Not too long ago, a tale was recounted to me by someone who visited Zambia’s Kafue National Park. There they had heard the tale of a British birder with a life list that would rival the telephone directory in length. He did, however, have a few rare species left to see, and hoped to tick them off in Kafue.
Now the birder in question came to the park at a time of year when the wildlife was particularly abundant and active, and easy for guides and guests to spot. On his game drive, he came across a lion, and it was without doubt one of the best sightings of the year. And do you know what? The birder asked the guide to drive straight on. The birdlife of Kafue is so extraordinary, so unique, that even getting a close up view of a lion couldn’t compete!