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May 2009 Travel Zambia 1 Contents Travel Zambia Edition 5, May 2009 3 Editorial: Room to roam A welcome to Travel Zambia from editor, Mike Unwin 4 In the Frame: Waters rising Photographer Thys van de Merwe captures the Kuomboka festival. NKANI Meet here for all the latest news and views from around Zambia. 10- 13 People Drama teacher inspired by street kids; Jason Bourne in Zambia; home thoughts from abroad; fond farewell to canine companion; bush baking; artwork from poachers' snares; nurturing native trees 14- 17 Habitat Sioma Ngwezi; South Luangwa eco awards; chilli bullets; canoeing with crocs; pangolin for Christmas; Chimfunshi update 18- 19 Culture Steaming through history; reader's Luangwa journal; competition FEATURES 20 Cover Story: The giant awakes Kafue National Park remains surprisingly little known outside Zambia. Mike Unwin travels this vast wilderness in search of its secrets; plus comprehensive guide on where to stay. 28 Interview: Bush doctor Dr Ivan Cox talks to Travel Zambia about life as the ' Valley Doctor' in South Luangwa, and offers some health tips for safaris. 30 Zambia undiscovered: The plain truth Stephen Cunliffe heads west to the wide open space of Liuwa Plain National Park, where the horizons teem with wildlife. 34 Lodge Life: Guide lines Zambia's safari guides are the stuff of legend. Anna Devereux Baker explains why and hears from some of the guides themselves. 38 Safari focus: Quick on the draw Mary- Anne Bartlett, founder of Art Safari, explains how a sketchbook allows a new perspective on wildlife. VAKACHA Hit the road with our safari news, travel advice and top visitor tips. 40- 41 Around Zambia: Hotspots for hooves Where to fi nd Zambia's top antelope attractions. 42 Road trips for the rugged Two exciting self- drive itineraries. 43 Safari Elephant- back safaris, game drives for kids and all the latest news. 48 A helping hand Community library, partnership park and more. 56 Inside View: Whose village? Jo Pope wonders what the global recession has in store for Zambia. Skimming the surface: a whistle- stop tour of Kafue's vast wilderness 20 The long trek: Liuwa 30Plain revealed See for yourself: why Zambia's guides are the best in Africa 34 NORMAN CARR SAFARISSTEPHEN CUNLIFFEDANA ALLEN / WILDERNESS SAFARIS

. Winner - Best Guiding Team in Africa - 2008 Good Safari Guide Awards . . Nominee - Africa's Leading Safari Lodge - 2008 World Travel Awards . . Nominee - Africa's Leading Safari - 2008 World Travel Awards . Chiawa Camp lives up to its reputation as one of Africa's premier safari camps. Situated on the banks fo the Zambezi River deep in the unforgettable paradise that is the Lower Zambezi National Park, the family owned and run Chiawa Camp offers personalised service, exceptional guiding and uncompromised standards of service. . Game drives . Canoeing . River Safaris . Sport Angling " Chiawa Camp... Caring for people & wildlife" For reservations and information please contact your favourite safari specialist or: www. chiawa. com info@ chiawa. com Phone/ fax: + 260 211 262683