September 2018 Logs and Pictures
E-mail by Jurij and Mateja Modic from Slovenia
Dear Charlotte and Chris,
I hope you are both well. It is now almost a month since we were camping at your wonderful camp. When we left your camp, we promised ourselves we will write you a thank-you note when we get back home, as we had such a wonderful time with you. But after we got back home, I was so busy with thousands of our photos and with a blog about our African ramblings that we maintain, so the fulfillment of that promise was delayed and delayed.
Few days ago I have started to read your latest book (older three are also already on our book shelve) and I’m enjoying it so much! With every short story I’m envisioning the wonderful scenery at “your” stretch of the Kafue river and reviving our unforgettable time there – and it reminded me about that forgotten thank-you note. So here it is.
Our three nights at your campsite were the highlight of our Zambian trip this year. The atmosphere in your camp is simply unbelievable. Everyone is so relaxed and positive thinking! Total strangers immediately become good friends, everyone is in good spirit, no one behaves like he is above others. It must be you two that radiate such a positive atmosphere to all your guests. And what realy made a huge impression on us is the fact that even though we were self-catering and camping (so, we were a low paying guests, compared to others that were on full board), you both have treated us exactly the same as all other guests. Thank you for that, it really felt wonderful.
The morning walk with you, Chris, was one of those things that that remains in memory for a lifetime. We enjoyed every second of it! And we have learnt so much. It’s not only big cats that deserve all the attention while on safari, it’s even more about those little things that you showed and explained to us and that in most occasions pass by unnoticed.
Another fantastic experience was the evening game drive with you, Charlotte. We were just stunned about everything you noticed and pointed out to us during that drive. Every little bird, every flower, every shrub – you always notice something interesting and share your vast knowledge with others. We have learnt so much on that drive about how to observe animal behavior. Now we know, If one is looking for e.g. lions, it must most of all observing how other animals in that area behave at that time. Sitting in the idle car in the darkness of African night and just listening for alarm calls of impalas and pukus in order to predict where the lions might come out of the bush was another one of those memories that will newer fade away.
We now know that we will return to Zambia. We don’t yet know when, but we know we will. And when we do, we know that visit to your camp will be our no.1 priority. Everything else on that trip will just be an add-on to our time we will spend at your wonderful stretch of the mystic Kafue river. We already looking forward to meet you both again at that time.
Thank you for wonderful time that we were privileged to spent in your company at your wonderful camp,
Jurij and Mateja Modic from Slovenia
Video From Trail Camera
Photo by Robert McBride
Photo by Chris
Photos by Peter
Birders in the camp….
Photos by Jan Rijnink
Photos by Michael Urban
Spider Orchard – Flowers every September
Photo by Stefan Kuentz
Photos by Ranjit Warrier
Photos by Peter Hosford