More than a mile wide the Zambezi River careens off the side of the earth, falling more than three hundred feet, slowly carving the basalt plateau in Matabeleland North, Zimbabwe. Ancient stone artifacts dating back two million years to the time of Homo habilis have been catalogued by its shores.
Zimbabwe is home to countless species including the ever popular elephant, rhinoceros, lion, cheetah, wildebeest and hyena. But did you know, in this country even the birds are outrageously beautiful?
My short story in the Wild at Heart Anthology benefiting Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge in Eureka Springs, AR, Fierce Wild, takes place near Matusadona National Park. Below is an example of the eclectic mix of creatures it protects. Enjoy!