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May 2009 Travel Zambia 51 RIDGEWAY kiambi lower zambezi zambia www. kiambi. co. za kiambi@ coppernet. zm Tel: + 260 97 876003 / + 260 96 655878 www. kiambi. co. za CANOE SAFARIS Airport pick- up Professional guides All equipment provided 1/ 2/ 3 day trips Excellent food Unbeatable value KIAMBI ALSO OFFERS: Upmarket lodges Self- catering Excellent restaurant Best camping Boat Hire Fishing Trips Boat Cruises Swimming pools Air- conditioned bar and suites Safaris Shenton SafariS Zambia's leading Wildlife and Photographic operator www. kaingo. com . info@ kaingo. com Join the professionals on safari " An African safari how it really should be experienced" - Andy Rouse, star of Animal Planet's " The Wildlife Photographer" " Derek Shenton's network of photographic blinds are both a tribute to Derek's ingenuity and to his superb knowledge of the wildlife of the South Luangwa" - Frans Lanting, National Geographic

52 Travel Zambia May 2009 PeoplePeopleVakachaVakachaHabitatHabitatNkaniNkaniCultureCulture TAKING OFF ? ? ? ? ? ? w ? y ?? ? u ? p ? nd ?? op ? ? t ? on ? Zambia Airwaysys suspsuspsuspsuspendsnds operationsons Zambian Airways suspended operations with immediate effect on 10 January 2009, citing high fuel costs over the preceding 18 months and the need to restructure its operations. The airline had experienced difficulties after the price of jet fuel rose 100 per cent over this period, increasing its operational costs by 50 per cent. ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? The only regional connection that is affected is Lusaka- Dar es Salaam. Lusaka- Jo'burg and Livingstone- Joburg both have alternative carriers. Proflight takes up the slack Proflight Zambia covers all internal routes affected by the suspension of Zambian Airways and, where required, has increased frequency to meet demand. I ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? : Its ser vices include: three flights a day between Lusaka/ Mfuwe in the safari season scheduled flights to six destinations charter flights throughout Zambia and the region For details visit www. proflight- zambia. com Birds of the Luangwa Valley ( Fil Hide, June 2008) This revised and annotated checklist documents and updates the status of all 487 bird species recorded in the Luangwa Valley and adjacent areas. It is not a field guide for beginners, but a reference work of meticulous research recommended for all serious birders and ornithologists interested in the region's avifauna. Pete Leonard's delightful line drawings enliven the text. The book is published by and available from the Zambian Ornithological Society. Details at www. wattledcrane. com BOOKSHELF R eservations and enquiries: southernafrica@ sanctuaryretreats. comwww. sanctuaryretreats. com/ lodgesSussi & Chuma ( Mosi- Oa- Tunya National Park), Zambezi Kulefu Camp ( Lower Zambezi National Park) Chichele Presidential Lodge, Puku Ridge Camp ( South Luangwa National Park) Adventure by day. Luxury by night. The Wildlife Camp, South Luangwawww. wildlifecamp- zambia. com info@ wildlifezambia. comAn affordable option offering walking safaris, night and day drives - with the added benefit of 60% of accommodation proceeds going directly towards conservation and the education of Zambian children.