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  1. I really was speechless when I read this yesterday. I simply couldn't believe a western country would reverse a ban. But, wasn't Zim trying to reduce game hunting?
  2. It's wednesday again, so time for a new video. We're leaving Fig Tree camp and drive from there to the Busanga Plains. Pretty long ride, about 350km which took us 6-7 hours. As a result it's a bit of a transition day (and video). I thought it was interesting to see the change of landscape. The landscape of Busanga is so different compared to central Kafue, that it felt like visiting a whole other park.
  3. That's true @ForWildlife I was just summarizing what the Dutch press wrote. I believe there's always a reason for animals like ellies to attack, because for those kind of animals it isn't their first nature to do so. It could be that they hadn't been aware of it.
  4. Glad you like the report so far @Caracal You can continue enjoying it as you've seen the all of the drone footage already.
  5. It was in the news overhere too, as the man was Dutch and the female Belgium. Family/travel companions of the man claim they were not trying to come to close to take photographs. They were just standing still and watching the ellies pass by from a safe distance of 25 meters. Whether 25 meters is a safe distance or not, it wasn't for them on this occassion. The Dutch news also states that there was a first attack out of nowhere on the woman. The man tried to save her, but the elephant attacked a second time, trampling both of them to death. I'm wondering if the elephant(s) might have had a bad experience with poachers, resulting in an attack on those humans. Not sure if this works this way at all.
  6. Sorry @offshorebirder if it upset you. I know people have mixed opinions about these things. I do wanna explain that I talked with the other 3 guests and camp staff about it and gave them every opportunity to say they didn't want me to fly it and if so, I really wouldn't have done it. I wouldn't even use it if I would suspect someone prefers not to, even if they don't say so. So, if I would happen to meet you in camp, I would have left it in my bag no problem. Ofcourse, I didn't flew it close to animals and only the shots around camp you see in the video and only for less than 10 minutes. If used responsibly, I don't see more harm in flying a drone than driving around in a car. I respect you and others think different about it. At home it seemed a better idea when I was in the park and was in doubt if I would fly it. I do know that next time I'll leave it at home, that might reassure you. I think if we would discuss this, I think we'll come to a point where we have to agree to disagree, but the outcome from my experience is a positive one for you as I won't do it again.
  7. That should be another lion. The one we saw was a male and around Fig Tree, which is a long drive from Museke where Jeffrey and McKeith are operating. Also we were there beginning of October. So sad these things happen. Really hope they will get better control over the situation soon.
  8. Thanks! Yes, they were aware of the lion. I'm not entirely sure, but I think ZCP darted the lion to remove the snare. When we saw the lion, the snare itself wasn't around the leg anymore. The next day we met a car of ZCP who were trying to find the lion to check up on how he was recovering. They thought he should be fine. Now we're on the subject: poaching is a good reason to visit Kafue as a tourist. I was told multiple times by several people that it is very important more tourists come to Kafue. It will mean more money coming in, more activity of cars and people which makes it harder for poachers to stay unnoticed. I'll post an update about it later, got some pictures that I'll ask if I can repost them here. They are not pretty, although not too explicit either, may be you and others find them interesting.
  9. Yes, it is of the flooding. During the wet season, they dismantle the camp and re-install it when they open again. They don't take the camp down completely and rebuilt it, as they do on the Busanga Plains (where we will be heading to in the next video).
  10. Thanks for your kind words @elefromoz! You could also just lie down in the hammock and close your eyes
  11. Hapy to hear your wife's treatment was so succesfull she didn't need surgery. Can imagine it was a really nice bonus to be able to go to Tanzania, hope you had a great trip!
  12. So I guess that trip includes Kafue and Hwange? Wondering what your itinerary will be, did you post it somewhere in trip planning? (can't find it myself)
  13. This looks like an awesome trip to Hwange, @Bush dog! Amazing pictures, especially like the serval photos. Coincidentally I saw my first ever serval a few weeks ago in Kafue, but it was a brief one and hard to have a good look at it. So nice to see such great photos! Stayed in Hwange before, in the eastern part, it wasn't that busy at the end of green season/beginning of dry season. But will keep in mind the eastern section if I happen to return.
  14. Hi @Alexander33 that hammock is indeed a great place to hang out and relax. When we stayed there, there were 3 Americans besides us, very friendly people. In total there are only 4 tents, so a maximum of 8 guests. Not many people to share it with, everybody was very relaxed, so it felt like you had the whole camp for yourselves. The fact it shows hardly any other people in the video, has also a lot to do with my inexperience in front of the camera. I didn't feel really comfortable to talk into the camera with other people around. I took most shots when I was alone.
  15. So here it is: video #3. One real star in this video, or actually five: 5 lion cubs! All cubs are of the same mother, which is very unusual. Luckily the lioness has a sister helping her out taking care of them.

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