BUSH TELEGRAPH NOVEMBER '09

Posted Nov 30, 2009

Winston

For those of you have been on a safari with us end of  October  / beginning of November might have had the pleasure of seeing Wonky Tusk and her family walk through the the reception of Mfuwe Lodge.  Wonky tusk has recently just added a new member to her family which the Lodge staff have called "Winston". Above is a photo of him a few days old.  Apparantely he is very full of himself and a very confident little chap.

Winston and mum

There is a small herd of elephants which live around Mfuwe Lodge in South Luangwa National Park. They are lead by a Matriach called "Wonky Tusk". Every year, around end of October / beginning of November when the Wild Mango is in full fruit, Wonky Tusk leads her family through the receptionof Mfuwe Lodge to eat the fruit from a huge Wild Mango Tree which is on the other side of the reception. She only does this at this paticular time of year. Her family has obviously been eating from this tree for generations long before the lodge was ever built. We have witnessed in the past amazing sightings of how Wonky Tusk has assisted her new born calf up the steps of the lodge.

Wonky tusk walking through reception

lion asleep at Mfuwe lodge

"No its not domesticated she is very wild!!"

Over the past few weeks Mfuwe Lodge have had the most amazing game vewing sightings. A pride of lions have regular been visiting the lodge at all hours of the day. Guests have had to be collected from their chalets by vehicle. One young Lion was even seen having a snooze outside the door of one of the chalets.

Mfuwe Lodge is closing from January until the 1st of May 2010 for refurbishment. We are currently working on farming / safari programme for end of Oct / Nov 2010 which will include a few nights stay at Mfuwe Lodge. Anyone interested in joining us or sending clients please let us know, we will be getting back to you with final details within the next few weeks.

The rains have arrived in Zambia and have relieved us for unbearable heat we were having. I am off taking a group on a horse safari in the Okavango Delta in Botswana, we no doubt are going to get rather wet but looking forward to the trip and let you know how it goes next month.

Take Care

Ian & Daphne Lindsay

Lion on the path at Mfuwe Lodge
     

 

 

 

 

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