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 for you. Here in the Luangwa, it’s been non-stop with lions on the beach in front of Nsefu, hyenas whooping loudly at night at Tena Tena, wild dogs chasing waterbuck behind Nkwali and not to mention the opening of our Mobile Walking Safaris.
This week though, we are instead going to hear from Kim, our host this year at Luangwa River Camp who has joined us from South Africa and is doing a fantastic job along with her team. So, Kim over to you:
“What a privilege it’s been to wake up each morning this past week, where our guests can experience the Zambian sunrise in all its glory, overlooking our beautiful Luangwa River.
Game viewing as always, starts at first light over breakfast, out on the lawn under one of the majestic Ebony trees. While enjoying breakfast, our guests enjoyed watching the resident hippos wallowing and elephants regularly crossing the river.
This week, a small group of elephants like naughty teenagers came bounding, trumpeting, and splashing through the river, crossing back into the Park. Being carefree, frivolous, and mischievous, we had a sense that they had come from an easy harvest of maize from a nearby village and were dashing back into the Park pretending like they had never done anything wrong.
One repeated comment from our guests is that they feel that they can totally relax here… it’s Africa we say… but more than that… it’s Zambia, the bush, the birds, the sunsets, and I personally believe…the kindness of the Zambian people.
Daudi, our experienced and respected Camp Manager and Guide delights guests as always with his knowledge of the bush, wildlife, and his cheerful demeanour. And this year we have John as part of the guiding team who is such a rock to have around and never ceases to show guests all that the bush has to offer.
A wonderful sighting this week was a leopard with a warthog kill pulled up into a tree. Urs and Ina from Switzerland were thrilled and returned to camp with much excitement to show us their photos of this memorable event.
Our directors and management teams from Malawi and Lusaka paid us a visit this week. The camp staff all lined up and were so pleased to be able to show their gratitude for supporting them and their families over the longer than first expected Covid pandemic. A special moment for all.
And so, another week comes and goes leaving many special memories in the hearts and minds of our treasured guests… Life is good at Luangwa River Camp…very good…”
Wonderful thanks so much for sharing with us Kim. We look forward to more wonderful stories from you and the team as the season progresses and personally Rob and I look forward to our Monday catch up with you, Daudi, a coffee and a home baked rusk, not to mention the wonderful feeling of calm that surrounds the camp.
So, on that note of calm, I am going to leave you all to your day and hope that you all have the most wonderful week ahead with plenty of smiles and laughter and don’t forget to look after one another.