A watchful observer in the river. We were warned that hippos were more dangerous than crocodiles and to keep well away.
Mvu camp was a wonderful experience. First, the journey there. We were driven in our minibus to the south of the country a few days into our visit and after a two hour drive on bumpy roads were transferred to two motor boats to take us on a 40 minute trip on the river to our destination - with a warning not to let hands dip into the crocodile-inhabited water! Being the rainy season our guides had suggested there was not much likeliehood of seeing elephants, but we were thrilled to discover several along the banks of the river, as these photographs show. Meeting them in the wild was unlike anything I had experienced or expected. These intelligent and beautiful animals made me feel very insignificant indeed! From the large to the small, the weaverbirds and their beautifully crafted nests ranging along the reeds, so delicately and carefully suspended to attract females to their proposed domain told of finesse, and the simplicity of life.