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April 9, 2000 | MARGO PFEIFF, Margo Pfeiff is a freelance writer and photographer in Montreal
"Right! Single file. No breaking rank," barked Huw Jones, our lanky, redheaded safari guide, in an exaggerated British accent. "Splennnnndid!" Then, with a deep knee bend, a quick spin and a long-legged step forward, he mockingly saluted his scraggly, overheated crew and snapped to attention. "We were warned about Huw," one of my fellow travelers joked as we set off into the Zambian bush. Others may have been warned, but I wasn't. What had I gotten myself into?
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December 10, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Next year marks the 200th birthday of Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone, who was among the first Westerners to travel across Africa in the mid-19th century. The Zambian town that bears his name will mark the occasion with a Livingstone Bicentenary of sporting and cultural events that begins on his birthday, March 19. United Kingdom-based Expert Africa offers five trips dedicated to visiting places indelibly linked to Livingstone. One trip goes to Victoria Falls on the Zambia -Zimbabwe border, which Livingstone "discovered" (an indigenous tribe already knew about them)
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December 10, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Next year marks the 200th birthday of Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone, who was among the first Westerners to travel across Africa in the mid-19th century. The Zambian town that bears his name will mark the occasion with a Livingstone Bicentenary of sporting and cultural events that begins on his birthday, March 19. United Kingdom-based Expert Africa offers five trips dedicated to visiting places indelibly linked to Livingstone. One trip goes to Victoria Falls on the Zambia -Zimbabwe border, which Livingstone "discovered" (an indigenous tribe already knew about them)
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May 1, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Looking for an African safari that works for adults and teens? U.K.-based Expert Africa creates itineraries with teens and tweens in mind. The Spotted Hyaena Safari, for example, explores the wildlife-rich South Luangwa River in Zambia and offers nature walks and safari quizzes for kids 12 and older to take on day and night drives into the bush. Children also may spend afternoons cooling off in a swimming pool at one of the rustic camps and listening for the sounds of lions and other animals.
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May 1, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Looking for an African safari that works for adults and teens? U.K.-based Expert Africa creates itineraries with teens and tweens in mind. The Spotted Hyaena Safari, for example, explores the wildlife-rich South Luangwa River in Zambia and offers nature walks and safari quizzes for kids 12 and older to take on day and night drives into the bush. Children also may spend afternoons cooling off in a swimming pool at one of the rustic camps and listening for the sounds of lions and other animals.
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October 26, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
More than 60 years ago, Norman Carr helped start an animal reserve and opened it to the public in what was then northern Rhodesia. These days the tour company that bears his name, Norman Carr Safaris, continues to offer lodge stays and safaris in South Luangwa in Zambia. A six-night safari in Zambia is on sale at 2-for-1 prices. The tour includes a lodge stay in South Luangwa National Park and safaris to see impala, hippos, baboons, migrating birds (such as the malachite kingfisher in the photo)
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March 2, 1997 | JON K. TILLINGHAST, Tillinghast is an attorney and freelance journalist from Juneau, Alaska
The leopard had killed an aardvark roughly its own weight and pulled the carcass up a sausage tree. There it was safe from the hyenas gathered at the tree's base, and from the pride of 22 lions whose territory the leopard shared. The night after the kill, the leopard lay sprawled across a limb of that tree, the aardvark devoured. There was no need for the leopard to hunt that night, and no reason to stir when our Land Cruiser paused to admire him.
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November 6, 2011
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November 4, 2007
Out of Africa comes this glimpse of lions snoozing in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park, where Julie Lowrey of La Verne traveled in September with a friend. "We were looking for something that was true Africa," Lowrey said. They saw the pride take down a buffalo and the feast that followed. "I was amazed at how close we got," she said. She used a Nikon D50.
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October 23, 1994 | LEE BROWN, Brown is a retired San Diego State professor and a part-time lecturer at Cal State Northridge.
We had lingered too long over coffee and our guide was pacing restlessly beneath the great spreading trees sheltering Luwi Camp, a temporary five-hut settlement in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park. By 6:15 a.m. the four of us had set out on our morning walking safari, having been awakened by the unmistakable, not-too-distant roar of a lion. Arthur Ansell, 52, the Kapani Safari Lodge guide who directed our safari, was eager to track the lion.
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November 6, 2011
EUROPE Discount train travel Rail Europe offers travelers 20% off standard premier tickets on high-speed Eurostar trains between London, Paris and Brussels and a $20 Amazon gift card. Rail Europe's discount applies to standard premier-class tickets (between economy and business premier), which come with roomier seats, and includes a light snack with beer or wine. One-way tickets cost $131 from London to Paris or Brussels and $139 from Paris or Brussels to London. Dates: The offer is good for tickets bought through 8:59 PST Nov. 16. Info: Rail Europe, (888)
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October 26, 2011 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
More than 60 years ago, Norman Carr helped start an animal reserve and opened it to the public in what was then northern Rhodesia. These days the tour company that bears his name, Norman Carr Safaris, continues to offer lodge stays and safaris in South Luangwa in Zambia. A six-night safari in Zambia is on sale at 2-for-1 prices. The tour includes a lodge stay in South Luangwa National Park and safaris to see impala, hippos, baboons, migrating birds (such as the malachite kingfisher in the photo)
TRAVEL
April 9, 2000 | MARGO PFEIFF, Margo Pfeiff is a freelance writer and photographer in Montreal
"Right! Single file. No breaking rank," barked Huw Jones, our lanky, redheaded safari guide, in an exaggerated British accent. "Splennnnndid!" Then, with a deep knee bend, a quick spin and a long-legged step forward, he mockingly saluted his scraggly, overheated crew and snapped to attention. "We were warned about Huw," one of my fellow travelers joked as we set off into the Zambian bush. Others may have been warned, but I wasn't. What had I gotten myself into?
TRAVEL
March 2, 1997 | JON K. TILLINGHAST, Tillinghast is an attorney and freelance journalist from Juneau, Alaska
The leopard had killed an aardvark roughly its own weight and pulled the carcass up a sausage tree. There it was safe from the hyenas gathered at the tree's base, and from the pride of 22 lions whose territory the leopard shared. The night after the kill, the leopard lay sprawled across a limb of that tree, the aardvark devoured. There was no need for the leopard to hunt that night, and no reason to stir when our Land Cruiser paused to admire him.
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