Malawi Safari, Africa July 2015 (non hunting)

I was very fortunate to get to go to Malawi (Africa) on a three week holiday, my Fiancee is over there doing six months of volunteer working/University lecturing  and orginised a big tour of some of the National Parks and Game reserves. I got to see pretty much from South to North, East to West and it is an experience I will never forget.

No hunting is allowed in Malawi, wild animals have been wiped out pretty much everywhere except the National Parks and Reserves where they are kept under close watch by heavily armed Rangers who do a fantastic job. At Nyika National Park I was lying on top of a large rock setting my video camera up to take a time lapse of the sunset and two rangers appeared from nowhere as they thought I could be a poacher scoping out the game! These guys spend a week at a time living under the stars patrolling the Parks.

Places visited:

Majete Wildlife Reserve
Liwonde National Park
Lake Malawi National Park
Vwaza Marsh Game Reserve
Nyika National Park

Animals seen:

antelope:
Impala, Kudu, Nyala, Bush Buck, Water Buck, Reed Buck, Sable, Roan, Puku, Eland and Common Duiker

Elephants
Hippopotamus
Wart hogs
Baboons
Vevet Monkeys
Four types of Mongoose
Civet
Zebra
Otter
Bush Baby
Elephant Shrew
Jackals
Crocodiles
Many many bird species.

Also saw Lion foot prints, Leopard foot prints and scat, Rhino dung and prints. Had a Zebra right outside bedroom window one night.

The people of Malawi are very friendly and the scenery is stunning.
Like many African countries it is also incredibly poor and the extremes in living conditions was quite overwhelming, a big reminder just how lucky I am.

Water Buck male

Water Buck male

zebra

Water Buck female

Water Buck female

Sable

Sable

Sable

Sable

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Baobab trees

Baobab trees

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Roan antelope

Roan antelope

Reed Buck female

Reed Buck female

Puku

Puku

Puku

Puku

Nyala

Nyala

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Kudu

Kudu

Impala

Impala

Reed Buck in centre

Reed Buck in centre

elephants

Eland

Eland

croc

Common Duiker

Common Duiker

Female Bush Bucks

Female Bush Bucks

Bush Buck

Bush Buck

Posted on August 14, 2015 in Hunting

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