Travel Blogs from Lubumbashi
... had to be translated to and from French.
The staff were a little more animated than the Zambian staff, but were clearly on better behavior since the big bosses were in town. In meetings with only Dennis, things got a lot more active. It actually took us a while to explain why there was a new President of Outreach. To think that the old President voluntarily left his job as ...
... attributes prior to their arrival. Currently, they simply take the bookings and profit from it. The work that Chimfunshi does is truly inspirational, providing a safe home for many chimpanzees (and a hippo). It also provides African men and women a community in which to be educated and employed. But, much is to be changed in order that Chimfunshi can continue to develop, as opposed to a Western company's back pocket.
... of any form of discipline. There is many a story of humans being bitten, loosing fingers and even the odd history of sever facial damage.
Standing on the outside of an enclosure is close enough to some of the chimpanzees at Chimfunshi. Their aggressiveness is not to be underestimated, however it is entirely natural. One chimpanzee however, is like no other I have come across. Chiffaun.
... still have been drinking milk from her mother at that age, so bottles of warm milk with large nipples on the end had to be fixed up for her. It took a lot of work to get her to accept the bottle, but soon she was drinking hungrily.
There had never been a hippo at Chimfunshi before, but soon everyone fell in love with this one's pink eyes and toes and the sweet expression on her face. She was named Billy, after one of ...
... Nshima. Each country has a different name for it, but it's all the same thing.
Nshima is a cornmeal product. The maize flour is carefully boiled with water in a porridge like substance before being 'paddled' not stirred into a think paste. The impression I received is that Zambians take great pride in cooking Nshima. They see it as a skill, almost an art form, to achieve the correct texture and ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Free parking