Conservation Lower Zambezi Newsletter – February 2015

Environmental Education kicks off! Chongwe outreach 2015 CLZ’S Environmental Education Programme began in Chongwe District this month, funded by Elephant Charge. Our EEP team visiting 10 schools bordering the Lower Zambezi National Park for a lesson on poaching, and its effects, on not only wildlife but on local and global …

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Why the Kafue?

The Kafue National Park, we are always being told, is unknown and not on people’s radar.  Agents and destination management companies tell us that it is far easier to sell South Luangwa and that Kafue is just “too hard”. We are all hoping that in 2015 to a certain extent …

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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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Every King One Day Falls

Towards the end of our 2014 season we noticed that the Mwamba Kaingo lion pride had been one male down. The dominant male of the pride had been seen less and less and the last time he had been spotted he was behaving strangely; he was sighted not far from …

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Zambia’s “Valley of the Leopard”

Nestled in the valley of the Luangwa River, an intricate ecosystem thrives with no concern for the modern world of mankind. Here, only a few dirt roads intrude upon the otherwise untouched wild. The Spirit of Africa hums through every blade of grass, beckoning every lover of animals and beauty, …

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Putting Conservation into Practice at Game Rangers International

Ever thought of spending a night in a national park, surrounded by wild animals and scary but often funny sounds? Have you ever imagined how wild animals like elephants feed and play around? These were some of my many amazing experiences with Game Rangers International! Three months of so many …

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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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On the Road with Zambia Tourism VI: Liuwa Plains

With our trip into it’s final week, we made our way south-west towards Liuwa Plains. Some locals we had got talking to in Mayukuyuku Camp back in Kafue had told us the trip would take us 4 hours or so. After the last month or so in Zambia, 4 hours …

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On the Road with Zambia Tourism V: Kafue and Mayukuyuku Camp

After a brief stopover in Kasanka National Park for the start of the bat migration and a few days in the city of Ndola to refuel, restock, recuperate, send some teammates home and collect some others flying in to join the trip, we gradually made our way towards Kafue National …

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On the Road with Zambia Tourism III: South Luangwa

From Lower Zambezi we made it through to Chipata by nightfall and set up camp at Mamarula Camp on the outskirts of town. We spent the morning stocking up on supplies and giving the car a bit of a touch up after the considerable battering it had taken coming over …

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On the Road with Zambia Tourism II: Lower Zambezi

In many ways, I think all of us in the team for this trip felt that as soon as we left the Vic Falls area that was when our Zambia adventure would really begin. And what a few days it’s been. We hit the road from Livingstone early and made …

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52 Buffalo Dead After Stampede in Kafue

52 buffalo have been found dead by Zambian Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) officers during their tour along the Musa River in the southern part of Kafue National Park. At a vast 22,400km2, Kafue is Zambia’s largest game reserve and is found in the Itezhi Tezhi district of Central Province. Most of …

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Conservation Lower Zambezi Newsletter June 2014

One Year of Village Scouts This month,  celebrates the one year anniversary of our Village Scout patrols. We are proud of this partnership with the Zambia Wildlife Authority () and the Community Resource boards (CRBs), and funding from USFWS, we recruited, trained and equipped a team of Village Scouts to …

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Two Elephants successfully translocated to KNP

The Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) and Game Rangers International (GRI) would like to announce the successful translocation of two elephant orphans, Maramba and Kavalamanja, which were being kept at Lilayi Elephant Nursery, to Kafue Release Facility in Kafue National Park(KNP). This is the first step on their journey to being …

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ZAWA’s response to new park entrance fees

THE Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) has observed with regret the uproar raised by some stakeholders in Livingstone and reported in some quarters of the media, over the Authority’s decision to charge K15.12 AS Park entry fees to Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park. ZAWA would like to inform members of the public that …

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Male Elephant Successfully Relocated to Kafue National Park

On Saturday 10th May, Game Rangers International (GRI) and the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) successfully relocated an adult male elephant from the Nega Nega area of Mazabuka District to the Kafue National Park. The operation was supported by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and generous members of the …

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North Luangwa added to TFCA

The Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) would like to inform you that North Luangwa National Park has been added to the Zambian component of the Malawi-Zambia Trans-Frontier Conservation Area (TFCA). A Trans-frontier Conservation Area is an area or component of a large ecological region that straddles the boundaries of two or …

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In love with Liuwa Plains

Liuwa Plains National Park is a park in Barotseland in Western Zambia that is distinct from the rest of the country and holds allure for wildlife afficianodos from the world on account of its diversity and extraordinary landscapes.  Liuwa has been described as akin to the Okavango Delta and for …

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Conservation Lower Zambezi Newsletter October 2013

Lower Zambezi Aerial Survey Eyes in the skies as CLZ works with ZAWA to conduct an aerial survey of the Lower Zambezi elephant and large mammal population Funded by USFWS, in October CLZ completed a 12 day aerial game count in the Lower Zambezi National Park and surrounding areas in …

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Strange Hippo behaviour in Kafue

We were on a safari in Zambia, Kafue National Park, the sunset was beautiful when we stopped near a dam to look around if animals would appear. Everything was quiet; there was nothing special until one hippo strolling around decided to go into the water. Its bath was then quite …

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