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False 60 Travel Zambia May 2008 Nkani Nkani Vakacha Vakacha Lodge Spotlight: Shoebill Island Camp Answers: 1) cheetah; 2) baobab; 3) eagle; 4) oryx; 5) dung beetle 6) twig snake; 7) beneath a tortoise ( the bottom part of its shell); 8) they are all brood parasites ( lay their eggs in other birds’ nests); 9) African civet; 10) a species of frog Shoebill Island Camp stands on the edge of the Bangweulu Wetlands in northern Zambia. This is a vast flooded wilderness of lagoons and islands, surrounded by wide floodplains, where the main attraction is the prolific birdlife – notably the huge, prehistoric- looking shoebill, from which the camp gets its name. Mammals include tens of thousands of black lechwe on the plains, plus sitatunga, tsessebe, oribi and small numbers of elephant and buffalo. All this wildlife shares the wetlands with a scattering of local fishing communities. Shoebill Island Camp is really the only place to stay. Situated on an island, it has five mosquito- proofed, walk- in tents and three huts, each with an en suite bucket shower and a flush toilet. At one end of camp is a dining room; at the other is a breakfast room with a view over a nearby lagoon. A nearby campsite caters for those on a tighter budget. This simple, rustic bush camp is the perfect base for exploring this fascinating region – either in a banana boat or dugout canoe, or, in the dry season, by vehicle. March and April offer an amazing watery wilderness, with shoebills often visible from camp. September to November offer less chance of shoebills, but great birding and the same mammal spectacles. Shoebill Island camp is managed by the Kasanka Trust and is accessible from nearby Kasanka National Park – either on a bumpy five- hour drive or by charter flight ( the latter offering fantastic aerial game viewing). The Kasanka Trust also assists the Zambia Wildlife Authority ( ZAWA) in managing the area and works closely with the local community. Details at: www. kasanka. com/ frameset. htm Think you have the bush brains to be a safari guide? Here’s a quick quiz to see how you measure up ( answers at the bottom of the page): 1. Which Zambian cat species has non- retractile claws? 2. Adansonia digitata is the scientific name for which tree? 3. Wahlberg’s, crowned and long- crested are all species of what? 4. Which of these antelope is not found in Zambia: eland, oryx, sitatunga, Lichtenstein’s hartebeest? 5. Which creature makes a brood ball? 6. Which of these snakes is venomous: spotted bush snake; twig snake; African rock python; common egg-eater? 7. Where would you find a plastron? 8. What do these birds have in common: paradise whydah, diederik cuckoo, lesser honeyguide, village indigobird? 9. Which carnivore produces a musky secretion once used in the manufacture of perfume? 10. What is a bubbling kassina? How did you score? 10: what are you waiting for? 5– 9: getting there Below 5: don’t give up the day- job. TEN TO TEST YOU Shoebill: birders’ gold MICAHEL LEDRAY/ SHUTTERSTOCK Nothing to do but wait for Travel Zambia edition 4 ZAMBIA TOURISM BOARD

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