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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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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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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Breaking The Rules

Backlit photography, photography against the light, why not…? Backlighting goes against many “standard” photography rules, which often recommend to “Keep the sun behind you”. When you’re backlighting you do the complete opposite and shoot towards the sun. The question is, of course, what would you like to achieve? Is a …

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The best of Zambia on Instagram last week

It’s been another busy week for Zambia on Instagram. With the Easter holidays fast-approaching, maybe it’s time you packed your camera and booked your own visit! These fantastic shots from last week should help inspire you. Behold the boundless beauty of our beloved Zambia! Don’t forget to add your own …

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The best of Zambia this week on Instagram

It’s been hot and humid in Zambia this week, with plenty of rain and storms across much of the country. But that makes for spectacular images, with the vegetation looking lush, the waterfalls flowing at full force beneath ever-changing skies. Here’s a selection of some of the best Instagram images …

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The best of Zambia on Instagram this week

It’s a new year, and we’re back with our best shots from Zambia on Instagram since we welcomed in 2017. There have already been some absolute crackers, as you’ll see below. We have no doubt there will be plenty more great images to share here over the course of this …

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Get Lost in Luxury with Wildluxe at Tongabezi

I could stay lost in this moment forever. Moments like this don’t happen all too often. Unless you’re Misha Gillingham. She’s the woman behind Wildluxe, one of the top luxury travel blogs in the world. She seeks out the most luxurious spots on the planet and then visits them for …

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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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The best of Zambia on Instagram this week

Once again, we bring you the best Instagram pics from Zambia over the course of this week. From beautiful bee-eaters to stellar sunsets, Zambia is looking as photogenic as ever. So feast your eyes, and don’t forget to use the #zambia hashtag for all of your own spectacular Zambia images, …

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Tips for Wildlife Photographers Part 4: Camera Setting

After a brief hiatus, the fourth installment in our blog series on wildlife photography tips from Edward Selfe takes a look at camera settings. Read the other entries in this series here. Whether you use an iPhone, a point-and-shoot, a film SLR or a top-of-the-line digital SLR, the camera creates an …

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The best of Zambia on Instagram last week

It’s been another action-packed week, as you’ll see from these awesome Instagram images, which take you to Vic Falls, South Luangwa and beyond. Never a dull moment in Zambia. Remember to post your own iconic Zambia images on Instagram with the #Zambia hashtag, and we’ll continue to post our favourites …

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The best of Zambia on Instagram this week

As always, there have been some great images coming out of Zambia this week on Instagram, with the hot, dry weather before the rainy season sets in making for great wildlife sightings in the national parks, and stellar sunrises and sunsets across the country. Here’s some of the pick of …

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Tips for Wildlife Photographers Part 3: Light Direction

The third in our blog series from Edward Selfe on wildlife photography tips takes a look at the direction of light in your photos. Read the other entries in this series here. Even those who know almost nothing about photography will know that you are generally advised to put the …

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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 2: Get Low

In part two of our five part blog series on wildlife photography tips, Edward Selfe takes a look at the concept of getting low, which offers a beautiful perspective for photographs of wildlife. Read part one here. It’s one of most common recommendations offered to aspiring wildlife photographers: Get low, …

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