Zeb the Duck Goes to Africa

Look at this!

Safari vehicle at Kiboko Town Hotel in Lilongwe, Malawi

Safari vehicle at Kiboko Town Hotel in Lilongwe, Malawi

I, Zeb the Duck, am in Africa with 6 human women.   We are in Lilongwe, the capital of  Malawi in southern Africa.   Where, you may ask, is Malawi?   Many humans ask, so here is a map of Africa showing Malawi in southern Africa.

Map of Africa showing Malawi. From Bradt travel guide to Malawi

Map of Africa showing Malawi. From Bradt travel guide to Malawi

Three humans and I take this taxi.

Our taxi and our friendly taxi driver

Our taxi and our friendly taxi driver

We arrive at Lilongwe Nature Sanctuary.

Let's explore he Lilongwe Nature Sanctuary

Let’s explore the Lilongwe Nature Sanctuary

This is a beautiful, peaceful place in Lilongwe between Old Town and Capital City.   These sofas look inviting, but they are made of cement.

May not be too comfortable. They are made of cement

May not be too comfortable. They are made of cement

Heading down a trail, I, Zeb the Duck, am fascinated with the twisted trunk on this tree.

Twisted tree trunk

Twisted tree trunk

What are these hanging from a tree, over the river?

Nests of Weaver birds

Nests of Weaver birds

The humans say they are nests of the Weaver Birds.   The male Weaver bird builds the nest, and if the female does not like it, she will knock it down.   Then the male has to build a new and better nest for her.   I love this river.

Love a river

Love a river

It was so pretty and rivers always sound soothing.   We wander around the Lilongwe Nature Sanctuary for awhile, enjoying every moment.   We decide to walk to the adjoining Lilongwe Wildlife Center.   Crossing the river on the road, these monkeys entertained us.

Monkeys are so playful

Monkeys are so playful

Here at the Lilongwe Wildlife Center, injured, abused and orphaned animals are cared for.

Lilongwe Wildlife Center is also a rehabilitation center

Lilongwe Wildlife Center is also a rehabilitation center

Some may later be released into the wild, and some will remain at the wildlife center for the remainder of their lives.   Let’s follow this bridge, with our guide, and explore.

Let's go see the Lilongwe Wildlife Center

Let’s go see the Lilongwe Wildlife Center

The diuker resembles the deer we see in Colorado.

Diuker

Diuker

This orange baboon could be my new friend.

Orange Baboon

Orange Baboon

Here is a big crocodile.

African crocodile

African crocodile

And it is no surprise that it is an African crocodile.   This is Africa, of course.   This was a great first day in Lilongwe, Malawi.   But there is much more to show you, so check back here soon.

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