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  1. @AandA Like @Geoff, I was a frequent visitor to Selinda until 2007, when ownership changed, and 2011 if including Kwando in the area. I came back last year, two times, in March and November. Though a lot of things changed with Great Plains, mainly in terms of luxury, the atmosphere and what I call the "camp spirit" remained as it was when the camps were quite basic. The level of guiding is always of a very high standard and the game viewing was very good in March and exceptional in November. I would agree with @madaboutcheetah and @Sangeeta on the fact that you should add in a Kwando camp (Lebala, Lagoon or Kwara). Perhaps, you should also consider Duba Plains (Great Plains) which is exceptional for lions. Personally, I would forget Shinde (Ker & Downey), where I also was last November, that left me quite unsatisfied in terms of game density. You can find reports of all those trips in the Trip reports section.
  2. @Atravelynn Thanks, Lynn. Yes, I made my reservations for October.
  3. @janzin Your hummingbirds are gorgeous! This one is more bigger, another Pantanal's star, the toco toucan.
  4. One more from the Pantanal, the Amazonian motmot
  5. @Dave Williams Sorry, as far as I'm concerned no hummingbirds but perhaps some macaws or toucans?
  6. @Dave Williams The jacamar is not a hummingbird. It's much bigger, more than 20 centimeters from the tip of the beak to the end of the tail.
  7. What about this one, the Rufous-tailed jacamar (Pantanal) ?
  8. @Caracal The main road at Shumba was built on an embankment. When we spotted the serval, it was walking on the road. The vehicle was off road and we were just about to come up again on it. That's why the serval was almost level with us.
  9. The next day, I left the camp early enough and took the road to Sinamatella and Mbala Gate. A vehicle was waiting for me to take me to the Victoria Falls hotel where I spent a night before heading home. On the way, just before arriving in Masuma, Washington stopped the vehicle and told me that he had seen a lion to the right of the road. I still do not understand how he could have seen this lioness, motionless, lying in the shadow of a bush among others at a distance of more than two hundred meters, while the vehicle was traveling at a speed superior to that of a game drive. We got closer and found that in fact there were three lionesses. I do not often think I met a guide who had such sharp eyesight as that of Washington. Finally, later, I saw a leopard but it did not give me time to photograph it. Very shy, it disappeared immediately, flat out. Near Mbala, there are some steep natural walls, favourite habitat of the Verreaux’s eagle. This one is a juvenile. This is the end of the report. In order to loop the loop, I think to go back to Camp Hwange next October. Thanks to everyone who took the time to follow it.
  10. At Shumba, at the end of the afternoon, the hamerkops were, like the previous days, busy hunting frogs. As soon as the sun went down, it was no longer along the road but rather over the pan, a little like the skimmers do. The following three pictures have been strongly over-processed. They were originally completely missed, but perhaps they are still? At night, the serval was back. This sighting was better than the day before.
  11. Birds of the afternoon : Black-shouldered kite. Lilac-breasted rollers. Helmeted guinea fowls, juveniles and adult. African fish eagle in the teaks with, it won’t hurt for once, something different in its claws, in this case a francolin.
  12. @madaboutcheetah Thanks, Hari!
  13. @pault Thank you so much for your comments! "Incredibly sightings" indeed, and, for me what's the most important, in an quiet environment where vehicles can be daily counted on the fingers on one hand. The western part of Hwange is less busy than the easten. Once more, thank you for following this report.
  14. More magpie shrikes. Heron & Stork at Dwarf Goose Pan. Violet-eared waxbill. Grey Heron & Crocodile at Masuma.
  15. I come to the last full day of my stay where it will mainly be about birds. Black-headed heron. Senegal Coucal. Magpie shrike. African hoopoe. African hoopoe and fork-tailed drongo together. Dagga boys.

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