Today, the animal I have most enjoyed watching is the Elephant

Of all the animals in the National Park, this is the one I fear the most. Hippos kill more Africans, but they are mainly active at night. Big cats are dangerous, but rarely seen. Elephants are much more numerous, I see them every day. When South Luangwa National Park was created, there were 100,000 elephants.… Continue reading Today, the animal I have most enjoyed watching is the Elephant

The Metropolis

Mfuwe is a straggling town, a series of villages really, strung out along the road between South Luangwa National Park and the International Airport. The commercial centre is called Cropping. It takes its name from the elephant culling activities which went on there over 50 years ago. It has the only filling station in the… Continue reading The Metropolis

Cherubim’s Stationary

This is a shop on the main road in the village of Cropping, where the Kakumbi Rural Health Centre is located. Cropping refers to the culling of elephants which occurred in the past when their numbers were unsustainable. Cherubim (four winged) are celestial beings mentioned in the Bible, often along with Seraphim (six winged). They… Continue reading Cherubim’s Stationary