs Elephant Charge 2019

Written by Sarah Davies Although arguably not the most vital, practical component of preparation, choosing your Elephant Charge team name often takes up the most imaginative effort. Since 2008 when the 4×4 motorsport event was first conceptualised, teams of up to six men and women have bravely taken up the …

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How to have an ethical safari

Written by Katie Birtles from Wayfairer TravelAs an emerging leader in conservation, Zambia is a wonderful destination for an ethical safari holiday. There are several responsible camps and conservation initiatives around the country, however, as wildlife becomes increasingly vulnerable, tourism can become exploitative. So, before arriving in Zambia, you can …

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A new camp for North Luangwa!

Operated by Remote Africa Safaris, Takwela Camp will open in Zambia’s North Luangwa National Park on July 22. As Remote Africa Safaris operates seasonally between May and November, with different opening dates for each of its camps, Takwela will be available on a seasonal basis. Built primarily from local natural materials, …

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7 STRESS-RELIEVING Reasons to Travel in Nature

As kids, most of us will remember being told to “go and play outside”. This instruction wasn’t just a means of your parents getting rid of you for half-an-hour, but rather that the fresh air, visual stimulants and physical exercise served to be beneficial to our well-being. We experience an …

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TWO NEW CAMPS for Jeffery & McKeith Safaris!

Jeffery & McKeith Safaris are a small, owner run safari company based in the Kafue National Park. Thanks to the vastness of the Kafue and the remoteness of both Musekese and Ntemwa-Busanga, you will have an experience unlike any other in Africa.   Musekese Camp Musekese Camp opened in May …

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WATCH: What to Expect from your South Luangwa Safari

As if you needed any more reason to visit Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park, YouTube user Shawn B shares his safari experience at Flatdogs Camp in this self-edited video of his trip which he describes as “one of the best trips I have done to date!”   It’s no surprise …

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TRAVEL TIPS: HOW TO BUDGET FOR ZAMBIA

A guest blog by Mary-Jane Lee Despite being one of the world’s lesser-known travel destinations, almost one million tourists from every corner of the globe enjoy a holiday in Zambia every year. With so many wonderful attractions – including 19 diverse and unique national parks, and over 30 game management areas offering …

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New conservation to reinforce Zambia’s conservation efforts

Wildlife conservation is not only saving endangered species from extinction but allowing a thriving future for humanity. Kafue National Park (KNP) is celebrating the launch of the game-changing Musekese Conservation. Exciting news and a step forward for conservation efforts, thanks to numerous donations and fundraising initiatives. The newly formed organisation …

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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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2018 – Your Safari Awaits

Whether it’s your first safari or one of many memorable adventures, Zambia is a wonderful destination for everyone! It is a beautiful country with so much to offer, as well as the variety of game species and birds, it is also rich with a vibrant culture and friendly people, stunning …

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10 Years – 10 Reasons to Charge

The Elephant Charge is an annual event that challenges teams of cars and motorbikes to complete a grueling off-road course through the Zambian bush. The Charge is held to raise money for conservation in Zambia, focused on conservation through education. In the ten years since it first began, the event …

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Waiting for Lions…

This week we welcomed our latest and greatest window into the wild world. Enter, LIVE webcams! If you’re a lover of the bush – you’ll most likely know the yearning for the sun on your back, and dust in your nose, the sounds of the bush and smell of fresh …

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The World’s Largest Mammal Migration!

The Great Wildebeest Migration? The biggest animal migration on earth? Nope. While many believe that the great Wildebeest migration in Africa is the largest mammal migration on earth, this is a common misconception. So, what could surpass the over 1.5 million wildebeest trekking between Tanzania and Kenya? Bats. Yes, bats. …

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Leopard’s Aerial Attack Caught on Camera

Wildlife photographer Peter Geraerdts from Track & Trail River Camp came across a female leopard in a sausage tree while on safari with a photographic client. They stopped to admire the leopard, without knowing what she was planning. Near the end of winter – when grass has little nutritious value …

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