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11h15 CAT there are two men in a dugout canoe in midriver in front of the dock They paddled away upstream again.
Dear Royal Zambezi Lodge, as Margaret has already said, thank you for always taking the time to interact with us and answer our questions. It's most appreciated and always very informative. I do hope to make it there one day so I can experience all this beauty for myself. I can imagine the excitement you must have there on a daily basis with all these animals around ! Yes, unfortunately animals need to do whatever it takes to survive. Sadly I missed the impalas and bushbucks but hopefully they will be back !
Thank you Zambezi Lodge for all your information. Makes interesting reading. Looking forward to seeing some lions.
To Royal Zambezi Lodge re Tiger Fish. My biggest was 15lbs between Chirundu and the Kafue /Zambezi confluence. My Dad caught one of exactly 17 lbs on 21 December 1991, in the rainy season ( it is mounted and on my wall), in the same area and my brother one of just over 22 lbs not sure of the year. I am considering coming to visit you next year after my pending hip replacement. I was born in Kitwe in 1957 and now live in the Western Cape South Africa. Great cam and a lovely lodge. Thank you.
Good morning all,thank you so much Zambezi Lodge for this cam,it's a real privilege to be able to see the wildlife and this beautiful place,and that you interact with us...
I will keep my eyes open at night to see the Leopards, they are my favourite cats.Does this cam stay on all year?
@Royal Zambezi Lodge, Thank you once again for taking the time from your busy day to answer questions, it is really appreciated (not just to the people who asked the question, but to all of us). Hopefully with the night vision camera we might get a sighting of the lions or leopards. As you say nature can seem really cruel, but most animals will kill when hungry to survive, unlike some humans who would do it just for the thrill. I know a lot of people on here aren't on Facebook, but I hope anyone who is have checked out your page, loads of fab pics on there.
Hi Tom, Anne, and Ann,Thank you for engaging. Tom - the threat of mining is still there. We as operators will now need to ensure that they do not get approvals from all the other Authorities - Environmental, road development etc.. The battle is not over. Thanks for being concerned. 12 WILD DOG in Mpata Gorge !! That's GREAT news and what a wonderful sighting !! When was that ? What was your biggest Tiger Fish caught on the Zambezi? Anne - Thanks for showing interest. What news would you like to know about? We had a fantastic leopard sighting yesterday on a guests game drive in the morning. The leopard was lounging about on a big branch of a tree. Ann - yes, watching cats making a kill is bittersweet for sure. Living here we have learnt that nature can be cruel but out there in the bush, it is the survival of the fittest and the cats also have to eat. The pride that killed the waterbuck have 5 teenage cubs and the mums have done a fantastic job of keeping them alive and in good condition. I hope you can come stay one day and you can come for a game drive and see them :) The lions do come by fairly often, and usually stick to the surrounding areas. All the staff are used to this and we also have safari guides on duty. We actually have 2 leopards that are resident in the area and they walk through camp most nights, but normally when all guests are sleeping and camp is quiet as they too don't want to be walking around amongst humans. It's exciting! There was a big herd of impala and a few bushbuck in front of the lodge yesterday too - not sure if anyone saw them on the other camera?
Look's like a few spot's of rain today 13.25. I would be very thankful in that heat, I like warmth, but that is HOT.
Natalie, thank you for the information you provide us. It's very interesting to know. I assumed the animals must be quite relaxed if they come that close to the lodge and it's great that you get to see them regularly. Must be quite the experience to have a candlelit dinner near an elephant, hippo or even a buffalo ! I'm saddened to hear about the waterbuck. Glad the cams weren't operational when that happened as that's not something most of us would want to see. Do lions come by often and if so do any precautions need to be taken? I'm just curious cause I can't imagine them ever being relaxed !
Hello Natalie from Royal Zambesi Lodge,Thank you for providing the cams. We observers from Germany are very happy about it.Would it be possible to inform German observers about news? That would be great and we do not always have to read about UK.We can translate the text itself into German.Many thanks and best regards from Germany,also to the English-speaking users of the cam
Hi Royal Zam, Has the threat of mining now been completely lifted or is it still in limbo? Thank you for your webcam, brings back many happy memories of days on the Zambesi fishing for tiger and a couple of years ago being privileged to see a pack of 12 Painted Dogs in Mupata Gorge in addition to many other species.
Morning Margaret, Carol and Ann, We are so pleased that you are enjoying the views. The Lower Zambezi National Park is a truly unique place and one of the few National Parks in Africa that offer so many water activities (fishing, cruises and canoeing) and land-based activities (Game drives, walks). There is something for everyone! We are also family-friendly, and we are building an adventure nature playground which we will open next year where we will also be able to do walking safaris for under 12. The animals in and around the lodge itself (where these cameras are situated) are all very relaxed. This is mainly due to the fact that we leave them alone, don't get into their personal space and we respect their privacy. They feel safe in and around the lodge and most are habitual so we see them regularly. We had 7 lions kill a waterbuck in front of the lodge about a month ago! The candlelit dinners are often surrounded by elephant, hippo and the odd buffalo :) Hopefully, we will see you at the lodge one day! Take care,Natalie
Hello Natalie and thank you for your message. It is very understandable that you would be experiencing wi-fi issues due to the remote location of the lodge but I'm sure in time it will be resolved. Your lodge looks absolutely stunning and I hope I will have the pleasure of visiting it someday. Thank you Royal Zambezi Lodge for hosting these wonderful cameras. I am looking forward to seeing the great wildlife and the beauty of nature. It really is something special for us to experience such things up close.
Hello Natalie from me in a very cold and wet UK. At least you can see the water where it should be. Do not worry about your wi-fi problems. I know you will be doing everything you can to sort things out. We will persevere with you, because the sights you can offer us are truly worth waiting for. To wake up every morning to that WOW! Your guest's must be in seventh heaven with the facilities you offer. Even the hippo's look so contented, are they really so laid back? Looking forward to all that is to come. Thank you.