Liwonde National Park continues to flourish with the diverse game species and sightings. Robin Pope Safaris tells what guests at Kuthengo Camp have been treated to recently as well as how the continued work by African Parks is enriching the safari experience in the park.
Guests at Kuthengo Camp had the most interesting sighting recently – a black and white buffalo with oddly shaped horns!
African Parks have seen to the reintroduction of two of Africa’s large cat species, cheetah and lion, after having been absent from the park for many years. One of the cheetah females gave birth to five cubs earlier in the year, a clear indication of her having successfully settled in her new home. Guests – and Robin Pope Safaris’ guides, of course – were thrilled to see the family relaxing and even enjoying a successful hunt!
Topping it all off is the recent translocation of 17 black rhino from Hluhluwe–Imfolozi Park in South Africa. This amazing feat was organised and led by WWF South Africa in collaboration with African Parks, Malawi’s Department of National Parks and Wildlife, and Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife. Naturally, African Parks have extensive measures in place to protect these animals, including aerial surveillance, daily ranger patrols and the integration of the most advanced technology to enable their real-time tracking.
Each rhino has been fitted with a new GPS sensor device provided by Smart Parks, allowing the teams to accurately monitor their activity and location 24 hours a day. With fewer than 5500 black rhinos remaining in the wild, their protection could not be more crucial. Robin Pope Safaris’ guests have already been afforded a sighting of one of these special ‘new kids on the block’ and they look forward to sharing more updates.
Guests of Robin Pope Safaris have a unique opportunity to spend some time with the African Parks and explore the amazing work they are doing in Malawi in both Majete Wildlife Reserve and Liwonde National Park. This is through the seven-day Focus on Conservation safari, which has a 28 March 2020 set departure and with very limited places available.