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Leaving Livingstone on Friday (greetings to all our US friends as it was also the 4th of July) was the beginning of a bit of a road trip on tarmac. We headed north towards Lusaka, passing small villages bustling with…

Ahhhh Zhaaambia the gentle

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On my last night in Namibia what I thought would be peaceful  night with a good nights sleep changed dramatically when a group of around 6 tiger fishermen rolled into camp . With the magical wand of brandy and Jagermeister turned what was meant to…

The End of The Mangoes: Or, Zambia, Part III

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To Livingstone Livingstone, the town on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls, was our final stop in Zambia. The least bumpy way of getting from Kaingu to Livingstone was to backtrack to Lusaka, then head south on the main road.…

Zambia: Rain and Spiders in Kafue National Park

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Dec. 11-17, 2013 Kafue National Park The tsetse fly-infested road to one of the campsites. The flies are attracted to moving vehicles, perhaps mistaking them for large metallic antelopes. Kafue was the first national park we visited during what tourism…

Zambia: Chipata to Lusaka

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Dec. 5-21, 2013 *Note on photos: We don’t have any of this part of the trip, so I have inserted some photos from other parts of Zambia. Border Post Getting into Zambia was a painstaking endeavor. Individual officials were good-natured…

Somebeer

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We have been told that in Africa every man wants a BMW – Beer, Meat, Woman. In Chipata we found a Spar so were able to get hold of some Beer and Meat. With my BMW I headed to South…

Zambia

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Day: 159 KLMS: 24,346 We clunked into Zambia for the second time, crossing through at Chirundu, the most hectic border yet. Trucks were backed up to 4km down the road and we had to aggressively drive our way through the…

VAN ZIM NAAR ZAM

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Onze voorlopig laatste nacht in Zimbabwe krijgen we ongelofelijke verhalen te horen over het bewind van Mugabe. Mensen die hun US-dollarrekening ineens omgezet zagen in een Zim-dolllar rekening. De officiële koers waartegen de overheid omwisselt, is natuurlijk maar een fractie…

Changing money

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Banking seems such a mundane task, that I rarely even take notice of the surroundings.  Our last admin before leaving Zambia was to change the last of our kwacha into US dollars or Tanzanian shillings.  Despite being so close to…

Changing money

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Banking seems such a mundane task, that I rarely even take notice of the surroundings.  Our last admin before leaving Zambia was to change the last of our kwacha into US dollars or Tanzanian shillings.  Despite being so close to…

It’s in the attitude

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After our off road exploration of the Luangwa valley, we made our way towards Kapishya Hot Springs – a place that almost every traveller we have met has said we should visit.  On the way, we passed Shiwa Ng’unda –…

It’s in the attitude

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After our off road exploration of the Luangwa valley, we made our way towards Kapishya Hot Springs – a place that almost every traveller we have met has said we should visit.  On the way, we passed Shiwa Ng’unda –…

Exploring the Luangwa Valley

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Crossing through North Luangwa National Park (NLNP) was something both African GirlChild and I were looking forward to after our time in Malawi. We realised that we really enjoy the bush and the quiet campsites that usually come with a…

What a surprise!

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After crossing the border into Zambia, we very efficiently took care of the chores we had to do: shopping at Shoprite, over to the bank to draw some Zambian Kwacha, into Spar for very last provisions, Highway suprette for coke,…

Towards Malawi

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Once again, we needed to keep the wheels turning, this time heading towards the border with Malawi. First, though, we had 2 car issues to sort out. One tyre has had a barely noticeable leak since Morocco.  The rough roads…

South Luangwa National Park

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South Luangwa National Park is situated in the south east corner of Zambia between the Great East Road to Malawi and the Great North Road to Tanzania. It has a number of lodges in the park, and a good network…

Heading eastwards

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After the superb experience of Leopard Hill, the tar road to Luangwa Bridge was a big anti-climax. It is not busy, it is not scenic, and it is not interesting. We arrived at Luangwa Bridge Camp in the early afternoon.…

Leopard Hills

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I’m grinning from ear to ear! Today was a super day of driving in Africa (at least the first half). We drove Leopard Hill, a gravel road connecting the Zambezi to the Great East Road in Zambia. We spent last…

Along the lower Zambezi

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With a short day ahead of us, we left the shores of Lake Kariba to head further downstream along the Zambezi River.  But first, we joined the border traffic heading for the Chirundu Border Post.  No, we weren’t crossing into…

Visiting the inland sea

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After 2 long days of driving, we finally sat on the white beach with drink in hand and gazed at the calm waters extending to the horizon.  It was hard to believe that this was no ocean we were staring…

Livin’ it up in Livingstone

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After our very expensive border crossing – and feeling skint after parting with US$200 for the experience – we decided it was time to be budget conscious for a little while.  Also, we were meeting an online friend in Livingstone,…

10 000 km

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I forgot to mention that on the way to Mkushi Farm, on the 27th March, I reached the milestone of driving 10 000km! It was so exciting, and Warrick and I were watching the odometer closely as it ticked its…

Zambia to Malawi

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We arrived in Lusaka and stayed at Pioneer Camp again. The camp was much busier this time around and we bumped into a lot of overlanders who only had good things to say about traveling North. The next day we…

A little more of Zambia

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We spent our last night in Lusaka at Pioneer Camp. Pioneer Camp was really good to us, and all the staff were really friendly and helpful! I mentioned in my last blog that they had allowed us to use their…

Livingstone to Lusaka

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We decided to leave Livingstone and the comfort of our adopted home at the back packers, and head for Lake Kariba. As my Dad said, “Everyone has to see Kariba!” We decided to spend a night along the way, and…

Borders, Bicycles and Backpackers

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It was border time again, not my favourite! It’s common knowledge that border posts tend to get more difficult the further North you go – but entering Zambia turned out to be way more of a mission than I had…

10 Million Bats and A Few Hot Springs

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With Alpheus gone, we decided to gun it through Zambia in order to arrive in Tanzania for some holiday cheer with old friends. On the recommendation of Toast Coetzer, editor for go!Namibia magazine, we took a detour to Kasanka National…