Category Archives: 2016

It’s Monday 26 December 2016

It’s Monday and Merry Christmas Hello there everyone I hope that you are all very well and have had a truly wonderful Christmas.  We at RPS would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a very happy new year. In terms of how we celebrated Christmas well we […]

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It’s Monday 19th December 2016 and 9 nights at Nkwali

I hope that you are fabulously well and have had a spectacular weekend. Here from the delightfully green Luangwa Valley we are all having a fabulous time and slowly but surely getting ready for Christmas which I must admit has really rather crept up on us this year. I fear that this week is going […]

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It’s Monday 12th December 2016 and the change of seasons at Mkulumadzi

I hope that fabulous weekends have been had by all and that an equally wonderful week is about to ensue. So what news from the valley? Well we are heading to a different valley today and going all the way down to Majete to hear from Erik and the team down there as they breath […]

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It’s Monday 5th December 2016 and looking ahead to next year

I hope that you are all well and have the usual fabulous weekend and now that we are into December that everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit and starting to prepare for the big event. Here in the Luangwa well the great cook off has begun Christmas cakes have been baked and next week […]

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It’s Monday 28th November 2016 and photos first

I do hope that you are well and have had a fabulous weekend. Well I have to tell you something no sooner had I written my It’s Monday last week and complained about the lack of rains did the clouds build and the heavens open!! How wonderful the week has been as we have seen […]

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It’s Monday 21st November 2016 and everything from African broad bills to buffalo kills

I hope that you are all fabulously well and have enjoyed a lovely weekend. Here in the Luangwa well still we are waiting for any rain of note and as Nsefu is officially closed as of this morning well quite frankly we are more than happy for the heavens to open – umm within reason […]

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Its Monday 14th November 2016 and another week with no rain

Happy Monday! I hope that you are extremely well and sitting comfortably wherever it is that you are reading this. Rest assured that there is nothing comfortable about the heat these last few days hitting 40/41 most days, and every day we look up to the skies ever the hopeful that there may be some […]

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Its Monday 24th October 2016 and hiding out

I do hope that you have all had a fabulous weekend, here in the Luangwa another operation is closed for the season as Luangwa Bush Camping closes down and pulls out today. The next one is Tena Tena but we have a little time before that, but one thing is for sure it feels like […]

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Its Monday 17th October 2016 and spotted spotting

Hello there everyone I hope that you are all well, sitting comfortably and ready for some exciting news from the Mkulumadzi team.  So usually I would waffle on a little bit about various bits and pieces here in the Valley but this week I am going to hand you straight over to Erik from Mkulumadzi. […]

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Its Monday 3rd October 2016 and another week and temperatures soar

Hello everyone, I hope that you are all fabulously well and have had a thoroughly enjoyable weekend.  Here in the Luangwa well the river continues to drop, the sun continues to scorch and bake the earth and the animals keep showing off to the max on game drives.  We have also got to that time […]

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Conservation in Malawi – a journey of discovery

Explore the conservation stories of Malawi – successful collaborations in 3 of the countries impressive reserves and parks. African Parks has taken on Majete Wildlife Reserve, Liwonde National Park and Nkhotakota and aims to reduce conflict, protect habitat and creating premiere wildlife sanctuaries. Our 10 day package takes you on a journey through all three parks, […]

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Its Monday 26 September 2016 and what a lot going on

I do hope that you are  doing absolutely splendidly and that you had a fabulous weekend.   Well here as I write this to you today we have a band of banded mongoose happily rustling through all the leaf litter on the ground just behind the office.  Very contentedly chatting and chirping to each other as they […]

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Its Monday 29 August and an a round up from all the camps

I hope that you are well and have had another cracking weekend.  Here in the Luangwa, well where to start, as just so much has been happening.  So there I was muttering under my breath when Ruth, our Nsefu assistant manager, popped her head in and said; “I have had some amazing sightings on my […]

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Its Monday 22 August 2016 and safari dreaming

Hello there everyone, I hope that you are all well following another smashing weekend.  Here in the Valley let me say that it’s August and the August winds certainly seem to have arrived bang on time.  This means everything is being whipped up from the ground and the leaves are being whipped off the trees […]

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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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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 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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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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