So here we are again, another Monday and another wonderful update from the bush. However, this week we are heading across the border to Malawi and I am handing you over to Mike & Jenn who are bringing us up to speed with news from Kuthengo Camp in Liwonde National Park. Over to you:
So much has been happening at Kuthengo Camp and its been a hive of activity with maintenance projects, building an office, staff achievements and guests who have visited us from all corners of the globe.
So, where to begin? We have had may visits from our good friend Nicolas the elephant who has helped us remodel the gardens and trees around camp, but he still need to learn how to clean after himself. He has left so much debris around that we have not had to search for firewood for the last month.
Within the last 2 months we have had such great luck with our animal sighting, from lions in camp, to cheetahs on the flood plains to rhinos in the mopani forests. Although hot, the dryer months reap the best rewards.
While on the subject of cheetah, we are absolutely delighted to announce that we have some new kids on the block. Two adorable cheetah cubs were recently sighted with their mum. These represent the 40th and 41st cheetah cubs to be born in the park since the species’ reintroduction in 2017. Many thanks to Abbi Thompson, Wanangwa Phiri, Manu Höllinger for these incredible pics.
In other exciting news, September marks the 10 year work anniversary for Kondwani (Happy) Mulenga. Happy has worked in various department during his time at Robin Pope and was based in the Lilongwe office and doing guest transfers. Currently he is based at Kuthengo Camp working in the maintenance and mechanical department as well as doing any and all logistics runs. Happy has always aspired to becoming a guide and has started going out with guests and the guides to improve his knowledge between is other 150 other tasks. He is our everything man and we look forward to spending the future with him.”
Wow, thanks so much for a wonderful update. How exciting to hear about the cheetah cubs – we’re looking forward to hearing more about them in the weeks to come. Also a huge congratulations to Happy!
With that being said, I shall now bid you all a very fond farewell and have a wonderful week ahead with plenty of smiles and laughter and don’t forget to look after one another.