Late Night Dinner Guests

Late Night Dinner Guests

One of the most serious challenges facing conservationists around the globe is human/wildlife conflict. As more and more people settle in wild areas, interaction with wildlife often puts people and their livelihoods at risk. In Zambia, crop raiding elephants are a...
Haunted by Wood Owls

Haunted by Wood Owls

It’s fantastic how owls really seem to capture people’s imagination. Perhaps it’s their eerie calls, or maybe their famous nocturnal habits, but something sets owls apart from other birds. They feature heavily in European folklore, often as the wise all-knowing...
The Plight of the Pangolin

The Plight of the Pangolin

People often ask if we regularly see very exciting things, such as lions hunting or leopards stalking, and the simple answer is yes! If you are lucky enough to spend a lot of time in the bush, odds are you will witness some amazing things. The truth of the matter is...
Dog napped!

Dog napped!

Baboons are one of my favourite African species; they are mischevious, highly intelligent and always entertaining to watch. We have a troop of baboons who roost in the trees above our cottage in Mfuwe, and I’m always surprised to hear their incredibly human-like...
A Twist in the Tail

A Twist in the Tail

If you hear blood curdling screams in the middle of the night while visiting the Luangwa, you can safely assume you have heard the night time call of the thick tailed bushbaby. Or if it happened to be last week, it might have been my reaction to being stung by a...

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