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60 Travel Zambia November 2007 NkaniNkaniVakachaVakacha The art of saving wildlife The Wildlife artist of the Year 2008 competition, run by The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation in association with BBC TV’s Saving Planet Earth, offers big prizes and a chance for budding wildlife artists to have their talents recognised. The overall winner will receive £10,000 and the coveted title of ‘Wildlife Artist of the Year 2008’. The runner-up will receive £1,000 and a sponsored visit to DSWF’s Kaziranga Rhino and Tiger Project in India. Further prizes for category winners include a personal art workshop with David Shepherd. Travel shows Plan your trip to about Zambia and many other destinations at one of two excellent travel shows in the UK early next year: Destinations, the UK’s largest holiday and travel show, takes place on 31 January–3 February 2008 at Earls Court, London. Hundreds of leading and independent travel companies will provide inspiration and advice for travellers. There will also be cultural entertainment from around the world, plus numerous explorers, writers and experts on hand, and special offers exclusive to the show. Destinations also takes place at the NEC, Birmingham from 29 February–2 March 2008. Find out more at The Daily Telegraph Adventure Travel Show will take place at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London from 25–27 January 2008. It is aimed at all travel enthusiasts, and will have a wealth of expert and celebrities on hand. Find out more at Entry costs £20 and all funds raised will go to the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, which runs conservation projects for critically endangered wildlife in Africa and Asia. David Shepherd says: ‘Through your artwork we can not only raise urgent funds to save wildlife but leave a lasting legacy of the world’s diverse wildlife and habitats and ensure the future of this increasingly fragile planet. So don’t hold back, get painting or sculpting – we can’t wait to receive your entries!’ The competition is open to anyone over 17 and closes 7 January 2008. Find out more at and www.wildlifeartistoftheyear.orgSTANLEY SAFARISWebsite: e-mail: info@stanleysafaris.comTel: + 260 97-848.615 / +263-91-262.042Tel: +32-496-67.20.40 Fax/Voicemail: +1-206-350-0259Ideally located just 4km from the Victoria Falls, MARAMBA RIVER LODGEprovides a most attractive all-year-round base for your visits to Livingstone. Situated in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park overlooking the Maramba River, we offer a range of tasteful accommodation options, including facilities for conferences, weddings and private parties.www.maramba-zambia.comtel: +260 3 324 sue ststolberger

November 2007 Travel Zambia 61 Safari SimplicityWildlife and wilderness determine days at the intimate Old Mondoro. On the banks of the Zambezi River, this is the fi nest of bushcamps. Canoe the mighty river’s meandering channels, walk in the footsteps of elephant herds, track wild dogs in 4x4 or simply sip sundowners on a waterborne safari. Together the natural chalets, land and water activites and remarkable guides offer the ultimate in safari authenticity.To visit Old Mondoro online, follow the links on: tel: +260 1 295 398Four en suite chalets overlooking the Kafue River. Enjoy our natural hot spring, game drives, river cruises. An experience of a lifetime!KAFUE NATIONAL PARK ZAMBIAShenton Safaris is Zambia’s leading Wildlife and Photographic info@kaingo.comCome and 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 www.pulseafrica.comTel UK: + 44 20 8995 5909 Tel South Africa: + 27 11 325 2290Private walking safaris through ‘real’ Africainfo@Africa