Month

October 2020
Sharing extraordinary travel experiences with your family is sometimes difficult. Photos and even video don’t do the moments justice. When trying to explain these events to your nearest and dearest, you sometimes get glazed looks. Writer: Mindy Roberts Photography: Time + Tide I had been living in Zambia for some time before my family first...
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Travel along the banks of the Luangwa River and you won’t need to do too much searching before you come across the beautifully coloured carmine bee-eater colonies. Carmine colonies make their presence known with their vibrant colours and loud chirping, which can be heard for more than a kilometre away. There’s so much more to...
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If there is one natural wonder in Southern Africa that epitomises the feeling of falling in love, Victoria Falls is it. It is the sheer magnitude of witnessing the world’s biggest curtain of falling water that will get your heart-racing and fill your stomach with fluttering butterflies when you see Victoria Falls. The dazzling colours...
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Feeling guilty for feeling blue about having your honeymoon cancelled during COVID-19? Don’t worry, you’re not alone, and while there are indeed far more tragic losses to mourn as a result of the pandemic, there are ways to start making up for your cancelled honeymoon and the Tongabezi team have a bunch of them to...
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Life at Tongabezi goes beyond the lodge and into the communities with whom we share this beautiful corner of Zambia. We are privileged to work alongside people that are not only brilliant at their jobs but are also inspiring leaders within their communities, particularly during this challenging time. Several villages within the greater Livingstone area...
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With the Zambezi River currently at an impressively high water level, and after recent false claims about Victoria Falls running dry, Tongabezi shares with us five of their top interesting facts about this magnificent river. The lifeblood of Southern Africa Protecting and conserving the Zambezi River is incredibly important. Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia and...
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If the wanderlust bug has bitten, be inspired by the beauty and biodiversity of the South Luangwa National Park on this colourful photographic safari. The South Luangwa National Park in Zambia is considered one of Africa’s last intact wilderness areas and is the natural residence of healthy populations and diverse species of animal, bird and...
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Already an award-winning lodge for its focus on community development and ecological responsibility, Tongabezi’s dream to become a true eco-property will soon be realized through their recent partnership with Green Safaris. A few kilometers upstream of the iconic Victoria Falls and overlooking the mighty Zambezi River from the Zambian side, Tongabezi is a luxury lodge...
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The Birds of Zambia app is an up-to-date identification guide to all recorded birds of the country created by Derek Solomon, Frank Willems and Rory McDougall. This app has many features that will enhance your birding experience:   Universal app, designed to fit both iPhone and iPad as well as Android Zoomable hi-res images, distribution...
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Good news coming in from Zambia… Photo by Nils Nedel  Zambian President Edgar Chagwa LUNGU has announced the reopening of all international airports which were closed due to Covid-19, immediately. The President made this announcement during his address to the nation on the COVID-19 pandemic on Thursday 25th June 2020. He further directed the Ministers of...
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