Zambia – More Zambezi Sun Hotel

This is just a short post from the morning of our last full day in Zambia, with a few more pictures from the grounds of the Zambezi Sun Hotel.

There are several of these ponds around the grounds.  This one was just behind our room and I was quite taken by the reflections in these two photos.

Reflections

Water Lily

This is one of the gardeners working on removing weed from another pond.  He was using the dugout canoe like a ‘wheelbarrow’, but before he could start work he needed to bail out the water.

Bailing

The next few photographs are of Lesser Masked Weaver Birds.  The male birds were all busy building nests in the hope of attracting a female.  Females choose their mate based on which male has produced the best nest.  I’m not quite sure how they keep the eggs in with a socking great hole in the bottom.

Lesser Masked Weaver

Lesser Masked Weaver

Lesser Masked Weaver

Lesser Masked Weaver

Lesser Masked Weaver

It was on this spot that our fellow guest, mentioned in an earlier post, had been standing when he was surprised by a crocodile emerging from the water.  He told us the story when we were on the way back from this morning’s walk, so presumably the crocodile had been in the pool whilst we were standing here.

Veined Swallotail - Graphium leonidas

Veined Swallowtail Butterfly

Zambezi Sun Grounds

This rather pretty lake within the grounds has a crocodile sculpture on the island.  Maybe there are some real ones in here as well.

Guineafowl

Guineafowl

Mother and Child

Vervet monkey mother and child.

Monkey Creche

Vervet monkey mother and baby club.

The Gardeners

The gardeners were still working.  I wonder whether they get ‘danger money’ for tidying the crocodile infested pools?

We are off on an Elephant Safari this afternoon.  Please come back soon to see a few more photographs from Zambia.  The first post in this series can be found here.

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