so far i've visited upemba twice. first in early october and again just now in late november. the change was dramatic. the rains started the day we arrived the first time and have not let up. the plateau at lusinga headquarter went from a golden brown, almost toasted looking, to brilliant green. i took these panoramas to show just how huge the difference is.
right now our team stays at the fzs camp. when the buildings are completely rehabilitated, in a couple months, we'll stay in rooms in the guest building. but for now, it's small safari tents on the ledge overlooking the zebra's grassy plains and i'm not complaining!