I started this post ages, ago, soon after writing about my safari in Tanzania
After my safari in Tanzania I fancied doing another one, but this time staying inside a national park.
In 2014 I chose Zambia because I also wanted to visit Victoria Falls. My stay was in the South Luangwa National Park. The first 3 days were at Nkwali safari camp on the bend of the Luangwa River.
Those bamboo doors were all that separated me from wildlife at night time! It was best not to dwell on the nocturnal sounds, animals want a quiet life to go about their business undisturbed.
Open air shower room
The very dry Luangwa River
Communal lounge area
Doesn't she look sweet
Those teeth will rip through the belly of her prey in seconds
Going through my photos later a shiver went through me as I realise just how close this
lion came to our jeep, and had he wanted to he could easily have jumped up into it!!
Someone once said that buffalo look at you as if you owe them money!
Termite mound, difficult to believe that these tiny insects build such huge rock hard mounds
Sundowners on our evening safaris. That's me on the left.
After three nights at Nkwali I moved to Nsefu Safari Camp, still on the Luangwa River
Reception and lounge area
Although we had early starts I enjoyed this safari more because we were out early
enough to see more animals.
Breakfast was about 6.oo then out in the jeeps. Me on the right.
It was cold at that time but soon warmed up to another gloriously hot day.
I think this is a Tawny Eagle
How cute is this little Brown Hooded Kingfisher
This was a very unpleasant scene that we encountered whilst driving back to camp.
Hyenas and vultures fighting over the carcass of a baby elephant.
The stench was unbearable, it was grim, but it's what happens in the wild.
African Fish Eagle
Back to camp for a light lunch and a siesta. After a couple of hours rest we went out in the jeeps again.
Baby near my hut
I didn't see leopards on my first safari, I was very excited when we saw her, so beautiful.
Female leopard marking territory
Hippos are shy and usually run away, I think we accidentally startled this one, it just froze.
It had a lot of scars on its back and face.
We stayed out until after dark which came quite early. Then back to camp for dinner.
The food was excellent and plentiful at both locations.
something to make you smile!
After 3 nights at Nsefu I went to Livingstone - coming soon.
~ Be safe and well ~