Fishing on the Zambezi

Zambia is known for its astonishing wilderness areas. In Liuwa Plains there is a wildebeest migration, the biggest mammal migration of them all takes place in Kasanka National Park where over 10 million straw-colored fruit bats arrive during the months of October and November and the beautiful Lower Zambezi National which is a replica of the famous Mana Pools.However, not many people realize how incredible the fishing is! Typically when you go on safari, you would climb onto a jeep and go adventuring searching for...

Motherhood

Not too long ago I briefly wrote about the relationship between baboons and impala, I had honestly thought I’d seen it all when it came to these two species interacting with one another. However, in mid November 2018, I witnessed something that you probably wouldn’t believe without evidence. Thankfully I have videos and pictures to prove it!I was bumbling a long one morning with Shannon, it was exceptionally hot and no sign of the rains arriving either. We had seen a mating pair...

Happy New Year

It’s almost time for 2018 to come to an end and I’m sure most of you will agree, that the year has flown by. All the city dwellers are getting ready for a celebration of sorts, last minute arrangements being made and even trying to find that perfect outfit to wear for the New Years Eve bash.However, it’s a completely different world in the Lower Zambezi National Park, no music, no sparkling lights and no fire works. Camp is quiet with just...

What’s That Sound?

I remember going on many safari holidays as a child and I absolutely loved them, but the worst was always when the sun set and darkness filled the sky. My bed time was fairly early and I dreaded my parents switching off the lights because I was most certainly afraid of the dark.I also lacked skill in the sleeping department so while my brother slept soundly through the night, I tossed and turned. Every sound I heard would have me on high alert in...

There’s An Elephant On The Walkway

The Lower Zambezi National Park is a massive unfenced wilderness area which means that the animals are free to roam wherever they please. This also means that they tend to find themselves in a bit of trouble, as humans have decided to set up shop along the Zambezi River in many different ways.Some of the locals are fishermen and others are farmers, planting delicious crops that the elephants can’t resist during the dry winters, however, this happens in the Game Management Areas (GMAs)...

Things That Go Bump In The Night

The sun had just set behind the Zambezi Escarpment and the last of the light was starting to fade. The birds were singing one last tune and the baboons walked across the floodplain to the trees that line the dry Mushika River where they slept most nights.Suddenly it was deathly quiet, but only for a moment… A horrific sound erupted from the river bed and I practically jumped out of my seat. It was a zebra bleating and it sounded like it was fighting...

A Birders Paradise

Before the sun has even risen over the mighty Zambezi River the sounds of the bush can be heard. The groans of a disgruntled buffalo, whooping hyena in the distance and, of course, the bellowing calls of hippo are amongst the most common sounds you’ll hear on safari. However, the birds never seem to stop tweeting in the lower Zambezi Valley.Both the Anabezi and Amanzi luxury tents are permanently pitched in the most beautiful spots, you don’t need to leave your tent...

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