Africa 2008

In September 2008, almost a year after returning from our last trip to East Africa, we went back to Zambia.

Flying to Africa

Our first major discovery (number of replicates=2): There is no beer at the airport in Johannesburg before 10 am.

Wheely bag

Anyway, we made it to Mpulungu. A wheely bag is useful even on the African roads!

Eretmodus cyanostictus

Eretmodus cyanostictus,...


... one of ca. 250 species of cichlids in Lake Tanganyika.

Lunchbreak on Mbita island

After some hours of catching cichlids, there is nothing that goes over a good lunch at Mbita island.

Returning from Mbita island

But: After a whole day on and in the lake,...

Nikupi prepared by Charity

...there is absolutely nothing going over a Nkupi (Boulengerochromis microlepis) marinated and prepared on the open fire by Charity (manager of the Nkupi Lodge).

Adrian's foot

Sometimes, field work leaves some marks...

Toby, we are coming!

Preparing for crossing to Toby Veall's place,...

Toby Veall's place

...a wonderful spot on the shore of Lake Tanganyika...

Kalambo Falls

...and starting point for a hike to the impressive Kalambo Falls.

Elephant at the Zambezi

An African elephant at the Zambezi River.

African children

Good bye, Africa! But, of course, we will come back to the lake next year.