2017 Archive

It’s Monday 25th 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 18th 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 11th 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 4th 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 27th 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 20th 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 6th 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 30th 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 23rd 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 16th 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 9th 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 2nd 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 25th 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 18th 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 11th 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 4th 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 28th 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 21st 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 14th 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 7th 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 31st 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 24th 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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It’s Monday 8th May 2017 and news from John’s Camp

Happy Monday to you! I do hope that you are sitting comfortably and all strapped in because this week we are dashing across the border – Off to Zimbabwe! Let’s hear from Sarah from John’s Camp to find out how […]

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It’s Monday 1st May 2017 and cooler temperatures at Mkulumadzi.

I do hope that you are all well and ready and raring for a wonderful new week ahead. Here in the Luangwa we are bounding ahead with camp building although it’s still a very nerve wracking time of the year […]

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

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

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

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)

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)

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

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!

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!

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

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

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

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

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

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!

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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