Category Archives: 2002

It’s February 2002 and …

  It’s Monday 4th and the river, she’s a’coming Another week has sailed by and it is now time for me to suck my pencil and come up with some scintillating repartee once again. I apologise. For fear of most readers confirming their suspicions that beneath the author’s facade, there is in fact a frustrated […]

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It’s March 2002 and …

It’s Monday 4th and down comes the rain Whilst last week felt like we were back in full swing again for the season…at the moment Nkwali is back to its sleepy and peaceful self typical of this time of year! A mass exodus of staff on Friday left just Robin and I holding the fort […]

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It’s April 2002 and …

It’s Monday 1st and the swimming elephant The season is now up and running – the camp is busy over Easter and we are in full swing. It is always quite a mission to get the wheels turning again after being closed for 3 months (it sometimes feels that we are reinventing some of them!). […]

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It’s May 2002 and …

It’s Monday 6th and chocolate aliens You will be pleased to know that Kevin and his team of bridge-builders managed to successfully finish their mission at the Kauluzi River last week and now our Tena Tena and Nsefu camp building program is well under way…without any vehicles getting stuck in the river and hampering the […]

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It’s June 2002 and …

It’s Monday 3rd and introducing RPS 2002! Well, at last we have reached the official beginning of the ‘peak season’…that period of time when we have three camps up and running plus guests walking about the Park on any of five walking safaris that are on the go. Yet we hope, as a guest in […]

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It’s July 2002 and …

It’s Monday 1st and moonlight action It’s hard to write about anything other than gameviewing related activities at the moment…it has all been rather spectacular! However I will start by saying that Robin came across one of the biggest baobab trees he’s ever seen in the South Luangwa! He was up along the Mupamadzi River […]

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It’s August 2002 and …

It’s Monday 5th and an appeal from Chief Kakumbi We have had another exciting week of gameviewing – quite spectacular – but the reports will have to wait until next week. I have been very busy this week researching all aspects of the drought situation in Southern Zambia. It is very clear that the aid […]

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It’s September 2002 and …

It’s Monday 2nd and the curse of the honeybadger I hope this week’s newsletter finds everybody well. Here in the Valley things are HOTTING UP slowly but surely. I can hardly believe we are already at the beginning of September – where does the year go, I ask you??! Yes, the days are getting warmer, […]

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It’s October 2002 and …

It’s Monday Oct 7th and the wonderful wedding As you know we are able to host weddings in the South Luangwa and one took place last Wednesday. I (Jo) just have to write about it – an experience our newly and very happily married guests won’t ever forget!! And next week’s newsletter will be full […]

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It’s November 2002 and …

  It’s Monday 4th and pregnant impala Well, what a lovely FRESH Monday morning it is today…no headaches like last week!! The first week of November always feels like a new start (of sorts) with Tena Tena and Nsefu closing for the year and the promise of change in the air. Truckloads of items from […]

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It’s December 2002 and …

It’s Monday 2nd and Simon found wild dog!! Everything around here is now starting to go a bit GREEN! Yes, we have finally enjoyed some refreshing rain over the past week – very welcome indeed! As you look around a shimmer of bright green hovers close to the ground. Not enough to resemble rolling pastures […]

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It’s January 2002 and …

It’s Monday 7th and Crocodile Man! Happy New Year! It’s the start of a new year and Zambia has a new President! The ruling party’s candidate was returned to office, and The Hon. Mr. Levy P. Mwanawasa was recently inaugurated as President of the Republic of Zambia. There was some uncertainty in Lusaka when a […]

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