Wow! I am going to camp at Mvuu Wilderness Camp in Liwonde National Park.
We drive to the Shire River and wait for a boat to take us across the river to the lodge and camping area. We see these hippos on the edge of the river.
Here comes our boat.
It is passing an elephant in the river! This is fantastic. Today will the first safari for this Colorado Traveling Duck. Mom and two of the humans have been on safaris before, but I am so excited for my first time seeing the animals in the wild.
After getting settled in, we will go on a boat safari.
We are on the Shire River, looking at a resort.
Isn’t this monkey wonderful?
We passed several crocodiles, but check out the teeth on this one.
Several waterbuck are along the river; I like mom and child here.
There are so many hippos here.
They are really big! The hippos seem to prefer the water. I think these three, watching, must like us.
I like the warthogs. They have long shaggy hair on their neck and upper back.
Our Bradt guidebook for Malawi, says Liwonde is one of the top sites for bird watching in Malawi. The book also says there are about 2,000 hippos along the river and several crocodiles. Some of the crocodiles are “terrifyingly large.” I believe the book. This bird has a beautiful bright blue head.
Here is a tree full of Malawian birds.
Another great bird.
There are so many, but I can’t post all the photos. The sun is getting lower and I like the way the sun’s rays come through the clouds.
As the sun sets, we return to the lodge and our tents for the evening.
I know I am going to love safaris. Tomorrow we will drive in a safari vehicle to look for more animals. This is a great African day.