South Luangwa - Our Night Drives
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September 17th, 2009 – by: sarahsan
Just before sunset we stopped for "sundowners" at a scenic spot, where we enjoyed ice cold beer and soft drinks as the sun was setting. There is nothing like a sunset in Africa. This bright red ball is just unforgettable.
If you need to answer a call of nature, it´s a good idea to get the guide to check behind the bush before you use it.
After dark we continued our drive, with the aid of a powerful spotlight, searching for the Park´s nocturnal creatures. This resulted in great sights of elephant screwer, scrub hare, porcupine, mongoose, civit, large spotted genet, lions and leopard. The spotter flicked over eyes that he knew were impala, puku or zebra since diurnal species can be temporarily blinded by the light. There was no problem with photography since most of the nocturnal species are unconcerned by flash photography.
The Park closed at 8 pm, so we were back at Flatdogs Camp at 8:15 pm where a wonderful dinner was waiting.
Do not forget insect repellent on the night drives. The mosquitos are vicious!
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