Sossusvlei with beaches? Visited there in 2013 and we lured mice, LBJs and even little lizards and beetles out of the scrubby brush with an empty yogurt container full of water.
Are the crakes good to eat? my experience of rails and other swamp hens (NZ Pukeko e.g.) is to cook them with an old boot - you know the rest of the story.Well, thank God. So the crakes will winter well in the Limpopo River valley. I have a young spaniel to train next year, and crake is the perfect subject for that. And oddly enough, they winter in south-east Africa.
Spike does that rain you ree getting in Zambia mostly end up below Kariba, or a good portion above?Good to see....we are lucky here as even if we have what we would consider bad rains it's still a lot...and this year been good...basically had rain nearly every day....our manager got excited when it didn't rain for 3 days just now....thunder rumbling around as I type this..
There are basically two watershed/basins in Zambia. The Zambezi/Kafue basin which drains most of the country except the northern portion.Spike does that rain you ree getting in Zambia mostly end up below Kariba, or a good portion above?
Thanks Zambezi. The other significant contributer to Kariba is the Sanyati. What we are noticing is that the ITCZ is coming further down, currently sitting over southern Zambia and Kariba, and as a consequence maybe less rainfall over northern Zambia and eastern Angola. So maybe less flow down the Zambezi and more locally. The question is, will Kariba still get the benefit, or more to Cahora Bassa?There are basically two watershed/basins in Zambia. The Zambezi/Kafue basin which drains most of the country except the northern portion.
The three main points of water entry to the Zambezi from Zambia are:
Zambezi river that obviously flows into Kariba along with water from the Chobe.
The other points are from the Kafue and Luangwa systems. The Kafue joins the Zambezi below Kariba, a few km's east of Chirundu and the Luangwa near Luangwa town.
I would guess that it is about a 50/50 split with regards to how much enters above/below Kariba as both main entry points are from rivers that carry large volumes of water. But when one adds the Chobe flow to the Zambezi (although that water is not strictly from Zambia) the percentage favours the Zambezi/Chobe .