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Teddy Fotiou in the mud.

Roaring Earth strives to provide you with thrilling, unique and thought-provoking stories about the natural world. From the wildest places on earth, to extraordinary encounters in our own backyards. Whether shot by a world-renowned filmmaker with the most exclusive camera equipment or by you on your smart phone or trail cam, we are sharing stores that are rarely covered and giving a voice to to the wildlife enthusiast within us all.

Later this month, we are sending Teddy Fotiou, an accomplished wildlife photographer and naturalist, to the country of Zambia to share and tell about a little known place called South Luangwa Valley. Zambia’s South Luangwa Valley National Park is not nearly as well-known as South Africa’s Kruger National Park, Kenya’s Maasai Mara National Reserve, Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, or Botswana’s Okavango Delta. Yet, South Luangwa National Park has one of the greatest densities and diversities of wildlife in Africa.

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We have specifically timed Teddy’s visit with the arrival of spring in the South Luangwa Valley. During this time, a family of elephants will walk through Mfuwe Lodge, baby animals will be out and about, and colorful birds will appear in droves.

Unlike most places in Africa, the South Luangwa Valley is one of the few locations that provides walking and night safaris, and it has a high population of threatened leopards and endangered African wild dogs.

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Teddy Fotiou in the Outback.

We’d like to give a big thanks to our partners Dazzle Africa and the Bushcamp Company for making all of this possible. Dazzle Africa is an American non-profit that helps protect the local Zambian wildlife (including paying the salary of one of only three veterinarians in the entire country of Zambia!) and educate local Zambians to have successful careers. Meanwhile, the Bushcamp Company is a tourism company that manages several camps and lodges in the South Luangwa Valley, including the award-winning Mfuwe Lodge, which was selected as a Unique Lodge of the World by National Geographic.