South Luangwa National Park in the Eastern Province of Zambia

Dec 24, 1993

It has not rained for almost 5 months now in the South Luangwa National Park in the Eastern Province of Zambia, as well as the rest of the country. The result is that the rivers are low and as the heat increases they get lower every day, thus concentrating the animals and increasing the competition for the ever diminishing food supply. It also means that the air is full of dust, smoke and other particulates that render the sun an intense, fierce orange and red every morning and evening as it is near the horizon. It also means that we lose the sun well before it goes below the horizon because of the “thickness” of the air.

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