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Zambia--what an amazing journey!

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We have just returned from the most amazing trip of our lives. Watching lions sleeping, lions hunting, lions feeding on a minutes-old kill, a mom leopard defending her cubs and imppala kill from marauding hyenas, 500-strong herds of cape buffalo, trapped on a walk by elephants and buffalo, Ruth being dumped into the water by a startled hippo, bee-eaters lining up on a deadfall, all holding juicy insects in their beaks, fishing for, and catching tigerfish, eating wonderful food, logistics that went smoothly (well, mostly), and the people. What wonderful people! From staff, managers, owners, and guides, to local residents, teachers in schools with no roofs dedicated to students anxious to learn--English!

And more, so much more. Zambia is a place, and our trip an experience that no words, no pictures can adequately convey. We've had many wonderful times at many wonderful places, but we have invariably been ready to come home. This was truly the first time, after being away from home for over two weeks that we did not want to leave, that leaving was an emotional experience. So sad were we that our wonderful guide at Luangwa River Lodge, Victor, graciously took us a short, farewell early game drive before driving us to the airport.

Pictures will have to wait as I was still shooting film (42 rolls) with my telephoto and it will take a bit to get the slides developed, culled, scanned, integrated with the digitals from the P&S's , and posted.

I hope you will enjoy reading as much I will enjoy reliving our experience of a lifetime.

Jim

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