Office Africa – December 2016

Hello There…

The Festive Season is a time where families come together after a long year to spend quality time together; each member of the ours is currently with their respective families for the holidays. Since the Shenton Safaris family began this journey in 1993; we have been working steadily to redefine the safari experience and we now look forward to the time which lies ahead, mindful and incredibly grateful for the wonderful year that was 2016. We are thankful to each and every one of you for the extraordinary support you have given to Shenton Safaris and for your vital contribution to our journey. We thank also our loyal friends in the trade, past and present guests and most particularly those who, year on year, return in increasing numbers on their safari pilgrimage to Shenton Safaris – their home away from home in the South Luangwa National Park.


Are you looking over where to go in 2017 for your holiday? If you are looking for something really special, then we’re extremely excited to let you know about our new Couple’s Deluxe Chalet. We’re offering a special package for couples looking for a private, authentic wildlife experience. The chalet has an en-suite lounge area and the possibility to have complete private dinning throughout your stay; with your own private waiter, guide and vehicle. Looking for your perfect birthday, anniversary or honeymoon experience? This is it!


Remember to look into staying with us for 7+ nights, we’ll add in a free sleep out on one of our star beds. Elephant Hide Star Bed for the nights you would be spending at Kaingo Camp, and Numbu Star Bed for the nights at Mwamba Bush Camp. Note that our 7+ nights special is also valid for nights split between both camps.


What remains is for the Shenton Safaris Family to extend to you, and your loved ones, our best wishes for this year’s festive season, trusting that 2017 will be filled with many inquiries, plentiful bookings, and lots of happy, healthy guests!  We look forward to keeping you entertained and up to date in 2017 on the Shenton Safaris Blog and trust that you will continue to comment on and share the stories that you find interesting. We’ll leave you with one of our favourite quotes, and some of the smiling faces that have traveled through our camps in 2016.


“It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest. It is the greatest source of so much in life that makes life worth living.”

Sir David Attenborough







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Thank you all for the endless smiles throughout the year, and your photographs!

Photographic Tours 2017

Looking to come out on a photographic trip, but unsure of who to come with? We have several photographic safaris planned for 2017, so if you are interested in learning from one of these professional photographers or naturalists, while spending a few days at Kaingo, then contact us for more information or visit our 2017 photography tours page on our website.  There is limited space on these trips, so don’t hesitate to get in touch!

C4 Photo Safaris

South Luangwa Photo Safari 22 – 27 June 2017

A 5 day stay with Kyle de Nobrega or Ruth Nussbaum as your private guides and hosts.

C4 Photo Safaris 

South Luangwa Photo Safari 17 – 23 September 2017

A 7 day stay with Isak Pretorius as your private guide and host.

Carnivores & Carmines Safari 1 – 6 November 2017

A 6 day stay with Johan van Zyl and Matt Armstrong Ford as your private guides and hosts.


As you know, next year is Shenton Safaris’ 25 year anniversary, 25 years of unforgettable wildlife expereinces that you have shared with us! In honour of this we’re compiling a gallery of #ThrowBackThursday25YRS. What does this mean? We’re collecting photographs from 1993 onwards from past guests and reliving those magical moments of the past; Derek’s short-shorts, Pat as a young guide… have you got some photos sitting in a photo album? Please share them with us!

Send us your footage…

If you have some magical images or video (taken with us) which illustrate how you felt #NourishedByNature during your safari with us that you’d like to share, please send them, along with a short “because” sentence, which describes how that experience made you feel. At the end of the season we will select the top 50 to create a beautiful montage of the year’s most inspiring content. There is no limit to the number of images/videos you can submit so keep them coming! These galleries will be updated frequently with new content so please check back whenever you feel a yearning to be #NourishedByNature, e-mail your entry to
The Picture of the Month selection is the most liked image from our #NourishedByNature campaign. We’ve tallied which of the images have gotten the most likes across all of our social media platforms and the winning photo is below.

Shenton Safaris – Pictures of the Month

December 2016 – Picture of the Month – #NourishedByNature

Because sometimes, as a photographer, it is handy to be the centre of attention.

Dave Cox

Dave Cox - #NourishedByNature

Safari Awards 2017

We would like to thank all of you for voting for both Kaingo Camp and Mwamba Bushcamp for the 2017 Safari Awards: we’re very happy to announce our results here for…



If you are visiting us next season, don’t hesitate to contact us with any question on what to bring, what to expect at the airport, how do our transfers work etc. For more information and rates, you can email us at, or inquire with your agent. We love hearing from you and it also helps us prepare your stay even better. You may also consider filling some empty space in your luggage with much needed supplies for the local communities. For an update on what is currently in need, visit Project Luangwa’s “Pack Something Extra” page.

Have you been to visit us recently? Have some time free? We’d love to read the review of your stay! Just click on the link below to the Camp that you stayed at.

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See you in the new year!

The Shenton Safaris’ Family