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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Moonbows light up Victoria Falls

Whoever said “don’t go chasing waterfalls“ has never been to the Victoria Falls. The spectacular cascade is considered the largest stretch of falling water in the world and is among the Seven Natural Wonders in the world. But very few people know to visit during the phenomenon that is known …

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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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Dining at Tongabezi is Instagram Heaven

Virginia Woolf’s mantra, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well,” couldn’t ring more true than when compared with Tongabezi’s style of dining. When it comes to the human ritual of dining at the Zambian-based luxury lodge, the experience is consistently voted as a …

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Promise of a New Safari Season

I must say it’s a relief! As much as I value the rains as a time of regeneration (and for great birding opportunities) a day comes when the air is dryer, and the breeze is fresh, and I celebrate! Not only am I happy to be able to move around …

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Warthog gets nasty surprise

Having lived in Luangwa for nearly seven years, I have seen a lot of fascinating wildlife events. What follows is one of the most unusual that I can remember, although it is perhaps remarkable that I have not seen it more often. I was driving with two guests – both …

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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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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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Top Photographic Tips for South Luangwa

Wildlife photography has become very popular over the last few years, principally since digital SLR photography has become more readily available. More and more wildlife enthusiasts have started venturing into nature photography. The African Wilderness is a paradise for keen photographers, both beginners and professionals. I started photography when I …

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