The other two on the safari were Ike and Josie from the Pacific Northwest.  They were cool, warm, fun, and interesting.

Pretty good selfie

And of course me.

The Camps

I did not expect the camps to be so well-appointed as they were.  The camps had a common area, guest tents, and a staff area.  They are powered with solar and use a reverse-osmosis system for potable water.   I never thought a tent could look so amazing and offer so many amenities and so much furniture.  (Next time I go into the back country I really need to spruce up my Half Dome II).

Toka Leya Camp – We were only 1 night at this wonderful camp on the mighty Zambezi River.


Linyanti Discover Camp – beautiful camp sitting on the waterfront.


Gomoti Tented Camp – this was the most rustic camp at all, and the camp where the animals regularly came to visit including an “interesting” night of many wildlife visitors.


Tubu Tree Camp – a truly elegant camp.  We shared the camp with an wonderful group from Nature Conservancy.  The camp is elevated on boardwalks.  The outdoor showers faced the savanna.  I had an old monkey that watched my every move.  One evening as we were coming back to camp the camp staff greeted us a with a surprise champagne toast.  Wonderful.

The Food

The food was consistently excellent, fresh, and healthy.  We had breakfast, lunch, tea, and supper every night, and there were often snacks and drinks available on breaks on the safari drives.  A sampling is pictured below.


Camp to Camp

We went camp to camp by small planes operated by Wilderness Air.  Such the way to move.  Interesting airstrip sign.