Zambia
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Zambia trip

Zambia

Sausage Tree Camp head guide and manager Ryan Wilmot paddles with Carlyn Romeyn during a calm moment in the Chifanoa Channel. The eight-plus mile waterway is packed with pods of hippopotamus, parades of elephants and scores of birds.

 (Kathryn Romeyn)
Writer Kathryn Romeyn admires elephants and impala across the watering hole at Bilimungwe Bush Camp

Writer Kathryn Romeyn admires elephants and impala across the watering hole at Bilimungwe Bush Camp in South Luangwa, Zambia. She wears a traditional African kikoi which, when wet, helps one cool off in the midday heat. (Bilimungwe has no electricity, air conditioning or fans.)

 (Kathryn Romeyn)
A crocodile quietly glides through the Zambezi River. The sight of one makes the heart race.

A crocodile quietly glides through the Zambezi River. The sight of one makes the heart race.

 (Kathryn Romeyn)
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Phragmites, a type of large perennial grass found in wetlands, waves in the breeze on an island in the Zambezi River. The spectacular landscape of silhouetted blue-gray mountains is best seen from a pontoon boat during a sunset cruise.

 (Kathryn Romeyn)
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An elephant shakes a winter thorn tree on a riverbank in South Luangwa, Zambia, so it may eat the seed pods that fall. Elephants also love the fruit of the mongongo tree; natives collect hard, nutritious mongongo nuts from elephant dung, wash them well, and eat them raw or roasted.

 (Kathryn Romeyn)
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A great white egret trails water droplets as it takes off over the Zambezi River during magic hour. The large bird is just one of the spectacular species -- oftentimes vibrantly colored -- flying around Zambia.

 (Kathryn Romeyn)
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A male hippo unhinges his jaw in a show of dominance in a bloat of hippopotamuses lounging in the Luangwa River.

 (Kathryn Romeyn)
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