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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Kasanka Chronicles – Elephants everywhere!

Coming across Elephants in Kasanka is always a treat. Although our population is healthy and growing, it is still small, and sightings are by no means daily. We’re not ‘spoiled’ you see! Estimates of population size vary from 30-35 to 40-45 to as many as a hundred. The latter is …

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Kasanka Chronicles – Camp T.R.E.E.

It is not every day that children from rural communities in Zambia have an opportunity to explore and experience their natural heritage. Facing one of the highest deforestation rates on the continent as well as a poaching crisis, there is a pronounced disconnect between rural people and the sustainable utilization …

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Kasanka Chronicles – Nice to meet you!

Fifty-five kilometres along the Mansa Road, not more than thirty from where the Congo Pedicle abruptly ends its awkward protrusion into Zambia’s side lies Kasanka, one of country’s smallest yet most diverse National Parks. Rapidly gaining recognition and fame for hosting the annual congregation of some eight to ten million …

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Kasanka Chronicles – Lavushi Manda!

A recent addition to the portfolio of the Kasanka Trust is Lavushi Manda National Park, close to the town of Mpika. At roughly 1600km2 this Park is just about four times the size of Kasanka and consists of pristine miombo woodlands, wide open dambo’s and a rugged escarpment running along …

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