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Warm Heart Christmas Safari

With the Christmas just around the corner, is your festive season getaway booked already? Why not make it a Green Christmas this year and venture out to Malawi for a fabulous bush & beach holiday complete with all the festive cheer! Why visit Malawi during the ‘green season’? There are so many great reasons why, […]

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Its Monday and a trip to Stanley Safari Lodge

I hope that you are all splendidly well and have had a lovely weekend and those of you who are in Europe are surviving the heat! Ironically, we are in the depths of winter here, so we are doing our best to wrap up as warm as possible, especially on those early morning game drives. […]

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Its Monday and a Big 5 Bonanza at Mkulumadzi

I do hope that you are all well and have had a wonderful weekend; and sitting comfortably. This week we are hearing from Steph on what is happening at Mkulumadzi in Majete, Malawi. ” ‘Confucius say, ‘Roads were made for journeys…not destinations.’ The journey to Mkulumadzi was just about as rewarding as the actual destination! […]

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It’s Monday and a treat for all the senses at Kuthengo

I do hope that you are all fabulously well and have had another smashing weekend and are ready and raring for the week ahead. Here in Zambia well winter has arrived and whilst most guests are enjoying the pleasant temperatures the rest of us are wrapped up as if we were entering the arctic – […]

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It’s Monday and Nsefu memory lane with Jo Pope

I do hope that you are all well and sitting comfortably. Today we are hearing from Jo Pope, the original author of Its Mondays; who has leapt back into the driver’s seat for this week as we celebrate Nsefu Camp in its 20th Season.                       […]

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Its Monday and what a great start to the season

I hope that everyone is fabulously well and ready and raring to hear from Sarah and Milo in Zimbabwe; as John’s Camp has opened for the season, and well has done so in style. Sarah and Milo – over to you: “From a successful few weeks setting up camp to incredible sightings it’s been a […]

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Its Monday and we head to the Falls!

I do hope that you are all well and have had a splendid weekend. Well, news from the Luangwa Valley this week is going to be a little on the sparse side as we are heading to Livingstone. Johnathan at Stanley Safari Lodge is sharing with us what they have been up to; besides of […]

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It’s Monday and the lost supper

I do hope that you are all splendidly well and are ready for another killer week of sightings in the South Luangwa. This week we are hearing from Tom Hardy along with some photos from Margaret Croft who have recently stayed with us at Robins House and experienced some incredible sightings so Tom and Margaret […]

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Its Monday and a cracking week in the Luangwa!

I do hope that you are all splendidly well and have had a lovely weekend; now sitting comfortably ready and raring for the week ahead. In the Luangwa we are hurtling towards the beginning of the peak season and getting Nsefu and Tena open. Very excitingly, Rob and I are heading up there for our […]

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It’s Monday and Happy 1st Birthday Kuthengo

I do hope that you are all well and sitting comfortably, ready to grab the new week with the usual gust and excitement. Here in Zambia, well there is a definite chill in the air in the mornings which we are all really enjoying. The crisp air certainly marks the close of the rainy season. […]

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It’s Monday and a family affair at John’s Camp!

I hope that you are all splendidly well and have had a lovely weekend. This week we are heading across to Zimbabwe to hear from Sarah and Milo and the rest of the John’s Camp team. With the start of the new season literally around the corner, the team behind John’s Camp are at it […]

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Its Monday and time for some incredible photos

I do hope that you are all well; and have had a wonderful Easter Weekend, with plenty of family time and lots of chocolate. Here in the Luangwa, the Easter bunny came out in full force and hopped across most of our tables, dropping Easter eggs wherever he went. It was a race to gobble […]

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Its Monday and what was missing last week has appeared this week

I do hope that you are well and have had a fabulous weekend with lots of smiles and laughter; and are now sitting comfortably ready to read this week’s news from the Luangwa. So what have we been up to? All sorts of shenanigans to be honest with you, but let’s start with letting you […]

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Its Monday and news from Norway

I do hope that you are all well and have had a fabulous weekend, and geared up for the week ahead. Here in the Luangwa, we have had some extraordinarily high waters which has been pretty spectacular for boating. Enough of the Luangwa as let’s face it, I am sure you can all see by […]

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It’s Monday 11th February and we finally put a face to the call…

I do hope that you are all well, sitting comfortably and ready and raring for the week ahead. In the Luangwa it’s been a little bit soggy and the water is at its highest point so far, this season, which is absolutely magical. It’s also however a slight cause of concern and Daudi was sent […]

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Nsefu turns 20!

  Nsefu Camp, Zambia’s oldest camp – originally built in 1951 – turns 20 this year under the Robin Pope Safaris’ banner. Set on a stunning wide bend of the Luangwa River in the game rich Nsefu Sector, Nsefu enjoys a truly remote setting which it shares with sister camp Tena Tena. Looking back in […]

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Good news for the painted wolves of the Luangwa Valley!

Recent wild dog conservation success in the Luangwa Valley has it estimated to now have the largest population of wild dogs in the whole of Zambia. Despite being one of Africa’s most endangered carnivores, wild dogs (also known as the painted wolf) in and around the South Luangwa National Park have enjoyed several years of […]

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It’s Monday 14th January and New Years greetings from Pumulani!

I do hope that you are all well and have had a fabulous weekend and sitting comfortably for this week’s news from us. Roz and the Pumulani team share a roundup of their year as they get ready for their annual shutdown. ‘Greetings all from the shores of Lake Malawi! The management, guests and staff […]

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Solo travel in Malawi (Elle Magazine – Quebec)

Read all about Catherine’s solo adventures in Malawi: Mon voyage en solo au Malawi  

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Meet Boswell – the Zimbabwe elephant turned YouTube star (The Telegraph)

Deep in the heart of Mana Pools National Park, in the shade of a mighty winter thorn tree, an old bull elephant is flapping his ears to keep himself cool. It’s August in the Zambezi Valley and at last the seedpods, an irresistible delicacy for elephants, are ready to eat… Read more here: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/africa/zimbabwe/articles/boswell-the-elephant-mana-pools-zambezi-fund/ The Telegraph […]

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10 of the Most Tranquil Outdoor Showers in the World (Architectural Digest)

Situated on the southern end of Lake Malawi, Pumulani is nestled in the verdant hills among the trees and rugged outcrops. Dutch architect G. Hooft Graafland made sure the villas and showers were built in harmony with the natural landscape. The outdoor shower is placed inside a static wooden boat for an ethereal aquatic experience… […]

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It’s Monday 7th January and some HUGE wild dog news!

How are you and how has the first week of 2019 treated you? I hope it has been full of promise of the year ahead. Before I go into overly enthusiastic raptures over the New Year, let me pull myself back to the task in hand and update you all on news from the valley. […]

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It’s Monday 31st December and high waters and even higher spirits.

How are you? I hope you had the most wonderful Christmas with friends and family and that you are all preparing to say a fond farewell to 2018 and an excited hello to 2019! Christmas in the Valley is always full of excitement and a certain amount of flexibility. We have had some incredible rain […]

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It’s Monday 24th December and it’s almost Christmas time at Kuthengo…

Happy Christmas Eve – I hope that everyone has been well behaved and that Santa is absolutely on his way tonight! Here in the Luangwa it’s all systems go with getting the snacks cooked and the champagne chilled ready for our annual Christmas Carols. Then for tomorrow the turkeys are all lined up ready to […]

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Gingerbread House for Kuthengo’s first Christmas

It’s Kuthengo’s first Chirstmas and the atmosphere is absolutely buzzing which has sparked a creative idea from Chef Dickson to make a ginger bread house to go along with the festive decorations. This task has proven to be a difficult one as it’s rather wet and humid around camp, but we still think we have done a […]

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It’s Monday 17th December and the green light

I do hope that you are well. Gosh – I don’t know how many years I have been writing It’s Monday but i assure you that it’s been quite a few and believe it or not today I totally forgot as we are all systems go and I am personally in major panic mode with […]

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It’s Monday 10th December and the giraffe.

I do hope that you have had a fabulous weekend with plenty of joviality. So what news from the Luangwa? Well, to be honest with you today’s It’s Monday is going to take a slightly different stance, as we are having a giraffe update. What picture comes into your mind when you think of Africa? […]

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It’s Monday 3rd December and a leap into December.

I do hope that you are all well and have had a fabulous weekend and welcomed December with the gusto and excitement that it deserves. The last month of the year! Where has the time gone? The season has also flown by and Nkwali, Robin’s House & Luangwa Safari House remain open, as Tena Tena, […]

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It’s Monday 26th November and the annual predator photographic trip.

I hope you are sitting comfortably and prepared to be wowed by loads of incredible stories and even more amazing photographs from David Rogers and a group of four photographers who braved the November heat for David’s annual Predator Photo Workshop. The words and pictures from this trip leave little doubt about just how wonderful […]

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It’s Monday 19th November and a safari through all the camps.

I do hope that you are fabulously well and sitting down when I tell you this… yet another season has zoomed past!!Tena Tena is now closed and we only have a couple of weeks before the same happens to Nsefu and Luangwa River Camp. I have to say I really honestly have no idea where […]

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It’s Monday 12 November and a safari through all the camps

I hope that everyone has had a fabulous weekend and is prepared for another action filled week ahead. Here in the Luangwa it seems to be non-stop incredible sightings with all sorts of lion kills as well as lions crossing the river in front of camp after spending the night roaring loudly, making sure everyone […]

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It’s Monday 5th November and a half term trip to the Luangwa for the Cousins Family.

I do hope that you are all well and sitting comfortably. For those of you who still have children at school and are looking at ways to spend half term – take a leaf out of the Cousins’ hand book! Simon and Shanie have just been back out to visit with the girls; as where […]

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It’s Monday 29 October and a treat for all the senses at Johns Camp.

I do hope that you are all extremely well and have had a lovely weekend. Here in the Luangwa well we have had a slight flurry of excitement with some early rain which certainly caught us all somewhat unaware but the skies have cleared up and the temperatures are rising once more and we have […]

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It’s Monday 22 October and David Rogers family’s maiden visit.

I do hope that you are all extremely well and have had a lovely weekend; and are gearing up to another fun and exciting week ahead. Here in the Luangwa, after years of visiting RPS and leading his photographic safaris with us, David Rogers finally came out on an actual holiday with his family. It […]

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It’s Monday 15th October and an exciting morning with some lions.

I do hope that you are well and sitting comfortably ready and raring for the week ahead. So what news from the Luangwa Valley? Well let me tell you, this week we are throwing out the usual tactics of getting stories from the camps and instead I am being terribly selfish and telling you all […]

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It’s Monday 8th October and lion vs wild dog!

I do hope that you are sitting comfortably after a lovely weekend and ready for the thrills of the week ahead. Let’s get you off to a good start and get you going with a rather exciting account from Mobiles (our Mobile Walking Safaris). Incidentally before I pass you over to Michael for this week’s […]

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It’s Monday 1st October and some familiar faces!

I do hope that you are all well and have had a wonderful weekend. Everything here has been going great guns, and scarily we are on the final countdown for the Mobile Walking Safaris this year; but you will hear from them soon don’t worry. The stories from the camps keep on piling in and […]

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It’s Monday 17th September and it’s busy!

So where to start? First with hello, and I hope that you are well and have had a fabulous weekend. Here in the Luangwa it’s been a feast for all interests, from birds to predators to all other mammals; and the game viewing hasn’t been restricted to just the game drives either. In the camps […]

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We’re dreaming of a GREEN Christmas…

We’re dreaming of a GREEN Christmas… Counting down to the festive season… is your getaway booked already? Make it a green one this year and venture out to Southern Africa. What to expect: • A period of revitalization… plenty of new growth, dramatic skies, vibrant colours (the most outstanding being the emerald green! – with […]

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Es ist Montag 30 Juli 2018 und ein ganz besonderer Aufenthalt im Luangwa Safari House

Ich hoffe, Ihr hattet ein schönes Wochenende und seid gerüstet, um von einem erinnerungswürdigen Erlebnis zu erfahren, das wir vor kurzem im Luangwa Safari House ermöglichen konnten. Zwar ist jeder Ausflug von hier aus in die Wildnis ein besonderes Erlebnis, doch manchmal gelingt es, durch Integration einer kleinen Überraschung den Erlebniswert noch zu steigern, so […]

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It’s Monday 30th July 2018 and a very special stay at Luangwa Safari House!

I do hope that you are all fabulously well and sitting comfortably ready to read about the latest memory that we have helped create, this time at Luangwa Safari House. Obviously every trip out is special but some of them become even more special when there is a little surprise in store. We had a […]

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Es ist Montag 23 Juli 2018 und wir lassen Bilder sprechen!

Ich hoffe es geht Dir gut, Du bist entspannt und blickst auf ein tolles Wochenende zurück. Was gibt es Neues aus dem Luangwa-Tal? Nun, diese Woche werde ich versuchen, nicht zu viel zu schreiben, sondern stattdessen ein paar unglaubliche Fotos von einer erfolgreichen Leopardenjagd sprechen zu lassen. Letzten Monat besuchten uns Marie und Denis Grenouillet […]

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It’s Monday 23rd July 2018 and time for the photos to do the talking

I do hope that you are well, sitting comfortably and have of course had a fabulous weekend. So what news from the Luangwa Valley? Well this week I am going to try not to talk too much and instead I am going to let some incredible photos of a leopard-kill do the talking. Last month […]

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World Ranger Day Interview with Conservation South Luangwa

Every day brave rangers set out to protect our wildlife and put their lives on the line to keep the innocent animals we adore so much safe. World Ranger Day, which is observed annually on the 31st of July, is a chance to honour the rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and […]

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Es ist Montag 16 Juli 2018 und jede Menge Sterne in Mkulumadzi

Hallo, ich hoffe, es geht dir gut und Du hattest wie immer ein tolles Wochenende. Für diese Woche schweige ich und wir erfahren von unseren Managern Dave und Tammy, was bei ihnen unten in Mkulumadzi los ist. Dave und Tammy, Ihr habt das Wort: “Die Sonne scheint wieder in der Mkulumadzi Lodge. Nach fünf Tagen […]

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It’s Monday 16th July 2018 and stars abound at Mkulumadzi!

I do hope that you are well and as always have had a fab weekend. So for this week I am keeping quiet and we are hearing from Dave and Tammy our management team down at Mkulumadzi on what has been happening in their neck of the woods. Dave and Tammy over to you: “The […]

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Es ist Montag 9 Juli 2018 und die erste Walkingsafari der Saison

Hallo, ich hoffe es geht Euch gut und Ihr hattet ein schönes Wochenende mit viel Spaß und Freude an der Fußballweltmeisterschaft. Hier im Luangwa-Tal haben die mobilen Wandersafaris mit gehörigem Aufsehen, tollen Tierbeobachtungen und viel Spaß begonnen. Daher freue ich mich außerordentlich, Eure Aufmerksamkeit für diese Woche auf den Mupamadzi zu lenken und mit freundlicher […]

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It’s Monday 9th July 2018 and the first Mobiles of the year!

I do hope that you are well and have had a truly wonderful weekend with all the fun and games that weekends are for. Here in the Luangwa, Mobiles has opened with a major bang and a roar with some incredible sightings and lots of fun, so for this week with great excitement I am […]

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Es ist Montag 2 Juli 2018 und ein Blick nach Stanley

Ich hoffe, es geht euch allen gut und Ihr blickt auf ein wundervolles Wochenende zurück. Wir hier im Tal sind vollauf mit unseren zahlreichen Gästen beschäftigt, unternehmen viele Pirschfahrten im Park und können so von herausragenden Naturbegegnungen berichten. Diese Woche werden wir jedoch vom Team der Stanley Safari Lodge in Livingstone hören, wo der Betrieb […]

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It’s Monday 2nd July 2018 and a round up from Stanley

I do hope that you are 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 park and plenty of wonderful sightings. This week however we are going to hear from the […]

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Es ist Montag 25 Juni 2018 und Neuigkeiten aus Pumulani!

Hallo miteinander, ich hoffe, es geht Euch allen gut und Ihr konntet wieder ein tolles Wochenende genießen. Diese Woche geht es mit einem Sprung über die Grenze nach Malawi, denn wir werden von Kaneli in Pumulani hören. Kaneli, Du hast das Wort: In diesem Monat waren wir mit ziemlich viel Gemeindearbeit beschäftigt, da wir — […]

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It’s Monday 25th June 2018 and news from Pumulani!

I do hope that you are well and have had a fabulous weekend. This week we are heading over the border with a hop skip and a jump and will be hearing from Kaneli at Pumulani. Kaneli over to you: “This month we have been really busy with quite a lot of community work. Nine […]

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