The count in Lengwe NP was a waterhole count. The target animal to focus on was the almost endemic nyala. How many are there in the park, how many injured, adult males and females, calves, male young and female young. Aside the nyala the goal was to count all drinking warthogs, buffalo's, impala's, bushbucks and kudu's. The count was done in shifts of 3 hours. 3 hours in a hide, 3 hours to travel back, get some rest and travel to the next hide and then another 3 hour shift. In temperatures of 35 degrees and higher.
Aside from the game count I also made a start for a bird count. To update the parks birding list and check if some of the known residents were still there. This meant for me that when I was not needed in the hide I was wondering around in the surroundings; birding and checking nests. And in between the shifts I spend my time birding and making lists. Following a collection of pictures of the game and bird count.