2014 Archive

Its Monday 5th January 2015 and Happy New Year!

So there we have it, good bye 2014 and hello 2015 – I hope that you all had a fabulous New Year’s Eve and all of us here at RPS wish you every ounce of best wishes for 2015. I […]

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Its Monday 29th December 2014 and Merry Christmas

Its Monday and Its Christmas Well hello there everyone and hohoho!! I hope that everyone has had the most wonderful Christmas relaxing, feasting and enjoying spending time with friends and family. So guess what is on the cards for our […]

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Its Monday 22 December 2014 and camp gets taken over

So hope that you are well and that the carols are blaring, the tree is up, the presents are bought and the champagne is chilling in the fridge, ready for some Christmas celebrations! This morning as soon as I finish writing […]

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Its Monday 22nd December 2014 and camp gets taken over!

So hope that you are well and that the carols are blaring, the tree is up, the presents are bought and the champagne is chilling in the fridge, ready for some Christmas celebrations! This morning as soon as I finish writing […]

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Its Monday 15th December 2014 and an all day drive.

Well happy Monday! I hope you are all sitting comfortably and have had a wonderful weekend. Dare I ask, are we all starting to get ready for Christmas? I must admit the carols went on, as I started to go […]

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Its Monday 8th December 2014 and a bush birthday!

So how are you? I hope that another successfully relaxing and spoiling weekend has been spent by all and that festive spirit and cheer is overcoming you all. Here in the Luangwa we are covered by a carpet of green […]

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Its Monday 1st December 2014 and Carnivore Week continued

We continue where we left off last week from the Carnivore Week, recently hosted at Nkwali. “Wednesday was the designated all day drive up through the Nsefu sector. And what a spectacular day it was! The morning began with all […]

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Its Monday 17th November 2014 and full fat and sleepy!

Well hello everyone so how are you all? Hope that you have all had a glorious weekend and that those of you in the UK and the States are enjoying some cold weather. Here, well I have one thing to […]

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Its Monday 10th November 2014 and the little ones!

Well hello there and hope you are all well, had a smashing weekend and enjoying some much cooler weather than the scorching Luangwa Valley!!  That being said and pushing the heat aside it really is an incredible time of the […]

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Its Monday 3rd November 2014 and gloves off…

Well hello there everyone. I hope that you are all well and enjoying the start to another glorious week and that you are all sitting comfortably for more stories from the Luangwa. Valley life is heating up but also, and […]

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It’s Monday 27th October 2014 and a cat filled weekend.

Hello everyone, how are you all? Here we have had our first rain!! So we are super excited about that and lets see what happens over the next few days, whether this was the beginning of the rains or it […]

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Its Monday 20th October 2014 and where the eagles fly…

Well hello there! So are you all sitting nice and comfortably after a wonderful weekend of friends and family? Here in the steaming hot Luangwa we are regularly sounding like broken records but I am going to repeat it – […]

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Its Monday 13th October and a preview to forthcoming attractions

Hello there – so are you all well? I do hope so and if you are sitting there thinking how you are about to embark on winter with cold rainy days whilst we are here in the extreme October heat, […]

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Its Monday 6th October 2014 and Ma-Jetty

Hi all. I hope that everyone is well, happy and rested after the weekend.  Here in the Luangwa the days continue to be sunny with the lions keeping us company at night with their gentle bellows.  The baboons however, are […]

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Its Monday 29 September 2014 and the cunning pincer movement

Are you all sitting comfortably and ready for another onslaught of Luangwa news?  So what has been happening this week? Its been pretty busy across the board to be honest with you, in addition to the amazing game viewing out […]

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Its Monday 22 September 2014 and claws, roars and lots of dust

Another Monday is upon us and another bout of information and story telling from the Luangwa which will make you all supremely jealous I am sure. So if you don’t want to sneak off into a daze of wishing you […]

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Its Monday 15th September 2014 and a walk with George.

So here we are again but this week we are going to head straight up to the Mupamadzi as George came back from his latest mobile having had some absolutely amazing sightings. Now before we hear all about what he […]

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It’s Monday 9th September 2014 and a new resident at Stanley Safari Lodge

I hope you are all in fine fettle this glorious Monday? So what news from Robin Pope Safaris… Well, we could start with the fact that I have had an elephant camped outside my office for the last couple of […]

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Its Monday 1st September 2014 and Luangwa Bush Camping.

So another glorious weekend behind us and an equally fabulous week ahead I hope. Here we are somewhat aghast at the speed with which the water is disappearing from the river and also similarly ranting about how the temperatures are […]

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Its Monday 25th August 2014 and elephantastic!

Well here we are again another glorious Monday morning in the Luangwa and hopefully with you all wherever it is that you are.  We have had a hectic few days with plenty of things going on to keep us all […]

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Its Monday 18th August 2014 and cooking up a storm!

Hi there everyone, so how are you all? Well, here we are all enjoying the mid season plumpness from all of the delicious treats that our chefs are cooking up for us and the annual squeeze into our shorts begins! […]

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Its Monday 28th July 2014 and some visitors to the camps

Hi there, I hope that you are all well and have had a fabulous weekend doing whatever it is that you do at weekends.  Here things are ticking along as usual and as I was sitting here wandering what to […]

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Its Monday and a quick round up from the Luangwa Valley

Well hello there! Those of you who are sitting in England enjoying the lovely warm weather whilst we are here in the valley nicely wrapped up in our winter woollies can enjoy the momentary swap of climate. But enough about […]

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Its Monday 14th July 2014 and leaping leopards!

Hi there everyone, I hope that you are all happy and healthy and had a lovely weekend. So there I was sitting at my desk thinking, now what am I going to chat about this week, especially after last week’s […]

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Its Monday 7th July 2014 and a trip to Mupamadzi

Well hello and happy Monday – can you believe that we are already into the second half of the year? I promise you time is just going by faster and faster! But enough lamenting about time and lets focus on […]

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Its Monday 30th June 2014 and a quick trip to Nsefu

Well hello there everyone, hope you are all sitting comfortably and that no one has a rumbling tummy. This week why not find an excuse to get up to the Nsefu Salt Springs area and get stuck into a full […]

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Its Monday 23rd June and news from Stanley Safari Lodge

Another week has flown by and Its Monday again. Hope you enjoyed the weekend.  This Monday we will here from Brinsley and Kate, the assistant managers at Stanley Safari Lodge. Over to them: Hello to everyone from a chilly Stanley […]

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It’s Monday 16th June 2014 and under the Southern Cross.

Hope you had a fabulous weekend and are all set for the week ahead! This Monday we will hear from Peter and Janice Thompson who visited Liuwa Plain last May and were kind enough to share their story as well […]

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It’s Monday 9th June 2014 and its hectic!

Well hello – how is everyone? Are you all happy and well rested after the weekend? So what news from the valley – well quite a lot to be honest with you, it seems like it just isn’t stopping. This […]

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Its Monday 2nd June 2014 and a lions tale.

Hello everyone! How is your Monday going? Schools are open, Spring is in full swing and here we are getting ready for our winter here in the Luangwa. But this week I have a real treat – have we got […]

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Its Monday 26 May 2014 and an artists impression

Well hello there so how’s it all going?  Hope that everyone is happy and having a lovely Monday.  Here in the valley we are in usual full season mode but I thought that I would for this week go back […]

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Its Monday 19th May 2014 and all creatures great and small!

Hi everyone so I hope that you are all sitting comfortably for some exciting tales from Mkulumadzi where Guy our executive chef and the lions are all cooking up a storm so for this week – Guy over to you: […]

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Its Monday 12th May 2014 and Pumulani welcomes Rob and Mona.

Hello there fellow its Monday readers, I hope that you have all had a truly wonderful weekend relaxing and just enjoying time out. Here in the valley things have been pretty busy but to be honest with you I am […]

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Its Monday 5th May 2014 and bumpy roads and bemused game.

Hi there, I hope that you are all on flying form! So for this week we do in fact have quite a lot to catch up on as it seems like everything is happening at once. We have just closed […]

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Its Monday 28th April 2014 and the race is on…

Hello there! I believe that in most parts it is a bank holiday today as well so I hope that those of you who have the pleasure are enjoying a second long weekend in a row. Here in the valley […]

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Its Monday 21st April 2014 and happy Easter

Well hello, I hope that you have all had a truly wonderful long weekend! Here in the valley we have been full of Easter spirit and the wildlife has also been joining the party!!! Christabel organized a fun but slightly […]

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Its Monday 14th April 2014 and Emerald Season Bush Camping!

Hello there – I hope that you are all doing very well indeed and have had a great weekend and even better start to the week. Life here in the valley continues to crack on at its usual frantic pace. […]

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Its Monday 7th April 2014 and an eventful bush breakfast…

Well happy Monday and I hope that everyone has had a fabulous weekend relaxing, reading the papers, and generally doing everything that weekends were supposed to be for. Life here in the Luangwa continues at its usual frantic pace including […]

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Its Monday 31st March 2014 and a roaring success!

Well hello – so how is everyone? I hope you are all well and sitting comfortably, ready for this week’s round up. Golly where to start? Well I think lets begin with the end and then end at the beginning!!! […]

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Its Monday 24th March 2014 and River Journeys plus some round ups.

Well hello there I hope you are all well, had a fabulous weekend and ready and raring for what is ahead of you this week. Here in the wonderful and particularly beautiful Luangwa Valley we have had a very busy […]

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Its Monday 17th March 2014 and photographers’ tales of vervet pee, wild dogs and hunting lions!

Hello there! I hope you are well and had a good weekend! This week David Rogers will be filling us in on how this years’ Emerald Season photographic safari went. Over to you David: “The elephant calves, the hippos that […]

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It’s Monday 10th March 2014 and full steam ahead at Pumulani!

Another weekend has come and gone!  Hope you had a splendid one and are all set for another week. Today we will hear from Tapiwa, the head chef at Pumulani. Over to you Taps. “A little over 8 weeks since […]

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Its Monday 10th March 2014 and full steam ahead at Pumulani!

Another weekend has come and gone!  Hope you had a splendid one and are all set for another week. Today we will hear from Tapiwa, the head chef at Pumulani. Over to you Taps. “A little over 8 weeks since […]

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It’s Monday 3rd of March 2014 and the Luangwa River is on the rise!

It’s Monday and the Luangwa River on the rise. Hope you had a great weekend and are all set for the week ahead! This Monday we will hear from Keyala (a.k.a Kiki) who has been very busy here at Nkwali. […]

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Its Monday 24th February 2014 and a make-over at Luangwa Safari House

I hope that we are all happy and healthy and had a lovely weekend?  Here, we had quite an eventful start to our Sunday morning so before I start to tell you the wonderful tales of sightings for the week […]

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It’s Monday 17th February 2014 and an all day drive with Kiki.

Hello there – I hope that you are all well and having a tip top start to the week. Well, what news from the Luangwa? The river came up and is going down again, the clouds are low and ominous […]

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Its Monday 10th February 2014 and a wet and wild week in the Luangwa

Well happy Monday morning to everyone, what a weekend… let me tell you, we have had a weekend of rain! In fact so much so that we are all slowly developing webbed feet.  Whilst the river hasn’t come up that […]

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Its Monday 3rd Febraury 2014 and a trip up to Nsefu

Well hello and happy Monday – so I hope that you have all had a tremendous weekend with plenty of relaxation and all the great things that go along with weekends.  Here in the valley weekends mean supplies arriving, which […]

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Its Monday 27th January 2014 and Miyala Camp in unveiled

I hope you had a fabulous weekend and are now all set for the week ahead! We have some really exciting news to share with you today so without further ado, over to James and Charlene. “We would firstly like […]

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It’s Monday 20th January 2014 and hello Luangwa.

Hello there – I hope you are well and have had a super weekend. Here we have been very lucky with a few dry days meaning that yesterday the supply trucks and the fuel trucks could all make it safely […]

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Its Monday 13th January 2014 and a day at the dogs.

Hello – so who is ready to be made absolutely positively and utterly jealous!!  I hope you are sitting comfortably and ready to read this incredible story from Annie Woodhouse who spent a marvellous five days at Liuwa with Robin, […]

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It’s Monday 6th January 2014 and back home.

Well hello and happy new year! I hope that you have all had a simply fabulous festive season and those of you in the chilly parts of the States and the blowy parts of Britain have/are making the best of […]

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