It’s Monday Archive

Over a decade ago, we started a tradition, with our ‘It’s Monday’ newsletter which we send out on request to past and future guests, and travel professionals around the world. Over the years we’ve built up quite a collection, from funny stories from our staff, and guest feedback on holidays, to wonderful stories of wildlife spotting and tales of life in our corner of the world.

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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: […]

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It’s Monday 18th June 2018 and a morning safari at Tena Tena

I do hope that you are fabulously well, have had a lovely weekend and are sitting comfortably ready for this week’s installment. Well I have it easy this week as Nancy McDaniel has been kind enough to share her recent […]

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It’s Monday 11th June 2018 and a crazy leopard

I do hope that you are well, sitting comfortably and have of course had an absolutely fabulous weekend. Here in the Luangwa, well winter has definitely arrived and it is mighty nippy in the mornings I can tell you that […]

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It’s Monday 4th June 2018 and it’s all systems go!

I do hope that you are well, sitting comfortably and have of course had a fabulous weekend. Here in the Luangwa, well let me tell you there is no such thing as starting the season gently, we went full throttle […]

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It’s Monday 28th May 2018 and a fantastic trip to John’s Camp!

I do hope that you are well, sitting comfortably and have had a fabulous weekend. Well, the news in brief from the Valley is that Tena Tena and Nsefu are open, the camps are looking fab and the teams are […]

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It’s Monday 21st May 2018 and we’re kicking off the new season!

I wish I could tell you that here in the valley we had all kicked back and had a lovely relaxing weekend, but in fact the opposite is true. With Tena Tena opening on Tuesday and Nsefu opening on Wednesday […]

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It’s Monday 14th May 2018 and a new season in sight

I hope that you are all superbly well and have had a wonderful weekend. Here in the Luangwa well it has been time once again for our annual memorial rugby match for Johnny Ambrose. Once again we had an amazing […]

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It’s Monday 7th May 2018 and Kuthengo camp is open!

I do hope that you are fabulously well and have had a wonderful weekend. Here in the Luangwa, I am going to keep a little quiet on news but I will tell you that we are slightly concerned as we […]

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It’s Monday 30th April 2018 and it’s started.

I do hope that you are all well and sitting comfortably after a wonderful weekend ready to embark on the challenges and joys of the week ahead. Here in the Luangwa, well the cold is beginning to creep in which […]

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It’s Monday 23rd April 2018 and cooking up a storm.

I do hope that you are splendidly well after a wonderful and refreshing weekend. Here in the Luangwa it is certainly all systems go as we start to gear up for the beginning of the main season. We have sent […]

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It’s Monday 16th April 2018 and time for Marula fruits at Mkulumadzi.

I do hope that you are all well. Here it’s the beginning of yet another busy week of hoping that the rains stop; but in the same breath finding a way in which to get Bertram and a team of […]

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It’s Monday 9th April 2018 and Aprils Fools.

I do hope that you are well and have got back into the swing of things after last week’s long weekend. Here in the Valley there was no joking around with the game viewing and the animals have continued to […]

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It’s Monday 2nd April 2018 and Happy Easter

I do hope that you are all well and have enjoyed a wonderful Easter Weekend. Here in the Luangwa, the Easter Kalulu (local name for a scrub hare!) came to visit and we have had a wonderful weekend. The camps […]

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It’s Monday 19th March 2018 and a memorable safari

I do hope that you are all smashingly well and are coming into the week after a fab weekend. Here in the valley, well golly let me tell you we have had some rain – John (one of our guides) […]

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It’s Monday 12th March 2018 and news from Liwonde

Hello there everyone, I do hope that you are all well and once again have had a fabulous weekend. Let’s hope that all goes well this week too. So what news? Well today we are hopping across the border to […]

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It’s Monday 5th March 2018 and time to take some photos!

I do hope that you are all well and having a fabulous Monday so far and that those of you in the UK are wrapped up nice and warm. Rob, Jack and myself were just over there but flew out […]

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It’s Monday 26th February 2018 and it’s wild dog mayhem!

I do hope that you are all well, sitting comfortably and ready for some more news from the beautiful Luangwa Valley which is currently going through another dry patch. So where do we start…? Well let’s start with a story […]

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It’s Monday 19th February 2018 and it’s all systems go!

I do hope that you are all splendidly well and have had a wonderful weekend with all the usual fun. Here in the Luangwa well we have had lots of rains so the bush is looking vibrant and wonderful and […]

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It’s Monday 12th February 2018 and news from John’s Camp

I do hope that you are all well and have had yet another successfully wonderful weekend. I know I promised news from Nsefu this week and there is some on the way but first of all I wanted to fill […]

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It’s Monday 5th February 2018 and some very cheeky youngsters!

I do hope that everyone is smashingly well and sitting comfortably and ready to hear all about this week’s events. We have just had regular RPS guests Richard and Mary Chaplin here for over 2 weeks, so as you can […]

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It’s Monday 29th January 2018 and we’re camp hopping!

I do hope that you are all superbly well and have had another lovely weekend doing whatever it is that you chose to do. Well, what news from this side of the world? Gosh, it’s non-stop, let’s have a super […]

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It’s Monday 22nd January 2018 and River Journeys begin!

I do hope that everyone is spectacularly well and about to embark on another fabulous week. So aside from my extreme joviality and positivity today what news do we have for you? Whilst I realize that obviously everyone is keen […]

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It’s Monday 15th January 2018 and a hippo feast!

Well I do hope that you are well and have had yet another fabulous week of the New Year. Are you all sitting comfortably and most importantly I hope no one is having a little snack whilst sitting down to […]

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It’s Monday 8th January 2018 and a good start to the year

I do hope that you are all well, clear headed and having a fabulous start to the week. So what have we been up to here? Well much the same as most I guess except for the one exception of […]

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It’s Monday 1st January 2018 and it’s plain sailing

I do hope that you are all well and that so far the New Year is treating you with the kindness and joy that you all deserve. Here in the Luangwa well everything has got off to its usual start […]

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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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