At Beyin, I paid the entrance and camera fee of 15.50 cedis (US$10.50) for both Stanley and me. We were then assigned a guide who would paddle us to Nzulezu.
I should have read the sign. I didn’t know there was a souvenir shop.
Preparing to leave for the 40 minute canoe trip to Nzulezu.
I thought taking pictures from a moving vehicle at 65 mph was tricky, but taking them from a moving canoe was a whole nother ball of wax.
Since we had arrived fairly early in the day, I expected to see some birds, as the area hosts a variety of water fowl. But no birds for me today.
Surprisingly, there were also no mosquitos, flies, gnats or anything else insectile to annoy us as we glided through the wetlands. The sun didn’t come out much, so my uncovered arms weren’t getting crispy, either. Oh, happy day!
It was a really pleasant 40 minute trip. Well, it certainly was for me, anyway. The guide had to paddle the whole time, and he made Stanley help. As the paying visitor, I got to sit in the middle of the canoe like the River Queen and do nothing except photograph. It’s good to be the Queen!