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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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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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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Chongwe, Zambia

Tsika Island Bush Camp

Now in its 17th year, Chongwe is one of the oldest and most established companies in the Lower Zambezi.  The tough choices facing visitors start with which of its four camps to stay at. Chongwe River Camp, situated at the confluence of the Zambezi River and the Chongwe Channel, with 8 tents and two amazing […]

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Tongabezi, Zambia

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Tongabezi is a small, owner-operated luxury lodge on the banks of the Zambezi River. There are five gorgeous chalets set on the river, and five open-fronted houses built into the landscape, some with trees growing through them, creatively using the natural environment to make stunning rooms.  Each one has its own butler to take care […]

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Swimming for Nsumbu

Into the Lake

Zambia, we’ve written before on A World Different, is one country where the different arms of tourism work together to benefit the world.  Competitors work side by side to raise funds for conservation, local villages, and the people. Now it’s happening again, but in a little-known area that’s long been neglected and whose wildlife is […]

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The Newest Big Five Country

One of the New Malawi Lions

Malawi is known for many things – a gorgeous swimmable lake, friendly people – but a big selection of wildlife is not one of them. Top of travelers’ safari lists this Central African country has never been. Until now, that is … or until August. That’s when it will become home to four lions, and […]

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Tribal Textiles

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At A World Different we sometimes come across companies that are inextricably linked to tourism. They start because of tourism, and tourism and tourists become part of their lifeblood. A great example of this is Tribal Textiles in Mfuwe, Zambia. Established in 1991 by Gillie Lightfoot and a few local women, Tribal Textiles started making […]

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Robin Pope Safaris, Zambia

Cocktails, Anyone? At Nsefu

The base of operations for Robin Pope Safaris is the small, riverside camp of Nkwali, which is close to the central Mfuwe area of South Luangwa National Park. Nkwali is one of  Luangwa ‘s few camps that is accessible all year round. Further north, Robin Pope’s two substantial, luxurious seasonal bush camps are the much […]

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