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Guiding Newsletter July 2013

Welcome to another glimpse into the goings on here in the Zambezi Valley over the last month. The cooler temperatures have meant that game drives having been leaving a little later than normal but with blankets and hot water bottles … Continue reading

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Chongwe Safaris – Guiding News June 2013

Well, we are half way through the year!! We cannot believe how quickly this year has gone, the cool evening and morning temperatures however keep reminding us that it is winter in the southern hemisphere. The cooler temperatures have led … Continue reading

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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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April Guiding Newsletter

Well here we are moving through the year at a rapid rate, we cannot believe that we are already nearing our winter. Autumn is definitely upon us and the change in the bush is becoming more and more noticeable. The … 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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Back into the Bush

After a two and a half month break, which falls over the rainy season when all the properties close down, we all convened in Lusaka for the a pre-season briefing. It was decided that we would head into the bush … 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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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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Bush Life

Chongwe Safaris include Chongwe River Camp, Kasaka River Camp, Chongwe River House and Tsika Island.  This blog will be a collection of daily experiences of life in the Zambian bush. The 2011 season is now well underway.  As previously mentioned, … Continue reading

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