In mid-February the Lion Camp Refurb Team flew into Mfuwe, climbed on board the Lion Camp boat and traveled up the Luangwa River to camp. As Oscar (our multi-talented guest relations manager, expert tailor and boat driver) skillfully avoided all the hidden sandbanks and hippos, the team spent the journey looking out for wildlife along the banks of the river.
The Luangwa River can rise and fall quickly and the team were very lucky that the rainfall patterns in February resulted in a high river and a fairly smooth (and dry!) boat trip up to camp. The purpose of the journey was to see how the renovations were progressing, make a few final decisions on the interiors and to check that everything was running to plan.