WATCH: What to Expect from your South Luangwa Safari

As if you needed any more reason to visit Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park, YouTube user Shawn B shares his safari experience at Flatdogs Camp in this self-edited video of his trip which he describes as “one of the best trips I have done to date!”   It’s no surprise …

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5 REASONS TO TAKE A CHRISTMAS SAFARI IN SOUTH LUANGWA

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” – Christmas! From the beginning of December, South Luangwa is a lush, green wonderland thanks to the arrival of the early summer rainfall. It’s the perfect opportunity for a white GREEN Christmas safari. Here’s why Christmas-time is the best time for your South …

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DREAMY-DINING ON SAFARI IN ZAMBIA

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art” – Francois de la Rochefoucauld Contrary to popular belief – a holiday in Zambia is not necessarily all about the wildlife and adventure. This African country has a wealth of delicious, local flavours and opportunities to take your …

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ENJOYING SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN ZAMBIA

“We desire less noise, less emissions and as little upset to the local flora and fauna as possible” – Tongabezi Travel offers us boundless opportunities to encounter diverse natural ecosystems, and through this – many people become increasingly aware of the human impact on the planet. Fortunately, many stakeholders in …

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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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DEVIL OR ANGEL: Vic Falls’ famous pools

There are many ways to experience Victoria Falls. The most conventional way is to access the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park and take the footpath that runs along the opposing side of the gorge (crossing a fun swing-bridge along the way), but for the more adventurous – how about taking a helicopter or …

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New conservation to reinforce Zambia’s conservation efforts

Wildlife conservation is not only saving endangered species from extinction but allowing a thriving future for humanity. Kafue National Park (KNP) is celebrating the launch of the game-changing Musekese Conservation. Exciting news and a step forward for conservation efforts, thanks to numerous donations and fundraising initiatives. The newly formed organisation …

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On the Road to Love

Australian resident, Nick Lawson has decided to bare his ‘sole’ and hit the tarmac in an admirable mission to run the length of Africa… Barefoot! A journey spanning more than 30 000 kilometres. A marathon a day through 23 countries for Run for Love 2018. While most of us are familiar …

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Zambia Hosts One of the World’s ‘Top 20 Hotels’

It’s official, Zambia now has a new claim to fame and can proudly boast that – according to Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List for 2018 – we host one of the top 20 hotels in the World! The luxurious and romantic hideaway, Tongabezi Lodge has propelled Zambia into the limelight …

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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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SOLOMON CHIDUNUKA – Zambia’s Honoured Wildlife Warden

At a high-profile event in Cape Town, senior Wildlife Warden – Solomon Chidunuka – of the Department of National Parks and Wildlife was honoured with the international Tusk Wildlife Ranger Award 2017. Tusk helps to alleviate poverty through sustainable development and education amongst rural communities who live alongside wildlife, and …

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Zambia Strikes Back Against Poachers

22 December 2017: Honourable Fred Musaka of Chadiza Subordinate Court has found all five men guilty of unlawful possession of 25 pieces of rhino horn weighing 32.2kg. In a strong message from the court, each of the men have been sentenced to five years imprisonment. Three Chinese Nationals and two …

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This is Not a Game: The Illegal Bushmeat Trade

Do you know the real risks of illegal bushmeat? A new public campaign This is Not a Game launched in December 2017 finally exposes the truth: it’s illegal, it’s dangerous and it carries diseases. The next time you are offered “nyama yamu sanga” at a special occasion or a friend’s …

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2018 – Your Safari Awaits

Whether it’s your first safari or one of many memorable adventures, Zambia is a wonderful destination for everyone! It is a beautiful country with so much to offer, as well as the variety of game species and birds, it is also rich with a vibrant culture and friendly people, stunning …

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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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South Luangwa Hyena Rescue

It’s not often that we get directly involved and lend a helping hand to wildlife, but when we do, it’s often because the animal has been harmed due to human conflict. A few weeks ago, Nsefu Camp in South Luangwa National Park received a radio call from a guide who was …

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The Ultimate in Safari Relaxation at Tongabezi

Sundowners from a private boat on the Zambezi River? Don’t mind if I do. At Tongabezi Lodge everything is done with comfort, luxury, romance and quite frankly, pure indulgence, in mind. The lodge sits elegantly on the banks of the river, just downstream from its resident natural wonder of the …

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10 Years – 10 Reasons to Charge

The Elephant Charge is an annual event that challenges teams of cars and motorbikes to complete a grueling off-road course through the Zambian bush. The Charge is held to raise money for conservation in Zambia, focused on conservation through education. In the ten years since it first began, the event …

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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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