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Tom’s Talk — the best time to visit Kafue National Park, Zambia

In recent times the series of Tom’s Talks seem to have faded into the mists that rise from the Kafue River early in the mornings of July and August. At this time of year the air above the river is … Continue reading

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Tom’s Talk — Cheetah: the greyhound of Zambia’s vast plains

Kafue National Park’s number one flagship species in the Open Africa monitoring program — according to Richard Estes, in his book ‘The Safari Companion’, a guide to watching African mammals, is, “A cat with a greyhound chassis, built for speed”. … Continue reading

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Tom’s Talk — Open Africa and Kaingu Safari Lodge

A number of years back a gentleman with great vision and passion, Noel De Villiers, had the dream of opening up tourism routes from Cape Town to Cairo. As far as I am aware this was to be mainly for … Continue reading

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Tom’s Talk — Sable antelopes, the showpiece of Kafue National Park, Zambia

If I were asked what animal is truly the show piece of the Kafue National Park wildlife, I would have no hesitation in saying, it is the proud and stately Sable antelope. The Sable from Kafue are highly sought after, … Continue reading

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Tom’s Talk — Facelifts and new adventures at Kaingu, Kafue National Park, Zambia

After 10 years we have decided it is time for a new look and an upgrade of our facilities at Kaingu Safari Lodge in Kafue National Park. But still the same friendly, helpful, team we introduced you to in the … Continue reading

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