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. Over to you Kiki

“I can remember when we just started River Journeys in 2010, we were not sure whether the water levels would be suitable for boating as the river was very low. This year Daudi was having similar thoughts. Were we going to be in the same situation? There was no need to panic though as the river started to rise just in time for the first River Journeys trip! If you are following us on Facebook you will see that the river is now very high, full of water from bank to bank.

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This year, Daudi and Bertram are guiding the River Journeys. As you will have seen from previous It’s Mondays, it sounds like they are having a lot of fun leading these trips. After each trip they return with big smiles on their faces, ready to retell the exciting bush tales from the Nsefu Sector.

There are plenty more tales to come as this week David Rogers’ Photographic Safari starts at Luangwa River Camp and will then head north to spend time with Bertram at Nsefu, before returning to end their trip here at Nkwali. I am sure you will hear the exciting details of that trip soon.

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I have been fortunate enough to meet and spend time with an old school colleague of Robin Pope himself this week. He has been following It’s Monday for many years and hence he was very excited to come and experience everything he had been reading about with his family. At the end of their stay they were thrilled with the amount of wildlife they saw which completely exceeded their expectations.

We also had regular bush-man Simon Cousins in valley once again with his dear family and friends. Those of you who know Simon know that he loves Wild Dogs. Yesterday they had such a lovely game drive full of great sightings. They not only saw impala, puku, zebra and elephants but they also had the privilege of seeing leopard as well as lions on a buffalo kill.

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If that was not exciting enough they also witnessed Wild Dogs taking down an impala. What a game drive!

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Finally I must also mention that Peter and Alison Williams who have been coming to RPS for the last many years came ‘home’ to the valley. “You know Keyala, this is coming home for me and Peter, and this home is getting better and better” Alison said to me.

I hope you have a good week!”

Thanks for sharing that with us Kiki.

That’s all for this Monday, enjoy the week ahead and have fun.

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