|Images of Africa|
|by John Walker|
South Luangwa also provided our first close-up look at Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis), which we'd only seen from a distance earlier along the Zambezi. This mother and calf were part of a herd of about a dozen we spotted near the start of a late afternoon/dusk game drive. Most of the herd dispersed into a stand of trees as we approached, but this pair were more curious.