African Safari Guide
Set the camera on a tripod and click delay photo …
1962 Luangwa Valley Game Reserve.
My visit, with the African Safari Guide, to this area 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, with a suitably equipped four wheel drive vehicle I was allowed free access to all 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 1950’s.
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.
Born in 1930.
In the 1950’s Joe opted for travel and adventure overseas to Kenya, Tanganyika and Uganda…