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Its Monday 15th August 2016 and from Mobiles to Pumulani.

I hope that everyone has had a fabulous weekend and that you are all ready to hear part two from Barry and Rachel Chapman whom after spending a week walking around in the bush treated themselves to a few nights relaxing at Pumulani. So again I am handing you over to Barry and Rachel: “After […]

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Its Monday 8th August 2016 and another day up on Mobiles

Hello and happy Monday everyone I hope that you are all well sitting comfortably and ready to feel insanely jealous as we hear from Barry and Rachel Chapman who have just returned home after one of our 7 night Mobiles trips.  So for this week I am delighted to pass over the Its Monday duty […]

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Its Monday 1st August 2016 and water water everywhere

Hello there everyone, so I hope you are all sitting comfortably and have had a fabulous weekend.  Here in the Luangwa we are as busy as ever with lots of incredible sightings; however we are in fact going to go completely off with today’s story and end up in Germany!  I am sure at this […]

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Its Monday 25th July 2016 and never mess with a wild dogs breakfast

Hello and happy Monday to all you readers out there and hope that you have had a fabulous weekend one way or the other; and are now sitting comfortably ready for another instalment of stories from the Luangwa. To be honest with you the wildlife continues to perform in miraculous ways and before I get […]

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Its Monday 18th July 2016 and a quick trip to Mkulumadzi

Hello there everyone and happy Monday. I hope that everyone is having a lovely time and had a spectacular weekend and once again prepared for another week ahead. Here in the Luangwa we continue to be marvelled with the stories from the bush that the guides are coming back with. However having thrown that out […]

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It’s Monday 11th July 2016 and getting wet, drying up and flying high at Stanley Safari Lodge.

I hope you are all well and enjoying your Monday so far and that you had a fabulous weekend. Here in the Luangwa we are busy as always with lots and lots of amazing sightings but I am going to dangle the bait and leave it at that until next week I am afraid… this […]

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Its Monday 4th July 2016 and it’s time to hit the Mupumadzi River

I hope that you are all well and sitting comfortably and ready to hear from June and Roger O’Neill who have just returned home after a trip with us up to Mobiles. Yes I know I haven’t spoken about mobiles yet this year and so here it is, the first of what I am sure […]

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Its Monday 27th June 2016 and more incredible sightings

Where to begin… it just seems to be never ending so lets start with a controversial one… do crocodiles hunt on land? Ahh you see now there’s the question and one that has recently reared its questionable head. Daudi was out on a game drive from Luangwa River Camp, came around a corner and bearing […]

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Its Monday 20th June 2016 and its all about the elephants

I hope that you are all well and suitably rested after another marvelous weekend and sitting comfortably in preparation for this week’s installment. I am afraid I can’t help myself however hard I try I just can’t resist watching and spending time with elephants. I find them the most wonderful, amazing and fascinating animal and […]

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It’s Monday 13th June 2016 and from the Luangwa to Bangwuelu

I hope that you are all well and have had a fabulous weekend! Here well things are as always absolutely fabulous and we are all having some amazing sightings and that even includes myself and Rob as we sat eating dinner on Tuesday night only to have a visitor. A male lion walked down the […]

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Its Monday 6th June 2016 and a safari with Yona

Hello there everyone I hope that you are all well, sitting comfortably, had a lovely weekend and are now ready to take a quick safari with Yona. Let me tell you, I think that the photos will tell us most of the story and I am sure that there will be some cooing but before […]

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Top Honeymoon Tips for Millennial Travelers (Travel Agent Central)

Travel Agent Central has rounded up the latest tips from their 30Under30 agents on booking top-notch destination weddings, from the hottest packages to the hippest boutique hotels. Take a look: Top Honeymoon Tips for Millennial Travelers   Travel Agent Central 1st March 2016

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On the hunt for a wildlife holiday (The Herald)

Anything David Attenborough touches seems destined to become gold – but his latest project with the BBC, The Hunt, really is a triumph. Read more about it here:  On the hunt for a wildlife holiday The Herald 13th November 2015  

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Spooky Safaris (Aardvark Safaris)

Bats take center stage on a monster migration perfect for Halloween: Spooky Safari Aardvark Blog 29 October 2015

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Its Monday 30th May 2016 and a bang and a roar of an opening week at Nsefu

I hope that you are all well! Now let me tell you there has been no stopping Nsefu as we have opened camp with a pretty spectacular day 2 sighting which, well I mean – amazing. Obviously I wasn’t there so I am going to hand you over to Ruth to tell the story as […]

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Its Monday 23 May 2016 and they’re open

I hope that you are all well and have had a fabulous weekend I am trying to fluff this up but really there is nothing else to say except to launch you all straight into it and say welcome back Tena and Nsefu. The teams have been working tirelessly to get the camps up and […]

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Its Monday 16th May 2016 and a week of merriment, remembrance and amazement

I hope that you are all well and have had a fabulous weekend wherever in the world that it is that you are sitting reading this from. Here in the Luangwa it’s that time of the year for us when everything is kicking off and it’s all systems go. Where do we start… well the […]

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Its Monday 9th May 2016 and whats been happening in the Luangwa

I hope that you are all well and had a lovely weekend.  Here, well things have been fabulous as always, but it has to be said that there is definitely a shift in the weather and its rather cold so the jumpers and duvets are being brought out. A quick digression across to Malawi as […]

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Its Monday 2nd May 2016 and yawning lions and amazing skies

I do hope that you are all in fine fettle having had a splendid weekend and ready and raring for whatever it is that this week has in store for you… All the way over here in Zambia well we were all super excited about the onset of some slightly cooler weather and clear skies […]

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Its Monday 25th April 2016 and puppy love!

I hope that you are all well and have had a smashing weekend. Here in the Luangwa well I keep on asking the guides to stop seeing wild dogs because truth be told I think that that is all that I have spoken to you about this year. Unfortunately though the guides are refusing to […]

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Its Monday 18th April 2016 and curiosity almost killed the cat

Hello there so how was the weekend? I hope that you all had a fabulous time and welcome to a new and wonderful week. Here in the Luangwa well there is definitely a chill in the air and the rains certainly appear to be petering out and we are in full flavor camp building mode […]

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Its Monday 11th April 2016 and cooking up a storm

I hope that you have all had a smashing weekend and are all fully fed and not feeling hungry as this week we are going to show you what’s been cooking here at Nkwali. Mixed in of course with a little game viewing just to keep both appetites whetted! So to start with I need […]

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Its Monday 4th April 2016 and it’s paradise…

Good Monday all you avid readers out there and hope that you had a splendid weekend. What new and exciting here in the Luangwa; well asides from Emily being slightly in trouble with Keyala as I insisted that the rainy season canvas on the Nkwali bar was taken down as surely the main rains had […]

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Its Monday and Happy Easter

I hope that you have all had and are still having a wonderful long weekend. Here in the Luangwa our Easter weekend got off to fabulous start as the river came up just in time for the guests to get up to Nsefu. The wildlife both up there and also here at Nkwali has been […]

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Its Monday 21st March 2016 and some news from some guests

Hello there everyone I hope that you are all well having had a marvelous weekend and are all sitting comfortably ready to be made jealous by this weeks installment of Its Monday. So this week we are joining Peter and Kristi Keller on their safari with us just over a week ago and it was […]

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Its Monday 14 March 2016 and dogs everywhere

So hello there I hope that you are all well and having an absolutely splendid day wherever you are sitting reading this and that you all had an even more lovely weekend. So I suppose I could waffle on but I realize that really you are all wanting to hear about what we have been […]

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Its Monday 29th February 2016and dogs versus hyenas

Hello and happy Monday to you all. I hope that you are all sitting comfortably and ready to try to not get too jealous. First off lets start with just how hot and humid it has been, as that will hopefully make you feel a little bit better as you read the next story. Let […]

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Its Monday 22 February 2016 and sharing the glorious green Luangwa

Hello there all you avid its Monday readers I hope that you are all well and are looking forward to another fabulous week. Here in the Luangwa well we are full steam ahead with our projects but today we are going to hear from Liz Atkins who has just been out to visit us and […]

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It’s Monday 15th February 2016 and funky fungi!

Hello there everyone so what’s happening? I hope that you have all had a fabulous weekend; there are certainly no complaints from us over here in the valley that is for sure. So what news, well to be honest with you we have been pretty busy in all the camps and the guests have been […]

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Its Monday 8th February 2016 and high waters and lots of dogs

Well hello there so how are you all I hope that you have had a splendid weekend wherever you are and whatever you have been doing. Life here in the Luangwa continues to keep us out of trouble and we are making the most of this time of the year and getting some projects done. […]

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Liuwa with Robin Pope!

1986 to 2016… what an incredible 3 decades it has been of creating memorable safari, adventure and unforgettable experiences! In celebration of our off the beaten track experiences over the years, we take you back to Liuwa with the legendary Robin Pope. We are offering a limited number of 5 night departures to Liuwa using […]

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Its Monday 1 February 2016 and it’s muddy

Hello there everyone. How are you all?  I hope that you have all enjoyed another lovely weekend with lots of fun and relaxing.  Here in the Luangwa, well we are slowly wading our way out of an incredibly wet week!  Everywhere is waterlogged, the river is up, the animals have an abundance of waterholes to […]

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It’s Monday 25th January 2016 and the dogs take on all sizes!

Hello and happy Monday to you all. I hope you are all very well indeed and have had a fabulous weekend. And those of you in colder climes are keeping yourselves nice and wrapped up. So this week what news? Well we have had the Grassi family staying with us for a few days and […]

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Its Monday 18th January 2016 and I spoke too soon

Well hello there so how are you all? I hope that everyone has had a fabulous weekend. Here in the Luangwa well I mean literally 12 hours after I wrote my last its Monday the heavens opened and we had rain…. The week has been amazing with some incredible cloud build ups, thunder, lightening and […]

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Its Monday 11th January 2016 and a trip to Nsefu

Well hello there and hope that your first week of the year has gone with great success. Here in the Valley well to be honest with you it’s a little bit dry – so much so that we drove up to Nsefu and barely got any mud on the car whatsoever. Whilst obviously this has […]

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Its Monday 4th January 2016 and Kiki is going left right and centre!

Hello there and happy new year! I hope that you had a wonderful festive season. Here in the Luangwa Kiki recently had a guest who was keen to go on a walk so it didn’t take much persuading for Kiki to grab his binoculars and get out there and well lets be honest with you […]

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Its Monday 28 December 2015 and Merry Christmas

I hope you had a brilliant Christmas and are now gearing up to celebrate the new year! This week we will hear from Bridget and Heath at Mkulumadzi. Over to them. “The season is changing again, from dry hot weather to hot and humid but with this the much needed rain has arrived and almost […]

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Its Monday 21 December 2015 and Christmas fever at Pumulani

Hello there so how are you all? I hope that the Christmas spirit is in full swing, the carols are on, the present shopping is almost finished and you are now getting yourself settled in for a lovely long weekend. This week we will hear from Charl at Pumulani. Over to you Charl.. “The year […]

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Its Monday 14th December 2015 and relaxing in the Luangwa

Well hello there and here we are again, but this week there is definitely a slightly different feel in the air. The rains have claimed their arrival and the animals have breathed a sigh of relief that they have made it through the season and are now just chilling out enjoying themselves. Now when I […]

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Its Monday 7th December 2015 and a trip to Kenya

Hello everyone I hope that you are all smashingly well and in full throws of Christmas preparation. Here in the Luangwa, well we have had a little bit more rain which has been lovely as the new green grass that was peeping out was starting to wilt somewhat so it has now perked up and […]

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Its Monday 30th November 2015 and the Tawny versus the Martial

Hello there how is everyone? Sitting comfortably I hope; ready and rearing for another week as we very quickly leap into December and the build up to Christmas. As we still have a little way to go I am afraid that I am going to drag you away from Christmas shopping and potential cold weather […]

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Its Monday 23 November 2015 and lets leave the pictures to do the talking

Well hello there, so how is everyone doing? As we get ourselves ready for the rains with the temperatures and humidity rising as well as the camps closing I decided that it was the ideal opportunity to be slightly lazy with writing Its Monday. Instead let these amazing photographs by Kanwar Deep Juneja do the […]

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Its Monday and time for the little ones

Well hello there – how are you all? Here things are going great guns and after a surprise but incredibly welcome 100mm of rain just over a week ago we are now enjoying the new flush of green that is covering every corner of the Luangwa. With it though comes some quite warm weather but […]

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It’s Monday 9th November 2015 and a little from all over

Well hello and here we are again! I hope that you are all well and having a simply fabulous time. Here in the Luangwa, temperatures continue to rise, the water continues to disappear and the animals continue to perform. A frantic radio call from the film camp blasted out across all the radios just a […]

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It’s Monday 2nd November 2015 and news from Pumulani

I hope you are all in fine fettle. Things here – well we continue to look up to the skies wandering when the rains are going to arrive but at the same time hoping that we have a couple of dry weeks left ahead of us as we still have Nsefu open. Tena Tena has […]

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It’s Monday 25th October 2015 and a long weekend at Luangwa House

Happy Monday everyone – I hope that you are all well. So what news well to be honest with you we had another visit from Simon Cousins. He came out with some friends for a long weekend at Luangwa House and as always has come back to us with some wonderful stories of his visit. […]

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Its Monday 19th October 2015 and a spot of relaxation

Hello there everyone so how are you all? Well here we can’t quiet get over the fact that the end of the season is drawing to an incredibly speedy end but don’t worry we still have a way to go and plenty more stories to come along with it I am sure. The heat is […]

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Its Monday 14th October 2015 and the mighty Shire River

Hello everyone – how are you all? So what news from us here in the Luangwa… well nothing I am afraid. By that I don’t mean that nothing has been happening as it is in fact the complete opposite. Instead of me telling my stories we have some more news from Bridget down in Mkulumadzi […]

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Its Monday 5th October 2015 and 25 years of Mobiles

Well hello there everyone I hope that you are well and sitting having a jolly Monday wherever you might be. Here in the Luangwa well everything is going great guns and we are fully ensconced in the hot and dry season. That, however, is not what we are chatting about today; today is all about […]

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Its Monday 28th September 2015 and a Mkulumadzi Round up!

Well hello everyone I hope you are all doing absolutely splendidly as we run head first into the latter part of the year – I mean I cant quite believe how fast the season is going and we are already getting ourselves geared up for the staggered closing of camps. Anyways I start to digress […]

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Its Monday 21 September 2015 and laughing all the way at Nkwali

Hello there everyone so how is it all going? I hope that you have all had a fabulous weekend and are sitting comfortably and ready for some amazing photographs and wonderful stories this week from David Rogers. David comes to visit us a few times a year leading photographic safaris and it is always fantastic […]

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Its Monday and a trip to Livingstone

I hope that you have all had a fantastic weekend and are ready to embrace the week with the usual enthusiasm. Here in Zambia, well lets not kid ourselves, winter is definitely behind us and the heat is starting to pack a punch. So as we slowly start to melt away here lets head south and hear […]

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