Outgoing: Driving and walking safaris
Camp: Tafika and Mwaleshi
We were so happy to welcome John and Jenny back to our camps this September when they visited Tafika and Mwaleshi up in the North Luangwa. They generously shared their game viewing diary with us along with some of John’s fabulous photos – take a look at what they saw.
Memories of Tafika…
We last visited Tafika in September 2014 and were lucky enough to see a pack
of 19 wild dogs successfully hunt a puku, could we have similar good fortune
again? Of course we could… our visit to Tafika and Mwaleshi in mid September
certainly did not disappoint.
Early on a morning drive Lloyd managed to find us a pack of 14 dogs (8 adults
and 6 pups) feasting on an impala they brought down a few hours earlier.
Watching the pups feed was entertaining and after an hour or so the vultures and
a fine Tawny eagle arrived to clean up.
The dogs gave a half hearted chase of another impala before settling down for a sleep in the sun.
The following morning we had a front row seat while about 70 elephant were drinking and crossing the Luangwa River.
A couple of hours later, after having fun trying to photograph flying carmine bee-eaters, we returned to see a few hundred buffalo come down to the same spot.
All our game drives gave us some fine sights but a newly born puku heading off on wobbly legs with its mother was memorable.
Mwaleshi Camp was delightful, despite the rising temperatures. We saw lion on two of our walks, another nesting colony of carmines and beautiful views of impala and puku in the forest near the Luangwa River.
Back to Tafika for a final couple of nights brought further excitement with 8 wild
dogs and some disgruntled elephant showing them that they were not exactly
What better way to end a lovely holiday than a Luangwa sunset to watch while
we enjoyed our sundowners.
Many thanks …
Jenny & John