Yesterday we arrived at Liwonde National Park and enjoyed a boat safari on the Shire River. This morning we get in a safari vehicle and begin looking for more animals.
Soon we see impalas.
Impalas are similar to the antelope we see in the western United States. They are so delicate and graceful. Several monkeys are seen in the trees and running through the forest.
The warthogs are so much fun to watch.
They are always scratching the ground, searching for food. When they run, they make us laugh, or at least smile. I, Zeb the Duck, am on this safari, but the ride is fairly rough, so I stay in my travel bag most of the time. But, here I am now.
This sausage trees has these long, hanging pods that are very hard and look like sausages.
Many creatures live in Liwonde National Park. These ants are very large and very busy.
Here are more nests of the weaver birds.
We saw some similar weaver bird nests on our first outing in Lilongwe, Malawi. The hippos spend much of the day in the Shire River.
They are such large animals, but in the water you notice the large eyes watching. Remember this is a premier bird watching destination. Over 400 species have been seen in this park. I love the white birds sitting in the tree.
Perhaps not rare birds, but a great scene with the white birds, green tree and beautiful blue sky. There are elephants near the river this morning.
Again, large animals that are so comfortable here. I, Zeb the Duck, like the elephants. This bird has a beautiful blue tummy.
Of course, as a duck, I like birds. It is time to head back across the Shire River to meet our driver, guides and chef.
I like this bridge.
We will cross the bridge and leave Liwonde National Park, but we will have another adventure soon.