Many game lodges today have more than one operation (bush camps) within walking distance of each other, for those that want to get up close and personal with the vast African bush around them. It's a totally different experience to that of playing animal voyeur, sitting in your six-seat jeep high off the ground.
An impala limped off into the bush with its raised hind leg in the air, crippling its usual fleet-footed dancing leaps, as it tried to keep up with the rest of the herd. This was when I came face to face with the brutal and horrific outcome of snaring, the biggest killer of African wildlife.
Located on the Zambezi in Upper Zambia, Zambelozi Island Lodge is an astounding boutique resort where you definitely won't be tripping over people in what is after all a "fishing lodge" that has a huge dash of sophistication. It’s a remote and stunning setting from the moment you glimpse the staff patiently waiting on the other side of the gushing Zambezi.
Yes, we all throw our hands in the air, scream, shout abuse and maybe type in some scurrilous remark about the guy with the gun standing over a dead African animal when we see those dastardly photographs appear ad hoc on Facebook.
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