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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ENJOYING SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN ZAMBIA

“We desire less noise, less emissions and as little upset to the local flora and fauna as possible” – Tongabezi Travel offers us boundless opportunities to encounter diverse natural ecosystems, and through this – many people become increasingly aware of the human impact on the planet. Fortunately, many stakeholders in …

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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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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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A Tujatane Schoolboy’s Dream Takes Flight

In 1990, Tongabezi Lodge blessed the safari romantics of the world with the first luxury haven on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls. Six short years later, the lodge showed their love for the Zambian community and opened a trust school for the local children, called Tujatane. Vanessa, wife …

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Celebrating Women’s Day in South Luangwa

Singing to the beat of an African drum, amongst a flourish of brightly coloured Chitenge fabric, the women of Norman Carr Safaris (NCS) headed to their local Zambian district of Mambwe to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD). Women from the entire Mambwe area came together for the festivities, which featured …

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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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Project Luangwa Newsletter, September 2015

Last June Project Luangwa had its fifth birthday – yes, that’s right Dave and I have been living and working here in Mfuwe for over five years. At the time we were a bit too busy to celebrate or even look back at all that has happened . . . …

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Project Luangwa Sewing a Better Future for Local Women

Some of you might have seen a previous post here about the truly comendable work being done by Project Luangwa in and around the town of Mfuwe just outside the famous South Luangwa National Park. Project Luangwa is an NGO, supported by a handful of local safari operators as well …

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Lion Cubs Take Over Camp in Liuwa Plain National Park

Three cheeky lion cubs as well as a cheetah have been making the refurbishment of Matamarene Camp in Liuwa Plains, a little tricky. We’ve been watching Norman Carr Safaris over the last few months; Matamanene Camp has been given a facelift – we’ve seen new bathrooms being built, new floors …

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A Special Visit to Project Luangwa

Whenever possible, I like to be a responsible traveller. I feel it’s an important part of modern tourism and a way for me to make my “gallivanting” (as my father calls it) a less selfish and superficial pursuit. Before visiting a country, I try to read up as much as …

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Project Luangwa Newsletter August 2014

Four years ago, in July 2010, my husband, Dave and I moved from a hot Saudi Arabia to a ‘not quite so hot’ Zambia and Project Luangwa was born. Since then we’ve . . . . . . laughed and cried, experienced joy and frustration, shared some wonderful successes that …

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National Milling Corporation Sponsor Radio Program

From June 2014, Game Rangers International () welcome National Milling Corporation (NMC) as the sponsor of the GRI Community Outreach Project “Conservation Conversations” radio program on Itehzi Tehzi FM. Broadcast on a weekly basis, this hour-long community-focussed radio program has already achieved success in areas bordering . Tackling controversial and …

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ZAWA- CLZ Labour Day Scouts Awards

Awarding the Deserving ZAWA and CLZ held the Annual May Day Scout awards this month to honour the ZAWA Wildlife Police Offices of the Lower Zambezi who work 365 days a year, in all weather and in challenging and often dangerous conditions. The awards are to show the appreciation of …

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Project Luangwa Newsletter February/March 2014

The start of 2014 brought us two great volunteers and this month I’ve handed over the newsletter to one of them. My name is Julia . . . . . . and I recently volunteered to help Project Luangwa with their sponsorship program during a gap year between high school …

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Toka Leya Donates Solar Pumps

Wilderness Safaris’ official handover of two solar pumps, four water tanks and two water troughs to Sinde village in Zambia took place on Wednesday, the 26th of February 2014. In collaboration with the village headmen, this generous donation was funded by guests from Toka Leya Camp and will greatly assist …

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Top Class at Simonga School get Solar Study Lamps

Recent guests staying at The River Club, Livingstone, Zambia have made a very kind donation of solar study lamps to each child in the top class at Simonga School. Geoff and Bonnie Morgan from Australia with the support of Sandy Houston from USA made it possible that each student in …

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Children in the Wilderness Launches Soccer Programme

Children in the Wilderness (CITW) has partnered with professional soccer player, Gordon Gilbert to launch Soccer in the Wilderness – an inspirational programme combining the fun of sport with education to raise environmental awareness in local communities in Zimbabwe and Zambia. Gordon has played professionally for Kaizer Chiefs, Mpumalanga Black …

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Grassroots Trust Presents: Mama Africa Video

Grassroots Trust In pursuance of our goal to help shape a viable future for Zambia, Grassroots has developed relationships with social commentators in various fields. We realised that music could play a key role in creating awareness about the environmental malfunction undermining development and help change the conservation conversation. Our …

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Toka Leya Donates 1000 Trees to Greenpop

August 2013 – Toka Leya, an intimate 12-tented camp overlooking the Zambezi River, donated 1 000 trees from its nursery to Greenpop for a three-week reforestation project in Livingstone, Zambia, that took place from 7-28 July 2013. “We were thrilled to support Greenpop’s second Trees for Zambia Action Event by …

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