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Finally viewing Vic Falls and microlites flights, Livingstone, Zambia travel blog

Finally viewing Vic Falls and microlites flights

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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Woke up for what was to be a big day. Vic Falls viewing followed by an afternoon microlite flight. Vic Falls had been high on my itinerary of must dos since starting my trip, infact since I was young and had seen some of the fantastic paintings and ...

Livingstone and the Glorious Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia travel blog

Livingstone and the Glorious Victoria Falls

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... we decided to split from the group for some alone time. We signed up for the romantic Steam train ride to the bridge that connects Zambia and Zimbabwe, abutting Victoria Falls. We are told the dress code is Smart, and not knowing what that is, we dress in ...

Zambia - South Luangwa, Mfuwe, Zambia travel blog

Zambia - South Luangwa

A travel blog entry by edamame

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We spent the last couple days doing game drives in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park. Just before we arrived at the park, we decided to visit a batik textile factory for a tour and some shopping. Our tour leader figured it might also be a good place ...

Full up for Easter Friday - Jollyboys saves day, Livingstone, Zambia travel blog

Full up for Easter Friday - Jollyboys saves day

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... and a nice early start with a trip to the bank, a coffee before heading back to the bus station. Lusaka, the capital of Zambia seemed like a nice city and with some affluence. I even spotted a subway, things are also a little more expensive than ...

Feeding time for the crocs, Livingstone, Zambia travel blog

Feeding time for the crocs

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... , the 3 Danes I also met in the Usambara Mountains in Tanzania. Found out one of the reasons that evening why the Zambia is quite expensive. The election are in September and typically all the previous elections in Zambia have been disasterous. In the ...

I always thought Canadians were nice people, Lusaka, Zambia travel blog

I always thought Canadians were nice people

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... best bus I'd taken in the whole of Africa. It surprised me as my Lonely Planet guide book had mentioned that travel in Zambia could be a nightmare. Oh well better this way around than thinking the transport was good and it turning out crap. There was ...

Zambia via Botswana, Livingston, Zambia travel blog

Zambia via Botswana

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... Zambian government wanted a $25 visa fee, which we later found can be waved if you organize your Zambian activities from outside Zambia through a tour or safari company. Then we needed a ride from the border to Livingston. There were plenty of trucks ...

Bovu Island and Mr. John, Bovu Island, Zambia travel blog

Bovu Island and Mr. John

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... the ground was sand and I knew I was on an island. But, no, just on the Zambezi River. We were to go back to mainland Zambia for a few hours of plant walking with an elder of the Tokoleza tribe, Mr. John. One of the Bovu Island staff, Godfrey, would be ...

Victoria Falls and to the Middle of the River, Livingston, Zambia travel blog

Victoria Falls and to the Middle of the River

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... two groups. Bovu Island is an idyllic little (1 km x .5 km) island in the middle of the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe, though it is officially Zambian. Frank knows the Euro-Botswanan owners who run an incredible little resort there. One of ...

Merry Christmas, Livingstone, Zambia travel blog

Merry Christmas

A travel blog entry by hess

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... . The three of us drove from Gabs (in the south east) to Kasane (right up in the north east at the border between, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe). It took us 9 hours, with Erin and I doing most of the driving on roads full of potholes, that ...

Serious animals!, South Luangwa National Park, Zambia travel blog

Serious animals!

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... tell you about in her colorful stories; she'll paint a far more vivid picture than I can! So next we are off through Zambia. First a quick stop in Chipata to catch a bus the next morning to the capital city of Lusaka. After spending the night in ...

When wheels fall off and boats chug on, Livingstone, Zambia travel blog

When wheels fall off and boats chug on

A travel blog entry by the-rambler

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... so-called wheels had also fallen off the Lake Tanganyika ferry, the MV Liembe, delaying its departure to southern Tanzania and Zambia for a week while a replacement alternator was bused in from central Tanzania. A week in Kigoma could and should be fine ...

Lusaka to Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Zambia travel blog

Lusaka to Dar es Salaam

A travel blog entry by dcm

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... compartments next to us all contained 'drivers', whose job entailed picking up bare-bones truck chassis' and driving them back to Zambia.  I found out their journey took a week and they drove with helmets on, Mad Max style, sometimes in 20-vehicle ...

Zambia - Victoria Falls, Livingstone, Zambia travel blog

Zambia - Victoria Falls

A travel blog entry by edamame

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... our group on his jump. Normally it costs $65 US for a visa into Zimbabwe, but as the Vic falls bridge straddles both Zambia and Zimbabwe, we thought we'd sneak across to Zim... and back... Our overland group decided to go on a dinner/booze ...

Mpulungu to Chitipa, Kasama, Zambia travel blog

Mpulungu to Chitipa

A travel blog entry by dcm

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... "there is transport to Malawi; the roads are good". At 09:30 I jumped off the train in Nakonde, the border town between Zambia and Tanzania.  They recommended I jump out at Nakonde and guaranteed me I could get to Chitipa, the Malawian border town ...

Buses, Falls and Good Old-Fashioned Religion!, Livingstone, Zambia travel blog

Buses, Falls and Good Old-Fashioned Religion!

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... , each ride started with a rather unique blessing that I'll leave it to Katie tell you about! The countryside of Zambia is rather sparsely populated and dotted with the occasional small village. Most residential dwellings in villages are round, mud ...

Mission Improbable, Ikelenge, Zambia travel blog

Mission Improbable

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... 's tone that might have warned us. But I'm on a mission; to photograph a suspension bridge just outside Jimbe, on the Zambia-Angola border near the source of great Zambezi river, for a calendar my father's advertising agency is producing. By head-office's ...

The Longcut to Kabompo, Kabompo, Zambia travel blog

The Longcut to Kabompo

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... We reach the checkpoint early on, and Bwalya speculates that somewhere in the area is one of the backwater barracks favoured by Zambia's old military establishment. Later we see signs of the refugee camps where many Angolans still live, waiting to be--or ...

Northern Road Trip 2, Kasama, Zambia travel blog

Northern Road Trip 2

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... and the Chocolate Factory" name, Mpulungu is on the southern shore of Lake Tanganyka and is the only port in land-locked Zambia. The road to town holds all the promise of a great cottage adventure; long, remote, and winding through hills and valleys. ...

Northern Road Trip 3, Kawambwa, Zambia travel blog

Northern Road Trip 3

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... in North America is yet another tragic but not-unlikely incident in a country where life, even young life, is cheap. Zambia's president, Levy Mwanawas, didn't even attend the mass funeral that followed, sending his wife and the vice-president, who in a ...

Western Road Trip 4, Lusaka, Zambia travel blog

Western Road Trip 4

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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On that night in Kaoma Bwalya asked me for money, a "loan payable" he called it. I gave him the 100,000K (about $24) but found the request awkward and strange. After all, he was carrying most of the money for the trip. We went out and I forgot all about ...

Mean Streets, Lusaka, Zambia travel blog

Mean Streets

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... and armed robberies are not rare here; in fact, crime is the rule rather than the exception. It doesn't matter that Zambia is a peaceful country. Peace doesn't put food on the table, and poverty and desperation are endemic. While violent crime is ...

The President is Not a Cabbage, Lusaka, Zambia travel blog

The President is Not a Cabbage

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... cover-ups and party intrigue that have plagued Zambian politics in the past year. The stakes are certainly high for Zambia's top Bwana. With presidential elections are set for July 2006, and Mwanawasa seems intent on neutralizing all opposition. The ...

Western Road Trip 2, Shangombo, Zambia travel blog

Western Road Trip 2

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... , I have bigger fish to fry. As we bump along the road out of Shangombo I'm day-dreaming about my future. Living in Zambia is quickly becoming a means to the productive end of my writing. I have a rare opportunity here, with a seemingly endless trove of ...

Western Road Trip 1, Kalabo, Zambia travel blog

Western Road Trip 1

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... River and its tributaries break their banks. Just west of Mongu, the largest town in Barotseland and the capital of Zambia's Western Province, the Barotse stretches wide and flat into the horizon, where the Ku'omboka Ceremony takes place here. Meaning ...

Northern Road Trip 1, Nakonde, Zambia travel blog

Northern Road Trip 1

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... by his loyal attendants, but were ceremonially eaten. A century and a half later it's still difficult to find a decent meal in northern Zambia. I was forewarned about the lack of food by Bwalya. After a few days rest in Lusaka we're off again on another ...

Gorge Swings, Flying Foxes and an Overland Tour!, Livingstone, Zambia travel blog

Gorge Swings, Flying Foxes and an Overland Tour!

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... I'd said earlier and booked on to an overland tour the next day that meant I need to get to Zimbabwe the next day. I liked Zambia and the people. It seemed like the 'real Africa' and similar to Malawi and Uganda to a certain extent. I have to admit ...

Lions, Elephants and Vic Falls!, Livingstone, Zimbabwe travel blog

Lions, Elephants and Vic Falls!

A travel blog entry by tracystravels

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... side of Livingstone so headed over in the am via mini bus with some other tourmates.  Got dropped off at the Zambia border after passing a long, long line of trucks waiting to cross...rather perfunctory process to get out then another mini was there ...

Northern Road Trip 6, Lusaka, Zambia travel blog

Northern Road Trip 6

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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It started in Chinsali, that happening little town with the interminably loud guesthouse bar. I went to bed early that night without finishing my beer, exhausted and aching from the cold. Despite the early and unwelcome wake up call I felt better in the ...

Lusaka, Lusaka, Zambia travel blog

Lusaka

A travel blog entry by dcm

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