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Yearly Archives: 2019

Merry Christmas

End of season microlight flip

The last few days of the 2019 season saw an opportunity for a photographic microlight trip with John, to check on the state of the roads for departure, the state of the Chikoko Trails camps which had been taken down, and to have one last glimpse of the wilderness before months of absence. Below are […]

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The hippo, the crocs, the lions, the stork and the Rugby World Cup 2019..

Our last week at Tafika has been packed with action. It has been wrapping up guest visits, de-camping and stock taking, of course watching the 2019 Rugby World Cup Finals and enjoying our last moments with the Luangwa Wildlife before departing for the off-season. These lions had been around for a few weeks, and I […]

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It’s a dogs world

Toward the end of the 2019 safari season at Remote Africa Safaris, I was in the back seat of the microlight around sunrise, taking in the last days of being in the Luangwa Valley for many months to come. It is a place that I, along with most people that visit, have come to love […]

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Microlighting at Nature’s Pace

Tafika Camp office has a stunning old photograph of John Coppinger in his microlight with a lion sitting on the bank, looking on. I have always admired this photographed and wondered at how intimately the lives of the wildlife in the Luangwa are entwined with the communities and tourists that venture along the valley floor. […]

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A roaring breakfast

Yesterday morning we were treated to a testosterone-driven display. Hearing lions calling at night is a regular sound heard from most of our camps in the Luangwa Valley. But last night was particularly noisy. At sunrise around the breakfast we continued listening to the roars. I looked across the river, and saw a male lion […]

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Takwela through a lens

We recently got a camera to send around with our guides to afford them the opportunity to dabble in photography, as well as to get regular images from our camps. These are a few of the images from Takwela Camp in North Luangwa, run by guide Alex Phiri. Takwela is Remote Africa’s newest addition to […]

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