Chaminuka Nature and Wildlife Reserve owner Andrew Sardanis has died aged 89.
Mr Sardanis has been unwell for over a year.
He was born and educated in colonial Cyprus, worked as a journalist and moved to Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) in 1950.
He participated in the independence movement of Zambia and played a major role in the first Administration of the country.
After a business career that took him to almost all the sub-Saharan countries, he later resigned himself to taking care of the Chaminuka Nature and Wildlife Reserve.