Its Monday and adventure in Malawi & Zambia

I hope you are well and sitting comfortably ready and waiting for this weeks’ instalment. We have had another wonderful entry via our Safari Dreaming Campaign, an account of a trip from Eyal Schiff & Smadar Shiff-Carmi who visited some of our Malawi & Zambia properties in 2014. We are really enjoying the trip down memory lane with all these stories. If you would like to share your RPS memory with us, it’s not too late to get in touch. You can find out more about our Safari Dreaming campaign here.
For now, it’s over to Eyal & Smadar:

“It was September 2014 when we started off for Zambia & Malawi for a long-awaited 13-day safari with RPS.
Beginning in Livingstone, we had a relaxing stay at Stanley Safari Lodge, visiting the awe-inspiring Mosi-oa-Tunya (Victoria Falls), and continuing the next day with white-water rafting on the mighty Zambezi. We have done white-water rafting before in Chile, Sri-Lanka and Bali, but this was definitely much more of the real thing.

After a couple of days we took a flight then boarded a jeep in Mfuwe for our journey to Tena-Tena on the Luangwa. We arrived at Tena-Tena in the late evening, it was pitch dark, which only added to the magical serenity of the place, regardless of the fact that we had yet to see any animals. We were escorted to our tents which were simply wonderful: pampering and secure, while at the same time open enough to make you feel a part of the surroundings. Even before going to sleep, we heard some reeds being crushed and some unabashed munching from just outside our tent and, using a flashlight, realized a herd of elephants were having a late-night raid on the trees in our own backyard – an amazing sight, augmented by the otherwise reigning darkness and silence.

We were really very sad to part with Bertram after only a couple of days and continued to Nkwali. Crossing the river among hordes of suspicious staring hippo, we were helped ashore on the other side by the talented Emmanuel, our guide for the next amazing couple of days, during which the vivid scenery and life of the Luangwa kept us mesmerized.

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