Camping on Malawi’s Zomba Plateau with Zeb the Duck

I, Zeb the Duck, and the humans spent the night in a tent on the Zomba Plateau.   According to Bradt’s Malawi guidebook, the plateau is an isolated syenite protrusion that extends over 130 square kilometers and reaches an altitude of 2,087 meters.   That is about 6,500 feet above sea level.   This is where I slept.

Our tent

Our tent

This tent held 2 human ladies and one duck.    This is more of our campground.

Nice campgrounds

Nice campgrounds

Much of the Zomba Plateau is protected in Malawi’s oldest forest reserve which supports significant patches of indigenous riverine and montane forest, as well as areas of tangled scrub and Brachystegia woodland.   Shortly after arriving at our campgrounds, we took a hike.

Let's go for a hike

Going for a hike

I really liked the thick vegetation near this stream.

By the river

By the river

We hike past a stand with many wood carvings.   Look at these huge carvings.

Love the masks

Love the masks

This store has a big variety of items.

Some of everything here

Some of everything here

This stand belongs to our hiking guide.   I love these tables and the wooden cars behind the tables.

Great tables and cars

Great tables and cars.   Great elephant.

Our guide tells us about the carvings, but there is no hard sell tactics.   We like our guide.   These trees are a little different than we usually see, and the sky is so blue and bright today.

Beautiful blue sky

Beautiful blue sky

Remember that the Zomba Plateau is almost 6,500 feet or 2,987 meters above sea level, so we had many great views from the top.

View from the top

View from the top

This dam was completed in 1999 forming this pretty reservoir.

Dam and reservoir

Dam and reservoir

The waterfall was a short distance from the main path, but it is beautiful and looks so clear and clean.

Pretty waterfall

Pretty waterfall

Remember that we are in the tropics, between the Equator and the Tropic of Capricorn, but it got cold at night.   Our guides built a fire.   We all took our chairs and ate a delicious dinner sitting around the fire.   We could even see our breath.   In the morning, after breakfast and a little time for wandering around the area, we headed down the road, back to Zomba.

Heading down toward town

Heading down toward town

We liked the Zomba Plateau.   It was so pretty, but a little colder at night than I expected.   I think you will like what we see next time, so don’t miss our next post.

Cabelas in Denver

Zeb the Duck here.  We went shopping.  Cabelas, a famous outdoor and sporting supply store says they are the world’s foremost outfitter.

Cabelas in Denver area

Cabelas in Denver area

Cabelas opened two stores in the Denver area in August.  When my Alaska uncle and my Alaska cousin came to visit, we went to Cabelas.

The first things we noticed were all the mounted animals on display.  They look so real.

Great wildlife display

Great wildlife display

In the store aisles we saw lots of camping gear and of items to reduce or eliminate mosquitos.  These mosquito swatters looked really interesting to us.

Goodbye mosquitos

Goodbye mosquitos

They have lots of clothes, so many fishing lures and fishing poles.  I had no idea so many kinds even existed.

We saw the area with bows and arrows.

Try before purchasing

Try before purchasing

This archery section even has an archery range so you can try your bow before you buy it.  What a great idea.

We checked the gun area and ammunition.  They had a lot of ammunition, but not the kind we use.  We still have some, but we will look again next time.  Cabelas has a gun library.

Place for rare guns

Place for rare guns

This is where the rare and more expensive guns are kept.  A very interesting room.

This guy looks so real.

Scares us

Scares us

We stayed close to mom and Alaska uncle.  We are Colorado Traveling Ducks, not Duck appetizers.

The Front Range Café inside Cabelas is a great place.  Smells good, too.

Love the fresh fudge

Love the fresh fudge

We bought fresh fudge.  The lady said the fudge is made in the store each day.  We ate some as soon as we got home.  It is delicious!

My Alaska cousin and I liked Cabelas.  It has so many different things.  We didn’t tell you about everything; there is so much.  Our humans like Cabelas also.  If you are interested in outdoor equipment or just want to see lots of interesting stuff, we think you will like Cabelas.

We love polar bears

We love polar bears

For more information visit www.cabelas.com

Tomorrow you will see another of Denver’s premier sporting stores.  We will visit Bass Pro Shop.