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  • Its Monday and the honey badgers steal the show

    Well, hello there! I do hope that you are fabulously well and have had a great weekend. Here in the Luangwa, it has been nonstop with lions…

  • Its Monday and the transformation of Liwonde

    Hello there! I hope that you are fabulously well and ready for this week’s update from a busy Robin Pope Safaris. We are delighted to have…

  • Its Monday and the Stevens return to the wild

    Well, hello there! I do hope that you are well and ready and raring for the wonderful week ahead. Here in the Luangwa, we are all…

  • Its Monday and Luangwa wildlife flourishes

    Hello there! I hope you are well and have had a fabulous weekend and are now sitting tight ready for what the week ahead has…

  • Its Monday and a slight chill in the air

    Well, hello there! I hope that you are splendidly well after another wonderful weekend and are sitting comfortably ready and raring for the week ahead.…

  • Witness a natural phenomenon – See 5-10 million bats

    One of the most striking attractions in Southern Africa is the famed Kasanka Bat Migration. This natural wonder takes place in Zambia's Kasanka National Park.…

  • Its Monday and the circle of life

    Hello! I hope that you are well and have had a far more restful weekend than we have. Crumbs… let me tell you, this has…

  • It’s Monday and John’s Camp is open!

    I do hope that you are all super well and have had a fantastic weekend. Here in the Luangwa well we have one very busy…

  • The 7 best places to see Leopards in Africa

    There are many reasons why leopards are at the top of safari request lists. Breathtakingly beautiful, charismatic, powerful, elusive, mysterious, and endlessly unpredictable – no…

  • Its Monday and boating the Luangwa in May

    I hope that you are fabulously well after the weekend and are ready and raring for the week ahead. Here in the Luangwa, shocking as this…

  • Its Monday and Mike returns to the fold

    Well hello there everyone I do hope that you are all well and have had a wonderful weekend. Here the temperatures are dropping and the…

  • Its Monday and all systems go at Mkulumadzi

    Hello there, I hope that you are well after a lovely weekend and are sitting comfortably ready for this week's installment. Here in the Luangwa we are…

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    Its Monday and a look behind the scenes

    Well, hello there! I hope that you are fabulously well and have had a wonderful weekend but are sitting tight and ready and raring for…

  • Africa’s 30 best swimming pools

    Pumulani Lodge (Lake Malawi) and Mkulumadzi Lodge (Majete Wildlife Reserve) have both made Africa Geographic's list of Africa's 30 best swimming pools!They had this to…

  • Its Monday and Simon says wildlife galore

    Hello there! I do hope that you are fabulously well and have had a marvellous weekend. Here in the Luangwa the epic challenge of getting everything up…

  • Its Monday and The Hippo King

    Well hello there. I hope that you are very well and have had a lovely weekend. This week we have some rather exciting news… Unbeknown…

  • Its Monday and a dazzling few weeks

    I hope you are splendidly well after another lovely weekend and are sitting comfortably ready and raring for this week’s update.  So, without any further…

  • Its Monday and the calm after the storm

    I do hope that you are all fabulously well after another splendid weekend. This week we are going to hear from Sarel who is over…

  • It’s Monday and all animals big and small

    Well, hello there. I do hope that you are fabulously well and have had a lovely weekend and looking forward to an excellent week. Here…

  • Its Monday and delights of the wet Luangwa

    Well, hello there. I hope that you are fabulously well and have had a great weekend and are sitting ready and raring for the week…

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    It’s Monday and high waters and high spirits

    Well, hello there. I hope that you are fabulously well and have had a fantastic weekend. Here in the Luangwa, we have had an incredible…

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    Its Monday and the puku alarm call

    Well, hello there. I hope that you are well and have had a wonderful weekend and are now ready for the fun filled week ahead.…

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    Its Monday and a photographic journey with David Rogers

    I trust you have had a lovely and restful weekend and now gearing up for the week ahead. Here in the Luangwa, we are enjoying…

  • How guides help

    Some guides operate in areas of particular specialty which require additional expertise and experience. Travel Africa Magazine asked Keyala Phiri from Robin Pope Safaris to…

  • Its Monday and lets head to the skies

    Well, hello there. I do hope that you are well and have had a fabulous weekend. Now that its over I hope that the week…

  • Its Monday and a watery week in Malawi

    Well, hello there. I do hope that you are well and sitting ready for this week’s somewhat chaotic update from the Malawi team, so without…

  • Its Monday and the stormy Luangwa skies

    Well, hello there. I do hope that you are fabulously well and sitting comfortably ready and raring for the week ahead. Here in the Luangwa…

  • Its Monday and the rain has finally fallen

    Well, hello there. I do hope that you are fabulously well and have had a lovely weekend. Here in the Luangwa we have had a…

  • Its Monday and festive highlights from the Luangwa

    Well, hello there. I do hope that you are well and have had a lovely first week of 2022. Here in the Luangwa, we have…

  • Its Monday and lions galore in Liwonde

    Happy New Year! I hope you stepped into the new year in good health with your loved ones close. Here in the Luangwa, it continues…

  • Its Monday and a jolly Christmas in Malawi

    Merry Christmas! I hope you had a wonderful one filled with lots of laughter, good food and plenty of presents. Today we will hear from…

  • Its Monday and warm greetings from Malawi

    Well, hello there. I hope you are well and full of Christmas cheer despite the various restrictions in place and that all Christmas plans are…

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    Its Monday and highlights of the season for Kanga

    I hope that you are incredibly well and have had another lovely weekend. For us in the Luangwa, the rains have held off, but regardless,…

  • It’s Monday and another bonanza of sightings

    I do hope that you are all marvellously well and have had another lovely weekend. Here in the Luangwa we have yet to experience any…

  • Its Monday and carmines & canines

    I do hope that you are all fabulously well and have had a wonderful weekend. Here in the Luangwa, the storm clouds build and the…

  • Now on Sale: Wild Africa Postcard Collection

    Last year, in the midst of the global pandemic we launched our Safari Dreaming E-book & 2021 Safari Dreaming Calendar with the aim of keeping…

  • It’s Monday and an update from the warm heart of Africa

    I hope that you are all well and have had a lovely weekend with all sorts of fun and games. Here all is good and…

  • Its Monday and news from Mana Pools

    I do hope you have had a fabulous weekend and are ready for the week ahead! Today we have some news from Sarah & Milo…

  • Its Monday and the Nsefu wow factor

    I hope that you are all splendidly well and have had a wonderful weekend. Here in the Luangwa, we are plodding along through a very…

  • Its Monday and a photographic safari with Ed Selfe

    I do hope that you are all super well after a lovely relaxing weekend and are sitting comfortably ready and raring for this week’s exciting…

  • Its Monday and news from Nsefu

    Well hello there, I do hope that you are well and have had a fabulous weekend. Here in the Luangwa, gosh its certainly getting a…

  • Its Monday and caterpillars and other critters

    I do hope that you are all well and having a wonderful Monday after what I hope was a fab weekend. Here in the South…

  • Its Monday and its raining leaves and great sightings

    Well hello there! I hope that you had a smashing weekend and are getting ready for the week ahead, whatever it is that that will…

  • Its Monday and tales of the Luangwa wildlife

    I hope that you are fabulously well and sitting comfortably ready and raring for another week ahead. Here in the Luangwa we have well and…

  • Its Monday and its the small things

    Hello there! I do hope that you are well and have had a wonderful weekend. Here in the Luangwa, it’s been a constant barrage on…

  • Its Monday and Mobile Walking Safaris with a twist

    Hello there! I hope you are fabulously well and have had a lovely weekend. We start our week with excellent news out of Malawi…borders have…

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    Its Monday and a wildlife fiesta in the Luangwa

    Well, hello there! I hope that you have had a truly wonderful weekend with all sorts of fun and games. Here in the Luangwa, it…

  • Its Monday and wild dogs galore

    Hello there! I hope that you have had a lovely weekend and are sitting ready and raring for the week ahead. Here in the Luangwa,…

  • Video Safari: Predator vs Prey

    The African bush is a place, where prey and predator alike fight for survival. A leopard mom is as caring and protective of her cub,…

  • Video Safari Diaries: Hyenas vs Crocs

    Known for their stamina, hyenas can run for miles on end. This clan is on its way to the water. With full bellies from their…

  • Video Safari Diaries: Leopard Beach

    The hippos have a visitor. This leopard only drinks at the river when the lagoons have dried up. These stealthy spotted cats don’t often venture…

  • Its Monday and exciting new arrivals in Majete

    I do hope that you are all fabulously well and have had a wonderful weekend. Here in the Luangwa well nothing changes in terms of…

  • Its Monday and the power of lucky beans

    Well, hello there! I hope that you are fabulously well and have had a wonderful weekend. Here in the Luangwa the animals continue to entertain…

  • Video Safari Diaries: Baboon Diet

    Baboons spend much time in grassland, feeding on grasses and seeds. But they move long distances, in search of all kinds of food. Being omnivorous, baboons also eat meat.

  • Video Safari Diaries: Leopard Tree Hunt

    Today, the bush seems nervous….for good reason A leopard Below her, unsuspecting prey… slowly walking straight into her trap This is how leopards hunt from…

  • Video Safari Diaries: Feathered Fight Club

    A juvenile fish eagle is feasting away… But It's not alone… A maribu stork is trying to get a free lunch.. The fish eagle is…

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    Its Monday and back to the Majete wilderness…

    Hello there everyone, here we are again another Monday and another packed Its Monday for you all so I hope that you have had a…

  • Video Safari Diaries: Kings vs Queens

    Lions are on the move… But the pride seems uneasy… Male lions are in pursuit… The females hastily lead their cubs away. They don’t seem…

  • Video Safari Diaries: Leopard cub stalks mother

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  • Video Safari Diaries: High Tea with an Eagle

    This Martial eagle has just caught a monitor lizard... It might seem like an odd choice for a meal, but for such a large eagle, there is lots on the menu. From small mammals to other birds and even reptiles!  

  • Video Safari Diaries: Battle for the Bride

    This troop is on high alert… Not for a predator, but for a high-ranking female that’s in heat. The most dominant male needs to defend his mating rights, and the pressure is on!

  • Video Safari Diaries: Clan vs Clan

    This hyena clan has discovered the remains of a lion kill. They sense trouble: …..they’re not alone… the neighbouring clan has also picked up this irresistible scent of food… They act swiftly and assertively.

  • Video Safari Diaries: Playful Leopard Cub

    A small leopard cub, lies in wait for his mother. He is in a playful mood, and she is happy to oblige as mom moves…

  • Its Monday and a rising star within the safari world

    Well, hello there! I hope that you are fabulously well and cracking on with the week ahead. Here in the Luangwa the seasons are definitely…

  • Video Safari Diaries: Impala Testosterone

    These impala rams are “rutting”, a term used when the males actively compete. As winter approaches, fights become a common sight in the bush.

  • It’s Monday and safari insights from Mkulumadzi

    I do hope that you are sitting soundly and healthily at home and ready for another wonderful week ahead. To start you off on the…

  • It’s Monday and a weekend safari with Kiki

    It's Monday and a weekend safari with Kiki Well, hello there! I hope that you are fabulously well and are relaxing into the new week.…

  • It’s Monday and lets get cooking with Chef Simon

    It's Monday and lets get cooking with Chef Simon Well, hello there how are you doing? I hope it has been a lovely weekend and…

  • It’s Monday and the guides on conservation patrol

    Hello there! I hope you are well and have had a wonderful weekend. Here in the Luangwa, we carry on much the same as usual with…

  • Video Safari Diaries: Buffalo vs Lion

    The buffalo herd has spotted trouble. Their ultimate enemy is nearby. Making sure she knows they’ve seen her, they approach.

  • Video Safari Diaries: Giraffe Casanovas

    This bull giraffe seems to be in luck, for he is about to mate with a female. But two other bulls approach and disrupt the…

  • Video Safari Diaries: Newborn Puku

    This female puku has just given birth… Only a few minutes old, the fawn already tries to stand. But it’s still too weak. Fifteen minutes…

  • It’s Monday and what may be a typical day at Pumulani.

    Well, hello there! I trust you have had a lovely and restful weekend and now gearing up for the week ahead. Here in the Luangwa,…

  • Video Safari Diaries: The African Bush

    The African wilderness is abundant with animals. From the smallest to the tallest. Some of them live in social groups while others walk alone. They…

  • It’s Monday and the shared meal

    Well, hello there. I hope that you are marvellously well and are sitting ready and raring for the new week ahead. Here in the Luangwa, let…

  • Video Safari Diaries: Zebra Playfight

    While some zebras enjoy a siesta, others are in the mood to play. These young stallions test each other’s strength. Now they are still just…

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    Its Monday and the new Leopard Legacy film

    Well, hello there! I do hope you have had a fabulous weekend and are sitting comfortably ready for this week’s news, courtesy of Will and…

  • Video Safari Diaries: Giraffe Romance

    This bull giraffe is approaching a cow to test if she’s ready to mate, and he is followed by a curious youngster,

  • Robin Pope Safaris Launches New Malawi Experience

    An exciting new safari from Robin Pope Safari... Robin Pope Safaris Launches New Malawi Experience with African Parks

  • 10 fascinating facts about Malawi

    Discover some fascinating facts about a country which remains a (relatively) niche destination for tourists 10 fascinating facts about Malawi, the unheralded African nation with…

  • Why Zambia Should Be Your First Safari

    South Luangwa’s biodiversity and sheer plenitude of wildlife are its main draws. Read more about it here: Why Zambia Should Be Your First Safari

  • Malawi: From safari to shores

    Malawi is in the business of revival, be it creating Southern Africa’s newest safari destination. Find out more: Malawi: From safari to shores

  • Top 10 most tranquil outdoor showers

    Situated on the southern end of Lake Malawi, Pumulani is nestled in the verdant hills among the trees and rugged outcrops. Dutch architect G. Hooft…

  • Meet Boswell – the Zimbabwe elephant turned YouTube star

    Deep in the heart of Mana Pools National Park, in the shade of a mighty winter thorn tree, an old bull elephant is flapping his…

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    Window into Malawi’s Safari Comeback

    Robin Pope Safari’s intimate new camp in Liwonde National Park gives guests a front-row seat to the country’s conservation wins: Kuthengo Camp Provides a Bespoke…

  • Solo travel in Malawi (Elle Magazine – Quebec)

    Solo travel in Malawi (Elle Magazine – Quebec) Read all about Catherine’s solo adventures in Malawi: Mon voyage en solo au Malawi

  • Travel Review: Nsefu, Zambia (Sydney Chic)

    Some exquisite imagery from Mark rogers recent trip to South Luangwa on his Photo Safari: Travel Review: Nsefu Mark Rogers Sydney Chic

  • Travel Review: Nkwali (Sydney Chic)

    Read all about Mark Rogers recent photo safari to South Luangwa Travel Review: Nkwali Mark Rogers Sydney Chic

  • Robin Pope expands into Zimbabwe (Travelbones)

    Robin Pope Safaris (RPS) has formed a strategic partnership with Zambezi Valley safari operator; Milo Harrup and Sarah Stevens of The Mana Pools Travel Company,…