I don’t have long so a quick explanation of the photos on the previous post.
- the veicle is the bakkie we were using to do a three day game count, by the end of 10 hours bouncing around on that wooden slat my rear end was actually a different shape. Seriously painful, but also lots of fun – it was me and four bembe (local people) in the back with Frank the dutch ecologist driving and htting every hole possible.
- The waterfall is just one of the beautiful natural features of the park. The game is a bit bleak with all the poaching, bt the scenery is stunning.
- Simon fishing and me looking down the Lukula river. We crossed this river on foot the other day and I forgot that there are crocodiles in it, but no-one seemed to concerned. THe water’s pretty clear
- The campfire is where we camped on day two of the game count. I opted for no tent and just slept by the fire, thought I would save the residents lion time by not havng to pull me out of a pesky tent. Luckily they must have been chowing down on something else that night in another area of the park.
Apart from the photos we have all been having a great time. Poor Simon went from being alone and peaceful in his camp to being inundated by myself, the kasanka ecologist and the kasanka general manager. I decided that this was a good cause for a party and so we cracked out the gin, I taught them my card game and it went downhill from there. Last night cards down time was 03:15. Hectic.
The other day I got to visit the local chief, which was a pretty amazing experience, great to see the cultural aspects at work as we were going there to do some introductions (me included) and also to sort out some conflict issues.
I have to run now, but will hopefully post again next week when I get to visit kasanka national park.
I’m having a brilliant time and can’t see me getting sick of this anytime soon! xx