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Luxury Zambia: Tongabezi, Sindabezi or both?

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Tongabezi, Sindabezi, or Bi-Bezi? Luxury travel blogger, Misha from Wildluxe, sets out to discover Zambia’s most luxurious properties.

Photoseries: Garlic the lion toys with a baby puku

The ginger lion brothers in South Luangwa National Park have been a popular duo for some time – celebrated as special sightings for their colour abnormalities that stand them out from the rest of the lion crowd.

Video: Dare-devil twins take on Devil’s Pool

The Devils Pool at Victoria Fall should be the new idiom for the saying “Between a rock and a hard place” because that, in a very literal and figurative sense, my twin sister and I discovered, is how it is.

Revel in an exciting new feast of fun at the boma dinner and drum show

The Boma – Dinner & Drum Show, a “must do” Victoria Falls experience, has just got a lot more bite, with a focus on the refreshment and modernisation of its food and entertainment elements now completed.

An unconventional Valentine’s for the traveller

For those who love travel and love a traveller, Valentine’s day may be your lucky charm. It’s a chance to go somewhere unconventional, yet blissfully romantic, while ticking off the holiday of your dreams.

The effect of time and conservation at Nanzhila Plains in Kafue National Park

So exalted David Livingstone, having climbed up what is likely the Muchinga Escarpment of the Luangwa Valley of Zambia in 1866 and seeing the magnificence of the miombo woodland stretched out before his eyes.

White river rafting down the rapids of the Zambezi

I’d heard a lot about white water rafting before my stay in Zambia, everyone I talked to raved about it and the one thing they were always sure to mention was how terrifying it was – awesome, but scary!

Let’s explore Zambia

In recent years Zambia has gained a reputation as one of Africa’s most exciting and inspiring tourist destinations. It is a country that is blessed with wide open spaces, dramatic vistas, spectacular waterways, abundant wildlife, and stylish accommodations.

Father Christmas surprises local school kids in Zambia at the Tongabezi Trust School

Tongabezi invites all guests to visit the local trust school and meet the young learners and teachers of Tujatane.

Football for a cause in Zambia

During the month of November 2016, Kafunta Safaris and the Mfuwe Sports Association supported the very first Carnivore Conservation Cup football tournament organized by the Zambian Carnivore Program and sponsored by the National Geographic’s Big Cats Initiative.

The smoke that thunders at the mighty Victoria falls

The mighty Victoria Falls is situated between two countries namely Zimbabwe and Zambia. The local indigenous who speak Tonga, refer to the falls as the ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’, which means; the smoke that thunders.

A sunrise cruise with the lions at Tongabezi

Early mornings before sunrise are generally the best time of day to scout for wildlife. The temperature is cool and the animals are still active, especially the big cats that are returning from a night of hunting.

Victoria Falls, a landmark that has stood the test of time

Victoria Falls remains one of the most hospitable places on the planet! If you have never been, it’s time to go!

10 swoon-worthy reasons to go on a honeymoon safari

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the most difficult decision for newlyweds – where should we go on honeymoon?

What is responsible tourism?

Some advice from Pioneer camps in Zambia about responsible tourism.

Zambian poaching crisis fuelled by Chinese military

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Zambia’s elephant population has declined by about 90% due to poaching. Its black rhino population, estimated at 13,000 in 1981, is now extinct.

Nsolo the orphaned warthog

The Norman Carr Safaris team at Nsolo Camp in Zambia’s South Luangwa National Park came across an orphaned baby warthog and had to make a decision to help her.

A library for the children in South Luangwa National Park

Marula lodge in Zambia have opened a library for the local children to learn about the wildlife in South Luangwa

Tis the season to swim in Devil’s Pool!

This is the time of year when travellers from around the world have their beady eyes on Tongabezi’s famous island – Livingstone Island and the thrill-seeking experience of swimming in Devil’s Pool.

Lioness outrun by baby puku in a race for life

A lioness in the Luangwa valley fails to hunt a baby puku.

Dust, sweat and gears: Zambia’s annual Elephant Charge

Zambia elephant charge 2016

This year Zambia’s annual Elephant Charge event raised more than US$63,000 for conservation charities.

Flower power for a hippo

A hippo pays a visit to the courtyard of a camp in South Luangwa.

Video: Hyenas mating in broad daylight

Watch two spotted hyenas getting it on for all and sundry to see.

5 elephantastic facts to celebrate World Elephant Day!

Learn more about elephants this World Elephant Day!

Photographic opportunities in South Luangwa

David Rogers captures the essence of the South Luangwa in the run-up to his annual photographic safari.

Lions put on a show at Nsefu Camp, Zambia

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The new safari season has begun at Nsefu Camp and the lions decided to put on an award winning performance using the camp as their stage.

Elephants just want to have fun

To witness animal behaviour that has rarely, if ever, been documented before is probably one of the greatest factors that feeds my addiction to the African bush and its fascinating inhabitants. This young elephant bull gave a us the performance of a lifetime.

30 years of memories at Robin Pope Safaris

The story of Robin Pope and his safari dream.

Suspected Zambian poachers shot dead in Zimbabwe

State game rangers in northern Zimbabwe shot dead two suspected poachers from Zambia this weekend.

Zambia goes wild for the music at EleFest 2016

Zambian music festival, EleFest, to support the work of WWF Zambia.

Caption this video and win!

Leave your own caption for this hilarious elephant video and you could win a copy of the Did You Know book from Bushcamp Company.

The women of Mambwe gather for gender equality in Zambia

The women of Mambwe met to celebrate International Women’s Day and discuss the steps that still need to be made for gender equality in Zambia.

Zambia Great Elephant Census results announced

The results of the Great Elephant Census in Zambia show that the elephant population may be stable however there are large differences between different parts of the country.

Curiosity killed the crocodile

A lion cub has enough of a newly-hatched crocodile.

Leopard spotting in South Luangwa

From exceptional hunting skills to beautiful poses, leopards seem to have stolen the show during game drives in South Luangwa recently.

4 reasons to visit Zambia in the wet season

Four great reasons to visit Zambia in the Emerald Season.

New luxury safari lodge for Liuwa Plain, Zambia

African Parks teams with Norman Carr Safaris to construct a luxury camp in honour of two remarkable residents of Liuwa Plain National Park.

The Lower Zambezi is the world’s first carbon neutral national park

The Lower Zambezi National Park in Zambia has achieved the prestigious status of being the world’s first carbon neutral national park.

An attempt at lunch before lion love

A lion rendez-vous in South Luangwa…

Top 5 reasons to visit Zambia

A local explains why you should visit Zambia on safari.

A strawberry blonde lion

An unusual sighting of a golden-coloured lion in Zambia.

When is it safari time?

When is the best time to go on safari in Africa and where?

A warthog kills an impala

An unexpected attack by an unexpected predator, the wild warthog, in Kafue National Park.

Victoria Falls has not dried up – here’s the proof

A number of photos have been circulating on the internet recently showing a very dry Victoria Falls but fear not, Vic Falls has not dried up!!

Video: the great bat migration of Kasanka

Going batty with 10 million straw-coloured fruit bats in Kasanka National Park, Zambia.

Safari adventures with kids in Zambia

Two Zambian lodges that know how to take care of children on safari!

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