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#21 Guest_nyama_*

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 10:51 PM

Well, we go not so far away... still same country. But no, it's NOT the Falls.

1) What's the name of this river?
(I only know one place in that region where they offer these unusual game "drives".)

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I'm this friendly guy on the back seat.
2) Who is the guy with these skinny legs on the front seat?

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3) And what's the name of his camp?
(You can see the Honeymoon Suite in the middle, and clients taking breakfast on the far left.)

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Btw, this is suicide month - not much water left...

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 11:32 PM

my guesses...

1. Luangwa river

2. John Coppinger

3. Tafika


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Posted 21 April 2008 - 11:37 PM

my guesses...
1. Luangwa river
2. John Coppinger
3. Tafika

That's correct, Geoff. Have you ever been at Tafika?

Bryan Jackson was so kind making the first two photos while I was in the air.

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 02:16 AM

That's correct, Geoff. Have you ever been at Tafika?

Bryan Jackson was so kind making the first two photos while I was in the air.


Nyama,

Yes. Stayed at Tafika in 1998 then onto Mwaleshi.

John & Carol offered me a job. I would have loved to stay but turned them down for personal reasons.

I suppose it's my turn again. I will scan some slides.

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 06:51 AM

Here goes. Not as hard as the last one.

Any takers other than Nyama?

Where am I?

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 07:08 AM

Yes. Stayed at Tafika in 1998 then onto Mwaleshi.



Geoff, that was straight after our walk with Leon and your subsequent stay at Selinda in 1998, or a separate trip that year?

Incidentally, I think I would find the noise of the ultralight irritating on safari if it was buzzing around overhead, and I wouldn't find it an attractive means of wildlife viewing. Much prefer non-human sounds to dominate.

I have no idea which river you are crossing (that is you in the pic?)

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 08:07 AM

Here goes. Not as hard as the last one.

Any takers other than Nyama?

Where am I?

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Crossing the Mwaleshi River towards Mwaleshi camp?
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Posted 22 April 2008 - 09:25 AM

Excellent ZaminOZ. Mwaleshi camp it is! Fantastic walking safaris from any of the camps along the Mwaleshi river.

Your turn now.

John, It's my mate Graham from Qld. We met on a Mana pools canoe trip in 1994 and he did the same Leon Varley walking safari as me that year too. As well as Zambia he's travelled with me to Zib too.

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 10:07 AM

Incidentally, I think I would find the noise of the ultralight irritating on safari if it was buzzing around overhead, and I wouldn't find it an attractive means of wildlife viewing. Much prefer non-human sounds to dominate.

No other clients are disturbed during these flights. John Coppinger makes these flights in the early morning, starting at dawn, while clients are still having breakfast at camp. He also avoids meticulously flying over areas where other travellers could be.

It's a great experience seeing landscape and wildlife from the seat of this microlight - following the river and watching crocs and hippos only from a few metres above, or circling around an eagle's nest high in the trees.

John also uses these flights to monitor what's going on in the area (Tafika is in the GMA on the border of the park).

I had great luck that nobody stayed at John's trails camps during my "working" flight (the flight with photo equipment) which gave us the opportunity to make a short visit to that area and have a look at the camps that I would visit a few days later.

This is Crocodile Camp...

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... and this is Chikoko:

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Btw, John has teamed up with Derek Shenton and is now offering walking trails from Crocodile/Chikoko to Mwamba.

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Posted 22 April 2008 - 10:15 AM

No other clients are disturbed during these flights. John Coppinger makes these flights in the early morning, starting at dawn, while clients are still having breakfast at camp. He also avoids meticulously flying over areas where other travellers could be.

It's a great experience seeing landscape and wildlife from the seat of this microlight - following the river and watching crocs and hippos only from a few metres above, or circling around an eagle's nest high in the trees.

John also uses these flights to monitor what's going on in the area (Tafika is in the GMA on the border of the park).


I understand the attraction in that context. I love flying in small aircraft.

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 02:06 AM

Your turn now.


Since I am at work - and don't have any African photos on my work computer - I donate my turn to the first person to post another "where am I?" picture. :)

Nyama, great pics of Chikoko and Crocodile camps BTW!
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 05:44 AM

OK, I will jump in with something for the experts.

At which renowned establishment can you read this sign?

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 08:48 AM

I've got no idea but will take a guess....

The sign is at one of the trails camps... Chikoko camp.

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 08:59 AM

Chikoko camp

No.

Tip: most people on safari in South Luangwa are visiting this place.

(NO, it's not the loo at Mfuwe Intl)

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 09:37 AM

Moondog cafe next to the airport at Mfuwe ?


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Posted 23 April 2008 - 11:17 AM

Outside the toilet?

There's none so blind as those who will not see.


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Posted 23 April 2008 - 04:13 PM

Moondog cafe next to the airport at Mfuwe ?

That's correct.

That's the place where John Coppinger used to sit (before he bought his own satellite dish for accessing the internet). It's on the right side of the bar, next to the small library and book shop - my favourite place when being there (always looking for new Zambian field guides and other books of which I'm not aware).

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 12:05 AM

ok, where is this (to make it easier the bit in the top right is the sea)

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 01:15 AM

Cape Cross?

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 10:15 AM

Correct. The items in the photo are a whale bone and a piece of wreckage from one of the many shipwrecks on the skeleton coast.






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