ZAWA scale up their efforts to protect the pangolin

In the past week, Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) has rescued six pangolins through four separate operations across western Zambia. These scaly anteaters had been illegally captured from the wild by poachers and were being sold as part of the illegal wildlife trade. GRI Wildlife Veterinary Project has assisted ZAWA in …

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Livingstone Heats Up!

We are halfway through spring and summer is fast approaching, if not already upon us, considering the temperatures that have been experienced in Livingstone recently!  The town of Livingstone, has a subtropical climate with hot and rainy wet seasons and very hot pre-wet seasons. At this time of the year, …

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Tujatane – A Local School With Big Dreams

Making safari dreams come true whilst supporting the local community is an ethos Tongabezi Safari Lodge lives by. Helping local communities and providing a better future for the underprivileged has always been close to the Tongabezi team’s hearts. The Tujatane Trust School, located in a small Zambian village, is the …

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Zambia Launches e-Visa

The Zambia Tourism Board is pleased to announce that the Government of the Republic of Zambia through the Ministry of Home Affairs (Department of Immigration) launched the e-Visa facility on Wednesday, 14th October, 2015 at Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka which was officiated by the Minister of Home Affairs. The e-Visa facility …

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A Peak inside Stanley Safari Lodge’s Guest Book

In the far south of Zambia, we treasure one of the world’s most unique natural wonders where the Great Rift Valley cuts through the earth. It is here that the Zambezi River plunges 100 metres into a narrow gorge creating the ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ or ‘the smoke that thunders’. If you could …

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Luangwa Safari House Turns 10, South Luangwa

By Claire Birtwhistle Turning 10 years old! It’s a momentous occasion for any child to hit the double digits but for a safari camp it is an even bigger achievement. Luangwa Safari House is patting itself on the back for growing up this year. 2015 marks the 10 year anniversary …

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Proflight flys to Kafue

The wonders of Zambia’s largest national park – Kafue – will be more accessible thanks to the new route being launched by Proflight Zambia from July 1. News of the new service to the remote Busanga Plains was enthusiastically received on Proflight’s Facebook and Twitter pages – @proflightzambia – with …

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Elefest: 2015’s Wildest Festival

At EleFest 2015 we are celebrating the beauty of Zambia’s wildlife and reminding ourselves why we need to preserve it. We invite you to a nature-themed musical journey with some amazing local and international bands. The incredible line-up includes jazz and soul divas Pink Blues, soul secret Chitalu Musonda, blues-infused …

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Another Accolade for Robin Pope

National Geographic Traveler magazine has today announced that Robin Pope Safaris’ Mobile Walking Safari experience has been chosen as a 2015 Tour of a Lifetime. In its 10th annual list National Geographic Traveler selected 50 of the world’s “most authentic, most innovative, most immersive, best-guided, and most sustainable tours.” More details can …

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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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Zambia To Dominate Safari Awards Again?

Late last year in London, Norman Carr Safaris in Zambia was named by The Safari Awards as the Best Safari Experience in Africa, 2015.  A further 14 safari lodges, houses and mobile organisations were honoured for their achievements in areas such as contribution to local communities, ecological sensitivity, safari guiding and …

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Minister lifts ban on hunting

Minister Of Tourism and Arts Jean Kapata has lifted the ban on hunting in the 19 hunting blocks with immediate effect. Ms Kapata made the announcement at a press briefing held at the Ministry of Tourism head office in Lusaka this morning. She however said that the hunting will be conducted …

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ZAWA Appalled by dishonesty in industry

The Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) is appalled at the level of dishonesty by some Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in the industry, which go to the extreme of claiming credit for works they did not do in their quest to appease donors. ZAWA last week collaborated with Green Rural African Development (GRAD) …

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Highlights from world lion day

ZAWA in conjunction with the Wildlife and Environmental Conservation Society of Zambia (WECSZ), Green Rural African Development (GRAD) and Grassroots Trust (GRT)  celebrated an educational and fun day for children to create awareness on the importance of lions and wildlife conservation in general, particularly as their populations are dwindling to …

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Shumba Camp Reopens

Wilderness Safaris is thrilled to announce the re-opening of its new-look Shumba Camp, in Zambia’s Kafue National Park. The camp’s main area has been entirely remodeled and rebuilt and undergone a comprehensive and stylish soft refurbishment. A new raised wooden viewing deck has also been built, allowing guests to relax …

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The River Club Upgrades its Luxury Chalets

July 2014 – Wilderness Safaris has announced the completion of an extensive upgrade at The River Club, situated 18km upstream from Victoria Falls in Zambia. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows, with wooden Venetian-style blinds have been installed along the front and partial sides of the luxury chalets, allowing for panoramic views of …

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National Milling Corporation Sponsor Radio Program

From June 2014, Game Rangers International () welcome National Milling Corporation (NMC) as the sponsor of the GRI Community Outreach Project “Conservation Conversations” radio program on Itehzi Tehzi FM. Broadcast on a weekly basis, this hour-long community-focussed radio program has already achieved success in areas bordering . Tackling controversial and …

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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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