Stories from the
African bush

The Lucky Bean

The Lucky Bean

Let’s be honest, it’s hard not to get excited about a bead called a Lucky bean! This seed comes from the indigenous Aeruginosa abyssinica or...

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Our wonderful Clarita

Our wonderful Clarita

Clera Njobvu is a very special young lady. I remember the day she joined our team. As Clera walked through the door for an interview...

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TLC Children's Home

TLC Children's Home

I am excited to share this story of dedication and selfless calling. It reminds how extraordinary, passionate and brave people are. Thanks to the wonderful...

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Vegetable ivories and elephant antics

Vegetable ivories and elephant antics

One of my favourite materials to work with is the Vegetable ivory seed which comes from the indigenous Palm tree. The seed is protected by...

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NEW design launch - The Rhino Conservation Design

NEW design launch - The Rhino Conservation Design

We are thrilled to recognize World Rhino Day by launching our Rhino Snare and Vegetable Ivory design. With each sale we donate to both anti-snare...

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Meet our amazing ambassador - Tay McCurdy

Meet our amazing ambassador - Tay McCurdy

Tayla McCurdy is a positive, fast paced dynamo who's the perfect ambassador for Mulberry Mongoose. Besides her enthusiasm, generosity and down-to-earth nature, her passion for...

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Our wonderful Naomi

Our wonderful Naomi

Celebrating the awesome Naomi. Mother of three, Naomi has worked with Mulberry Mongoose since 2014 and is famous for her dazzling smile! Read a bit...

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We're now stocked by the fabulous House of Nala!

We're now stocked by the fabulous House of Nala!

We are honoured to have been selected by African Fashion International to be stocked in their House of Nala Sandton store in Johannesburg. African Fashion...

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Introducing the fearless and fabulous Lady Hogs!

Introducing the fearless and fabulous Lady Hogs!

The Elephant Charge Zambia is an annual dare devil event that tests your physical strength, navigational skills and team spirit. In a mystery location, a...

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Our new video!

Our new video!

To mark the start of a new season and with the help of our friend and renowned wildlife photographer, Andrew Macdonald, we’ve revived our video which...

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Mulberry Mongoose - who we are

Mulberry Mongoose - who we are

Down a well-worn elephant path in the heart of the African bush, sits a workshop where 8 courageous, local Zambians create Beauty from Brutality. This...

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Andrew Macdonald - The Inspiration and Adventure Behind the Lens

Andrew Macdonald - The Inspiration and Adventure Behind the Lens

Andrew is a legendary photographer and human. His creative flair with the camera is only matched by his dedication and passion for wildlife and Africa....

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Agata Passoni - our Safari Sister

Agata Passoni - our Safari Sister

My understanding of business is that it involves getting passionate and excited, working your bottom off and connecting with people you believe in. In walks...

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Kafue Lion 994 - A story of hope on Word Lion Day

Kafue Lion 994 - A story of hope on Word Lion Day

Even the King of the Jungle needs a little help sometimes… Twice snared and twice de-snared before the age of 4, the Kasonso male lion...

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A Celebration of the Mighty Zambezi

A Celebration of the Mighty Zambezi

The Zambezi design celebrates my love of Zambia and my optimistic sadness (I suspect I made this term up!) at having to say goodbye. As...

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Local Materials: Hand carved wooden beads

Local Materials: Hand carved wooden beads

A corner stone of our design values is to incorporate as many local materials into our jewellery as possible. This enables our belief that everything...

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Emily Lamb & Matt Armstrong Ford - An Engagement Story

Emily Lamb & Matt Armstrong Ford - An Engagement Story

We are over the moon to have the passionate conservationists Emily and Matt share the Pangolin Collection Ring as their engagement rings. Read Emily's words...

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Andrew Danckwerts - A Bush Story

Andrew Danckwerts - A Bush Story

The wonderful Andrew Danckwerts. I was lucky enough to meet him for coffee as he bought the special Mulberry Mongoose Guinea Fowl Choker for his...

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How the Pangolin Collection came to be

How the Pangolin Collection came to be

Dave was away travelling again. It was me and the girls taking on the world; this translates as I was an exhausted mother and dreamed of...

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World Female Ranger Day

World Female Ranger Day

We're so excited to share the amazing project that our good friends at How Many Elephants have launched. To celebrate female anti-poaching rangers worldwide with the World Female...

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8 Tips this Father's Day.

8 Tips this Father's Day.

We thought we'd share some bush-inspired things for Father's Day that'll make it extra-special. Take advantage of our Father's Day discount code, with 30% off...

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Vi's first month in the Valley

Vi's first month in the Valley

It has been just over a month since I arrived in the valley. A MONTH! I feel like I have been here for a lot...

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It's all about the positive circle

It's all about the positive circle

My Dad looked at me with a mixture of bemusement and affection. He had an annoying habit of going through our finances each week. Yes,...

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Introducing our newest team member - Vi

Introducing our newest team member - Vi

It is with great excitement that the team and I welcome Vi Skabickaite to Mulberry Mongoose. It is hard to describe the pride and anticipation...

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For the Love of Africa: 2020 in Review

For the Love of Africa: 2020 in Review

Wow, what a year! I think we are all racing to the finish line and hope to start 2021 with optimism for better times ahead. To...

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Mulberry Mongoose Gift Guide

Mulberry Mongoose Gift Guide

Looking for conservation or ethical wildlife gifts? At Mulberry Mongoose, we offer a range of men's and women's jewellery created from snare wire recovered from poaching...

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Personalising your jewellery

Personalising your jewellery

As all of our jewellery is handcrafted, each Mulberry Mongoose item is one of a kind. We are excited to share that we now offer an...

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Clera's story

Clera's story

I was born and brought up in the South Luangwa Valley and grew up in a loving family of 18. This included my parents, 5...

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A crazy announcement…

A crazy announcement…

I wasn’t sure of the best way to share this news, so I will just spit it out. Our family are moving to Johannesburg. Yes,...

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Lion Queen.. a feel good conservation story

Lion Queen.. a feel good conservation story

  Lion King is one of my favourite Disney movies but today we’re talking Lion Queen. Deep in the heart of Zambia’s spectacular Kafue National...

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Holiday in the Wild tells a wonderful story of Zambian conservation...

Holiday in the Wild tells a wonderful story of Zambian conservation...

                Photo of Rachel Murton, passionate and inaugural member of GRI, in our Original snare necklace posing with actors Kristin...

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Miriam's Story by Natalia Noyen

Miriam's Story by Natalia Noyen

  Our bright, passionate under grad, Natalia Noyen interviews Miriam who has been with Mulberry Mongoose since 2016. I have never encountered so many people from...

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Holly Budge wears Mulberry Mongoose

Holly Budge wears Mulberry Mongoose

Holly Budge inspires us to do more with our passion and commitment. We are forgiven for not signing up her achievements to our bucket list,...

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The rains in Africa

The rains in Africa

The infamous African rains fill my heart with a mixture of joy and horror in equal measure! That extraordinary rain that inspired one of the...

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The Pangolin Collection

The Pangolin Collection

The pangolin. An animal so ancient looking it harks back to a mythical era. A gentle, nocturnal, ant-eating creature and yet believed to be the most...

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Naomi's Story

Naomi's Story

The South Luangwa Valley is not an easy place to grow up, as Naomi can attest to, however, she believes that it has been made...

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Check us out in the latest British Vogue October issue

Check us out in the latest British Vogue October issue

    I am so proud to see us in British Vogue's October Issue.        To think we started as 3 people sat outside on...

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Winning the 2019 Escape 100 Campaign...

Winning the 2019 Escape 100 Campaign...

I am delighted to announce that we are one of the winners of The Best 100 Companies to Escape to in 2019. A competition run by Escape...

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A feel good conservation story...

A feel good conservation story...

A Lioness’s Lucky Escape Let me tell you the story of Manky Ear, a young lioness in the Luwi pride of South Luangwa National Park,...

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What living in the African bush is really like...

What living in the African bush is really like...

Do you ever wonder what it's like to wake to the call of lion and the rumble of elephant outside your door? In February, Antonia...

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Kate's Conservation Careers Fair talk...

Kate's Conservation Careers Fair talk...

It is very exciting to be here and see so many people wanting to work in conservation. As we all know there is no planet...

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Over $100,000 made for conservation..and we are in British Vogue!

Over $100,000 made for conservation..and we are in British Vogue!

We are beyond thrilled to have made over $100,000 for anti-snare patrols since starting our women led jewelry business in 2013.This milestone coincides with British...

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Celebrating being seen in British Vogue's September Issue

Celebrating being seen in British Vogue's September Issue

Celebrating being seen in British Vogue’s September Edition, guest edited by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex. To have our lovely Clera’s photo in...

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Celebrating World Ranger Day

Celebrating World Ranger Day

A ranger spots movement, a sudden blur in the bush. Is it creature or human? Four legs or two? Discovered, the poachers flee, abandoning camp,...

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Mulberry Mongoose : instructions on placing an online order

Mulberry Mongoose : instructions on placing an online order

Thanks so much for getting excited about placing an order with Mulberry Mongoose. The team and I can’t wait to send this to you. In...

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Swimming with Tafika the elephant!

Swimming with Tafika the elephant!

In this blog I will attempt to describe our life in the African bush and all the challenges, excitement, ups, downs and most importantly comedy...

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Sienna, a spitting cobra and a childhood less ordinary

Sienna, a spitting cobra and a childhood less ordinary

In 2013, as I started Mulberry Mongoose, I was also lucky enough to welcome our first daughter into the world.   Sienna was born in...

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New press in Departures : 10 of the World's Top Ethical Fashion Brands

New press in Departures : 10 of the World's Top Ethical Fashion Brands

We are over the moon to be featured in Departures 10 of the World's Top Ethical Fashion Brands Such an honour to be mentioned alongside stunning,...

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Check out National Geographic's amazing article about our work!

Check out National Geographic's amazing article about our work!

Women-Run Jewelry Shop Works For Conservation in Zambia (nationalgeographic.com)

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Chapter 3: A life changing moment

Chapter 3: A life changing moment

Chapter 3: A life changing moment Dave and my life became more established in the South Luangwa and it really started to feel like home....

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