- Animal FactsThe first stop for us in the father's homeland, Zambia, was South Luangwa National Park. We stayed in a great lodge on the Luangwa river, where hippos and elephants could be found roaming around the tents both in the day Posted by silve_lining in Life in a rucksack | May 31, 2015
- The Most Magnificent BeastI am spoilt, I know that. I have had the opportunity to pursue a lot of my dreams and I am grateful for that. Yesterday I crossed another one of the bucket list. The elephant safari. Posted by imalazyj in G^2 Adventures | Dec 30, 2014
- The Smoke that ThundersIt is Monday, I think. We have finally reached the point where we no longer remember which day of the week it is. I have started my fourth book and Ger his third (all time record for him). Posted by imalazyj in G^2 Adventures | Dec 29, 2014
- It is wet, Africa wet.It is wet, Africa wet.
Yesterday we went from hot, hot to a drop of 10 degrees (more to a nice comfortable warm of low 20's) to an African down pour. It was an awesome experience, the change Posted by imalazyj in G^2 Adventures | Dec 27, 2014
- Day 26. Lusaka, Mundawanga, and drive to LivingstonWe enjoyed our drive the night before but decided that at this time of year our time was better spent in drier Namibia. I’d like to revisit Zambia in the future, maybe canoe the lower Zambezi, visit South Luangwe, Zambia’s Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Nov 1, 2014
- Day 25. Zambia. Central Kafue ParkWe visited all our favourite water spots the next morning, not worrying today about being out there early. Yesterday it seemed that it took a while for the animals to arrive at the water and we found there was more Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Oct 26, 2014
- Falling Water and Bus RidesHello, hello. More than two weeks away from the blog and a lot has happened. The project continues to move forward, only slightly behind schedule, and there were plenty of adventures last week, as Marco and I headed out to Posted by tylerwein in Backpacks Are For Travel, Not School | Oct 16, 2014
- 13. South Luangwa National ParkWe turn off the Livingstone-Lusaka-Lilongwe highway at Chipata to go west to South Luangwa National Park, entering near the village of Mfuwe. Though it is probably the leading park in Zambia, I have not heard of it before our Posted by rhinospin in Two Kiwis in Africa | Sep 29, 2014
Zambia has been our first real view of Africa outside of the relatively progressive and functioning South. It has a much more haphazard, makeshift and community feel to it. A place where the roadside villages are filled with juicy red Posted by kayles in The Orsum Adventures | Sep 26, 2014
- Stories from Zimba this weekHello from Zimba again!
Ben and I have had yet another crazy week here. We switched services on Wednesday, so I am on maternity and Ben is in female ward.
The 'black cloud' I carried in female ward followed me to Posted by vagabundos in Ben and Mariel in Zambia | Sep 21, 2014
- Halfway pointWe've almost hit the halfway mark for our time here at Zimba - crazy! Time has flown.
This past week I had the chance to go to a rural outreach in a village about 1 hour away from Zimba with Posted by vagabundos in Ben and Mariel in Zambia | Sep 14, 2014
- We're baaaaaaaack!We made it back to Zimba Mission Hospital! We'll be here for the month of September doing a very similar thing to what we did in January of this year. Ben started out in the Maternity ward and I'm rounding Posted by vagabundos in Ben and Mariel in Zambia | Sep 8, 2014
- 12. On the road through Zambia I grew up knowing Zambia as Northern Rhodesia, named after the empire builder, Cecil Rhodes. Towards the end of the nineteenth century it became a British protectorate, but its days as a colony ended in October 1964 when it Posted by rhinospin in Two Kiwis in Africa | Aug 31, 2014
- 11. Crossing the Zambezi into ZambiaTo get three land rovers across the Zambezi River takes all morning. It’s part of the majority world travel experience. From Kasame we cross into our fourth African country, Zambia, and taste of the uncertainties of travel in Africa. Posted by rhinospin in Two Kiwis in Africa | Aug 31, 2014
- Day 24. Zambia. Kafue- Hippo BayThis morning we were up early and out at the water. We saw many of the same birds as the previous day and were treated to glimpses of the Goliath heron. This bird stands up to 1.5m tall and is Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Aug 27, 2014
- Day 23. Zambia. Kafue SouthWe awoke with day break, and others nearby had obviously already started their day. We could hear voices, and a young man, who we later realized lived about a 100m down the road on which we we were camping, came Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Aug 23, 2014
- Day 22. Zambia. Livingston & Victoria FallsOlga’s was such a pleasant place we went there again the next morning for coffee. This restaurant is clean, feels safe, and has good food. They provide free training for youth in plumbing and electrical appliances, tailoring, computers, catering and Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Aug 7, 2014
- LeavingLeaving Zambia today!!
I can't quite believe it's been six months since I wrote my first couple of blog posts.
I've got a couple to write still - one about the last couple of weeks, and then a nice reflective piece which Posted by DrHannah in Dr Hannah in Zambia | Jul 14, 2014
- Traditional BeliefsMany of our patients come to the hospital when they have not got better following a visit to a Traditional Healer. Equally, many leave when they feel that they are not getting the results from our Western medicine and so Posted by DrHannah in Dr Hannah in Zambia | Jun 29, 2014
- Animals and their bonesIt’s been a bit quiet on the blog for a couple of weeks – mainly because of on-call weekends and then power cuts scuppering my attempts to use my laptop. Life has carried on much the same as pre-holiday (apart Posted by DrHannah in Dr Hannah in Zambia | Jun 26, 2014
- HolidayingI haven’t been writing for the last few weeks because I’ve been on holiday!
I travelled to Lusaka, the capital, by bus to meet William from the airport. It was the first of quite a few long bus journeys over the Posted by DrHannah in Dr Hannah in Zambia | Jun 8, 2014
- Baboons, kittens and dogsA baboon has arrived in the hospital grounds – he’s on his own and so maybe has been abandoned by his troop. I’ve never seen one here before, and neither have many other people. I am pretty cross with him Posted by DrHannah in Dr Hannah in Zambia | May 11, 2014
- ZambiaSoon after the chameleon rescue, we were quite surprised to find a nearly deserted Zambian immigration office. Passports were stamped very quickly and had no vehicle loop to clear so we were in a taxi on the way to our Posted by gregandissy in There and back again | May 8, 2014
- WinningOn my blog, I have talked about the many challenges we face working in a very resource poor environment. I have written about some of the patients who arrive too late and are therefore too sick for us to be Posted by DrHannah in Dr Hannah in Zambia | May 4, 2014
- Zambian birthday celebrationsIt has been a tough couple of weeks for me. Irene has been on holiday (and it sounds like she had an amazing time on an Upper Zambezi canoe trip, at the Kariba Dam and in Livingstone) and the Zambian Posted by DrHannah in Dr Hannah in Zambia | Apr 27, 2014