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Trip report - Lower Zambezi National Park

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Well, we’re back from another FANTASTIC trip to Africa!!

This is our third trip, and we've posted our pictures again, at pbase.com/tuthillx2. This one is Africa05.

We stayed only in the Lower Zambezi National Park this time (we've also been to Botswana, Namibia, South Luangwa, and North Luangwa), for 14 nights, and loved every single moment. I've written a 30 page trip report, but it won't fit on here ... so I'll just summarize:

We loved each camp!! Chiawa was our first, and we adored our tent, the elephants in camp, the fantastic singing before dinner, the romantic treatment, the incredible food, the amazing guides. We really really loved it. The camp is elegant AND serious at the same time! If I had to choose one camp to return to, this will be it.

However, Chongwe was next, and we loved that camp too! We have nothing but lovely comments about this camp, and really felt at home here. It is bigger than Chiawa, so there were many more people around, but they tried just as hard to make our stay as wonderful as possible ... and succeeded. In fact, it was sort of fun to have large groups now and then, as we could all stand around having a beer, and talk about the great experiences we were having.

The next camp we stayed at was Sausage Tree, and although this was sumptuous, and the managers were wonderful, and the tents are incredible, there was just a slight lack of "soul" to the place. I couldn't really put my finger on it ... but there was just some really DEEP connection that we felt with Chiawa, and even Chongwe, that we didn't feel here.

Our final camp was Old Mondoro, and we truly loved it. It's so wonderful to visit a real bush camp ... intimate and low-key, and yet with elephants walking into camp, and romantic candle lit dinners by the side of the river. Fantastic tents, guides, etc.

I'm not very good about posting messages, so I may not remember to check back here ... do send a question to our photo website if you have any.

Cynthia

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