Luangwa Valley Zambia

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Norman Carr Safaris



Kapani Lodge
PO Box 100
Mfuwe, Eastern Province, Zambia

Zambia Telephone – Kapani Lodge

Tel: + 260 216 246025
Tel: + 260 216 246015
Skype: normancarrsafaris

*Phone lines can be unreliable in Zambia so please keep trying if you are unable to connect on the first call

United Kingdom Telephone

+ 44 845 468 2177

*This is a free phone message service in the UK (Monday to Friday)
if you leave your details we will contact you directly within 48 hours.

International Marketing

Time + Tide


International Reservations

Time + Tide – Reservations Team

Skype: timeandtideafrica

Chongwe Safaris

Chongwe Safaris – Reservations Team

Address: Lower Zambezi National Park - Zambia
Skype: chongwereservation

UK Agent Representation

Outposts – Nigel Crofton

Phone Us

Tel: +4401872 241249
Cell: +4407050 256 056

Email & Website


USA Agent Representation

Tim Farrell & Associates – Tim Farrell

Phone Us

Tel: +1 203 762-8050



South African Agent Representation

Africa in Focus - Andy McEwan

Phone Us

Tel: +27 11 749 1646
Cell: +27 82 805 8633

Email & Website



The following links may be of use to those of you interested in planning a trip to Zambia or requiring more information on different programs in the region.

Mulberry Mongoose

Mulberry Mongoose is a unique jewellery company based in the South Luangwa, neighbouring Kapani Lodge. Their jewellery is hand made by highly trained local ladies from the South Luangwa using organic materials originating from the African bush including; feathers, hand carved wooden beads and carved vegetable ivories mixed with beautiful semi-precious stones and metals. The flagship Collection uses snare wire, a lethal wire set down by poachers to trap wildlife, turning it from a brutal weapon into beautiful jewellery; with each piece sold, money is donated to funding further anti snare patrols.

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Zambia Tourist Board

ZTB has compiled a comprehensive website covering all aspects of tourism in all regions of Zambia. This site will give you an overview of what the country has to offer.

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Proflight runs scheduled and charter flights throughout Zambia. They have been a preferred partner of Norman Carr Safaris since 1995.

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Zambian Immigration

For assistance with and information about visas and entry permits

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South Luangwa Conservation Society

The South Luangwa Conservation Society is a non-profit community based organisation. We are committed to the conservation of the local wildlife and natural resources of the National Park and surrounding Game Management Areas.

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Zambian Carnivore Monitoring Project

In collaboration with the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA), the Zambian Carnivore Programme is a non-profit Zambian registered trust dedicated to conserving large carnivore species and their habitat in one of Africa's most wildlife-rich countries.

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Chipembele Wildlife Education Trust

Steve and Anna Tolan established Chipembele Wildlife Education Trust with the associated Wildlife Education Centre opening in May 2001. The Trust was set up to support the advancement of the education of children and young people in the conservation and preservation of the environment and its wildlife.

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Tribal Textiles

Tribal Textiles produce unique hand-painted traditional and contemporary fabrics in Zambia's Luangwa Valley. Their extensive product range, all made with 100% cotton fabric, designed and individually hand painted, includes cushion covers, bed linen, table linen, wall hangings, bags, aprons and many more great ideas. Their produce is sold in our shop at Kapani and we can arrange visits to their factory workshop.

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African Travel and Tourism Association

ATTA is more than a trade association, it is a unique club for those who believe passionately in Africa and wish to share and promote their expertise to ensure that tourism plays a major role across this vast continent.

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Association for the Promotion of tourism to Africa

It is the goal and purpose of APTA to promote tourism to the continent of Africa and its Islands. APTA will seek to improve tourism to Africa through the education of its members.

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Zambia Weekly

An e-magazine that provides a way of keeping up-to-date with current affairs in Zambia.

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Bradt Travel Guide to Zambia

If there is one travel guide to Zambia that stands out from the rest as being the most up to date and comprehensive then it would be this one. Written by Chris McIntyre who visits Zambia regularly, the 4th edition of this guide was published in 2008.

Author Chris McIntyre
Publisher Bradt
ISBN 978 1 84162 226 2
ISBN 1 84162 226 5
Format Paperback - 544 pages
Illustrations 16 colour photos, 52 maps

Lonely Planet, Country Guide, Zambia

Another in the popular and comprehensive list of travel guide books published by Lonely Planet. This book gives a detailed history of the country from its pre-colonial days to the present day. It provides good general background information on the country as well as detailed analysis of the most popular tourist destinations.

Author David Else
Publisher Lonely Planet Publications (1 Feb 2002)
ISBN-10 1740590457
ISBN-13 978-1740590457
Format Paperback - 192 pages

Return to the Wild

This short book of 127 pages, first published in 1963, is a story of 2 orphan lions adopted by Norman Carr in Kafue National Park, Northern Rhodesia ( Now Zambia). In 1957 their mother was called 'the smiler'.She was shot. when she charged Chanamina, game guard, as he discovered 3 tiny one day old cubs under the large sycamore fig tree.They were taken to a mission station. Then one of the cubs was left with the game ranger and two were adopted by norman carr.(the one with game warden,later acted with Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra).

Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: Collins; 1st Edition edition (Dec 1962)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0002117061
ISBN-13: 978-0002117067

Chamberlain's Birds of Africa - South of the Sahara (New Edition 2010)

Fully revised, Birds of Africa south of the Sahara provides unrivalled coverage of African birds in a single volume, and is the first book to describe and illustrate all of the birds found in Africa south of the Sahara Desert (the Afrotropic Region), including Socotra, Pemba and islands in the Gulf of Guinea. Despite its exceptional coverage, this guide is compact enough to use in the field, and follows the standard field guide format, with texts and range maps appearing opposite the colour plates.

Authors: Ian Sinclair;Peter Ryan,

Birds of Southern Africa

This Commemorative edition of Newman's Birds of Southern Africa at once updates a classic and pays tribute to one of the region's best loved birding authors, the late Kenneth Newman. With the support of bird expert Faansie Peacock, the author's daughter, Vanessa Newman, has thoroughly revised, updated and expanded this new edition to reflect the latest research, both in terms of text and illustrations. Covering all the birds recorded from the Antarctic to the Zambezi River, its range includes the birds from the southern seas as well as those of South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho and Mozambique. The familiar, user-friendly format of Newman's Birds uses colour coding to indicate major bird groups and, as always, large accurate paintings of each species reflect the bird as it is seen in the field, now labeled with diagnostic features. A revised introductory section takes readers step-by-step through how to use this latest edition of Newman's Birds of Southern Africa in the field. Also available in Afrikaans as Newman se Voëls van Suider-Afrika.

Author: Kenneth Newman; Vanessa & Kenneth Newman
ISBN: 9781770078765
Format: Softcover
Release Date: October 2010
Imprint: Nature

Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals

This is a complete guide to the mammal fauna of Africa. Covering all known species (around 460), this guide will enable identification of all land mammals likely to be seen anywhere in Africa. Detailed accounts, with colour illustrations, are provided for most species, but some complex small mammal groups are summarized by genera. The colour illustrations show both sexes in sexually dimorphic species, and there are also a wealth of line drawings illustrating typical behaviours, the function of camouflaged or disruptive markings and the details of interspecific variation among closely allied species. Distribution maps show the ranges of most species covered.

Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: Academic Press (March 31, 2003)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0713665130
ISBN-13: 978-0713665130

Roberts Birds of Southern Africa

The Roberts guide comprises some 185 individual plates, all annotated to highlight key identifying characters and all accompanied by field texts drawn from the most up-to-date information known about the birds of Southern Africa. In addition to the texts, each species account has a colour map showing distribution and relative abundance. Also included are be breeding bars below the maps which indicate the prime breeding times for relevant species. Included, too, are name indices for 13 languages, including Portuguese, German, French, Zulu, Swasi, Afrikaans and many more. A handy quick index on the inside front cover helps locate the correct entries with ease. This field guide has drawn extensively from the 7th edition of Roberts Birds of Southern Africa. The original plates were amended and added to to create superb plates for this field guide.

Hardcover: 1296 pages
Author: Phil Hockey , W.R.J. Dean , P.G. Ryan
Publisher: John Voelcker Bird Book Fund; 7th Revised edition edition (1 Sep 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0620340533