Southern Africa Safari, 2011

We returned to southern Africa during August and September for an extended safari through some of the national parks of Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi. We started in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, where we last visited in 1990 on our 1st African safari. We sawmany changes in the area but the Falls are impressive as we remembered. From there we flew to Hwange National Park to stay at Little Makalolo Camp and then onward over Lake Karibe to Ruckomechi Camp in Mana Pools National Park. We saw many animalsin Zimbabwe. We took a boat up the Zambezi River to cross into Zambia and eventually reach Shoebill Camp in the Bangweulu Wetlands to see black lechwe and shoebill storks. We went west to Busanga Bush Camp in Kafue National Park and saw many red lechwe. After a great stay we flew to Malawi to Lilonde National Park for another great stay and eventually to Likoma Island in Lake Malawi.

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Zebra
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Dueling buffalo
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Thirsty elephants
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Secretary bird
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Giraffe and Zebra drinking at Broken Rifle Pan
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Elephants drinking at Back Pans
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Lioness pair near Linkwasha Camp
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Lion cub near Linkwasha Camp
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Marc in the hide
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Buffalo at sunset, Makalolo Plains
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Buffalo & hippo, Makalolo Plains
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Zambezi River
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Canoes on the Zambezi
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Curious elephant
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Zambezi hippos
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Mana Pool hippos
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African Wild Dogs near Ruckomechi Camp
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Hammer & us
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Shoebill chick in the Bangweulu Swamp
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Peggy wading through the Bangweulu Swamp
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Black Lechwe, Bangweulu Wetlands
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Yellow-billed teal, Bangweulu Wetlands
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Wattled cranes, Bangweulu Wetlands
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Spotted hyena, Bangweulu Wetlands
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Monitor lizard, Kafue National Park
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Roan antelope, Kafue National Park
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Busanga balloon ride
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Red Lechwe from the hot air balloon
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Rosy-throated Longclaw, Kafue National Park
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Puku, Kafue National Park
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Crowned crane, Kafue National Park
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Pied kingfisher, Kafue National Park
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Bushbuck, Kafue National Park
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White-fronted bee-eater
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Sharpes Grysbok, Kafue National Park
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Male kudu, Kafue National Park
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Serval, Kafue National Park
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Guinea fowl, Liwonde National Park
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Sable antelope, Liwonde National Park
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Bush Pig, Liwonde National Park
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Lichenstein Hartebeest, Liwonde National Park
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Kudu & impala, Liwonde National Park
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Shire River Crocodiles
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African openbill
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Eland bull, Liwonde National Park
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Lizard at Kaya Mawa
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Kaya Mawa, Likoma Island
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Likoma Island
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Trip Map


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