It’s Monday Archive

Over a decade ago, we started a tradition, with our ‘It’s Monday’ newsletter which we send out on request to past and future guests, and travel professionals around the world. Over the years we’ve built up quite a collection, from funny stories from our staff, and guest feedback on holidays, to wonderful stories of wildlife spotting and tales of life in our corner of the world.

It’s Monday 24th April 2017 and Easter at Nkwali

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I do hope that you are well, sitting comfortably and the long Easter weekend doesn’t feel like too much of a distant memory. Here in the Luangwa we had a wonderful weekend and the team did the most fantastic job [...]

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It’s Monday 17th April 2017 and news from Pumulani

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I do hope that you are well, sitting comfortably and have had a wonderful Easter weekend. Here in the Luangwa there has been lots of Easter egg hunts, Easter bunny cookie making and of course plenty of wildlife. However this [...]

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It’s Monday 10th April 2017 and the smoke that thunders

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I do hope that you are well and have had a fabulous weekend.  Here in the Luangwa well we are starting to think about the beginning of the season, so as soon as we are through Easter we will be [...]

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Travel Review: Nkwali (Sydney Chic)

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Read all about Mark Rogers recent photo safari to South Luangwa Travel Review: Nkwali Mark Rogers Sydney Chic 18th March 2017

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Travel Review: Nsefu, Zambia (Sydney Chic)

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Some exquisite imagery from Mark rogers recent trip to South Luangwa on his Photo Safari: Travel Review: Nsefu Mark Rogers Sydney Chic 5th April 2017

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It’s Monday 3rd April 2017 and another successful trip to the Luangwa

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I do hope that you are fabulously well and have had a lovely weekend. I trust that those of you in Europe are enjoying the lovely onset of spring. Here in the valley we have been nonstop, but at least [...]

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It’s Monday 27th March 2017 and backwards and forwards!

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I hope that you are well and sitting comfortably having had a fabulous weekend and that you are ready to get the week off to a fabulous start with lots of stories from the Luangwa. What can I say, it [...]

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It’s Monday 20th March 2017 and a full river at Luangwa River Camp!

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I do hope that you have had a fabulous weekend! Here in the valley we certainly have even if possibly things have been a little wet of late. However lots of rain is certainly not something that we are going [...]

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It’s Monday 13th March 2017 and more river journeys

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I do hope that you are well, that you have had a fabulous weekend, and you are starting the week off refreshed, rejuvenated and full of enthusiasm. Here in the Luangwa, the river is up and we have been thoroughly [...]

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It’s Monday 6th March 2017 and another photographic extravaganza with David Rogers

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I do hope that you are fabulously well and sitting comfortably ready for this week’s news. You guessed it, we have had David Rogers back visiting us for another green season photographic safari so I am not going to bore [...]

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It’s Monday 27th February 2017 and the lion and the lamp

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I hope that you are well, had a smashing weekend and all is on track for the week ahead. Things are all go as usual in the Luangwa and despite the somewhat low river levels it is not stopping us [...]

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It’s Monday 20th February 2017 and slithering snakes

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I do hope that you are all well, happy and healthy. Hope no one is put off by this weeks’ It’s Monday title… It is a risky one but I have decided that it was just too good a story [...]

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It’s Monday 16 January 2017 and news from Robin in Liuwa

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I hope that you are all well and have once again had another fabulous weekend.  Here in the Luangwa we have had lots and lots of rain which has been simply heavenly and the river has crept up a little [...]

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It’s Monday 9th January 2017 and Narina Trogans and margaritas!

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Happy Monday to you – I do hope that you have had an absolutely smashing weekend. Here in the Luangwa, well what news? Lots to be honest with you, the question is where to start as always we need to [...]

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It’s Monday 26 December 2016

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It’s Monday and Merry Christmas Hello there everyone I hope that you are all very well and have had a truly wonderful Christmas.  We at RPS would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas [...]

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It’s Monday 19th December 2016 and 9 nights at Nkwali

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I hope that you are fabulously well and have had a spectacular weekend. Here from the delightfully green Luangwa Valley we are all having a fabulous time and slowly but surely getting ready for Christmas which I must admit has [...]

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It’s Monday 12th December 2016 and the change of seasons at Mkulumadzi

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I hope that fabulous weekends have been had by all and that an equally wonderful week is about to ensue. So what news from the valley? Well we are heading to a different valley today and going all the way [...]

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It’s Monday 5th December 2016 and looking ahead to next year

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I hope that you are all well and have the usual fabulous weekend and now that we are into December that everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit and starting to prepare for the big event. Here in the Luangwa [...]

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It’s Monday 28th November 2016 and photos first

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I do hope that you are well and have had a fabulous weekend. Well I have to tell you something no sooner had I written my It’s Monday last week and complained about the lack of rains did the clouds [...]

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It’s Monday 21st November 2016 and everything from African broad bills to buffalo kills

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I hope that you are all fabulously well and have enjoyed a lovely weekend. Here in the Luangwa well still we are waiting for any rain of note and as Nsefu is officially closed as of this morning well quite [...]

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Its Monday 14th November 2016 and another week with no rain

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Happy Monday! I hope that you are extremely well and sitting comfortably wherever it is that you are reading this. Rest assured that there is nothing comfortable about the heat these last few days hitting 40/41 most days, and every [...]

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Its Monday 7th November 2016 and another week in the Valley

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I do hope that you are all well and have had a splendid weekend and are once again ready and raring for another exciting week ahead. I must apologize for my slightly uninspired title for this week but I didn’t [...]

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It’s Monday 31st October 2016 and a week at Luangwa Safari House

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I do hope that you are all splendidly well having had a thoroughly enjoyable weekend and getting ready for a cracking week ahead. Here we had a slight flurry of excitement during the week as the storm clouds built but [...]

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Its Monday 24th October 2016 and hiding out

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I do hope that you have all had a fabulous weekend, here in the Luangwa another operation is closed for the season as Luangwa Bush Camping closes down and pulls out today. The next one is Tena Tena but we [...]

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Its Monday 10th October 2016 and some photos and stories from guests

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  Hello there everyone, I hope that you are all well and thinking about us as we sweat it out here in the Luangwa whilst most of you begin to embark on Autumn.  Anyways enough moaning about that and lets [...]

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Its Monday 17th October 2016 and spotted spotting

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Hello there everyone I hope that you are all well, sitting comfortably and ready for some exciting news from the Mkulumadzi team.  So usually I would waffle on a little bit about various bits and pieces here in the Valley [...]

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Its Monday 3rd October 2016 and another week and temperatures soar

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Hello everyone, I hope that you are all fabulously well and have had a thoroughly enjoyable weekend.  Here in the Luangwa well the river continues to drop, the sun continues to scorch and bake the earth and the animals keep [...]

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Conservation in Malawi – a journey of discovery

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Explore the conservation stories of Malawi – successful collaborations in 3 of the countries impressive reserves and parks. African Parks has taken on Majete Wildlife Reserve, Liwonde National Park and Nkhotakota and aims to reduce conflict, protect habitat and creating [...]

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Its Monday 26 September 2016 and what a lot going on

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I do hope that you are  doing absolutely splendidly and that you had a fabulous weekend.   Well here as I write this to you today we have a band of banded mongoose happily rustling through all the leaf litter on the [...]

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Its Monday 29 August and an a round up from all the camps

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I hope that you are well and have had another cracking weekend.  Here in the Luangwa, well where to start, as just so much has been happening.  So there I was muttering under my breath when Ruth, our Nsefu assistant [...]

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Its Monday 22 August 2016 and safari dreaming

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Hello there everyone, I hope that you are all well following another smashing weekend.  Here in the Valley let me say that it’s August and the August winds certainly seem to have arrived bang on time.  This means everything is [...]

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Its Monday 15th August 2016 and from Mobiles to Pumulani.

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I hope that everyone has had a fabulous weekend and that you are all ready to hear part two from Barry and Rachel Chapman whom after spending a week walking around in the bush treated themselves to a few nights [...]

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Its Monday 8th August 2016 and another day up on Mobiles

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Hello and happy Monday everyone I hope that you are all well sitting comfortably and ready to feel insanely jealous as we hear from Barry and Rachel Chapman who have just returned home after one of our 7 night Mobiles [...]

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Its Monday 1st August 2016 and water water everywhere

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Hello there everyone, so I hope you are all sitting comfortably and have had a fabulous weekend.  Here in the Luangwa we are as busy as ever with lots of incredible sightings; however we are in fact going to go [...]

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Its Monday 25th July 2016 and never mess with a wild dogs breakfast

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Hello and happy Monday to all you readers out there and hope that you have had a fabulous weekend one way or the other; and are now sitting comfortably ready for another instalment of stories from the Luangwa. To be [...]

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Its Monday 18th July 2016 and a quick trip to Mkulumadzi

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Hello there everyone and happy Monday. I hope that everyone is having a lovely time and had a spectacular weekend and once again prepared for another week ahead. Here in the Luangwa we continue to be marvelled with the stories [...]

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It’s Monday 11th July 2016 and getting wet, drying up and flying high at Stanley Safari Lodge.

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I hope you are all well and enjoying your Monday so far and that you had a fabulous weekend. Here in the Luangwa we are busy as always with lots and lots of amazing sightings but I am going to [...]

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Its Monday 4th July 2016 and it’s time to hit the Mupumadzi River

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I hope that you are all well and sitting comfortably and ready to hear from June and Roger O’Neill who have just returned home after a trip with us up to Mobiles. Yes I know I haven’t spoken about mobiles [...]

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Its Monday 27th June 2016 and more incredible sightings

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Where to begin… it just seems to be never ending so lets start with a controversial one… do crocodiles hunt on land? Ahh you see now there’s the question and one that has recently reared its questionable head. Daudi was [...]

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Its Monday 20th June 2016 and its all about the elephants

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I hope that you are all well and suitably rested after another marvelous weekend and sitting comfortably in preparation for this week’s installment. I am afraid I can’t help myself however hard I try I just can’t resist watching and [...]

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It’s Monday 13th June 2016 and from the Luangwa to Bangwuelu

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I hope that you are all well and have had a fabulous weekend! Here well things are as always absolutely fabulous and we are all having some amazing sightings and that even includes myself and Rob as we sat eating [...]

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Its Monday 6th June 2016 and a safari with Yona

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Hello there everyone I hope that you are all well, sitting comfortably, had a lovely weekend and are now ready to take a quick safari with Yona. Let me tell you, I think that the photos will tell us most [...]

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Its Monday 30th May 2016 and a bang and a roar of an opening week at Nsefu

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I hope that you are all well! Now let me tell you there has been no stopping Nsefu as we have opened camp with a pretty spectacular day 2 sighting which, well I mean – amazing. Obviously I wasn’t there [...]

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Its Monday 23 May 2016 and they’re open

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I hope that you are all well and have had a fabulous weekend I am trying to fluff this up but really there is nothing else to say except to launch you all straight into it and say welcome back [...]

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Its Monday 16th May 2016 and a week of merriment, remembrance and amazement

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I hope that you are all well and have had a fabulous weekend wherever in the world that it is that you are sitting reading this from. Here in the Luangwa it’s that time of the year for us when [...]

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Its Monday 9th May 2016 and whats been happening in the Luangwa

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I hope that you are all well and had a lovely weekend.  Here, well things have been fabulous as always, but it has to be said that there is definitely a shift in the weather and its rather cold so [...]

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Its Monday 2nd May 2016 and yawning lions and amazing skies

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I do hope that you are all in fine fettle having had a splendid weekend and ready and raring for whatever it is that this week has in store for you… All the way over here in Zambia well we [...]

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Its Monday 25th April 2016 and puppy love!

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I hope that you are all well and have had a smashing weekend. Here in the Luangwa well I keep on asking the guides to stop seeing wild dogs because truth be told I think that that is all that [...]

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Its Monday 18th April 2016 and curiosity almost killed the cat

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Hello there so how was the weekend? I hope that you all had a fabulous time and welcome to a new and wonderful week. Here in the Luangwa well there is definitely a chill in the air and the rains [...]

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Its Monday 11th April 2016 and cooking up a storm

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I hope that you have all had a smashing weekend and are all fully fed and not feeling hungry as this week we are going to show you what’s been cooking here at Nkwali. Mixed in of course with a [...]

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Its Monday 4th April 2016 and it’s paradise…

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Good Monday all you avid readers out there and hope that you had a splendid weekend. What new and exciting here in the Luangwa; well asides from Emily being slightly in trouble with Keyala as I insisted that the rainy [...]

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Its Monday and Happy Easter

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I hope that you have all had and are still having a wonderful long weekend. Here in the Luangwa our Easter weekend got off to fabulous start as the river came up just in time for the guests to get [...]

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