• Matt Armstrong-Ford

Covid Conservation Safari

As I am sure most of you are aware, there is a strange virus thing going around that has caused the world to come to a complete standstill, temporarily.

While most of us are sat at home in isolation, many people are still hard at work in a countless number of places across Africa and the world, trying their best to make sure National Parks and wild spaces remain safe havens for the wildlife that call them home.

With tourism having completely come to a standstill in most Southern African countries, wildlife authorities and conservation organisations that depend on tourists $ to fund operations are really struggling to keep up the vital work of ensuring that National Parks do not become open hunting grounds now that tourism is no longer providing these places with value to local communities, other than as a larder.

Now, none of us really know when things will open up again and we can all start to head back to the place we love the most, The Bush. Hopefully, things will find some sort of normality at some point in the not too distant future and towards the later half of this year National Parks and Game Reserves will start welcoming tourists once more.

In light of this, I have decided to make my "South Luangwa Late Season Special Photographic Safari" with Shenton Safaris and The Bushcamp Company totally none profit and donate 100% of all money made to Conservation South Luangwa. Well over $4,000

Now, I know planning on a holiday in these uncertain times is the last thing on most peoples minds for a number of reasons, safety being one of them. Southern Africa, so far has escaped the worst of the virus with Zambia having recorded to date 43 cases and 2 deaths. Which is staggeringly low compare to Europe and America. Now, this could change and I will keep a very close eye on things in Zambia and the surrounding countries as things develop and will update the map below accordingly.

Another question to take into account when planning a holiday is "will i actually be able to travel?" With boarder closures and lockdowns across the world in place, this is undoubtedly an issue of concern. Things are changing fast and new information is being relayed to us on a daily basis. With all this in mind if you do indeed have thoughts on going on safari later this year, all you need do is register your interest with me and make a minimal donation deposit of $250 which will go immediately and directly to CSL, in oder to help them carry out the vital work, work that will ultimately keep The South Luangwa safe until people can visit once again. Confirmation and remaining payments can then be made at a later date when information is in place to make a well informed decision.

This safari will run from the 21st - 31st October 2020 & 17th - 28th October 2021 and will only be open to a maximum of 4 guests and will be hosted by myself as your specialist photographic guide.

Cost and Details 2020

Total per person: $10,499 (USD)

21st October: Latitude 15 hotel

22nd - 26th October: Mfuwe Lodge

27th - 30th October: Shenton Safaris' Kaingo Camp

31st October Depart

The safari is inclusive of

All accomodation

All Domestic flights and transfers

All meals and Shenton Safaris and Mfuwe Lodge

All Drinks at Shenton Safaris

At least two safari activities per day

All taxes and Park fees

Shenton Safaris

Shenton Safaris' Kaingo Camp is situated in the northern section of South Luangwa National Park. In one of Africas prime game viewing areas. Shenton Safaris are one of the leading photographic safari operators in the industry. Their location and network of specially designed photographic hides (of which we will have exclusive use of) make this place a wildlife photographers dream. Combine that with stunning accommodation right on the banks of the Luangwa River and excellent food, you will struggle to find a more complete safari experience.

The Bush Camp Company's Mfuwe Lodge

Mfuwe lodge is situated in the central region of the park in a fantastic game viewing area. The lodge is beautifully designed and is famous for having Elephants walk through reception as they make their way to feed on a Wild Mango Tree right next to the main deck of the lodge. The Elephants start arriving at the lodge towards late October, right at the time we will be there.

Mfuwe Lodge, much like Shenton Safaris places a huge emphasis on photography and is recognised by National Geographic as one of their unique lodges of the world and is used by a number of the worlds top wildlife photographers.

This safari is perfect for any enthusiastic wildlife photographer from beginner to expert. If you would like more information on this special offer or to book your place on this safari please contact me on WhatsApp +44 7738833281 or send me a message on Instagram


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