Category Archives: 2015

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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Its Monday 7th September 2015 and a perfect day for re-calling roars and cheers to the great A Team…

I hope that you are all well and have had a fabulously successful weekend. This week we are going to hear from our Mobile Walking Safaris but in a slightly more unusual fashion. We have recently had a journalist group heading up there to experience what it is all about and to celebrate its 25th […]

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Its Monday 31st August 2015 and a week with the family.

I hope that you are all well and sitting comfortably as I am about to embark on my own little stint of making you all jealous as I recount the wonderful week that I have just spent with my mum and sister who have been out to visit. Usually sitting in the office listening to […]

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Its Monday 24th August 2015 and a First Aid Tracking Safari

I hope that you are all well and sitting comfortably for another instalment from Neil Andrews but this time from the Nkwali side of their visit. A year on from our last visit, Jane, Ian, Sarah and I were back safely in the guiding arms of Kiki as we left Nkwali for the first drive […]

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Its Monday 17th August 2015 and and all Glued Up

So here we are again for another week. I hope that you are all sitting comfortably for the second instalment from Neil Andrews on his time at Luangwa River Camp, so Neil over to you: “Regular RPS visitors expect nothing less but guides who are all clued up on every aspect of the South Luangwa […]

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Its Monday 10th August 2015 and the twelve hour safari

Happy Monday! I hope you are all sitting comfortably and have had a wonderful weekend. This week we will hear from Neil Andrews, who has sent in not one but 2 pieces about his recent visit to the Luangwa so over to Neil for the first installment: “Although Jane, Ian, Sarah and myself are regular […]

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Its Monday 3rd August 2015 and lets go for a walk

how are you all? So what news from the Luangwa… well to be honest with you there is not enough time to update you on all that has been happening. So for this week we are heading up to the Mupumadzi River and catching up with what has been going on up there. As I […]

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It’s Monday 27th July 2015 and Cowtown Camera Club’s Safari

How are you all? Are you sitting comfortably for some wonderful photographs and 10 days of fantastic game viewing? We have recently had a group of 12 members of the Cowtown Camera Club in Texas visiting us for a safari. They spent 5 days up at Tena Tena and 5 days down at Nkwali and […]

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Its Monday and we are staying in the camps

Well good morning, how are you all and are you sitting comfortably ready to go with another glorious week of tales from the Luangwa Valley?? So whilst we will probably venture out on game drive together a little bit on today’s Its Monday, I did want to give you the latest update on the challenge […]

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Its Monday 13th July 2015 and we want to thank our wonderful guests

Good morning, we hope that you are well and had a fantastic weekend.  So for this week we are going to step away from Zambia and heading across to Malawi and hear from Heath and Bridget, management couple at Mkulumadzi. Over to Heath and Bridget:                     […]

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Its Monday 6th July 2015 and a trip up to Bangwuelu

Hope you are well? Here things are going great with lots of phenomenal sightings but we are not going to stick around in the Luangwa; we are going to scoot north with Simon Cousins on another of his “work trips” up to Bangweulu Swamps. So for this week Simon over to you: “It had been […]

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Its Monday 29th June and a cross border round up!

Well happy Monday everyone! I hope that you are all well and have had a fabulous weekend and that the week is shaping up to be a real stunner. Here, we are as busy as ever and certainly no time to get into trouble that is for sure. So for this week I have some […]

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Its Monday 22nd June 2015 and some Luangwa Safari House inspired poetry

I hope that you are all well, happy, healthy and sitting comfortably ready for this week’s Its Monday. For this week we have something new for you all, a lovely poem from Damien Ellis who came to spend some time with us at Luangwa House with his family and was kind enough to send this […]

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Its Monday 15th June 2015 and a extraordinary sighting at morning tea

I hope that you are all well. Here in the very chilly Luangwa Valley our weekend was as always jam packed with lots of bits and pieces both on the wildlife front. Whilst the guides were busy showing off in the park some of us were busy getting a very large green truck packed up […]

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Its Monday 8th June 2015 and a bit of news from all over

I hope that you are all well and have come out of a wonderful and relaxing weekend – that is of course for those of you who have weekends. For others well I hope that it was great all the same. So what news from the Luangwa Valley? Well as always the wildlife is keeping […]

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Its Monday 1st June and an incredible safari at Luangwa River Camp

I hope that you are all well and sitting very comfortably and fully prepared for what you are about to have thrown onto your senses! Markus and Nancy Love returned to the Luangwa Valley after coming out at the end of last year. Whilst they had some incredible sightings last year it was a little […]

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Its Monday 25th May 2015 and the stranded banded

I hope you are all smashingly well and have had a wonderful weekend. Well we are all very very busy here in the Luangwa with all the camps opening; which is super exciting. Since last Monday when Daudi managed to absorb all of the limelight with his amazing sightings we have had a vast array of not […]

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Its Monday 18th May 2015 and lots of happenings

How are you all? Most importantly are you all sitting comfortably because this week well there is some very exciting developments but also sightings one of which made me particularly smug! Where to begin… well I think lets start with the game viewing which I have to tell you has been incredible and we just […]

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Its Monday and full steam ahead at Pumulani

The summer rains have come and gone at Pumulani and where enjoying the endless sunny days with a slight drop of temperature, the only real difference between summer and winter. With the change of season we are getting busier with guests, most of whom have visited our sister lodge Mkulumadzi or one of the Zambian […]

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Its Monday 4th May 2015 and from Nkwali to Nsefu

I hope that you are all well and have had a smashing weekend. As promised we are going to venture up to Nsefu this week but before I take you through our very long and incredibly bumpy journey, a small tale from Fred who has had a couple of days of fantastic game viewing. So […]

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Its Monday 27th April 2015 and some first hand game viewing

How is the week going so far? I hope it’s been good so far. Here in the sunny and dry Luangwa Valley we have had a short relief from the rain and hopefully it is going to turn into a long relief but lets not get our hopes up. Tomorrow we are driving up to […]

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Its Monday 20th April 2015 and a busy week at Luangwa Safari House

I hope that you are all well and have completed a very successful weekend one way or another. Here in the Luangwa well there we were thinking that the rains were finished but apparently not as we have had so much more than we expected that the river has come up and George is in […]

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Its Monday 13th April 2015 and a week of dining out

I hope that you are all well having had a successful weekend; and are all sitting comfortably ready for this week’s installment of Its Monday. So what to report… Well let me tell you, as of this morning we are in full swing of getting ready for the peak season and opening up the bush […]

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It’s Monday 30th March 2015 and the last week of River Journeys.

I hope that you are all well and have had a smashing weekend hopefully doing lots of relaxing and general weekend type stuff!! Here in the Luangwa we have, through slightly nail biting anticipation, watched as the Luangwa River had its plug pulled and galloped down which made for some good fun trips down from […]

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Its Monday 8th April 2015 and Happy Easter!

Its Monday and Happy Easter I hope that you have had a lovely Easter Weekend doing everything that you had planned! Here in the valley we had lots of chocolate and hot cross buns along with an easter egg hunt in the bush which was a real hit with both adults and children! So where […]

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Its Monday 23rd March 2015 and 168 birds in 3 days!

Hello everyone and happy Monday – I hope that you have all had thoroughly enjoyable weekends. Here in the Luangwa there is a definite feel of change in the air. The nights are cooler, the days are sunnier and the rain is far more infrequent and it certainly feels like we are through the heavy […]

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Its Monday 16th March 2015 and news from Mkulumadzi

I hope that you are all well and sitting comfortably ready to hear news from Mkulumadzi this week.  Our new management couple Heath and Bridget have arrived and have been busy getting to know the team, the camp and the park as well as adapting to their new home.  Having had a bit of time […]

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Its Monday 9th March 2015 and some incredible photographs!

Well hello everyone – so how was the weekend? Here in the Luangwa lots has been going on but I am afraid this week we are going to go back in time to July last year. As I am sure that everyone is aware we get some pretty serious and talented photographers coming out to […]

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Its Monday 2nd March 2015 and lets get cooking…

Well hello there everyone, I hope that you are all well and have had a smashing weekend. Here in the Luangwa things are ticking along as usual but before we get going on a round-up of what the wildlife has been up to we are going to travel to Lusaka… Why Lusaka? I hear you […]

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Its Monday 23rd February 2014 and another magical week

I hope that you are well and that those of you in the States are surviving the big freeze and are successfully wrapped up nice and warm and that the rest of you wherever you may be have had a lovely weekend. Here in the Luangwa another week has simply flown past without so much […]

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Its Monday 16th February 2015 and a lovely weekend

So good morning everyone I hope that you are all well and have had a lovely valentines weekend. I hope that everyone has either been thoroughly spoilt or simply spoilt themselves! Here in the Luangwa the run up to a smashing weekend really started on Thursday evening when all of a sudden there was an […]

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Its Monday 9th February 2015 and River Journeys

Well hello there! So are you all sitting nice and comfortably after a wonderful weekend of friends and family? During the last week of January I arrived in South Luangwa for the first RPS River Journeys safari of the year. I’d been warned I may not see as much in the green season – the […]

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Its Monday 2nd February 2015 and a wet and wild week!

So here we are again, we find ourselves approaching yet another week with the usual excitement. I hope that everyone has had a lovely weekend preparing and relaxing for what lies ahead with the week.  For those of you in the very chilly UK, Europe and Northern USA, I hope that you are all wrapped […]

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Its Monday 26th January 2015 and the river is up!

Well hello there everyone, I hope that you have had a marvelous weekend whether it was spent wrapped up warm and snuggling up next to a fire, or strolling along a lovely sunny beach. Here in the Luangwa we have had a gap in the rain which has been fabulous and the river has stayed […]

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Its Monday 19th January 2015 and a quick round up from everywhere!

Well hello everyone, so how are you all?  Hopefully everyone has had a wonderful weekend and embarked on this Monday with the usual panache and gusto to be expected.  This week I am going to feed you tidbits from as many different places as possible to give you a good idea of what we are […]

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