Wild Flowers at Nechilibi

Nechilibi is a place opposite the entrance to the Hwange National Park. We drove along the strip road to get there, and when I got out, found a huge variety of wild flowers! Must be the rains!

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This little guy (below) looks like he has a mouth! With yellow lipstick! With prickly spines under the flower!

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And yes, FYI, these pop – better than Jacaranda flowers!

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And the colour! Wow.

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These look very much like hibiscus that grow in our gardens – again, the deep burgundy contrasting nicely with the yellow.

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These, below, may be common, but they put on a dramatic show at this time of the year, covering bushes and large sections of barren ground.

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All of these flowers were within a twenty square metre area!

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This last one is not a flower, but I couldn’t resist the colours!

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The borehole survey at Nechilibi was rained off!!! Nothing more boring than sitting in a steaming car waiting for the rain to stop!

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We had to return there a week later! This is a short video of a part of the drive along the old strip road – although not in the rain! Please click on the link here: Driving on the old strip road

 

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