Tuesday, 31 August 2010

NEWS ! Wild Black Rhino Sighted In Zambia

We are so happy to be able to pass on a report of a sighting of truly wild Black Rhino in Zambia's remote North Luangwa, spotted by a guide from Mwaleshi and guests , they first thought they were looking at Elephants in the distance but soon realised they were looking at a mother & Calf, naturally they were massively excited and reported the sighting immediately.
These rare Black Rhino were last seen in Zambia in the very early 1980's when they were poached to extinction. Since 2003 a re introduction program was set up by the Frankfurt Zoological Society who brought back Rhino to a 300 km sq boma in the north, north Luangwa. Living wild the Rhino suffered some natural deaths but also 3 completely wild calves have been born, monitored closely in the boma the Rhino now appear to have moved out in to the great wilderness and this sighting marks a change for the north , safaris will not be the same again. We have always promoted the north as one of the last great wilderness destinations, an achingly wild place with hardly any visitors yet dramatic wildlife. We have lots of experience of safari in Zambia and the Luangwa valley as a whole, we often use Mwaleshi camp as our base in the North and also the few small camps which operate here, so please feel free to get in touch to discuss a safari to the North & South Luangwa.

This photo was taken by Tony on a visit to the Boma in 2005

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Amazing safari facts and a quiz to test your self.

Did you know:

We know Lions mate often and for a (relatively!) long time. But why ? Well it turns out that the Lioness has evolved a strategy which requires her to mate continuously for a several days before she is able to actually conceive. The reason is that for the Lioness to be sure the male Lion is suitably strong and dominant to pass on his genes and so to produce equally strong healthy cubs, the male lion effectively proves his worth by being able to physically mate for a long period and also during that period his dominance is proven by his ability to fend of the attentions of other males who may also be attracted to the Lioness in season.

Why not test yourself with a fun and informative safari bush quiz click here to visit our friends at Remote Africa with who we offer some fantastic walking and bush camp safaris in remote parts of Zambia. click here http://www.remoteafrica.com/quiz.asp
Let us know how well you do.!

Monday, 16 August 2010


We have added some interesting video features to bring you
even more info that may help you decide on a destination for your next safari.

Visit our Kenya - Lewa Conservancy safaris and our featured Norman Carr safaris in Zambia and

enjoy the sights and sounds of these two great safari destinations.