- Journey towards South LuangwaWe are off-duty today – a relief after trying to do the washing-up by torch light yesterday. It seemed to take forever: Rinse, wash and scrub in dishwater, wash in Dettol, drip dry. (I HATE the smell of Dettol, but Posted by TTraveller in Africa for the anxious | Oct 24, 2010
- Slightly more hardcore campsiteWe camp at the entrance of Bridge Camp at the Luangwa river just opposite Mozambique.
I am immediately drawn to the lodge up the hill. It is cosy and welcoming and slightly cooler. (It is still 37 C in the evening!)
Down Posted by TTraveller in Africa for the anxious | Oct 24, 2010
- Long drive eastWe are asked to get up at 4am, so that we can be on the road by about 5. This means that we have to dismantle our first tent in the dark.As I have missed the briefings the previous evening, Posted by TTraveller in Africa for the anxious | Oct 24, 2010
- Where angels flyWe've booked a morning visit to Livingstone Island, the place from which Livingstone saw the falls for the very first time. He considered them so beautiful that he thought the angels would fly there.
To get to the island, we had Posted by TTraveller in Africa for the anxious | Oct 24, 2010
- O what a night!One of the overlanding groups who cater for a younger clientele put on a disco. Unfortunately, their musical repertoir was rather limited. I heard „Oh, baby, do you wanna be my girl?“ at least twi e.
As soon as I Posted by TTraveller in Africa for the anxious | Oct 24, 2010
- Sunset cruise on the Zambezi riverI had not been keen at first. I had been told it was known as the „booze cruise“ as free snacks and drinks were included.
However, I changed my mind when our cab driver mentioned that we would see hippos and Posted by TTraveller in Africa for the anxious | Oct 24, 2010
- Victoria FallsI am not well in the morning, but dismiss AH's suggestion to stay under the umbrella by the pool. I mean, how can I travel all the way to the Victoria Falls and then miss my chance to see them?
We Posted by TTraveller in Africa for the anxious | Oct 24, 2010
- Glimpse into another world In the evening we walk through a gate in the grounds of the Waterfront and enter another world. Even the night noises have changed from circades to frogs as we enter the garden of the elegant lodge.
We have come here Posted by TTraveller in Africa for the anxious | Oct 19, 2010
- Sunday in LivingstoneThe Waterfront offers a free shuttle bus into town at 10am every day, with return at 2pm. We decided to go, even though we were told that shops were generally closed and the lady at reception was unsure about church Posted by TTraveller in Africa for the anxious | Oct 19, 2010
- Poolside reflectionsIt's hard to keep a clear head in the heat. Every afternoon I just want to snooze.
As mentioned previously, our tent turns into a sauna, so I am really pleased to lie under an umbrellas by the pool. (It Posted by TTraveller in Africa for the anxious | Oct 19, 2010
- Meeting the king of the jungle The day started early: 6:15. I thought it was better to go on a morning walk before the sun got too hot, even though I was told the lions would be more lively then.
We left half an hour late because Posted by TTraveller in Africa for the anxious | Oct 19, 2010
- Camping experience„Don't make the mistake thinking camping anywhere might be 'fun.' Remember this mantra: 'Having no holiday is better than having a camping holiday.'“ (Jenny Eclair's '50 fun ways to embrace middle age' - quoted in the Daily Mail on 14th Posted by TTraveller in Africa for the anxious | Oct 19, 2010
- First Zambia impressionsI had experienced my first hot flush when we left the plane in Jo'burg, but that was nothing with the wall of heat that hit us when we landed in Livingstone, a small airport with a real provincial feel.
While Posted by TTraveller in Africa for the anxious | Oct 19, 2010
- ZambiaArrived at the border in the nick of time to be told that we couldn't get on the ferry because the engine had broken (there were 3 ferries...?) So we sat in the sweltering heat for about 2 hours watching Posted by julietooo in Juliet does Africa | Oct 19, 2010
- Its like camping at the zoo* We literally had to pull ourselves off the island of Likoma…..we either had to get on the next ferry or wait another week. Since we have just bought our tickets back to the States for November 10th, we are Posted by pmunson in Peter and Meghans Big Trip | Oct 5, 2010
- ZambiaPeter and I woke up really early so we headed to Victoria Falls to do our own sunrise tour. We went to the front desk and got our raincoats and wore our sandals. While near the falls you Posted by kshunter in Africa Trip 2010 | Jul 2, 2010
- Johannesburg to LivingstoneWe arrived in Livingstone, Zambia this morning after a relatively short flight from Johannesburg. At the airport, we were surprised to find that we got a 50% discount on the visa fee because we had a ticket a World Posted by pmonahan in Africa Trip 2010 | Jul 1, 2010
- ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’The Victoria Falls one of the world’s seven greatest natural wonders was discovered by Dr David Livingstone. He named it after Queen Victoria as a tribute to the 19th century English monarch. Dr Livingstone, a Scottish missionary doctor and renown Posted by usroyal in Ke Nako. Celebrate Africa's Humanity | Jun 17, 2010
- This is what happens when I don't blog for a while
Make yourself comfortable, this is a monster continent changing blog!
As we travelled along the Caprivi Strip which connects Namibia to Zambia the landscape dramatically changed from endless arid de Posted by monkeyboy1 in Monkey boy's travels | Mar 18, 2010
- Zooming through ZambiaDue to extensive rain during my time in Malawi a bridge was washed away and we had to stay longer in Malawi and then Zambia became an epic drive with only overnight stops at each camp.
The next day the Posted by RTW Ross in Round the World....How hard can it be?!? | Mar 26, 2009
- LionsGoing through my photos from South Luangwa, I have realised that I seem to have a ream of photos of Lions. Which I'll almost certainly never do anything with. So whilst I don't have any specific reason to use them Posted by Gelli in Gelli goes South-ish | Sep 20, 2009
- Hippos with beach balls. And rusks (But without hippo's)It was good to be back in Zambia. Ignoring hotels in Mongu, it is generally a very friendly, relaxed kind of place, where they don't worry about pretty much anything:
[img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/7280/P9030451.jpg thumb=http://photos.travelle Posted by Gelli in Gelli goes South-ish | Sep 19, 2009
- Wild Zambia
Zambia is a country of pot holed dirt roads lin Posted by daveliz in Dave & Elizabeth's World Adventure | Sep 8, 2009
- The Long Way to Lilongwe : Part 1After leaving our rather sooty mark on Zambia we pedalled on to Lusaka and managed to arrive without causing too much more disruption. Lusaka is a big hectic capital city. As we approached it and the buildings grew bigger we Posted by robandpol in LongWayHome | Aug 23, 2009
- Leaving Livingstone
So we finally managed to drag ourselves away from Livingstone. You know you've stayed too long when the grass under your tent is yellow! Cliff the Cowboy escorted us out of the town in style and we headed off into Posted by robandpol in LongWayHome | Aug 12, 2009