It’s a long way home……..

Posted: 18/03/2013 in Uncategorized

the next stage of my fathers journey, you can always find out more from http://www.birdingzimbabwe.com

Birding in Zimbabwe

Hi all

I’m back ………………………

Leaving the Indian Ocean behind us we drove steadily westwards passing the famous Uluguru Mountains.  There are a bunch of special birds up there including the Uluguru Bush-shrike.  Unfortunately it is a long hard and arduous climb and as ANBM had a triple by-pass some months previously it was deemed unwise for us to attempt the climb.

Through the Mikumi National Park and into the town of Mikumi itself, where we booked in to the Tan-Swiss Lodge.  Very comfortable motel type accommodation and a restaurant.  Next morning we were off again on a new mission !

Southwards, skirting the also famous Udzungwa Mountains National Park.

Our destination was to go past the town (village ?) of Ifakara and into the Kilombero swamps !  Why – you ask ?

There are two other specials, also both discovered as recently as 1986 ……………….

Well our intentions were…

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