Sunday, November 22, 2015

Visiting Chirundu and Chaminuka

Dr. Chilenje, Mr. Ngalube, Diane, Nancy, me, & Rev. Banda  (Rev. Phiri was the photographer)
I was grateful to have a couple days off to visit some parts of Zambia I had not seen before.  My host Nancy, took the synod leaders, our guest Diane and myself, a couple hours south to where the Kafue and Zambezi Rivers meet.   On one side of the water is Zambia and the other – Zimbabwe in an area called Chirundu.  We traveled in a 10-passenger boat along the river where we spotted hippos, elephants, crocodiles, numerous waterfowl as well as local villagers.  This is not part of a game reserve but rather just part of nature.  The photos tell the whole story.  Thanks to Diane for sharing some of these great shots. 

Carmine bee-eater

Fish Eagle - Zambian symbol of freedom

Stopping on a sandbar for some lunch
One of the many men paddling out to do some fishing

Children posing while their moms wash clothes in the river

A couple days after our Chirundu visit Nancy, Diane, and I visited Chaminuka, a private game reserve and lodge on 10,000 acres.
 The owners, Mr. and Mrs. Sardanis, also have more than 1000 pieces of art and artifacts they have collected from all over Africa over a 50-year period of time.

Here are some of the photos that tell the story of our visit. Again – thank you Diane for sharing your photos – my camera is experiencing “technical difficulties,” which limits my ability to take close-ups.

Some of the wildlife observed from our game drive

Albino frog

Some of the art & artifacts

Relaxing in a hand-carved chair

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