A buffalo calf was rescued by a group of guides at the Luamfwa Lagoon. The small calf was spotted in the mud with its mother looking in quite anxiously. The guides returned to the camp for some rope and to get an extra few hands to help with the rescue operation. The calf was very agitated ad distressed so the team had to tie the tow rope around its neck to heave it from the muddy pool. The calf’s mother had initially acted aggressively towards the rescuers but she soon realised that they were there to help and relaxed, watching patiently as the team dragged her baby from the mud. The calf was reunited with its mum and the two of them wandered off to join the rest of the herd which had been looking on from a greater distance.
The Kalamu Lagoon Camp is situated in the Luamfwa Concession in the southern part of the South Luangwa National Park. The camp is small and intimate with just eight luxury en-suite tents with indoor and outdoor showers. The rooms all have private decks with stunning views over the lagoon and the communal swimming pool is the perfect setting for a relaxing sundowner and offers some respite from the afternoon heat.
The South Luangwa National Park covers an area of 9000 square kilometres and has the highest concentrations of wildlife in the region. The vegetation is rich and attracts large numbers of animals including elephants, buffalo, lion, leopard, giraffe, hippo, crocodile, hyena, wild dog as well as unique species like Thornicroft Giraffe and Cookson’s wildebeest. Zambia is where walking safaris began and the South Luangwa is one of the best places in Africa to experience one of these amazing safaris. A Zambia safari to Kalamu lagoon Camp combines well with a Botswana safari.