April 2012 Newsletter
|Mushroom Lodge’s April 2012 Newsletter||Prepared by : The Mushroom Lodge team.|
With a fun filled Easter weekend, Mushroom Lodge celebrated Easter with a full house with families coming in from all over the country to celebrate this years Easter festival.
Guests smile for a photograph before they departed for their morning game drive.
Among the many exciting animal sightings was the African Wild Dogs. Rarely seen in this part of the park the wild dogs were a spotted on one of the morning game drives, all to add to the guests excitement. The African Wild Dog is scientifically know as the ‘lycaon pictus’ is variously known as African hunting dog, Cape hunting dog, painted dog, painted wolf, painted hunting dog, spotted dog, or ornate wolf. This is the largest African canid and, behind only the gray wolf is the world’s second largest extant wild canid. Adults typically weigh 18–36 kilograms (40–79 lb) The African wild dog has a bite force quotient (BFQ, the strength of bite relative to the animal’s mass) measured at 142, the highest of any extant mammal of the order Carnivora, although exceeded by the Tasmanian devil, a marsupial carnivore.
|Once again, taking you away from the safari aspect of the Lodge, Mushroom Lodge was yet again exhibiting at this year’s 5th Zambia International Travel Expo which was held at the New Government Complex in Lusaka.
During the 3 day event, Mushroom Lodge also sponsored a Golf team for the Golf day held on the 11th April at the Lusaka Golf Club. The theme this year “Unlocking Zambia’s Eco—Tourism & Domestic Tourism Potential to realize sustainability for Local communities.
Seen above is Honorable Given Lubinda—Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism visiting the Mushroom Lodge stand. The Minister officially opened the event and visited every stand that exhibited during the show. Among other exhibitors, were ZTB, Botswana International, Zimbabwe International, Kenya Airways, and Investrust Bank just to name a few.