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False May 2008 Travel Zambia Contents Travel Zambia Edition 3, May 2008 5 Editorial: River of dreams A welcome to Travel Zambia from editor, Mike Unwin 6 In the Frame: Safety in numbers Wildlife get- togethers, as seen by three top photographers NKANI Meet here for all the latest news and views from around Zambia. 14– 17 People Ewan McGregor visits Zambia; safari guide weddings; Thandie Newton’s Zambian roots; Zambian traveller’s UK diary; city slickers hit Kafue; Zambian wins book prize; dentists in the bush 18– 21 Habitat Elephant orphanage; day in the life of a rhino scout; Kariba dam; leopard surprise; focus on puff adders; impala demise 22– 23 Culture Bush theatre; kids’ ballet; music for malaria; reader’s journal; artist goes solo FEATURES 24 Cover Story: Valley service Stephen Cunliffe reveals why the Lower Zambezi Valley is one of Africa’s most exciting safari destinations. Plus close encounters, where to stay and fishing tips. 32 Interview: Bush education Ron Toft talks to Steve and Anna Tolan about setting up Chipembele, Zambia’s pioneering wildlife education centre. 36 Zambia undiscovered: Behind the smokescreen Crispin Quarmby looks at life in the Copperbelt, and discovers the hidden delights that await the discerning visitor. 40 Heritage: A taste of Zambia Zambia’s natural produce is finding a new market worldwide. Philip Dickson reports on the care and tradition behind organic honey and coffee. 42 Lodge Life: House and home Zambia’s safari houses offer a family home in the bush. Anna Devereux- Baker reports on this unique innovation. VAKACHA Hit the road with our safari news, travel advice and top visitor tips. 46– 47 Around Zambia Check out our map for an A– Z of Zambia’s highlights 48 Know your National Parks An inventory of Zambia’s 19 National Parks 49 Safari McBrides’ boat safari, plus all the latest safari news 54 A helping hand Projects and events that give something back 58 Bookshelf The latest publications 64 Inside View: Community classroom Conservationist education officer Sylvester Kampamba on taking education to the community in North Luangwa The allure of the 24Lower Zambezi A sweet discovery 40 Home from home in 42the heart of the bush CHONGWE RIVER HOUSESTEVE BENBOWSTEPHEN CUNLIFFE

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