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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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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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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Luangwa’s leopards compete with the best

We have seen images from Savute of leopards leaping into the mud to pull catfish from the sticky channel, and we’ve seen footage of jaguars catching caimans in the backwaters of the South American rainforests. Now South Luangwa’s leopards are vying for their own place in the lime-light… by taking …

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South Luangwa Hyena Rescue

It’s not often that we get directly involved and lend a helping hand to wildlife, but when we do, it’s often because the animal has been harmed due to human conflict. A few weeks ago, Nsefu Camp in South Luangwa National Park received a radio call from a guide who was …

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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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Top 5 Wildlife Attractions of South Luangwa National Park

As the sun breaks the dry season horizon, its warm pink glow floods the grey dawn. Diurnal birds, emerging from night-time refuges call to stake their territorial claim and advise would-be competitors that they’ve survived the night. Having scoured the dry land for forage, hippos return as late as they …

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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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Lions take over Nsefu and Tena Tena Camp

Game drives are always an exciting safari affair but nothing compares to when the wildlife comes to you, practically knocking at your door when you least expect it. Such ‘pop up’ visits generally occur at lodges and camps in Africa that are situated in an unfenced area, meaning that the …

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Remembering Lady Liuwa, the ‘Last Lioness’ of Liuwa Plain

It has been confirmed by African Parks that the legendary lioness fondly known as ‘Lady Liuwa’, who lived in Liuwa Plain National Park in Zambia, has died of natural causes on August 9th, 2017, just one-day before World Lion Day. African Parks, a conservation NGO which manages national parks and protected areas across Africa, …

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Are you Ready for a Photo Tour?

During the enquiry and booking process, I talk to hundreds of guests about what’s involved in a photo safari in the South Luangwa. One of the most common questions that comes up is whether the guests are “ready for a photo safari”. The short answer is that if you love …

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Ginger Rules in South Luangwa!

Ginger the lion is a favourite amongst the many big cat lovers who visit South Luangwa in Zambia. His fiery temperament and unusual colouring make him easy to spot. He is the dominant male of a mega pride in the Mfuwe area that grew to 27 members at one point. …

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Barking baboons and slithering snakes at Luangwa River

Robin Pope Safari recently welcomed a new member to the team, Michael, and his first week was certainly a busy one! Michael is currently hosting at Nkwali, and then will be scooting up to our Mobile Walking Safaris when we open that for the season in June. During his first …

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Protecting Kasanka’s fruit bats

Every year, approximately 10 million fruit bats make their way from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Zambia’s Kasanka National Park, where they take up residence in a small forest. This is the largest mammal migration on earth, and seeing the fruit bats cover the sky at sundown is a …

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Ready for River Journeys down the Luangwa

To be in the heart of the South Luangwa National Park at peak flood time, with the river as your only access to the first camp built in Zambia, is quite the safari experience. During Robin Pope Safaris’ annual River Journeys, guests get to explore parts of the valley which …

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Tips for Wildlife Photographers Part 5: Be ready for “that” moment!

This is the fifth and final instalment in our blog series on wildlife photography tips from experienced photographer and guide Edward Selfe . Read the other entries in this series here. Some of the finest photos of wildlife that appear in exhibitions and on the web are a case of “right place, …

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Buffalo vs. Lions at Robin Pope Safaris

It’s not every day that you get to witness a lion kill from start to finish, but a few lucky guests at Robin Pope Safari’s Nsefu Camp were able to do just that! With every game drive, there comes the giddy possibility that you might just witness something spectacular. While …

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Sunrise, Lady Luck and a Lion Kill

The early bird caught the worm on a recent sunrise cruise at Tongabezi Lodge. Two lucky guests who arose for the early morning wakeup call were treated to one of the most unique sightings of all time – lions along the Zambezi River’s edge. And it wasn’t just any sighting …

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