Victoria Falls 2 …

The Zambesi thunders over the falls and makes a sharp left turn through a deep gorge. A cloud of spray ascends high into the air. Opposite the Devils Cataract and the Main Falls there is an area of luxuriant forest bathed in a steady light rain. Once you get away from this the surrounding countryside is quite arid.

The birding and botanising are quite rich in this small patch. The appropriately named Fireballs Heamanthus sp.

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Eastern Bearded Scrub Robin …

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Black-eyed Bulbul …

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White-browed Robin Chat …

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and the spectacular Trumpeter Hornbill …

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There is an excellent cafe where you can enjoy a local beer and watch the staff deal with unwelcome guests …

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAWe encountered Bushbuck, Warthog, Chacma Baboon and Vervet Monkeys, like this little guy waiting for his lunch, inside the fence. It was well worth spending the whole day there which gave us the best of the light for our photography, early and late.

Joseph, of course, was waiting at the gate …

 

 

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