We’re having a week in Zambia to a) celebrate the fact that Karen has just turned 50, b) celebrate the fact that I’m still only 49 ( for 5 more weeks) and c) have another go at finding a Leopard. This is our fifth attempt, so as time goes by without a sighting, the tension is sure to mount…

… until 6:50 on our first morning, when we encountered this stunning Leopard up a tree – it gave us the full show.  On then to more fun with some stunning Southern Carmine Bee-eaters.  Has there ever been a more beautiful trash bird?

Some fairly low res shots here, as uploading in our lodge is a bit slow.