Outgoing: Game drive
Early November brings with it exceptional game viewing, high temperatures and the opportunity for the pupils of the Chongololo Club at Mkasanga Primary School to go out on a game drive. Each year, towards the end of season, we take some students out into the park to give them exposure to the wildlife that inhabits the Luangwa Valley, while passing on the value of responsible and sustainable tourism, and the importance of conservation.
This year, Remote Africa guides Amon Zulu and Mukupa Ben Zulu, who are both from Mkasanga Village, ran the annual trip which comprised of 23 pupils and 3 teachers.
The group had an exciting afternoon, seeing the usual beautiful day-time animals that fill the valley floor. This year we have enjoyed great numbers and sightings of Crawshay Zebra and Thornicroft’s giraffe.
Before sunset the Chongololo Club was fortunate enough to see a pack of wild dogs with some healthy looking pups, lions and a few leopard.
After all the daytime action, the group enjoyed some welcome sun downers and snacks before heading off with a spotlight.
Picking up right where they left off in the day time, the game viewing action continued with night time sightings of a civet, a serval and a few more leopard – bringing the leopard total to 6 for the drive!
Thanks to Amon and Mukupa for taking the Chongololo Club out into the park, and for the images.