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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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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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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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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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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South Luangwa lions developing a taste for hippo

There seems to be something new on the menu for a particular pride of Lion in the South Luangwa National Park, Zambia – and they’ve really got the taste for it. Where once the buffalo was the food of choice, these 9 lion (a splinter group from our Big Pride) …

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Leopard tries to put porcupine on the menu in South Luangwa

Recent Robin Pope Safari’s guest, Neil Andrews, tells of their incredible sighting on a game drive in South Luangwa National Park. It was one for the memory card and made for life-long safari memories too. Here’s his story: “Although Jane, Ian, Sarah and myself are regular RPS visitors, for all …

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The Bush Spa, South Luangwa Nominated for Awards Again

At the Bush-Spa we thrive on our unique location! There are plenty places in the world where one can have a Spa treatment, but only a few where your wellness session might be extended due to unique sightings of visiting wildlife. Our competitive edge besides our location is our ability …

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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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One Eyed Male Leopard – proving he’s still boss!

Leopards, an awesome sighting any day and almost a guarantee in the in Zambia, nicknamed the Valley of the Leopard.  Sleeping in trees, wandering about, on the hunt, mating and fighting, we thought we had seen it all this year. But the South Luangwa delivered again for this Norman Carr …

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South Luangwa Leopard in Training

In the South Luangwa National Park in the area surrounding Shenton Safaris camps we have a well-known female leopard we call Malika. During our 2014 season she had a cub, a little girl. Our guests from both Kaingo Camp and Mwamba Bush Camp enjoyed numerous sightings of the pair throughout …

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From London to the Luangwa Valley

From the moment I landed at Mfuwe airport back on holiday in 2012, I knew this was a special place. Having never stepped foot in Africa before, jumping in the open game viewer, enjoying the sights and sounds of the villages en route to the Park was a dream come …

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North Luangwa: Hope for Zambia’s Rhinos

Roughly 40 years ago, Zambia had one of Africa’s highest rhino populations, with about 4,000 of a total population of 12,000 being found in the beautiful and wildlife-rich Luangwa Valley region. By 1998, thanks to rampant poaching, rhinos were declared extinct in Zambia. Despite this loss, South Luangwa National Park …

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Regulars at the watering hole

A good way of telling how good a water hole is, is by establishing the amount of regular customers it has. Well, here at Mwamba bush camp at our in-camp hide, which is right by a water hole, we have our fair share of repeat customers. We have a small …

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Tracking and Trailing for The Best Bird Photography

Searching for birds requires a special level of dedication, focus, and persistence. All of which pays off in rare treats of serene connections with nature and accomplishment. Birds’ size and speed present a unique challenge for watchers and photographers. Capturing the unique beauty and brilliance the skies have to offer …

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