Category Archives: 2021

It’s Monday and Mkulumadzi turns 10!

I do hope that you are all fantastically well and have had a lovely weekend and are now sitting comfortably ready and raring for the week ahead. Here in the Luangwa, well it’s been non-stop with wild dogs literally scooting around all over the place and camp surrounded by elephants but this week instead of […]

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Its Monday and return to the wild

Well, hello there! I hope that you are well and having a lovely start to the week.  Here in the Luangwa, we are full of enthusiasm as we see a few international guests starting to come through and hope that more and more will follow.  Those that have been staying with us have been treated […]

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It’s Monday and back to the Majete wilderness

Hello there everyone, here we are again another Monday and another packed Its Monday for you all so I hope that you have had a wonderful weekend and are sitting comfortably ready for this week’s update which is coming to you from Steph from our marketing team who has been down at Mkulumadzi covering for […]

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Its Monday and wildlife sightings galore

Well, hello there! I hope that you are fabulously well after another wonderful weekend and are ready and raring for the week ahead. Here in the Luangwa, before we launch ourselves into the updates from the animals, let me share some wonderful community work news with you. As you are, I am sure, far too […]

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Its Monday and some monkeying about in the Luangwa

Well, hello there! I hope you are smashingly well after a lovely relaxing weekend and are ready and raring for the week ahead. Here in the Luangwa winter has gripped us hard this year and we are all wrapped up nice and warm in the mornings. It has to be said those first couple of hours of the […]

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Its Monday and a safari from across the borders

Well, hello there! I hope that you are well and have had a wonderful weekend. Here in the Luangwa, we have been seeing the wild dogs behind Nkwali Camp really quite regularly, which is a fabulous treat and the number of elephants and giraffes has been incredible.  Also, our lone eland is still rather shy but is becoming […]

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Its Monday and a trip down memory lane

I hope you are fabulously well and are sitting comfortably ready for this weeks’ installment from the bush. Today we are going to do things slightly different and take you back in time with an It’s Monday from June 2004 as we are feeling rather nostalgic for the ‘good old days’… “Game viewing this week […]

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Its Monday and what an eventful weekend

Well, hello there. I hope you are fabulously well and have had a lovely weekend with all sorts of frivolities. Here in the Luangwa winter is truly here, thick jumpers are being worn and everyone is huddling (in a respectfully socially distanced manner of course!) around the campfire. In some big news, we have had […]

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Its Monday and safari dreaming

Well, hello there! I hope that you are well and have had a lovely weekend and that you are all set for an exciting week ahead.  Here in the Luangwa, we are fully in winter mode (not that it gets as cold as where most of you are) so have on our warm clothing and […]

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Its Monday and consciously competent learning

Well, hello there! I hope that you are well and have had a lovely weekend with varying degrees of extended freedom that is now being experienced by most and that you are all set for a thrilling week ahead. Here in the Luangwa, we are about to welcome our first international guests since August last […]

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Its Monday and the leaping leopard

Hello there! I hope that you are fabulously well after another glorious weekend. Here in the Luangwa the last few nights we have been surrounded by the gentle calls of lions throughout the night which has been lovely. However, this week you are not going to be hearing from me, you are hearing from Will […]

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Its Monday and a strange weekend

Well, hello there. I hope that you are brilliantly well and have had a lovely weekend – here in the Luangwa we had a few days of rain! It slightly threw us as we were not expecting it but have thoroughly enjoyed it all the same. The skies have been crystal clear once more and […]

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Its Monday and an action packed safari

Hello there. I hope you are well and have had a lovely weekend.  Here in the Luangwa, we are getting used to the slightly nippy mornings, and guests are getting good use of the blankets on the game-viewers.  But before I digress into chatting about the weather, I am going to stop myself as we […]

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Its Monday and a rising star within the safari guiding ranks

Well, hello there! I hope that you are fabulously well and cracking on with the week ahead. Here in the Luangwa the seasons are definitely changing as jumpers have been dusted off and are now being worn in the mornings; and the best thing of all (in my opinion) is the decline in the humidity […]

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Its Monday and a highlight cheetah sighting

Hello there! I hope that you are well and sitting comfortably ready for this weeks’ update from our neck of the woods. Before we hear what news there is, I am delighted to share that the Leopard Legacy documentary is going to be showing in the US on the 14th of April on PBS Nature. […]

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Its Monday and a happy Easter with lions

Well, hello there. I hope you are well and have had a lovely Easter weekend and that the Easter bunny hopped on over with all the various chocolaty goodies possible. Here in the Luangwa, well despite the warmer climate not being particularly friendly towards chocolate, we still managed to ensure that there was plenty around. […]

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Its Monday and safari adventures with Robin and Jo

Well, hello there! I hope that you are well and sitting comfortably for this week’s update from Robin and Jo Pope. No need for me to keep you any longer, let me get straight to it and pass you over: “Just before Christmas, Robin and I, with our negative Covid certificates in hand, packed up […]

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Its Monday and a beautiful morning in Luangwa

Well, hello there! I hope that you are well and have had a lovely weekend. Here in the Luangwa, we have just had a rather frantic week of watching the water levels… ‘is it up or down?’, ‘how quickly is it going up’? Oh no, is it going to rain? Phew! the storm is in […]

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Its Monday and what may be a typical day at Pumulani

Well, hello there! I trust you have had a lovely and restful weekend and now gearing up for the week ahead. Here in the Luangwa, we are enjoying incredibly high water levels in the Luangwa and some delightful sightings – ranging from stunning vegetation, diverse bird species to the bigger game. Let me not keep you […]

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Its Monday and the shared meal…

Well, hello there. I hope that you are marvellously well and are sitting ready and raring for the new week ahead. Here in the Luangwa, let me tell you, we are a little bit on the soggy side. Still with 200mm of rainfall to catch up on, the heavens have opened and are playing a […]

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Its Monday and safari insights from Mkulumadzi

I do hope that you are sitting soundly and healthily at home and ready for another wonderful week ahead. To start you off on the right track, we are going to whisk you away on safari to Mkulumadzi. Conrad its over to you: “Last Thursday I dusted off my guiding boots (they never stay clean […]

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Its Monday and a weekend safari with Kiki

Well, hello there! I hope that you are fabulously well and are relaxing into the new week. Here in the Luangwa, I could tell you about the glorious sight of the river running high, the clear skies with magnificent cumulonimbus clouds with the blue/black undersides and the golden light shining on the distant Chindeni Hills. […]

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Its Monday and lets get cooking with Chef Simon

Well, hello there how are you doing? I hope it has been a lovely weekend and you are sitting comfortably, ready, and raring for the week ahead. Here in the Valley the skies are blue the bush is vibrant green; it doesn’t really get much better! But we are not going to be outside today, […]

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Its Monday and the guides on conservation patrol

Hello there! I hope you are well and have had a wonderful weekend. Here in the Luangwa, we carry on much the same as usual with a few guests coming and going but nothing compared to what we are used to. As is well talked about worldwide, one of the great concerns of the pandemic […]

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Its Monday and the new Leopard Legacy film

Well, hello there! I do hope you have had a fabulous weekend and are sitting comfortably ready for this week’s news, courtesy of Will and Lianne Steenkamp.  Will and Lianne have been working in partnership with Robin Pope Safaris up in the Nsefu sector for a few years now, producing the Safari Diaries that you […]

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Its Monday and a sneak peek behind the scenes

Hello there, I hope that you are well and ready and raring for the week ahead. Here in the Luangwa, we seem to spend our days and nights surrounded by the wonderful rumble of thunder at varying distances which is quite lovely, I must be honest with you. Anyhow, it is not me you will […]

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Its Monday and emerald season highlights

Well, hello there. I hope you are well and sitting comfortably after a lovely weekend and are ready and raring for the week ahead. Here in the Luangwa, let me tell you, the rains have now properly arrived, and we are getting some good regular storms and with that some incredibly dramatic skies. There really […]

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Its Monday and festive sightings from the Luangwa

Well, hello there, I hope that you are all well and that the new year has started on a good foot for you. Here in the Valley, the rains have finally arrived in full force and we have had some spectacular storms drenching the roads and raising the river levels. The guides have been slipping […]

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Its Monday and a Luangwa Christmas Round Up

Firstly, despite the title of this week, lets start with Happy New Year! Trust it will be a great year for you. We are looking forward to it and that we may enjoy hosting international travellers, as we have had such a fab few weeks of sightings, it’s just an enormous shame not to be […]

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