Nourished By Nature

There is so much in the news that can make us feel despondent about the demise of the natural world. Between climate change, poaching, species extinctions and man’s degradation of our natural environment it’s sometimes hard to remember the beauty and the wonder. The part of our “job” that Derek and I are most passionate about is the opportunity we have to bring people into experience with nature. Our aim, particularly with our wildlife hides where you can simply sit and be with the wildlife, is that our guests leave remembering their sense of wonder for the natural world. Our goal is that you feel nourished by the incredible wild beauty of the environment and wildlife we are blessed to have in our care.

Below is a selection of images combined with sentiments, which illustrate how you felt #nourishedbynature during your safari with us.  If you have some magical images or video (taken 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 #NourishedByNature.

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!

This page will be updated frequently with new content so please check back whenever you feel a yearning to be #nourishedbynature.

You will also find us posting them on Facebook and Instagram.Jules Signature

 

 

 

 

 

 

Juliet Shenton

Because spending any time in this most wild and special place leaves you forever changed; the drum of nature’s heart will always beat within you…

Jules Shenton

Derek Shenton

Because, as a third-generation conservationist, it is my role to teach my daughters everything I know about the bush and to inspire them to carry on the torch when I  tire from the race.

Derek Shenton

#Nourishe

Because nature is just as gruesome as it is beautiful.

Kalai Shenton

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Because after a successful hunt and a full tummy it was time for a nap.

Dave Cox

Pieter Louw

Because the curiosity and playfullness of cubs always feeds the spirit and brings a smile.

Pieter Louw

#NourishedByNature Samuel Cox

Because a little wander away from Mum is just the excitement one needs.

Samuel Cox

Jayabella Shenton

Because this Kingfisher reminds me of a rainbow and I love the colours.

Jayabella Shenton

#NourishedByNature Samuel Cox

Because a one-eyed leopard needs to keep an extra eye out for trouble.

Samuel Cox

Cynthia Tuthill

Because of the magic surrounding me while quietly watching kaingo at night

Cynthia (Tuthill) and James Orr

Because: If nourished is the essence of a long living memory then looking into the mouth of a fighting Hippo from just feet away at Kaingo, will live on with me!

Gerry Batchelor

#NourishedByNature Samuel Cox

Because a quick drink at the waterhole is the difference between life and death in the dry season.

Samuel Cox

Pieter Louw

Because at Kaingo even the hippo smile at you.

Pieter Louw

Dave and Jenny Cox

Two arms .. three children … we have a problem !

Dave and Jenny Cox

#NourishedByNature Samuel Cox

Because a tree is a leopard’s favourite bed.

Samuel Cox

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Because when you think about it, lions are just big kittens messing around with each other, and seeing them doing it is an experience you do not come across often and something you struggle to forget.

Anae Louw

Cynthia Tuthill

Because the stunning beauty of impala simply takes your breath away, no matter how common they are or how frequently you see them.

Cynthia (Tuthill) and James Orr

#NourishedByNature Samuel Cox

Because a well hidden leopard is nearly impossible to see.

Samuel Cox

Agata Passoni

Because Puku in the light of the setting sun is all you really need to watch while you drink your Sundowner.

Agata Passoni

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Because something so small and innocent should not be destroyed by mans’ stereotypes before it has had a chance to prove them wrong.

Anae Louw

#NourishedByNature Samuel Cox

Because an African sunset cannot be beaten.

Samuel Cox

Because being emersed by Quelea in thier display made us feel part of, not just observers of, a wonder of nature.

Gerry Batchelor

Juliet Shenton

Because happiness is found in the simplest pleasures on the banks of the Luangwa River.

Juliet Shenton

#NourishedByNature Samuel Cox

Because an early night is the best thing after a hard days work.

Samuel Cox

Pieter Louw

Because baboons always teach us that families care and are there to support one another.

Pieter Louw

Dave and Jenny Cox

Because there is always a prize just out of reach.

Dave and Jenny Cox

#NourishedByNature Samuel Cox

Because big birds of prey display such awesome power and grace when they take off.

Samuel Cox

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Because something so shy and seldom seen, is something you want to remember. Perched on a branch in there darkness, only illuminated by the searchlight that happened to sweep across it in an attempt to find something in the pitch black night.

Anae Louw

#NourishedByNature Saphire Shenton

Because being in our Ebony Grove makes me feel relaxed and calm. It makes me feel like an Angel.

Saphire Shenton

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Because being able to remain calm and get the shot of a leopard charging at you is a once in a lifetime experience and confirms my belief that one should not let a moment in the bush go to waste.

Anae Louw

Agata Passoni

Because… African sunsets are what I dream of when I am away from this beautiful land.

Agata Passoni

Kenneth Coe

Because a night drive in South Luangwa offers a rare glimpse of a secret, raw Africa.

Kenneth Koe

Pieter Louw

Because sometimes natures teach us that hanging on is the only thing we can do….

Pieter Louw

Juliet Shenton

Because you never know who you might meet on the road.

Juliet Shenton

Dave and Jenny Cox

Because there is nothing more glorious than bathing in the warm first light of dawn.

Dave and Jenny Cox

Christa Ryan

Because when the quelias fill the sky my heart soars with them.

Christa Ryan

Pieter Louw

Because the forlorn and longing cubs on a tree, waiting for a mom to return from a hunt, make us realise how vulnerable we all are.

Pieter Louw

Gerry Batchelor

Because I just love the imperious look of the male Kudu. The kudu is one of my favourite antelope and the males particularly have a way of looking at you with a stare that is quite disarming and penetrating.There is a degree of arrogance about them yet actually they take flight quite easily which perhaps is partly what makes them so interesting.

Gerry Batchelor

Agata Passoni

Because being able to add anything to someone’s magical experience here is an honour, and a pleasure.

Agata Passoni

Dave and Jenny Cox

Because they may not be the most endearing of creatures, but they’re certainly amongst the most entertaining.

Dave and Jenny Cox

Art Ryan

Because our journey through Africa has introduced us to many incredible people, like Kaingo’s Patrick. A gentleman first and foremost, but also has incredible knowledge and judgement of our natural world.
He is without peer. We are fortunate to call him friend.

Art Ryan

Juliet Shenton

Because the glory of crocodile skin is so much more apparent on the beast than on a bag.

Juliet Shenton

Gerry Batchelor

Because you find the things that you did not set out to discover. If there is a holy grail of birds then Pels fishing owl must be near the top. For me this photograph also illustrates the fragility of what we have. The Pels is wide spread but like so many animals in some parts of Southern Africa is vulnerable or critically endangered. So to that extent for me it a bellwether to how well we look after what we love and how as tourists we contribute to its conservation.

Gerry Batchelor

Because safari is taking the time to watch all aspects of nature, large and small, such as a serval zeroing in on its diminuitive prey with its radar-dish ears, using its extraordinary pounce to secure dinner.

Chris Parker

Dave and Jenny Cox

Because on Earth there is no heaven but an African sunset is as close as it gets.

Dave and Jenny Cox

Pieter Louw

Because seeing the poise,  focus and gracefulness of a big leopard is jaw-droppingly beautiful….no matter how many times you experience it.

Pieter Louw

Phil Branham

Because when you are in nature, seeing small newly born animals even though they grow to be big and strong reminds you how precious and precarious life can be.

Phil Branham

Juliet ShentonBecause my cathedral was green. I celebrated the most special day of my life in our spectacular, ancient Ebony Grove.

Jules Shenton

Pieter Louw

Because the deep and purposeful stare of the lioness guarding her cubs fill you with wonder and admiration for the proud and majestic animal she is.

Pieter Louw

Dave and Jenny Cox

Because life on safari isn’t just about the Big Five.

Dave and Jenny Cox

Gerry Batchelor

Because the Baobab is one of the most iconic sights in Africa. They are often seen individually but not far from Mwamba is a whole forest of these silent sentinels of the bush. Standing amongst these ancient trees many of which have been there for hundreds of years is a humbling experience. If only they could tell us what they have seen what stories they must have. As the sun set the colours began to glow until as the light was gone and they were illuminated by a million stars in a jet black sky.

Gerry Batchelor

Rona McKendrick

Because sometimes you don’t need to look too far to see the beauty
in front of you.

Rona McKendrick

Dave and Jenny Cox

Because all sunsets are memorable when shared with friends on safari.

Dave and Jenny Cox

Gerry Batchelor

Because for me the Luangwa is one of the most beautiful places in Africa. It is truly the river of life, a magnet for wildlife but also an ever changing landscape of shapes and light. From season to season it is never the same, it floods and refreshes it feeds and renews at the very centre of all that live alongside this beautiful place.

Gerry Batchelor

Derek Shenton

Because buffalo live in extended family units, much like humans and to me they represent strength, tenacity and courage in the face of nature’s most ferocious challenges.

Derek Shenton

Dave and Jenny Cox

Because… “LION” !!!!!!!!!!

Dave and Jenny Cox

Gerry Batchelor

Because the one thing you quickly learn about Africa is that you never know what you will see. Africa will always surprise you and sometimes reward you but it will never conform. The big cats are such a mix of power, guile, speed and in the case of the Leopard sheer beauty. She was well aware of us but remained elusive for over two days until our morning of departure!

Gerry Batchelor

Phil Branham

Because in meeting this wildlife scout, I was humbled at the risks he and others like him take to ensure that my granchildren’s children will have a chance to see nature as it truly exists.

Phil Branham

Dave and Jenny Cox

Because on safari you never know what’s around the corner.

Dave and Jenny Cox

Art Ryan

Because the more I watch the animals of Africa, and indeed the world, the more I understand why Einstein urged us to look deep into nature…you do understand everything better.

Art Ryan

Gerry Batchelor

Because these small birds can transform an empty space into a seething mass of black and create a cacophony of sound unlike anything else you have seen or heard. On our morning drive we were quite suddenly immersed and mesmerised by the sight and sound of hundreds of thousands, maybe a million or more Quelea performing their aerial ballet swaying and dancing creating the most exquisite choreography until for no obvious reason they were gone, moved to a new location to repeat one of Africa’s most unusual but dramatic spectacles.

Gerry Batchelor

Dave and Jenny Cox

Because in life there is always time for reflection.

Dave and Jenny Cox

Agata Passoni

Because there is nothing more relaxing than learning how to relax from the pros.

Agata Passoni

Pieter Louw

Because the purposefull march of a group of elephants in the bush make you realise nature is ruled by ancient laws beyond our grasp.

Pieter Louw

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Because you never know when friends may call.

Judith Cope

NourishedIMG_8799Because the hunt of a large male Kudu and subsequent feeding session of a pride of lions remind me of what teamwork can achieve.

Tinka Louw


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