Project Luangwa goes to school

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The folks at Project Luangwa  have been very busy the last few months. Project Luangwa – just to recap - is supported by many camps in Zambia (such as Flat Dogs, Bush Camp Company, Norman Carr Safaris, Robin Pope Safaris, and more).  First the bad news.  The lack of rain over a long period in 2013 had devastating effects on […]

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Wolwedans, Namibia

Chefs in the Desert

Wolwedans is nestled into the Namibian dunes, set against a backdrop of extraordinary natural beauty. Located in the heart of NamibRand Nature Reserve, its portfolio of camps provides the perfect base from which to explore vast stretches of awe-inspiring and undisturbed nature.  At Wolwedans you have a choice of the rustic but unique comfort of […]

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Nkwichi Lodge, Mozambique

A star bed, Nkwichi

Nkwichi Lodge hugs the eastern shore of Lake Niassa, the ninth largest freshwater lake in the world – 560 by 80 kilometers and up to 700 meters deep – and more commonly known as Lake Malawi outside Mozambique, which only has a small portion of the lake. With six chalets and two houses, each with […]

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Cruising Lake Malawi

Lake view from Pumulani

The race is in its 30th year, even though you might not have heard of it. From June 28 through July 5, sailors – expert and not so expert – will be gathering on Lake Malawi for a sailing marathon that takes them from Cape Maclear at the very south to to the exotically named […]

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Teaming up for Rhinos

Black Rhino

Two safari lodge companies, two of the best in fact, are joining forces for rhinos. As poaching in South Africa reaches record highs – one figure that’s nothing to brag about – Great Plains Conservation and &Beyond have announced that they will together transport as many as 100 rhinos from South Africa to Botswana. “There […]

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Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, South Africa

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Only two hours from Cape Town, the highly lauded Grootbos is owned and managed by the Lutzeyer family and lies within the fynbos (indigenous heath) and milkwood forests on a mountain slope overlooking the whale-watching hotspots of Walker Bay and Hermanus. It is a crossroads of flora, fauna, and marine life, where some of the […]

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Flatdogs Camp

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Flatdogs is, in this day of high-end safari lodges, a good and affordable alternative that will probably take you by complete surprise. Owner-managed, the camp overlooks the Luangwa River in the South Luangwa National Park. With its choice of chalets, safari tents, and the exclusive Jackal-berry Treehouse, Flatdogs is ideal for many a traveler, from […]

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Jackal and Hide Leather Bags

Jackal & Hide in Red

Gillie Lightfoot, creator of the phenomenon Tribal Textiles, started Jackal and Hide after moving from the South Luangwa National Park in Zambia (her home since 1986) to Sugarbush Farm, an organic smallholding on the outskirts of Lusaka. In her search to establish a new, smaller workshop at home, where she could return to being more […]

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Vamizi Island Lodge, Mozambique

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Vamizi Island is part of the idyllic Quirimbas Archipelago, in the far northern extreme of Mozambique. Opened in 2005, Vamizi Island Lodge is a collection of 13 one- or two-bedroom timber villas strung loosely along one of the world’s most beautiful beaches on a slender coral island just off a remote coastline. With this being […]

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Swimming at the Top of Vic Falls

Your Pool!

Swimming in Devil’s Pool begins today. A natural swimming pool at the lip of Victoria Falls (on the Zambian side), it is accessible via Livingstone Island. Without a doubt one of the best places from which to see the falls, this tiny island was where David Livingstone was first paddled in a dugout  through swift […]

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