There we were quietly enjoying the tranquility of the Zambezi from our Mana Pools campsite. As is so often the case, tranquility is an illusion in the wild. Suddenly there was a commotion upstream of us. A canoeing safari group had rounded the bend and one canoe had “exploded” as if torpedoed and the other was circling around trying to rescue its two occupants.
The story follows in photos …
Marion and I paddled the then five-day Tamarind Canoe Safari from Chirundu to Mana Pools back in 2001. There were a few close calls then too.