Chiawa Camp, Zambia, Monday, May 10, 2010
Our last day was punctuated by a stomach upset for Anne. She rested in bed all day. The camp was nearly empty with only one other guest. After a sunrise breakfast, Tom went on a private morning game drive at 6:30AM. Daniel tracked a pride of lions to the nearby Chiawa River bed which is now dry. There were 4 females and a male. The pictures are incredible and include mating. A herd of elephants who thought they owned the river bed, disrupted the pride and drove them off. Tom documented this interaction in nature via a movie which will be posted on YouTube later this month along with the other movies he has made during this incredible adventure. You can go to YouTube and search for tbbeqa to find all of his videos.
Just before the 4PM boat tour, Tom was introduced a finger weaver, Starfred, who demonstrated his craft and welcomed Tom to make a video of him as he worked. Dinner was an intimate gathering of the three guests (Anne was still ill) and the managers of the camp (Steve & Lynn) aboard the pontoon boat. This was a memorable way to end a wonderful stay at Chiawa Camp.