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    Hi Caranx,

    very interesting. Is that weir made entirely of gabions? It can't be very durable then surely? Hopefully you guys made a fishway too

    Garamba is full of elephants and was also the very last place where you got northern white rhino before they went extinct in the early 2000s. Very sad. The place is plagued by Kony's rebels. Other game in and around the park is chimpanzees, lion, hyena, buffalo, hippo, waterbuck. The impala-like buck might be Uganda kob, in the reedbuck/waterbuck family.

    The belgians used to have an elephant-taming station there, and there were still tame elephants until the '90s used for patrols and tourist trips. The grass there is so long you just about have to be on elephant back to see anything! I hope to visit the place some time.

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    A very interesting fact about the Kongo river.
    It is so huge and strong, that the same specie of fish have evolved over the millions of years as 2 seperate sub species, as they could not cross this strong river to inter breed with the fish, of the same species, on the other side of the river.
    Korrie Broos

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    It is an incredible river...if I just look at how much water there is at its source here in northern Zambia I can only imagine what it looks like at the rapids near its mouth.

    Flows of 50 000 cumecs? Sounds great for nymphing!

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    Watch this documentary by legend whitewater kayaker Steve Fisher (From Howick, KZN) for a true idea of the size of this river....http://ingaproject.com/
    Some of those waves are perfect for drifting a dry fly....the size of your house

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