Go West

Issue 4 (November 2008) Self-taught photographer Carol Polich has travelled all over Asia, Africa and her native United States to pursue her art, but it is to southern Africa that she returns time and again. Her photographs of nature can be enjoyed in numerous publications.


In 1996 she won the National Geographic Travel Photography competition. Carol explored Barotseland with Royal Barotseland Safaris (www.RoyalBarotseSafaris.com). You can contact her at


Casting a line

Anglers who brave the Zambezi’s dawn chill may be rewarded with a fighting tiger fish. 


Heading out
A traditional dugout makoro remains the standard way to get from A to B along the river.



A bundle of plastic bags may be the only football these village children ever see, but it does the job.


Facing the dawn
The warm glow of sunrise lifts the spirits when you have risen before dawn to prepare for market.


Lying in wait

Supreme patience and vice-like jaws make the Nile crocodile number one predator along the length of the Zambezi.


Riverbank residents
White-fronted bee-eaters, unlike their migratory cousins carmine bee-eaters, remain on their Zambezi nesting territories all year round.

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