Runway at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge

There’s not much to this post other than the picture. Lovely shot of the airstrip at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge in Zimbabwe. This lodge overlooks Lake Kariba and lies adjacent to the Matusadona National Park. It’s not uncommon for a charter flight pilot to have to fly low over the runway to chase away the wildlife before he comes in to land, but I liked this shot because you see the animals looking so relaxed just lying next to the parked plane.

I love the idea that guests at Bumi Hills Safari Lodge would have come back to the plane when leaving their safari – thinking that their game-viewing was over – only to find these unusual guards for the plane!

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Kate Bergh is co-founder of Cedarberg African Travel, a specialist tour operator for Southern and East Africa.

She heads up the South African office, having lived in South Africa since 1993. Her home looks up to the Cedarberg Mountains, where she enjoys hiking and cycling, when she’s not out discovering new places to visit, with her three children in tow. Kate has travelled extensively throughout the region to Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia, Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe as well as most areas of South Africa. She also loves history, meeting people and a good thriller...

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