Mana Pools

  1. Left Stellenbosch
  2. Family Stopover
  3. Leaving SA
  4. Lets give them hope
  5. Kariba
  6. Mana Pools
  7. Zambezi
  8. Lusaka
  9. Luanshya Ministries
  10. Shiwa Ngandu & Kapishya Hot Springs
  11. FCE Kalungu
  12. Utengule Coffee Lodge
  13. Baobab Forest
  14. Celebrating 30 years of life & love together
  15. Dar es Salaam
  16. Irente Farm
  17. Arusha
  18. Ngorongoro Crater
  19. Serengeti
  20. Lake Victoria
  21. Limuru NetACT Conference (Theology & Community Development)
  22. Nairobi Conference Israel our Roots
  23. AA Lodge Amboseli
  24. Meserani Oasis
  25. Old Farmhouse Kisolanza
  26. Lake Malawi
  27. Lilongwe
  28. South Luangwa Park
  29. Lusaka
  30. Back with a BANG!
  31. Kruger Park from Pafuri to Numbi
  32. White River – Phakamani
  33. Gariep Dam
  34. Home sweet home

Met up with some of Michael’s Zimbabwean family at Mana Pools National Park where we camped for next 3 nights.

The park is stunning with beautiful big trees and amazing scenery on the banks of the great Zambezi River. It is the largest River from Africa that flows into the Indian Ocean, discharging 120 100 cubic feet of water per second.

Had most of the camp site to ourselves except for monkeys( who kept Michael  busy in a constant battle with his “ketti”)  and various wild visitors who joined us sporadically.

On the 1st evening, Marc accompanied me to check the donkey fire behind the ablution block. He wondered which animal had the yellow eyes he saw a few metres (literally!) behind us…only to find out a few minutes later as 3 female lions, out hunting, walked past where we all sat (about 10 metres away). We followed them with our torches (sounds crazy, but we were 11 people and I guess had a sense of safety in numbers, although I was told that I most resembled a “bokkie”). We  watched in horror as a couple merrily made their way towards the ablution block from the other direction, directly into the path of the lions. We shouted out ”lions!” as loud as we could and they turned around.  All very exciting!

We saw great game…many hippo families, elephant up close, a herd of buffalo, jackel and many beautiful Rooibok, Waterbok, Kudu and Eland.  Also a number of lion sightings, including a group of 13 lion. ( We were clearly blessed by our Father as He brought out His creation for us to admire because the campers who left the day after we arrived had seen very little game the whole week that they were there).

On the last evening we had a real bunch of animals troop through the camp…including a hyena sniffing for our supper bones around our tent and a leopard who walked through, as well as an elephant and a herd of Rooibok.

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3 Replies to “Mana Pools”

  1. Daai sonsondergang is so ‘n blessing. Geniet jul expedition! ABBA maak alle paaie gelyk en jul volg Hom
    Dankie vir di deel van toer. Ons is in hart! Daar al ” moet ons werk”
    Debbie Louis

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