Southern Carmine Bee Eater Season

Around this time of the year, every year, the banks of the Luangwa River become a colour blur of red and blue as thousands of southern carmine bee-eaters migrate to Zambia to select their breeding sites along the steep river banks. Southern carmine bee-eaters are intra-African migrants and arrive at …

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A day on a mobile safari with Robin Pope Safaris

Robin Pope Safaris’ Mobile Walking Safaris have long been known as the best wilderness experience of the South Luangwa. Guided by highly knowledgeable and professional rangers, walking safaris offer guests a true taste of authentic Africa and often allow people to develop a much a more intimate understanding and connection …

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Luangwa Valley in August

Photographer, guide and local lodge owner Peter Geraerdts reports from South Luangwa: We’re progressing into the 2016 dry season and it’s that time of the year when Luangwa’s lagoons and oxbows are drying out. Feeding parties of storks and fish-eating birds congregate offering an interesting addition to the wildlife viewing. …

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Tips for Wildlife Photographers Part 1: Focus

In a series of five blog posts, we are asking Edward Selfe, a resident guide and photographer in South Luangwa National Park, to share some tips about getting great safari photos. This is the first post in the series. Wildlife photography is a rich and complex subject. A professional can …

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Lions join safari guest for lunch

Most safari camps rely on activities such as game drives and walking safaris to view Africa’s majestic wildlife up close. Not in Zambia’s Kafue National Park. At Jeffery & McKeith Safari’s new Musekese Camp, their resident pride of lions has been walking through camp on a regular basis and recently …

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South Luangwa: Seasonal hotspot June

You don t have to go far this month; well, that is when you’re in South Luangwa National Park. Just a few hundred meters following the main road and you’ll discover a lush and beautiful green carpet of floating vegetation. This bright green combination of texture and color is easy …

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Robin Pope Safaris’ 30th Anniversary Walking Safari

When Robin and Jo Pope first embarked on the adventure of opening their own safari lodges, they could have had no idea of what was to come. What started as a couple of lodges in Zambia quickly transformed into what is now one of the best wilderness experiences in the …

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South Luangwa – a World-Class Destination for Bird Photographers

The South Luangwa National Park proudly boasts a bird list totaling more than 450 species. This is certainly impressive, but perhaps more relevant is the incredible fact that it’s possible to see more than 100 species in a day! As a destination for birders, it must be high on all …

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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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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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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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Celebrate Robin Pope’s 30th Anniversary in Liuwa Plains

Situated in a remote section of Western Zambia, Liuwa Plains is a land of rolling grasslands, abundant birdlife and the annual wildebeest migration to the area. The area is seldom visited by tourists due to its relative inaccessibility. Dramatic storms can often be seen rising up over the horizon, creating …

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Last Week in the Luangwa Valley

You know you’ve hit the jackpot in life when your biggest issue getting to work is a herd of elephants blocking the road. Sure, life isn’t all sunsets and G&T’s when you’re running a safari lodge but it definitely does involve quite a few perks. Emily from Robin Pope Safaris …

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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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Recent Sightings in South Luangwa

Things were starting to get serious here in South Luangwa. It seemed the rain would never arrive and the wildlife huddled close to every source of water available. Just as we began to think that Zambia would get no relief, the rain finally arrived and every animal breathed a sigh …

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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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A Wild Walking Encounter in South Luangwa

“When we arrive at the crime scene, barely any evidence remains. Only a few blood-soaked blades of grass, glistening in the tangerine dawn sunshine, reveal foul play has been afoot. By now the perpetrators are long gone, having raced into the dense teak forest, so thick and lush in late …

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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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