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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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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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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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Wildlife: exciting wild dog sightings!
01st March 2018 - 0 comments


Two encounters with wild dogs in two afternoons is not a record for Luangwa; but it's the quality of sightings on offer that is absolutely breathtaking.

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Know your African Wildlife: Leopards
10th February 2018 - 2 comments


South Luangwa: the Valley of the leopard. Read about the Luangwa's most famous species in this blog about these spotty cats.

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Know your African Wildlife: African Elephants
03rd January 2018 - 0 comments


African elephants are the icon of the continent - read more about them in this short blog post about these mega-mammals in the Luangwa.

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Wildlife: the Luangwa's "white" baboons
16th December 2017 - 4 comments


Seen a white baboon in Luangwa? Wondered if it's an albino? Have a read of this blog to find out how to be sure!

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Through the Lens: Hungry Baboon
29th November 2017 - 0 comments


Shooting against the light in the early afternoon rarely yields decent results. But by following a few useful tips you can make great images at this time of day.

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Know your African Wildlife: Puku
16th November 2017 - 0 comments


Puku are a stocky, rufous-coloured antelope found throughout Zambia. They're not well known, compared to many other antelope in the region, but they're smarter and more impressive than any other. That's quite a claim; to understand why, read my blog on the Joy of Puku.

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Know your African Wildlife: Wild Dogs
15th October 2017 - 0 comments


Sightings of Wild Dogs are among the most sought-after by safari visitors. This is partly because they are interesting, charismatic and extremely beautiful, and largely because declining numbers have turned them into a rarity in many areas.

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Through the Lens: Rim-lit Hyaena
28th September 2017 - 0 comments


Seeking unusual sightings and interesting lighting opportunities is what we do on photo safari. Read about how we turned a 'routine' hyaena encounter into something special.

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Wildlife: Luangwa's Leopards compete with the best
06th September 2017 - 5 comments


Have a read here to see what Luangwa's leopards are up to now!

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Wildlife: a video montage from August 2017
31st August 2017 - 0 comments


While guiding a camera-man last week, I took some video footage of my own....I hope you enjoy this short montage.

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Know your African Wildlife: Oxpeckers
30th June 2017 - 0 comments


While watching large mammals, it won't be long before you spot drab brown birds running around on the backs of the larger hosts. These starling-like birds with colourful bills are Oxpeckers!

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Wildlife: Hippos in the murky lagoons
19th June 2017 - 0 comments


As the dry season takes hold, and the hippos munch through all the vegetation in the lagoons, the bloom of weed below the surface gives the water a temporary green tinge.

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Know your African Wildlife: Hippos
30th May 2017 - 2 comments


If Hippos are your thing, there is nowhere better to visit than the Luangwa. These giant herbivores are numerous and very obvious. But their is a subtle side to hippos that is only apparent when you see them in their natural environment.

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Wildlife: Going back through the archives
21st April 2017 - 2 comments


A brief journey into the archives....

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Know your African Wildlife: Carmine Bee-eaters
19th April 2017 - 0 comments


African mammals often grab the headlines, but from August - October in Luangwa, it's hard to miss the thousands of stunning red bee-eaters who migrate in to nest in the sandy river-banks. Some visitors even time their safari to coincide with the 'Carmines'.

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Know your African Wildlife: Thornicroft's Giraffe
30th March 2017 - 0 comments


Giraffes - specifically Thornicroft's giraffe in the Luangwa - are loved by safari-goers everywhere. Perhaps it's their curiosity, or their languid grace, or perhaps their irrefutable beauty. What it certainly isn't is their mothering skills!

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Know your African Wildlife: Impalas
22nd March 2017 - 2 comments


Impala - loved by safari-goers everywhere for their silky coats, twitchy nature and endless abundance! Perhaps the most overlooked of all our large mammals, but crucial to the ecosystem all the same.

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