Monthly Archives: April 2013

Elephant grand-papa, April 18

En route to the forest fronting the Boume’ Boume’ River, we plan to walk the forest quietly, listening for elephants, buffalo, sitatunga, animals that may move between forest and savanna in the late afternoon.  We were here at sunrise today, … Continue reading

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Elephant, 500 meters, April 17

Elephant la bas!  John-Noel, our driver exclaimed shortly after turning off primary route onto the route “bord de mer”, a dry season track mostly inundated with water at this time.  Bord de mer lies between the Boume’ Boume’ River and … Continue reading

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April 4, 2013

It is 7am when we finally reach our point opposite the “grand piste”, our GPS label for an unusually wide forest trail embouchure created by large mammals.  Our plan is to sit quietly for two hours, hoping wildlife will approach … Continue reading

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April 7, 2013

5:30am, leaving camp with my guide, we walk out into the moisture-laden air of twilight, a faint glow in the eastern horizon balanced by a shimmering amber sky from Shell Terminal in Gamba, a distant 60 kilometers away.  Frogs and … Continue reading

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Camp Moulondo

March 19.      I am relocating to Moulondo, a remote camp some 60 kilometers from Gamba on an undeveloped track between the Nyanga river and village of Panga.  It is the only road connecting Gamba with trading between Tchibanga … Continue reading

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