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Zambia’s Finest The Royal Livingstone, Victoria FallsFree night offer - pay for 3 nights stay 4For reservations T: 0870 443 4482 W: www.thomascook.comTerms and conditions applySun

May 2007 Travel Zambia Contents Travel Zambia Edition 1, May 2007 5 Editorial: Foreword thinking A welcome to Travel Zambia from editor, Mike Unwin. 6 In the Frame: Going with the Flow Zambezi canoe safari. 8 In the Frame: High Plains Drifters Buffalo on Busanga Plains. NKANI M eet here for all the latest news and views from around Zambia. 1 2 People M artin Johnson on the Zambezi; ex-poacher finds crocodile eggs; a Zambian in London; conservation scout at work. 1 4 Habitat S urviving the Luangwa floods; focus on sitatungas; wild dogs return; Nyika transfrontier park takes shape; rhino relocation update. 1 6 Nkani S chool mural; traditional recipe; Lusaka dance festival; traveller’s journal; competition. FEATURES 1 8 Spotlight on: Livingstone O nce a crumbling backwater, now the adventure capital of southern Africa: Huw Williams reveals how the town of Livingstone is coping with its dramatic transformation. 24 Interview: Chaplin’s champion O rnithologist Lizanne Roxburgh explains how Zambia’s only endemic bird needs our help; plus Derek Solomon’s top birding sites. 26 Zambia undiscovered: Up the great north road B ats, beaches and four-poster beds. Three writers take us off the beaten track to discover the secrets of Zambia’s north. 30 Heritage: Tribal textiles H ow bedspreads and tablecloths are transforming the fortunes of a community on the edge of a national park. Jake Da Motta reports. 32 Lodge Life: Hot honeymoon hideaways Z ambia offers all the ingredients for an African romance. Mike Unwin checks out what’s on offer for newlyweds. VAKACHA H it the road with our safari news, travel advice and top visitor tips. 36 Around Zambia C heck out our map for a month-by-month guide to Zambia’s highlights. 38 Itineraries Three ways to make the most of two weeks in Zambia. 39 Safari The latest on new lodges, safaris and trails. 42 A helping hand Projects and events that give something back. 44 Taking off Travel updates on getting from A to B. 48 Inside View: Walking the walk S afari guide Patrick Njobvu gives us the lowdown on walking safaris. Romance on the river. Zambia’s hottest honeymoon hideaways revealed! 32 Could the great north be Zambia’s undiscovered gem? 26 When’s the best time to visit? Use our guide to the country’s highlights to plan your next safari 36