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Camera trap excitement by the waterhole

Two lions at a waterhole in South Luangwa National Park. Zambia

Two lions take a drink break © Craig Reiche

A camera trap is always an exciting thing to use, even more so in the bush!

At Shenton Safaris we put out our camera trap every night near our Mwamba Hide in South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.

Honey badger swimming in waterhole in South Luangwa National Park. Zambia

A honey badger cools off in the water © Craig Reiche

There is always a level of excitement when one wakes in the morning to go and check the trap.

Hippo visits waterhole at night in South Luangwa National Park. Zambia

A hippo seems to be posing for the camera trap © Craig Reiche

On many occasions, the camera trap confirms our suspicions of who our visitors were, based on all the sounds we heard the night before.

Civet at waterhole in South Luangwa National Park. Zambia

The nocturnal civet makes an appearance © Craig Reiche

We have been very lucky with the different species we have managed to capture while all of us were sleeping.

Spotted hyena at waterhole in South Luangwa National Park. Zambia

A spotted hyena is another one of the nightly visitors to the waterhole © Craig Reiche

One of our proudest is the albino civet we captured drinking and was previously featured in an article on Africa Geographic.

Albino civet at waterhole at night in South Luangwa National Park. Zambia

The highlight of the camera trap photos: a rare albino civet © Craig Reiche



Shenton Safaris

Shenton Safaris ‘up-close and personal’ photographic hides are just one of the elements that make Kaingo Camp and Mwamba Bush Camp so special. Surrounded by spectacular game, these camps offer incredible game-viewing and bushwalking opportunities deep within South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.

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