African Safari Guide
Set the camera on a tripod and click delay photo …
1962 Luangwa Valley Game Reserve.
My visit to this area with the African Safari Guide was inspired by the book ‘Wildlife in an African Territory’ by F. Frazer-Darling (Oxford University Press 1960).
Having satisfied the manager I was self-contained, and with a suitably equipped four-wheel drive vehicle, I was allowed free access to the area.
Here I had engaged one of the Park Rangers as a ‘guide’ to find some camera-worthy animals.
Then, a pipe smoker, I tipped him with a tin of top-class English tobacco – much appreciated!
The Victoria Falls
What is the local name for the falls?
Known to Africans as ‘The Smoke that Thunders’.
I saw the clouds from the spray and heard the ‘thunder’ 25 miles away!
In 1962, on leave from the Tanganyika Police Services, the writer made a grand tour of Central, Southern Africa, in a battered old Land Rover, a relic of the ill-fated Tanganyikan Groundnuts Scheme of the early 1950s.
These photos in this set were a ‘black and white’ interlude in a ‘colour slide’ era of photography, in the then Northern Rhodesia.
HWJ. Lucas May 2011.