This blog is posted mostly everyday when we take a break from our usual retired Life as former full-time RVer's and travel overseas.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Hwange Park, Zimbabwe - 17 Nov. 2018


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The camps we have been staying at are all off the grid. At this one there is a campfire every night, then in the morning they relight it very early and when it burns down they use the coals to make toast. I just knew Linda would take a photo of this.


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Secretary Bird. Give me a medal, I finally remembered the name of a bird.


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Most roads are not like this. And they shouldn’t be named roads as what they really are is dusts.


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Right off our guide, they are truly guides here, spotted the track of a lion. Unfortunately these tracks were all we saw of lions today.


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But we did see dozens of these by the end of the day.


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And those sightings were between our camp and the park.


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The gate station is off the grid just like our camp. You just have to admire the ingenuity used to charge their walkie talkies.


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Crimson-breasted shrike.


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Don’t think the above was my doing. The photo of the bird as well as the photo of the book were by Linda. At least I was smart enough to marry well. Brilliant Bob.


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The ants go marching one by one, not. It’s termites on the move.


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Photo by Linda. Not a clue what the plant is. Baffled Bob.


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Everyone knows what this bird is, so no need to name it.


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The two toned ostrich. See, I do know the names of these birds. Smart Bob.


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Linda has informed me, curved tail = baboon, straight tail = monkey.


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Double trunked, three tusk elephant? Bad Bob.


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Nap time, though it is unusual to see an elephant lying down on the ground as they usually sleep standing up.


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We never tire of see the baby elephants.


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How could we not want to come back to Africa.

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