The best of Zambia on Instagram this week

The seasons are now well changing and there have been some magnificent sightings of wildlife and spectacular panoramic shots captured around the country over the past week. Remember to use the #zambia hashtag in your Instagram posts so we can share them here.   A photo posted by Daryl Balfour …

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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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Southern Carmine Bee Eater Season

Around this time of the year, every year, the banks of the Luangwa River become a colour blur of red and blue as thousands of southern carmine bee-eaters migrate to Zambia to select their breeding sites along the steep river banks. Southern carmine bee-eaters are intra-African migrants and arrive at …

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Instagrammers Conquer Devil’s Pool

Real awesome. Real scary. Real spectacular. These are just a few of the descriptive ways brave swimmers have described their dunk in Devil’s Pool. Like clockwork, in mid August this natural infinity pool on top of the Victoria Falls opened for the season. Each year, with Mother Nature’s blessing, Tongabezi …

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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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An Epic Elephant Weekend

Saturday 20th August was the ‘Elephant Epic’ – Elephant Orphanage Project’s (EOP) annual fundraiser, a 75km mountain bike race that attracted 142 riders! The EOP team were busy preparing for the event when an orphan alert was called through by our partners at the Department of National Parks and Wildlife …

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A day on a mobile safari with Robin Pope Safaris

Robin Pope Safaris’ Mobile Walking Safaris have long been known as the best wilderness experience of the South Luangwa. Guided by highly knowledgeable and professional rangers, walking safaris offer guests a true taste of authentic Africa and often allow people to develop a much a more intimate understanding and connection …

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A Tujatane Schoolboy’s Dream Takes Flight

In 1990, Tongabezi Lodge blessed the safari romantics of the world with the first luxury haven on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls. Six short years later, the lodge showed their love for the Zambian community and opened a trust school for the local children, called Tujatane. Vanessa, wife …

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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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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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The best of Zambia on Instagram this week – 5 August 2016

Featured photography by JF De Villiers  A photo posted by @tristanldo on Aug 4, 2016 at 11:40pm PDT A photo posted by Graham Wood (@grazwood) on Aug 4, 2016 at 10:48pm PDT A photo posted by Diwa Zambezi (@diwazambezi) on Aug 4, 2016 at 2:38pm PDT A photo posted by …

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Lions join safari guest for lunch

Most safari camps rely on activities such as game drives and walking safaris to view Africa’s majestic wildlife up close. Not in Zambia’s Kafue National Park. At Jeffery & McKeith Safari’s new Musekese Camp, their resident pride of lions has been walking through camp on a regular basis and recently …

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Celebrating Sunsets along the Zambezi River

A wise man once said: never go too long without watching a sunset. But as with any natural occurrence that happens every single day, it’s easy to take for granted. Africa is a land of stirring sunsets that dare not be forgotten or missed. Many activities enjoyed on a safari …

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The best of Zambia on Instagram this week – 18 July 2016

Featured Photography by Jannes De Villiers A photo posted by Drive Botswana (@drivebotswana) on Jul 17, 2016 at 4:27pm PDT A photo posted by David Rosenzweig (@davidrphoto) on Jul 17, 2016 at 7:58am PDT A photo posted by Hollie (@holliepearsonx) on Jul 17, 2016 at 3:34am PDT A photo posted …

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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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Three convicted for possession of live pangolin

On 1 July 2016, two accused persons were sentenced to five years imprisonment after being found guilty of illegal possession of a live pangolin. One further accused had already been sentenced with five years imprisonment and hard labour in relation to the same incident. Pangolins are defined as protected animals …

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Amazing Luangwa Leopard Sighting

Guests of Norman Carr Safaris were treated to a rare sight over the weekend, staying at Kakuli and Mchenja Camps in the heart of Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park. These are their words below: “We headed out early to see the sun rise over the Luangwa; it was worth the …

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The best of Zambia on Instagram this week – 1 July 2016

Featured Photography: Will Burrard-Lucas A lovely little malachite kingfisher, Luangwa River, Zambia. A photo posted by Will Burrard-Lucas | Wildlife (@willbl) on Jun 30, 2016 at 10:43am PDT #sunset #safariworld #Zambia A photo posted by Marylou van der Klooster (@marylouvdklooster) on Jun 30, 2016 at 8:13am PDT A photo posted …

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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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