Tourism news from #Zambia and beyond


(Posted 21st April 2020)

ATCNews readers have once again the opportunity to learn about tourism’s challenges during these trying times from Zambia, Zimbabwe and the wider region, always courtesy of Gill Staden who publishes this news letter on a regular basis.

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Masks for everyone
The Victoria Falls are full
ZESCO latest
Drains cleaned
Leopards in South Luangwa
Twa in Lochinvar
Alan Wardle dies
Full moon in Hwange
Photos of Gonarezhou
Okavango River coming down in flood
Garth Owen-Smith dies
Don’t release pet caged birds
Hail in Namibia
Baynes Dam planned for the Kunene River
Adjany Costa named Minister of Tourism and Environment in Angola
Cheetah births in Liwonde, Malawi
Cat fish run in Mozambique

Some Videos:

Africa Geographic with Shenton Safaris (Zambia)

Rare footage of a tiny, baby porcupine – known as a porcupette! Did you know porcupettes are born with soft, flexible quills that quickly harden upon contact with air? This definitely makes mum’s life easier!

Kwando Carnivore Project (Namibia)

I was incredibly lucky to see a courtship display of two Red crested Khoraans while I was out tracking lions in Bwabwata NP. I believe it is quite rare to see, but not sure why exactly. It was fascinating to watch and I even got to see the lions later too.

Desert Elephant Conservation (Namibia)

One year ago. TurboMum teaching her new baby “Star” how to get down the dunes. Behind them is Jamie, who wants to be Star’s babysitter, but TurboMum tells her to back off a bit. Then Jamie shows little Star how it’s done by big elephants: you gotta drag the back legs on the slide down!

Trailer for Into the Okavango (Angola and Botswana)

Skomer Island (Wales)

”Bang go all those Easter eggs”!
If you ever wondered what Great Black-backed Gull swallowing a Rabbit looks like.
Rabbits are an important part of their diet when none or very few smaller seabirds or seabird chicks are available.