|Images of Africa|
|by John Walker|
After landing in Mfuwe we traveled overland to the Kafunta River Lodge in the South Luangwa Valley, part of the Great Rift Valley of Africa. The lodge is situated on the bank of the Luangwa River, adjacent to South Luangwa National Park, home to a wide variety of mammals and more than 450 species of birds. Accommodations are in "chalets" on stilts overlooking the river. The grunts of the abundant hippopotamus in the river can be heard day and night.