African Bush Sounds
is a collection of wildlife sounds on CD recorded in the Luangwa valley, Zambia.

Capturing the sounds and the feeling of being in the African Bush. It features the calls & sounds of over 200 of Africa's wildlife including Lion, Leopard, Elephant, Hippo, Antelopes, Baboons, Monkeys, amphibians, insects & birds including Crowned Crane & the African Fish Eagle.

All recorded in the pristine Luangwa valley, It is ideal for relaxation and meditation and for background and mood music.

Money raised from the sale of this CD goes directly to aid wildlife conservation in Zambia. Proceeds go to the HONORARY RANGERS MFUWE and their RAT'S anti-poaching team who work to protect the South Luangwa National Park & its wildlife.
If you would like to help the RAT'S by ordering African Bush Sounds CD it is available for $20.00 USD plus $5.00 postage & handling. Please use the secure services of Paypal through the Buy Now button
To order or if you would like information & wholesale prices for retail through your outlet please contact Craig at
South Luangwa National Park is one of Africa's jewels.
Located in North-eastern Zambia, this 9050 km2 wilderness area is regularly described as one of the best game parks in Africa. It is home to an amazing array of wildlife in a magnificent undisturbed habitat. People, fortunate enough to visit this area, are treated to Africa, real Africa as close to unchanged as is possible anywhere. The park is managed by the Zambian Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) under arduous conditions including remoteness and lack of funding.
Honoray Rangers RAT'S were formed in 1997 when a dedicated group of local residents and concerned Safari operators who live in the Luangwa valley saw a need to supplement the work being done by the then Zambian National Parks and Wildlife.

Wanting to help the HONORARY RANGERS MFUWE COMMAND unit was formed. Called the RAT's (Rapid Action Team) the units combat poaching in all forms from elephant poaching for ivory, wire snaring for meat, illegal fishing and transporting of animal products. Working hand in hand with the Zambian Wildlife Authority their activities include regular patrols through out South Luangwa National Park and the Game Management Area surronding it, removing snares, following up reports of poaching, apprehending and prosecuting poachers. HONORARY RANGERS RAT'S also fund a program to dart, treat and release animals that have been injured through illegal hunting, many animals from leopard to elephant being indiscriminately caught in wire snares.

All of these activities have been solely funded by local safari operators and concerned individuals.
Since 2000, with the restructuring of National Parks and Wildlife into ZAWA, the RAT'S have been needed to increase their activities to encompass more and more of the anti-poaching activities for the entire park and G.M.A areas. Working in the name of ZAWA but still funded by private donations the RAT'S have during the difficult transition provided up to 85% coverage of the area.
At present the Rapid Action Team consists of 16 dedicated local Zambians who are ex-Wildlife Police Officers or ex-Armed Forces personnel. Regular patrols of 5-7 or 7-14 days are conducted throughout the Luangwa valley with up to 7 RAT'S in company with 1 to 2 ZAWA Wildlife Police Officers. With the enormity of the area to protect, the increase of poaching activities and limited funding it is becoming an uphill battle to control illegal activities. In trying to keep up with rising poaching alternative methods of fund raising were needed to compliment the Safari Operators input.
Famed wildlife artist David Shepard recently headed one such fund raising effort auctioning an original painting and said of the RAT'S.

" You people of the Rapid Action Team, who are on call daily, to go out and face gangs of possibly heavily armed poachers are the most important people in wildlife conservation because you are protecting Zambians greatest treasure for future generations".

The only effective protection the wildlife in the Luangwa valley receives is through the efforts of the RAT team and those of us who support them.
We all want the same thing. A future for Africa's wildlife
You only need see one Elephant that has been killed for its teeth to be made into trinkets to know that there is not a more worthwhile cause.


By purchasing African Bush Sounds CD you are directly contributing to grassroots wildlife conservation in the Luangwa valley, your money directly funding RAT'S anti-poaching patrols, for equipment, for food and for wages.

If you would like to help the RAT'S by ordering African Bush Sounds CD it is available for $20.00 USD plus $5.00 postage & handling. Please use the secure services of Paypal through the Buy Now button.
To order or if you would like information & wholesale prices for retail through your outlet please contact Craig at