The Life of A Croc Valley Volunteer
March 19, 2018
World Ranger Day-31 July 2018
August 2, 2018

CrocValley Updates June 2018


Changing of the Guard

Staff Out: CrocValley bids farewell to our Operations Manager, Dylan Brownless and our Marketing Manager, Nadja Peltz. We thank them for their commitment and time served and wish them all the best with their future endeavours.

Staff-In: CrocValley camp sends a warm welcome to the new Marketing Manager, Mark Kreuiter, from Cape Town, South Africa. Mark is passionate about photography and is interested in the digital aspects of marketing.


Indaba 2018 Durban

CrocValley attended Africa's Travel Indaba, the biggest travel and tourism trade show in Africa, which took place in South Africa's coastal city of Durban in May.
The who’s who of the tourism world attended to get a glimpse of the variety of the continent’s best tourism products. Africa’s Travel Indaba once again put the continent on the map through its thought-provoking seminars, presentations and exhibition stands.

Fallen Conservation Hero's

CrocValley hosted and celebrated the annual Fallen Conservation Hero's memorial (formerly known as Johnny Ambrose) to honour our lost comrades who gave their lives protecting our wildlife heritage. All Proceeds raised went to a good cause, the CSL (Conservation South Luangwa). It was an extremely fun and exiting day had by all who attended. To view the rest of the Photo's please visit our Facebook Gallery.


Mambwe Woman of Goodwill Matabeto Fundraising Dinner

CrocValley hosted their first Matebeto fundraising dinner for the Mambwe woman of goodwill. A Matebeto is a ceremony that usually takes place after a Zambian couple is married. It's a ceremony where the women in the family of the bride (it is often family and friends) cook food from the culture of their tribe for the family, friends, and guests of the groom-to-be. This tradition is usually held for marriages between two different ethnic groups or tribes. It is supposed to ensure that the husband doesn't get offended or upset when his wife brings him a dish he has never seen or eaten before. So the women stay up for a long time preparing pots and pots of food for others to consume at the event. The guests are suppose to make small donations for every pot of food as it is presented. It was very interesting and lots of fun!
To view the rest of the photos please visit our Facebook Gallery.


We're one month into the cool dry season which runs from May to August and the best moments for vieiwing copious amounts of wildlife coincides with the dry season, as the plains and bush clear out and provide more visibility. We've seen an increase in the number of elephants visiting the camp, and the guests have had some spectacular moments of getting up close to these majestic animals. Our guests have also been treated to regular sightings the elusive wild dog. There has recently been a pack 20 strong spotted in the South Luangwa National Park. Leopard are also frequently seen, with some guests reporting seeing multiple Leopard in one day. The banks of the Luangwa river are also receding, opening up the river bed to a multitude of land dwelling animals which makes for some amazing viewing from the CrocValley terraces. We're enjoying the transition between the seasons, and will keep you posted on our Instagram and Facebook accounts on daily sightings.


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