Sometime in the middle of the night, my husband and I both awoke suddenly. We looked around, not sure what had startled us. We then heard a low snort a few metres away. This was followed by the sound of grass being pulled. Then a faint chewing sound grated over and over. Another sniff, but nearer. Whatever had come for an evening snack was approaching our tent.”
Location: South Luangwa National Park
Where to stay: Track and Trail River Camp offers facilities for campers as well as private chalets, whichever suits your travel style.
For more about the adventure that you can expect in this protected park bursting with wildlife, see Chapter Eight: Animal Encounters from Dust in My Pack. It is available as an eBook or paperback at your favourite online bookstore.