Victoria Falls: The Ultimate Women Only Holiday

You know that saying “It’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey”? Well, a holiday at Victoria Falls is one long and beautiful journey filled with adventures, relaxation and the chance to make new friends while you are at it, all within a safe and comfortable setting. It is …

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What To See During Your Holidays In Zambia

Words by Hassan Khan Have you had enough of snow and White Mountains for your white holidays? If you have had it with winter vacations, snowboarding, and extreme heli-skiing, it is about time you plan a visit to the exotic land of Zambia, in the heart of Africa. Beautiful yet …

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5 of Zambia’s Scariest Animals

In the spooky spirit of Halloween, Robin Pope Safaris shows us five of Zambia’s most scary animals to be on the look-out for on a safari in the South Luangwa National Park: The bad-tempered hippo While they may be depicted in the movies as dancing around in tutus or lolling …

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What to Expect on a Family Holiday at Victoria Falls

Taking the family to Victoria Falls is a foolproof way to ensuring everyone has an unforgettable holiday experience whilst also creating different opportunities to spend quality time together.

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A Wild 15 Years of Luangwa Bush Camping

For anyone wanting a true bush experience but not quite sure they are willing to commit the whole way, Luangwa Bush Camping is the ideal solution. This year marks the 15th anniversary since Robin Pope Safaris took guests on the first Luangwa Bush Camping trip into the Nsefu Sector in …

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Zambia’s Award-winning Safari Camps and Lodges

  Which luxury safari camps and lodges have been crowned the very best in Zambia? Prestigious international travel and tourism organisation, The Safari Guild recently announced the 2019 winners across 15 categories in the annual Safari Awards. All lodges, camps and operations nominated are found by the judges to be …

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Revealing Victoria Falls’ Secret – the Lunar Rainbow

Victoria Falls is the only location in Africa and just one of a handful of places on earth where the impressive natural phenomenon of the ‘moonbow’ or lunar rainbow can be witnessed. Despite this, many people visit “The Smoke That Thunders” or Mosi-oa-Tunya without knowing of this magical sighting that …

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THE EXPLORER’S GUIDE TO VICTORIA FALLS

“Scenes so lovely they must have been gazed upon by angels in their flight” – David Livingstone A visit to Zambia is incomplete without witnessing this member of the Seven Wonders of the World. Having made the arduous journey from high in the Angolan mountains, collecting water from other rivers …

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TOP 4 REASONS TO LOVE WALKING SAFARIS

Ditch the confines of a four-wheel drive for the freedom of traversing the wild South Luangwa on foot. Zambia’s raw natural beauty and remote wilderness is exemplified in the South Luangwa National Park and the meandering Luangwa River running through it. Home to richly diverse animal-, bird- and plant-life along …

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7 STRESS-RELIEVING Reasons to Travel in Nature

As kids, most of us will remember being told to “go and play outside”. This instruction wasn’t just a means of your parents getting rid of you for half-an-hour, but rather that the fresh air, visual stimulants and physical exercise served to be beneficial to our well-being. We experience an …

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TRAVEL TIPS: HOW TO BUDGET FOR ZAMBIA

A guest blog by Mary-Jane Lee Despite being one of the world’s lesser-known travel destinations, almost one million tourists from every corner of the globe enjoy a holiday in Zambia every year. With so many wonderful attractions – including 19 diverse and unique national parks, and over 30 game management areas offering …

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ACCESS GRANTED: The New 2-for-1 KAZA UniVisa

There’s good news for tourists intending to travel to either Zambia and or Zimbabwe as the KAZA UniVisa is back in the system and is already being issued at the entry ports. The Kavango Zambezi Trans-Frontier Conservation Area (KAZA) is an initiative by Zambia and Zimbabwe aimed at granting tourists’ easy movement between …

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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 Time to Visit Zambia’s Victoria Falls

Once in a lifetime. No matter what time of year you visit the Victoria Falls, it will be a once in a lifetime experience. After all, it is one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can make your trip to the …

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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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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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5 facts you didn’t know about Africa’s shoebill

The African Shoebill rightfully claims its name as Africa’s swamp king. Shoebills are the ultimate fans of large, rich, dense marshes, wetlands, and swamps. This makes the Bangweulu swamps in Zambia the best place to witness a special sighting of one. Every May, Robin Pope Safaris takes a trip to …

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Visit Shoebill Island Camp Now

The best time to visit the Bangweulu Wetlands (April – August) is fast approaching! With healthy rains of late, the Bangweulu promises to be the very best in birding experiences. Have a look at the Shoebill Typical Day outlining what’s on offers to guests who visit during this season. Shoebill Island Camp, …

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November: The best month to go on safari in Zambia?

Traditionally October is one of the busiest if not the busiest month for safari camps here in Zambia. For a long time I have wondered about the reasons, and why not November? October… Yes the game is there. Everything is pretty parched and dry so animals are often far more …

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The Unsung Heroes

A Bird’s- Eye View Why is it that most safaris focus on the big game – those that bite? One of the real wonders of a safari is the bird life, look up to the skies and you will undoubtedly be enthralled by what you see from everything big and …

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