Holiday fun with the Gerber & Reid families.
August 21, 2016 - Victoria Falls & Hwange National Park
We depart Kafue and fly to Victoria Falls. Our local guide is all too eager to share his encyclopedic knowledge of Dr. David Livingstone, which could take up to three hours if we indulge him. We opt for the short version...
On the way to camp we encounter the first of many elephant herds.
August 20, 2016 - Busanga Plains in Kafue National Park, Zambia
When male lions work together, they form a coalition. These two fellas where a part of the same pride as the lioness (aka The Killing Machine) and her cubs.
August 19, 2016 - Busanga Plains in Kafue National Park, Zambia
We spend the morning stalking lions. The guides at BBC refer to one particular lioness as The Killing Machine given how consistently successful she is at hunting prey in the concession. We find her along with her two sub-adult males. The cubs remain close by and practice their hunting moves on each other while she watches the plains for weak and slow prey. We are on the verge of seeing her take a puku or a lechwe, but one young lion blows the hunt by getting to close to mom, tipping the herd off.
August 18, 2016 - Busanga Plains in Kafue National Park, Zambia
Newton picks us up from the airstrip and we drive 30 mins or so to Busanga Bush Camp. Along the way we see many different species of antelope, including sable, lechwe and puku.
August 18, 2016 - Lusaka, Zambia
The journey begins.
During a light breakfast with my Aunt Shannon and Uncle Bill we meet our NatHab guide, Thuto. I'll (at best) retain about 25% of what Thuto points out over the coming days. And when it comes to the birds, well, let's just say that I'll never become a birder. 😏