Fri Dec 09, 2011
On the Zimbabwe side of the Zambezi river, down stream from lake Kariba is this absolutely beautiful park, teaming with all kinds of wildlife. Unfortunately there has been talk of some "Safari Operators" using meat to lure lion into the camps, which are wild and unfenced, for the 'excitement' of their clients. The result is that some of the lion in the area have lost their fear of humans. Earlier last year 8 people from villages lost their lives to lion attack over a 2 month period and an entire pride of lions was killed under the assumption that they were the purportrators. In November 2010 a Harare businessman was killed whilst taking a late afternoon bush shower in Chitake 2 camp. He was attacked by 5 lion who pounced on him from the nearby bush. His wife and brother in law and a friend heard his screams and jumped into their 4X4 to try to chase the lions off, but it was too late. My point of posting this is to inform anyone thinking of going to Mana Pools to be very, very careful, there have been many scares this year in the park and it's only a matter of time before someone else is taken. And secondly to point out the totally stupid, depraved, disgusting creatures that humans are.
That Safari Operaters who one would think have the overall good of the wild at heart seing that they make their money out of it could do such a thing. But then I guess it is all about money again and screw the animals
I spent a year in Mana back in the old days, and I am so sad to see what is going on up there.