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False 52 Travel Zambia May 2008 Nkani Nkani Vakacha Vakacha New faces at Chongwe Chongwe River Camp ( Lower Zambezi NP) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Mr. Thierry Dalais, co- founder and chairman of North Island in the Seychelles. Meanwhile the camp has also introduced new faces to the management team: Robin and Storm Mason have arrived from Tanzania, with a wealth of bush and lodge experience; Brendan and Clem Raisbeck have arrived from Robin Pope Safaris in South Luangwa to take over Chongwe River House – no doubt ably assisted by Bruce, their young son, who will enhance the family feeling of this family- friendly safari location. Details at: www. chongwe. com Chiawa makeover Chiawa Camp ( Lower Zambezi NP) completed its facelift in time for the 2008 season, rebuilding the entire front- of-house area, including the sitenje ( lounge/ bar), dining room and loos. Returning guests can rest assured that the camp retains all its old charm and rustic luxury: a little height has been added to the rooms, old thatch has been replaced with new, and timber decks added for more warmth and luxury. Guests will also benefit from the addition of another game viewing vehicle, new boat engines and an improved, silent power- generation system. Details at: www. chiawa. com NEWS IN BRIEF SAFARI Community welcome in North Luangwa North Luangwa National Park is one of Zambia’s wildest wildlife destinations. There is no permanent accommodation inside the park, with just a handful of temporary camps open in the dry season. But a nearby community campsite allows visitors to enjoy the park and its surroundings throughout the year. Claire Lewis reports. ‘ Natwange’ means ‘ Let’s celebrate and have fun’ – and, in this case, do it with nature. Natwange Community Campsite, opened in 2002, is located on the Mwaleshi River near the Mano Gate entrance to North Luangwa. Managed entirely by and for the benefit of the Mukungule Community and the Community Resources Board, it is a perfect example of active community participation in a conservation area. The site provides self- catering camping facilities ( you can even rent tents), including six private camping spots each with its own hot shower and flush toilet, car parking and BBQ/ braai areas. A gift shop opening this year will offer Bisa cultural souvenirs made by local community members and women’s groups. Game viewing in the vicinity includes large herds of buffalo, for which North Luangwa is particularly well known, while zebra, impala, Cookson’s wildebeest and puku are common, and larger carnivores include lion, leopard, hyena and occasional wild dog. Near the Muchinga Escarpment you may also spot the rare Lichtenstein’s hartebeest. Community tour guides offer spectacular birding trips on the edge of this escarpment, with specialities including African finfoot, Lady Ross’s turaco, Narina trogon and white- winged Starling. Other activities include fishing and hiking along the Mwaleshi river. The campsite is located approximately 42km east of the Great North Road and is within striking distance of Shiwa Ng’andu and Kapishya Hot Springs. It thus makes a great addition to a trip around northern Zambia. During the dry season, adventurous visitors who relish an off-the- beaten- track challenge can cross the Luangwa River and follow its eastern bank to Luambe NP and on to South Luangwa NP. For details and reservations contact: moses@ fzs. org or clairelewis@ fzs. org Below: Cookson’s wildebeest may be seen by visitors to Natwange Community Campsite MIKE UNWIN Chiawa’s vehicles ford the flooded Chongwe River GRANT CUMINGS