The Lungwebungu Fishing Safari

The Lungwebungu Fishing Safari is the flagship fishing safari of Royal Barotse Safaris and offers a really unique, once in a lifetime fishing safari on the Barotse floodplains. With the increases in river usage, netting and commercial fishing, finding un-touched and remote fishing destinations is a real challenge and generally, …

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Dreams become reality in the Central Kafue

“If your dreams don’t scare you they aren’t big enough”.  We have reminded ourselves of these words so many times over the last five years or so since we began our journey to open a Bush Camp in Zambia. Rather than investing in one of the established and developed National …

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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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Zambian Poachers Gunned Down

A suspected poacher from Zambia was last week gunned down by game rangers near the resort town of Victoria Falls while his two accomplices escaped following a heavy exchange of gunfire. Police confirmed the incident, which happened at Shumba Spring near Matetsi but said investigations into the incident were still …

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Mfuwe Lodge Welcomes Elephants

A wonderful dispatch from the Bushcamp Company and Mfuwe Lodge: Each year South Luangwa’s Mfuwe Lodge welcomes some rather large, grey, wrinkled guests…whole families of elephants have been regular visitors for a number of years, arriving between late October and  mid-December to feast on the fallen fruits from the large …

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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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Zambia to expand Tanganyika tourism

Government and stakeholders have been urged to explore the tourism potential on Lake Tanganyika in Mpulungu District to positively contribute to the growth of the sector in 2016 and beyond. Mpulungu Harbour Authority (MHA) manager, Dennis Kaluba, said there was a need for all stakeholders to explore the tourism potential of …

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Warthog gets nasty surprise

Having lived in Luangwa for nearly seven years, I have seen a lot of fascinating wildlife events. What follows is one of the most unusual that I can remember, although it is perhaps remarkable that I have not seen it more often. I was driving with two guests – both …

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Helping Zambia’s online tourism footprint

The end of the year is fast approaching and with it a time for reflection on the year that was 2015. Here at Zambia Tourism, it’s been a busy but very successful year. At the end of 2014, you may remember that some of our team set off on a …

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When a Warthog Attacks in the Kafue

It was whilst on an afternoon drive from Musekese Camp, Jeffery & McKeith Safaris in north central Kafue National Park, Zambia that we witnessed the most unexpected and, as far a we know, as yet photographically un-documented sighting ever… We had just had the first brief rainstorm of the season …

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Hungry hyena steals leopard’s dinner

As the temperatures in Luangwa continue to rise and the water level continues to drop, tension amongst the wildlife is building as they fight over the limited resources available. Photographer, Kanwar Deep Juneja, was lucky enough to witness quite the epic stand-off between a leopard and a hyena. Kanwar was …

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ZAWA scale up their efforts to protect the pangolin

In the past week, Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) has rescued six pangolins through four separate operations across western Zambia. These scaly anteaters had been illegally captured from the wild by poachers and were being sold as part of the illegal wildlife trade. GRI Wildlife Veterinary Project has assisted ZAWA in …

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Livingstone Heats Up!

We are halfway through spring and summer is fast approaching, if not already upon us, considering the temperatures that have been experienced in Livingstone recently!  The town of Livingstone, has a subtropical climate with hot and rainy wet seasons and very hot pre-wet seasons. At this time of the year, …

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Tujatane – A Local School With Big Dreams

Making safari dreams come true whilst supporting the local community is an ethos Tongabezi Safari Lodge lives by. Helping local communities and providing a better future for the underprivileged has always been close to the Tongabezi team’s hearts. The Tujatane Trust School, located in a small Zambian village, is the …

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Zambia Launches e-Visa

The Zambia Tourism Board is pleased to announce that the Government of the Republic of Zambia through the Ministry of Home Affairs (Department of Immigration) launched the e-Visa facility on Wednesday, 14th October, 2015 at Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka which was officiated by the Minister of Home Affairs. The e-Visa facility …

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British grandfather raises £15,000 after tackling the Zambezi

A retired policeman from Plymouth in south-west England recently raised £15,000 for charity after spending four days on Zambia’s mighty Zambezi River. Trevor Broome, aged 62, spent each night beside his raft on the river bank, as he and an international team navigated their way from Victoria Falls and through the …

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Spectacular new video shows South Luangwa in all its glory

Once again, the creative team at Zambiatourism.com have been busy putting together a highly proffesional promotional video to showcase one of Zambia’s flagship destinations – the pristine and game rich South Luangwa National Park, which also happens to be one of our personal favourites. This newest video follows on from …

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