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 14 May 2018 and a new season in sight

I hope that you are all superbly well and have had a wonderful weekend. Here in the Luangwa well it has been time once again for our annual memorial rugby match for Johnny Ambrose. Once again we had an amazing […]

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It’s Monday 7 May 2018 and Kuthengo camp is open!

I do hope that you are fabulously well and have had a wonderful weekend. Here in the Luangwa, I am going to keep a little quiet on news but I will tell you that we are slightly concerned as we […]

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It’s Monday 30 April 2018 and it’s started.

I do hope that you are all well and sitting comfortably after a wonderful weekend ready to embark on the challenges and joys of the week ahead. Here in the Luangwa, well the cold is beginning to creep in which […]

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It’s Monday 23 April 2018 and cooking up a storm.

I do hope that you are splendidly well after a wonderful and refreshing weekend. Here in the Luangwa it is certainly all systems go as we start to gear up for the beginning of the main season. We have sent […]

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It’s Monday 16 April 2018 and time for Marula fruits at Mkulumadzi.

I do hope that you are all well. Here it’s the beginning of yet another busy week of hoping that the rains stop; but in the same breath finding a way in which to get Bertram and a team of […]

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It’s Monday 9 April 2018 and Aprils Fools.

I do hope that you are well and have got back into the swing of things after last week’s long weekend. Here in the Valley there was no joking around with the game viewing and the animals have continued to […]

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It’s Monday 2 April 2018 and Happy Easter

I do hope that you are all well and have enjoyed a wonderful Easter Weekend. Here in the Luangwa, the Easter Kalulu (local name for a scrub hare!) came to visit and we have had a wonderful weekend. The camps […]

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It’s Monday 19 March 2018 and a memorable safari

I do hope that you are all smashingly well and are coming into the week after a fab weekend. Here in the valley, well golly let me tell you we have had some rain – John (one of our guides) […]

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It’s Monday 12 March 2018 and news from Liwonde

Hello there everyone, I do hope that you are all well and once again have had a fabulous weekend. Let’s hope that all goes well this week too. So what news? Well today we are hopping across the border to […]

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It’s Monday 5th March 2018 and time to take some photos!

I do hope that you are all well and having a fabulous Monday so far and that those of you in the UK are wrapped up nice and warm. Rob, Jack and myself were just over there but flew out […]

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It’s Monday 26 February 2018 and it’s wild dog mayhem!

I do hope that you are all well, sitting comfortably and ready for some more news from the beautiful Luangwa Valley which is currently going through another dry patch. So where do we start…? Well let’s start with a story […]

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It’s Monday 19 February 2018 and it’s all systems go!

I do hope that you are all splendidly well and have had a wonderful weekend with all the usual fun. Here in the Luangwa well we have had lots of rains so the bush is looking vibrant and wonderful and […]

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It’s Monday 12 February 2018 and news from John’s Camp

I do hope that you are all well and have had yet another successfully wonderful weekend. I know I promised news from Nsefu this week and there is some on the way but first of all I wanted to fill […]

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It’s Monday 5 February 2018 and some very cheeky youngsters!

I do hope that everyone is smashingly well and sitting comfortably and ready to hear all about this week’s events. We have just had regular RPS guests Richard and Mary Chaplin here for over 2 weeks, so as you can […]

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It’s Monday 29 January 2018 and we’re camp hopping!

I do hope that you are all superbly well and have had another lovely weekend doing whatever it is that you chose to do. Well, what news from this side of the world? Gosh, it’s non-stop, let’s have a super […]

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It’s Monday 22 January 2018 and River Journeys begin!

I do hope that everyone is spectacularly well and about to embark on another fabulous week. So aside from my extreme joviality and positivity today what news do we have for you? Whilst I realize that obviously everyone is keen […]

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It’s Monday 15 January 2018 and a hippo feast!

Well I do hope that you are well and have had yet another fabulous week of the New Year. Are you all sitting comfortably and most importantly I hope no one is having a little snack whilst sitting down to […]

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It’s Monday 8 January 2018 and a good start to the year

I do hope that you are all well, clear headed and having a fabulous start to the week. So what have we been up to here? Well much the same as most I guess except for the one exception of […]

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It’s Monday 1 January 2018 and it’s plain sailing

I do hope that you are all well and that so far the New Year is treating you with the kindness and joy that you all deserve. Here in the Luangwa well everything has got off to its usual start […]

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It’s Monday 25 December 2017 and Merry Christmas!

So really the only place to start is Merry Christmas. I hope that you are all splendidly well and having a wonderful Christmas with all your friends and family. In the valley it has been all go and the team […]

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It’s Monday 18 December 2017 and a Nkwali safari.

I do hope everyone is splendidly well and is full of pre-Christmas cheer…. Here, well we are very ready indeed and on a personal note Rob and I are so excited about sharing our first Christmas with our son, not […]

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It’s Monday 11 December 2017 and Nsefu & Carnivore Week

I do hope that you are all well and keeping yourselves busy and out of trouble. Here in the valley well I am going to keep quiet this week as regular guests Jane and Ian Pike have just been out […]

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It’s Monday 4 December 2017 and let the photos do the talking

I do hope that you are all well and have had a fabulous weekend. We are hurtling towards Christmas and preparations are under way. The cakes have been baked, the choir has started their carol practices and we are dusting […]

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It’s Monday 27 November 2017 and the lovely Luangwa

I do hope that you are very well, have had a fantastic weekend and are ready for what the week ahead throws at you. Today we are hearing from RPS regular guests Rita and Glyn Manning as they have just […]

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It’s Monday 20 November 2017 and news from Pumulani

I do hope that you are all well and getting used to the change in season wherever in the world you are…. Here the rains have started, the little tufts of delicate green grass litter the landscape, the cuckoos have […]

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It’s Monday 13th November 2017 and a dramatic start to the day

I hope that highly successful weekends have been had by everyone and that you are all totally reinvigorated and ready for the week ahead. So what stories from the Luangwa? – well I have just received some slightly dramatic photographs […]

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It’s Monday 6 November 2017 and a safari to remember

I do hope that you are all splendidly well and have had yet another fabulous weekend. This week I am going to be very lazy and hand you over to June and Roger Harper who have recently returned home from […]

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It’s Monday 30 October 2017 and Boswell comes to visit

I do hope that you are all well and having a fabulous Monday so far and that the weekend was of course absolutely splendid. So here in the Luangwa, to say things are heating up would be an understatement but […]

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It’s Monday 23 October 2017 and some poetry

I do hope that you are all well, have had a fabulous weekend and are all sitting comfortably ready for the week ahead. To set you up for the week ahead we have something slightly different. We have a wonderful […]

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It’s Monday 16 October 2017 and a feline bonanza!

I do hope that you are all well and have had yet another fabulous weekend. You all know how I like to harp on about the weather so I hope that any of you reading this in various blustery parts […]

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It’s Monday 9 October 2017 and all hands to the hyena.

I do hope that you are all fabulously well having had yet another fantastic weekend and that you are on track for a cracking week. So this week I have a slightly different story for you, more of a bitter […]

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It’s Monday 2 October 2017 and lots of lions at Mobiles

I do hope that you are all fantastically well, have had a wonderful weekend and that the week ahead is full of good things. Here in the Luangwa, life as always carries on in its fabulous way and this week […]

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It’s Monday 25 September 2017 and a family safari

I do hope that you are all well and getting ready for another week after what I hope was a wonderful weekend. Here, winter is slowly coming to an end and whilst the nights are still lovely and cool there […]

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It’s Monday 18 September 2017 and some incredible sightings at Nkwali

We are, as always, all go here in the Luangwa, and I keep meaning to let some of the other camps talk to you but I am afraid we are being thoroughly selfish as we really are seeing some incredible […]

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It’s Monday 11 September 2017 and home to Nsefu

I do hope that you are all fabulously well and have had yet another wonderful weekend. This week I am not going to procrastinate and instead shall promptly hand you all over to the second part of Neil Andrews’ trip […]

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It’s Monday 4 September 2017 and a wonderful walk with Jason

I hope that you are all well and having a simply splendid start to the week. Here in the Luangwa, there’s not much to complain about; we go to sleep with the gentle sound of lions calling and we wake […]

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It’s Monday 28 August 2017 and another magical trip to the Luangwa

Well here we are again on another glorious Monday. I do hope that you have all had fabulous weekends and are set up for another spectacular week ahead. Here in the Luangwa it just simply doesn’t stop and even I […]

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It’s Monday 21 August 2017 and more Mkulumadzi stories!

I do hope that you are all smashingly well and have had a fabulous weekend doing all the fun things that you should be doing! Well, as always, I do like to share the love between all the camps and […]

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It’s Monday 14 August 2017 and some news from Tena Tena & Nsefu

I do hope that you are all well and have had a fabulous weekend. Truth be told, life in the Luangwa continues at its usual pace with plenty of animals everywhere and so much going on in terms of wildlife, […]

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It’s Monday 7 August 2017 and Luangwa River Camp gets its turn!

I do hope that you are all fabulously well and have had a wonderful weekend doing whatever it is that you do at weekends. Here in the Luangwa well nothing changes in terms of how amazing it is and we […]

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It’s Monday 31 July 2017 and Kiki takes a few days of Safari up at Nsefu

I do hope that you are all well and sitting comfortably, and ready and raring for this week’s bout of stories from the South Luangwa. As you have probably already guessed, this week we are heading up to Nsefu where […]

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It’s Monday 24 July 2017 and off for a wash!

I do hope that you are all having a wonderful Monday and had a fabulous weekend. Luangwa life continues with its usual excitement and gusto and there have been some amazing sightings from the small to the big including this […]

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It’s Monday 17th July 2017 and a fabulous stay at Mkulumadzi and a rare sighting in the Luangwa!

I do hope that you are all well and ready for some of the envy-inducing sightings that we have been having over the last couple of weeks. First of all we are going to scoot over to Malawi as we […]

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It’s Monday 10th July 2017 and a leaping leopard!

I do hope that you are all well, sitting comfortably and have had a wonderful weekend. Everyone here in the valley is being kept very busy with lots of guests coming through, meaning lots of game drives out in the […]

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It’s Monday 3rd July 2017 and some news from the first Mobile

I do hope that you are all well. Here in the Luangwa as I sit enjoying another wonderful day looking out into the bush I was wondering what to chat to you about when Jason popped in and mentioned writing […]

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It’s Monday 26th June 2017 and in the back garden

I do hope that you are all well and that you have had a fabulous weekend; and those of you in the UK have enjoyed the wonderful summer temperatures. Here in Zambia, winter is truly here and nights are spent […]

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It’s Monday 19th June 2017 and wanderlusting

I do hope that everyone is well and after a fabulous weekend you are ready for another week ahead. So for this week, what news? There has been plenty of happenings including the annual pack up and departure of the […]

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It’s Monday 12th June 2017 with a round up and the elephant’s trunk

I do hope that you are all fabulously well and have had a wonderful weekend. Here in the Luangwa needless to say it is full steam ahead with all the camps open (well almost all, we have yet to get […]

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It’s Monday 5th June 2017 and snakes galore

I do hope that you are well and sitting comfortably for this weeks’ installment. As you all know, Mother Nature has all sorts of weird and wonderful creatures to share with us but I think that the one that parts […]

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It’s Monday 29th May 2017 and a family trip to the Luangwa

I hope you are well and had a great weekend? This week I have been spoilt again with an easy task of telling you what has been going on in the valley, but made all the easier by the fact […]

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It’s Monday 22nd May 2017 and a feline frenzy!

I do hope that you are well and have had a wonderful weekend. Here at Nkwali we are full steam ahead this week as we have closed the camp and are doing some serious repairs on the swimming pool which […]

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It’s Monday 15th May 2017 and it’s camp building time

I do hope that you are all well and sitting comfortably ready to hear about what we have been up to in preparation for getting the camps open for the season. As always, we do like to make things as […]

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