Tuesday, 4 October, 2011 - 15:56
We thought we'd share with you some useful African phrases. This month we focus on Zambia and Malawi.
English is the official language and is widely spoken and understood in Zambia and Malawi, although a number of indigenous languages are also spoken.
Zambia has 73 dialects! Of the 73 languages, the most generally used are Bemba and Nyanja.
Malawi has 9 dialects; however the most common language is Chewa (or Chichewa – the language of the Chewa). Other languages spoken are Nyanja including some Asian and European... read more...
Tuesday, 20 September, 2011 - 11:30
If you want to encounter a truly special safari, then visit Liuwa Plain in Zambia with Robin Pope.
This vast open plain lies west of the Zambezi River, on the Angolan Border.
Robin used to lead expeditions in Liuwa in the 1990s and has recently started operating in the area again.
This is a unique opportunity to visit this isolated and rarely visited national park.
Liuwa Plain National Park is situated in a remote section of Western Zambia. Few people have ventured into the Liuwa Plain due to its relative inaccessibility. However... read more...
Thursday, 28 July, 2011 - 17:11
Malawi….."the warm heart of Africa "tops the list again!
Yahoo Travel has voted Lake Malawi as the number one most beautiful lake in the world.
The Lake stretches up to 363 miles in length, has crystal clear waters, miles and miles of sandy beaches and is home to over 1000 species of fish. This 'Top 12' list includes Loch Lomond, Lake Garda and Lake Nakuru, but Lake Malawi comes first!
Meanwhile, acclaimed travel writer Paul Theroux has put Malawi in his top ten places in the world to find... read more...
Friday, 17 June, 2011 - 20:54
The Great Wildebeest Migration is expected to unfold in Masai Mara Kenya any day next week from 20th June 2011.
The annual Wildebeest Migration from the Serengeti in Tanzania to Masai Mara in Kenya has started!
This is one of the greatest natural spectacles in the world, the annual movement of massive herds of wildebeest continues year-round in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park and Kenya’s Masai Mara National Reserve.
Valid from June 2011 read more...
Prices from $1364 per person sharing
Friday, 13 May, 2011 - 13:18
A cheetah, taken from a home of a wildlife smuggler in Arusha, Tanzania, saunters back into the wild.
Photo: © Annette Simonson
This lucky cheetah is getting a fresh start in Tanzania's Tarangire National Park, after its rescue from the hands of an illegal wildlife trader. The cat is one of three seized by authorities in the Tanzanian city of Arusha in April. The cheetahs were being kept in a house, locked into cramped cages.
The rescue team included experts from WCS, the Zoological Society... read more...
Friday, 6 May, 2011 - 15:15
We are excited to announce that Luangwa River Camp, formerly known as Luangwa River Lodge is now part of Robin Pope Safaris.
Located on 40 magnificent hectares of private land and sitting on the most beautiful banks of the Luangwa River, this new camp overlooks one of the prime wildlife areas of the South Luangwa National Park, offering immediate access to the park by boat.
This latest addition to Robin Pope Safaris – RPS, will offer an alternative location to enjoy the Luangwa Valley, assured with top quality hospitality... read more...
Thursday, 5 May, 2011 - 14:07
At Rodwell House, Cape Town, the rather antisocial African Hoopoe (Upupa Africana) was spotted eyeing their Coral Tree as a possible nesting place. Being a cavity nester, the Hoopoe unfortunately left their premises disappointed........
Friday, 22 April, 2011 - 23:55
Wishing you all peace, love and happiness this Easter Weekend!
Wednesday, 13 April, 2011 - 17:48
Sanctuary Retreats offers an authentic walking safari in Zambia like no other. Explore the pristine and unspoilt wilderness of the South Luangwa with one of the country's most experienced guides while staying in luxurious classic under canvas style tents - this is the ultimate bush adventure by foot.
Opening 1 June 2011 read more...
We have chosen the perfect location for a walking safari camp in the South Luangwa. It was in this park that "walking safaris" first made their debut and it is undoubtedly one of the most exciting ways to experience the sights, sounds and smells...
Sunday, 20 March, 2011 - 23:00
Slashing, weeding, painting, cleaning, repairing, tailoring and much more...... the team at Pumulani are busy getting the lodge ready for the re-opening after the rainy season on the 1st of April.
The maintenance and garden team are making sure that the grounds and villas are looking ship-shape when they welcome their first guests.
The Pumulani team is well rested after their annual leave and everyone is looking forward to a wonderful 2011 season.
Pumulani is also happy to announce it is now offering a new exciting night time activity - its brand new "star gazer", which... read more...