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May Guiding Newsletter

This month has seen a slow drop in temperature, with winter slowly but surely creeping in, blankets and warm clothing on game drives are now standard. The cooler weather has not changed the game viewing and we are still enjoying … Continue reading

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Chongwe Safaris – Guiding Newsletter March 2013

This year we arrived back in the valley on the 1st March to start preparations for the upcoming season. Camps all needed to be unpacked and made ready, guiding examinations needed to be completed and vehicles and boats readied for … Continue reading

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Chongwe House Newsletter – September 2012

Chongwe House Newsletter – September 2012 Spring has sprung here in the Valley and we are seeing the season change with every passing day. A number of the migrant species have returned for their summer visits and sightings of Yellow-billed … Continue reading

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2012 Season Underway

March was over in a blink of an eye and before we knew it we launched directly into Easter break – as predicted it was a busy few days. There has been plenty of activity in the bush – bird … Continue reading

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Oliver Twist

Oliver Twist (so named due to the distinctive corkscrew twist in his tail) first appeared around Chongwe in 2004 at the guides examinations at Conservation Lower Zambezi. A huge mature bull who calmly walked through all the exam delegates to … Continue reading

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A Guest’s Perspective…

Four teenagers, Two weeks, No Wi-Fi, Facebook,Nightclubs or Shopping… A recipe for disaster? Read on… We hadn’t been to Africa since a wonderful holiday to Kenya nearly five years ago. So when an idle conversation with family friends turned into … Continue reading

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In the Name of Sport?

I suppose it is only fair to put in the bad with all the good on our social network sites. In the 17 years I have operated in the Lower Zambezi I have seldom felt so disheartened and that is … Continue reading

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Spots & Trunks

There has been plenty of activity over the last week or so and guests have been lucky enough to enjoy numerous leopard sightings.  One is the female with cubs, although she is still keeping the cubs hidden but we have … Continue reading

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A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words

We were lucky enough to encounter this very relaxed herd of elephants with this little one amongst them.  They allowed us to sit and watch them interact and came very close to us.  Often breeding herds are skittish and a … Continue reading

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Continuous Improvements

As you would imagine maintenance is a big part of giving guests a great experience.  It is a constant and ongoing progress and this year we have seen significant changes to all camps. At Kasaka, Hippo Pod, is a two bed room … Continue reading

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