Jump to content

Show us your African rivers...


Game Warden

Recommended Posts

Ben mosquito

When the river begins to flow again , it's such a great emotion!

 

post-26959-0-11995500-1459713907_thumb.jpg

 

Ewaso Nyiro, Samburu national reserve.

.

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 103
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

  • Tom Kellie

    24

  • Game Warden

    14

  • KaingU Lodge

    14

  • Peter Connan

    8

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Okavango (Delta), from above Photos was made during a flight with ultra-small 4-seater plane. The pilot was great, he was doing all he can to give us the best shots possible, by changing flight direc

Early evening at the Runde river and Chilojo cliffs in Gonarezhou, taken in September 2015. The most wonderful setting imaginable.

Especially for @xelas. The Tugela river.  

Posted Images

Seniortraveller

Early evening at the Runde river and Chilojo cliffs in Gonarezhou, taken in September 2015. The most wonderful setting imaginable.post-39391-0-73763100-1459796200_thumb.jpeg

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 year later...
KaingU Lodge

I thought that this thread should be brought back to life.

 

DJI00432-1030x773.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
Game Warden

@@KaingU Lodge Can we see the lodge in this shot? Were you photographing from a microlight or parapente?

 

Matt

Link to post
Share on other sites
KaingU Lodge

@@Game Warden You cant see the lodge as such - just the tin roof of the workshop (white object in the trees a fair bit back from the river).

 

A few seconds later this one below was taken where you can see the lodge (just). It was really unusual weather conditions. We often get mist on the river but its quite rare to get it blanketing the whole area. At sunrise visibility was about 50m. I waited for it to start burning off and then launched my long-term loaner drone that a good friend has decided should be based here! I must stress I am using it only for landscape stuff at altitude.

 

DJI00430-1030x773.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 4 weeks later...
Tom Kellie
On 5/18/2017 at 10:23 PM, KaingU Lodge said:

@@Game Warden You cant see the lodge as such - just the tin roof of the workshop (white object in the trees a fair bit back from the river).

 

A few seconds later this one below was taken where you can see the lodge (just). It was really unusual weather conditions. We often get mist on the river but its quite rare to get it blanketing the whole area. At sunrise visibility was about 50m. I waited for it to start burning off and then launched my long-term loaner drone that a good friend has decided should be based here! I must stress I am using it only for landscape stuff at altitude.

 

~ @KaingU Lodge

 

Thank you for posting this.

 

That's a bird's eye view, at least for selected raptors.

 

Lucky to have a long-term loaner drone at hand.

 

Any recent images of interest taken with the drone over the river?

 

Tom K.

Link to post
Share on other sites
KaingU Lodge
1 hour ago, Tom Kellie said:

 

~ @KaingU Lodge

 

Thank you for posting this.

 

That's a bird's eye view, at least for selected raptors.

 

Lucky to have a long-term loaner drone at hand.

 

Any recent images of interest taken with the drone over the river?

 

Tom K.

 

Here are a few Tom:  

 

DJI00508-Edit.jpg

 

 

DJI00533-Pano.jpg

 

DJI00537-Pano.jpg

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Tom Kellie

~ @KaingU Lodge

 

Wow! Wow! WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Sitting at my quiet computer desk I yelped when I saw the three drone shots above.

 

Thank you so much for posting them.

 

Seldom has any photo post had so strong an impact on me as yours above.

 

The images are a revelation, in the sense that they show me how inadequate my concept of your area was.

 

Candidly, showing such terrific photos is a powerful advertisement. Why have I hesitated several times in considering a visit?

 

Truly impressive, @KaingU Lodge.

 

Tom K.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Peter Connan

Truly beautiful photos @KaingU Lodge

Link to post
Share on other sites
Peter Connan

Khowarib, Namibia

 

STTR-164.thumb.jpg.d2b959298eab6d610df5ab30eec457c9.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
Tom Kellie

~ @Peter Connan

 

The Khowarib doesn't exactly look like the top fishing river in Namibia.

 

That's quite a fine tree growing downriver.

 

Tom K.

Link to post
Share on other sites
KaingU Lodge
10 hours ago, Tom Kellie said:

~ @KaingU Lodge

 

Wow! Wow! WOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Sitting at my quiet computer desk I yelped when I saw the three drone shots above.

 

Thank you so much for posting them.

 

Seldom has any photo post had so strong an impact on me as yours above.

 

The images are a revelation, in the sense that they show me how inadequate my concept of your area was.

 

Candidly, showing such terrific photos is a powerful advertisement. Why have I hesitated several times in considering a visit?

 

Truly impressive, @KaingU Lodge.

 

Tom K.

 

Tom, your words make me very happy.  Thanks very much indeed.  The area where we are is truly spectacular.  Yes there are areas and lodges with more game, more luxurious chalets and what not.  But there is no section of river that I have ever seen that is as special as here and where you can get true solitude and the feeling of wilderness.  The 'raptor's eye' view is sort of capable of showing the beauty.  To be honest I wish the drone could go higher - 200m is the threshold for the radio controller (newer ones apparently go hundreds more) - to really show even more.  

 

A couple more simply because your enthusiasm is so rewarding!  

 

DJI00273-1030x773.jpg

 

DJI00301-1030x773.jpg

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Tom Kellie
26 minutes ago, KaingU Lodge said:

Tom, your words make me very happy.  Thanks very much indeed.  The area where we are is truly spectacular.  Yes there are areas and lodges with more game, more luxurious chalets and what not.  But there is no section of river that I have ever seen that is as special as here and where you can get true solitude and the feeling of wilderness.  The 'raptor's eye' view is sort of capable of showing the beauty.  To be honest I wish the drone could go higher - 200m is the threshold for the radio controller (newer ones apparently go hundreds more) - to really show even more.  

 

A couple more simply because your enthusiasm is so rewarding!

 

~ @KaingU Lodge

 

You've inspired me, as I've sent a link to your post above to several friends around the globe, telling them: “You've gotta see this!

 

The two most recent river images add to the depth of understanding that these drone images provide.

 

It's understandable that a higher flying drone might expand the field of view, providing a greater overall sense of place.

 

However, the plus side of the existing 200 meter threshold is that it provides remarkable detail of surface features which might be lessened at a higher elevation.

 

The images you've very kindly uploaded today are nothing short of dreamy.

 

There's enough detail visible for a prospective visitor to imagine what it might be like to stay there.

 

About one year ago I mentioned your tented camp to friends, therefore calling their attention to today's drone images will reinforce their positive impression.

 

I've stressed the family friendly nature of your camp as well as the emphasis on cuisine, which you once explained to me.

 

Step-by-step understanding and thus interest is growing in the lovely riverine environment which you call home.

 

Many, many thanks for this most recent post.

 

Tom K.

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 month later...
Peter Connan

The Orange.

 

Taken in the Richtersveld National Park (Namibia) last Tuesday evening.

 

OrangeStarsODP.thumb.jpg.1f50b7ff3b0aa80af9ab67cd6af54c74.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
CaroleE

@Peter Connan That is a truly spectacular view! And not the obvious Namibia view (i.e. no red sanddunes)

 

@KaingU Lodge I'm with @Tom Kellie on your photos. WOW! I'm also wondering why I still haven't visited Kafue. Just back from Zamba and spent time chattng to people about Kafue. There are an awful lot of things recently which is making it top of my 'next to visit in Zambia' list!

Link to post
Share on other sites
Peter Connan

Thanks @CaroleE

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 3 months later...

The Luangwa River from the Luangwa bridge in South Luangwa NP November 2017

 

River01.thumb.jpg.8fdb3b9f12d35965efc5539753319f04.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 1 year later...
Peter Connan

Especially for @xelas.

The Tugela river.

 

Amfitheatre1ODP.jpg.3f07f85bf00f511a9753dc9ec3483e7c.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
michael-ibk

Very nice landscape @Peter Connan. Is that in the Drakensberg area?

Link to post
Share on other sites
Peter Connan

Thank you very much @michael-ibk. It is indeed the "Amphitheatre", in Royal Natal National Park.

Link to post
Share on other sites
pomkiwi

The Sabie River at Skukuza just after sunset:

DSC_1138.jpg.ff59191129f4d741875d259ef58ed44d.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
AfricIan

How about a few from Malawi?

 

DSC_2471

Bua River, Nkhotakota

 

DSC_2585

2 of the newer residents

 

 

DSC_2831

Playtime on the Shire River, Liwonde.

 

 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
Game Warden

@AfricIan Yep. They'll do :) There's something so "Middle Earth" sounding about the Shire in Malawi...

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Safaritalk uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By using Safaritalk you agree to our use of cookies. If you wish to refuse the setting of cookies you can change settings on your browser to clear and block cookies. However, by doing so, Safaritalk may not work properly and you may not be able to access all areas. If you are happy to accept cookies and haven't adjusted browser settings to refuse cookies, Safaritalk will issue cookies when you log on to our site. Please also take a moment to read the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy: Terms of Use l Privacy Policy