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Sunset cruise on the Zambezi river

18th October 2010

I had not been keen at first. I had been told it was known as the „booze cruise“ as free snacks and drinks were included.

However, I changed my mind when our cab driver mentioned that we would see hippos and crocs from the boat.

Our tour guide managed to get us places on a small boat, and I spent most of the time on the upper deck, animal hunting with my camera.

We saw quite a few hippos. Their heads looked a bit like dinosaurs, so maybe the monster of Loch Ness is nothing more than a hippo that got lost? After all, hippos can easily disappear from sight, as they can stay under water for 6-7 mins.

What I found hardest to spot were the crocs. We only saw small ones, and they blended in perfectly with their environment. They looked like branches and stayed so still that they might as well have been dead.

We also got a glimpse of our first elephants and saw baboons, impalas and lots of different birds whose names I have already forgotten. The only one I remember is the fish eagle, and I think I may recognize it again with its distinctive white head and breast.

On the boat I also bumped into a pretty rare species: Two people from my hometown. They were definitely the „real thing“, as they were proudly telling me how the local football team was doing

Posted by TTraveller 06:17 Archived in Zambia

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