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Photo Safari Report: Extended Prime Luangwa | Kafunta River Lodge | 9 - 17 June 2018
22nd June 2018 - 0 comments


Trip report from a recent extended Prime Luangwa safari run in association with Stephan Tuengler.

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Know your African Wildlife: Crowned Cranes
20th June 2018 - 0 comments


Crowned Cranes are elegant, distinguished birds with a tendency towards long term bonds; these are all habits which tend to endear them to safari-goers and photographers.

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Wildlife: A visit from a Pel's Fishing Owl
15th June 2018 - 0 comments


A short note about Pel's Fishing Owls after a stunning sighting yesterday.

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Guest Report: Peter Ismert | Track & Trail & Chichele Lodge | 29 Apr - 9 May 2018
04th June 2018 - 1 comment


Peter tells of his experiences during a 10 day private safari in South Luangwa. He discusses the techniques he used alongside lots of his great images.

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May in the South Luangwa
23rd May 2018 - 0 comments


May is the start of safari season in the Luangwa, when many of the seasonal camps open and much of the park becomes accessible. Take a virtual tour via my blog.

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Photo Safari Report: Mana Pools Recce Trip | John's Camp | 10 - 13 May 2018
20th May 2018 - 0 comments


I will be running safaris in Mana Pools National Park in 2019. I have just returned from a recce visit to see if the rumours of the area are true....and it seems they certainly are!

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Tour Info: New camera support system for 2018
16th May 2018 - 6 comments


After many months of design and testing, I've introduced my new camera support system for photo safaris. I'm looking forward to seeing the ways that it helps my guests this year. Read about it here....

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Photo Safari Report: Private Safari | Track & Trail & Chichele Lodge | 29 Apr - 9 May 2018
14th May 2018 - 2 comments


Peter and Steve joined me on a private safari for 10 days at the start of the dry season. The rich vegetation, clear light and varied sightings kept us busy throughout. This is a long post, full of images, so take your time!

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Through the Lens: Zebra Chaos
10th May 2018 - 0 comments


Taking a look at the creation of an image of running zebras.

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Trip Report: An interim report from photo safari - May 4th 2018
04th May 2018 - 0 comments


An update from the bush in South Luangwa, mid-way through a 10 day private safari with Steve and Peter.

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A View from the Luangwa - May 2018
02nd May 2018 - 11 comments


The third in my series, "A View from Luangwa" examines the impacts of a proposed dam across the lower course of the Luangwa River.

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Know your African Wildlife: Yellow Baboons
23rd April 2018 - 2 comments


Yellow baboons are a prolific and interesting part of Luangwa life, showing intelligence, co-operation and bravery in the face of predators.

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April in the South Luangwa
19th April 2018 - 0 comments


A virtual visit to South Luangwa in April, the changeover month between the rains and the start of Winter.

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Going on a morning drive in South Luangwa
14th April 2018 - 2 comments


There's nothing quite like the excitement of grabbing a cup of coffee and then heading out on safari as dawn is warming the Eastern horizon. Spending a few hours in the bush as Nature awakens is one of the greatest privileges of wildlife safaris in the Luangwa.

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Photo Safari: Discounted Rates on Legendary Luangwa Tour until end of April
10th April 2018 - 2 comments


Until the end of April, we are offering a massive GBP £1,000 off the advertised rate on our Legendary Luangwa tour in late September. Be quick and sign up for the final couple of spaces.

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Through the Lens: Luangwa's Cranes
03rd April 2018 - 0 comments


The South Luangwa is well-known for its population of endangered Grey Crowned Cranes which congregate at salt pans across the Valley floor in flocks numbering several hundred. But they are shy and awkward, and very hard to photograph! In this blog, I take a look at some of my images of cranes from recent years.

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Through the Lens: Elephant Crossings at Dawn
29th March 2018 - 0 comments


With modern cameras, we can use lighting conditions that were traditionally too dark or challenging in the past. This opens up a world of opportunities for wildlife photographers.

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March in the South Luangwa
22nd March 2018 - 0 comments


A view into the world of the Luangwa in March: will the rains finally come to an end?!

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Photo Safari Skills: Why you should be using your camera's high frame rate
12th March 2018 - 0 comments


Two encounters with wild dogs in two afternoons is not a record for Luangwa, but the sightings on offer in Luangwa with the Manzi pack are absolutely breathtaking.

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Photo Safari Skills: Image Cropping - the full story
06th March 2018 - 4 comments


Cropping images is a contentious subject - usually associated with who has the longest lens - but it's actually a very useful tool for giving your images maximum impact. Careful use will help you create the strongest portfolio from your hard-earned shots.

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