African Safari Pictures
These photos have all been taken by Jules Shenton in and around her home in the middle of South Luangwa National Park.
Many were taken in our world famous photographic hides. National Geographic, Discovery Channel and BBC natural history unit have all used these hides in their productions and publications.
The most recent use was by BBC in the production of LIFE – An Evolution through time. The camera man said the hippo hide was the best hide he had used in his 20+ years of filming wildlife documentaries.
Pictures of African Animals
We have a huge number of predators, Lion and Leopard being the most notable because of their sheer numbers in our area. We follow two productive lion pides; the Mwamba Pride and the Hollywood pride (so named because of the number of documentaries they have starred in) and have upwards of 10 leopards between the two camps.
The spotted hyena in this area usually roam either solitary or in 2′s and threes only joining together in a large pack on a sizeable carcass such as a dead hippo.
We have a pack of Wild Dog named the Kaingo Pack by the African Wild Dog Research team as they are mostly found in the areas around our camps. That said, Wild Dog roam huge territories and we always feel incredibly lucky to see them.
There is a greater concentration of hippo and nile crocodile in the Luangwa River than anywhere else on the planet and you will see these great mammals and reptiles cohabiting in relative peace in front of Kaingo. There are approximately 8500 elephants in the South Luangwa National Park and both Kaingo and Mwamba have resident family groups who spend plenty of time inside the camp boundaries – particularly in a big Mchenja fruiting year!
We have a stunning group of about 22 Thornicroft Giraffe which are indiginous to the Luangwa Valley, and quite different in their markings to the normal reticulated giraffe.
We have ample numbers of Crawshay’s Zebra, Common Waterbuck, Kudu, Puku, Impala, Banded Mongoose, Slendrer Mongoose Yellow Babooon and Vervet Monkeys.
The smaller nocturnal animals you can expect to see are elephant shrews, gennets, white tailed mongoose, porcupine and civets.
Animals that are found in the area, but are much harder to see are: eland, roan antelope, caracal, serval, aardvark, pangolin and side striped jackal.Also have a look at the photos of our newsletters.