Jonathan Scott Safari 2012

Following the hugely successful safaris at Mfuwe Lodge with Jonathan Scott & Phil Berry the last two Novembers, we are very excited to announce that Jonathan & Phil will again be running another safari at Mfuwe Lodge from 5th to 12th November 2012. More details are below, but for full details click here or contact

We are proud to welcome back BBC Big Cat Diary presenter, author and wildlife photographer Jonathan Scott, who, along with renowned Bushcamp Company guide, leopard & giraffe expert and former Park Warden, Phil Berry and award-winning Bushcamp Company guide Manda Chisanga who will be leading a unique week long trip to the South Luangwa at the award-winning Mfuwe Lodge in November 2012. We also hope to be joined by Wonky Tusk the elephant & her family, who regularly pass through the Lodge’s reception at that time of year. It will be the ideal week for photographers. As well as elephants walking through the reception, the South Luangwa is well known for it’s elephant population and is where Jonathan’s wife, Angie, took the stunning photograph of an elephant family drinking in the Luangwa River, that won her the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award in 2002. The South Luangwa is celebrated as being Zambia’s big cat country and one of the best parks in Africa for leopard. Although November can be hot, it is an exciting period for wildlife activity, with wild dog and lion sightings being good in previous years, as well as stunning carmine bee-eater colonies and mixed-species bird fishing parties. When the first rains come the park takes on a fresh green appearance and the air becomes clear - the light perfect for photography.

“Mfuwe Lodge and the Valley are now a regular fixture in our calendar. We return each year to host a week-long photographic safari with Phil and Babette and the team at the lodge, guided by two exceptional local guides Peter and Manda. We favour the onset of the ‘green season’ at the end of October and early November when the rains are imminent. This is the time that Mfuwe’s most famous residents make an almost daily appearance at the lodge, marching through reception to take advantage of the abundance of food on offer around the camp. I’m talking of course of Wonky Tusk and her family, a herd of wild elephants who probably roamed this area long before the lodge was established, feasting on the wild mangoes that ripen and fall from the trees at this time of year. We never tire of witnessing and photographing this extraordinary event." Jonathan Scott

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