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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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Es ist Montag 10th April 2017 und der Rauch, der donnert

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Ich hoffe, es geht Euch gut und Ihr hattet eine schöne Zeit. Hier im Luangwa fangen wir an, den Beginn der Saison durchzuplanen, denn unmittelbar nach Ostern starten wir mit der Eröffnung unserer Camps durch und bittet drückt auch Ihr [...]

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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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Robin Pope expands into Zimbabwe (Travelbones)

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Robin Pope Safaris (RPS) has formed a strategic partnership with Zambezi Valley safari operator; Milo Harrup and Sarah Stevens of The Mana Pools Travel Company, for a new semi-permanent camp in Mana Pools: Robin Pope expands into Zimbabwe Travelbones 7th [...]

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The Emerald Season at Nsefu (Your African Safari)

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South Luangwa is a prime destination for those wishing to experience the best of African wildlife. Many people, however, eschew the rainy season as they believe they won’t see as many animals. We’re here to dispell those beliefs: The Emerald [...]

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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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Robin Pope Safaris expands into Zimbabwe!

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Exploring the wonderful wilds of Malawi, Zambia – and now Zimbabwe Robin Pope Safaris is delighted to announce an expansion of its operations into Zimbabwe and a new strategic partnership with a Zambezi Valley safari operator; Milo Harrup and Sarah [...]

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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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Liuwa Plain with Robin Pope

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Looking for an off the beaten track experience led by one of Africa’s finest guides… join us for a limited spaces on a few expeditions to the Liuwa with the legendary Robin Pope! We are offering 6 set departures, ranging [...]

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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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January Pumulani

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Pumulani has recently become a member of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers to make a lasting impact in the communities of their travel destination. With just a few kilos of space in their suitcase, guests can [...]

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February Mkulumadzi

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The bush is lovely and green from all the rain, with all the animals happy and healthy, and the sound of the Shire River so tranquil. We have had good sightings of hyena not too far away from camp and [...]

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It’s Monday 14th January 2013 and a new year at Mkulumadzi

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This week we will hear from Emma and the team down at Mkulumadzi. The year has come and gone in a blink of an eye and it’s time to reflect on all that 2012 had to offer. When we first [...]

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It’s Monday 7th January 2013 and what a way to start the year.

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Hi there! I hope that you are well and that the New Year has got off to the desired successful start. Here, things certainly seem to be heading in that way and the team is in good spirits and the [...]

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It’s Monday 31st December 2012 and the winners are…

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Well hello everyone, I hope that we are all feeling full and contented after a fabulous festive season and that we are getting ready to welcome the New Year in with gusto and enthusiasm.  Whilst speaking about this I am [...]

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It’s Monday 24th December 2012 and a walk before Christmas

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Hi there It’s Monday readers, I hope that everyone is feeling particularly festive and ready for the onslaught of Christmas!!!  Here at Nkwali, Santa has visited the bridge over the lagoon and the baboons are completely terrified at his presence [...]

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It’s Monday 17th December 2012 and a moment with Lady Liuwa

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This week, we will hear from Chris Meyer who just came back from Liuwa Plain! Over to you Chris. “Not many people have been to the Liuwa Plain National Park in the far west of Zambia but many may have [...]

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It’s Monday 10th December 2012 and leopards, bush babies and fork tailed drongos

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This week we’ll hear from the guys down at Majete. So its over to Emma! “The changing of season has been toying with us for some time. We have had a few spots of rain (although nothing to write home [...]

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It’s Monday 3rd December 2012 and a little bit of everything

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Well, hello everyone. I hope that the weekend has been one of huge relaxation and everyone is refreshed and ready to hit the December festivities with gusto and enthusiasm. As you can probably tell, I am already getting excited about [...]

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It’s Monday 26th November 2012 and the season of suspense

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So after last week’s foray over to Malawi, we are bringing you right back to the valley, where it really is the most magical time of the year.  I know you probably hear me harping on and on about it, [...]

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It’s Monday 19th November 2012 and ‘responsible’ news from Pumulani

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Trust you are well. This week we will hear from Dr Cheryl Mvula, a Responsible Tourism consultant. She has just spent some time at Pumulani to help us enhance our responsible tourism policy here. Over to Cheryl… ”The views of [...]

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It’s Monday 12th November 2012 and a moment of indecision

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I hope that you enjoyed another lovely weekend and are ready and raring to go for the week ahead.  Well, today, I am afraid to say that I sat in front of my computer, word document open and was hit [...]

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It’s Monday 5th November 2012 and another dry season bites the dust

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Can you believe it another peak season has passed!!  The lush greenery from May has been sucked up into the earth and replaced with a more desperate façade of dry dust.  Whilst this sounds bleak, trust me it is far [...]

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It’s Monday 29th October 2012 and hot and hectic

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Well the subject of the week is: “jeepers it’s hot!!”  What makes things even better is that it is not just us feeling the heat.  The elephants can be seen regularly in the river joining the hippos and cooling down. [...]

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It’s Monday 22nd October 2012 and Claire sings the praises of Pumulani

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Hope you are well! This week we will hear all about Claire’s new adventures at Pumulani. Many of you will know Claire from her stint up at Liuwa as well as hosting the Mobiles. Over to you Claire: “I have [...]

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It’s Monday 15th October 2012 and news from the Shire

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Hope you are well and had a fabulous weekend and are ready for the week ahead. This week I thought we would hear from the team at Mkulumadzi Lodge. So it’s over to Emma: “Another year is drawing to a [...]

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