Stories from the
African bush

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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Chapter 2: A life changing friendship

Chapter 2: A life changing friendship

My second trip to the African bush saw me living there permanently; I have now been in the South Luangwa 11 years. I am not...

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Chapter 1: The reluctant proposal

Chapter 1: The reluctant proposal

It’s fair to say Mulberry Mongoose officially began with a wedding proposal. Not your average wedding proposal either. I was 25 and working in recruitment...

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Freight information for placing an online order with Mulberry Mongoose

Freight information for placing an online order with Mulberry Mongoose

Hi guys, This blog is to explain the 2 freight options available to you when placing an online order. To set the scene we are...

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Saint Valentine & celebrating bravery through our team's tales from the African bush...

Saint Valentine & celebrating bravery through our team's tales from the African bush...

We wanted to mark St. Valentine’s Day as the celebration of a Saint who bravely continued to marry young lovers despite Claudius II decreeing it...

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Boots on the ground

Boots on the ground

We all love a story. I am a sucker for a happy ending too. To tell you the truth I get quite upset when an...

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The Victorious Elephant

The Victorious Elephant

Life in the African bush is never dull and this story captures this rather well... A visiting doctor, working at our local clinic in the...

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A legend visiting our Shop Less Ordinary!

A legend visiting our Shop Less Ordinary!

I love my work on so many different levels. It's hard to know what is my favourite part. I always wanted to help protect our...

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Supermodel Doutzen Kroes in our Original Snare Necklace

Supermodel Doutzen Kroes in our Original Snare Necklace

What better symbol of beauty from brutality than Doutzen Kroes wearing our Original Snare Necklace?  As you know Mulberry Mongoose transforms brutal poachers' snare wire,...

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Making a snare bead, how hard can it be?.. check out our video

Making a snare bead, how hard can it be?.. check out our video

The Snare wire is collected by the brave rangers of Conservation South Luangwa working in partnership with DNPW as they patrol for up to 10...

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Ever heard the story about the little dog and the big hippo?

Ever heard the story about the little dog and the big hippo?

Mali and the hippo Of our two dogs Mali is the least well-behaved.  We are used to shouting at her to stop chasing baboons. Dave,...

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Welcome Conservation Lower Zambezi...

Welcome Conservation Lower Zambezi...

We are proud to extend the impact of Mulberry Mongooses' donations to include Conservation Lower Zambezi. CLZ are a team of brave and passionate conservationists...

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We will throw in a lion with that online order to boot!

We will throw in a lion with that online order to boot!

Wouldn't it be fun to ask your online order what it saw on it's way to you? I always get excited to learn what they...

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The Mulberry Mongoose video...

The Mulberry Mongoose video...

Born from a passion for conservation Mulberry Mongoose handcrafts jewelry using repurposed poacher's snares and organic materials from the African bush.  Music: Ndoita sei by...

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The amazing Grace...

The amazing Grace...

Why are the Mulberry Mongoose ladies called courageous? Working in the heart of the Zambian bush is not for sissy's for a start off! We...

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