Kanyemba Lodge

Chiawa, Lower Zambezi National Park, 38837, Zambia | Hotel

Travel Blogs from Lower Zambezi National Park

The Grand Finale!

A travel blog entry by mlaliberte74


... for Matt and I on a pontoon boat, with an umbrella. The full spread with a cooler and drinks, fish, salads, bread, etc. Sam drops us off and Bill sets us up with this special lunch for our last day at camp. We eat while tethered to shore, and when we are done we do a leisurely drift down River. We chat with Bill who works at camp, and is also a very good soccer player. He likes to play when he travels home, which is about 100km away. The guides here typically work 3 weeks straight ...

The Big Cats of Africa!

A travel blog entry by mlaliberte74


... are not yet big enough to eat within the tree. Mom has made the decision to leave the kill on the ground so that the cubs can feed, knowing it will likely get stolen. She just needs to protect it long enough for the cubs to eat. But the next day, we come across the kill site again during the day, and mom has dragged the kill up into the tree. We see the 2nd cub eating the kill and the other cub out and about playing in the trees.

Canoe safety instructions

A travel blog entry by mlaliberte74


... front of us. In the water sits a croc, which you can see better at night with the lights illuminating him on the River. Where I thought we were taking a hard right, the driver proceeds straight into the water! I'm sorry, I hadn't realized I signed up for the Zambezi Duck Boat tour!! The Land Rover goes into the water and we cross with the water rising up to the floor boards in the front where the driver sits. So a few feet high. We make it across and back to camp for dinner and ...

Drifting on the River in a broken down boat.

A travel blog entry by mlaliberte74


... and the car that dropped us off was returning to camp as well. So we figure they will miss us. He starts to call on the radio, but no response. Calls and calls, no response. "Hmmm...maybe everyone is at lunch". Really?? Maybe they should notice 4 guests and a guide are missing. Now 4 guests take out 4 iPhones. Sitting in a boat, in the Zambezi, with our iPhones. Guess what? No one has service. So we try to come up with ideas. Could we walk? We could ...

A walk, then a ride in the vomit comet.

A travel blog entry by mlaliberte74


... but he was quite happy to run in the other direction away from us. Then it was giraffe and zebra, impala and other antelope. We did see a large monitor lizard up in a tree that was about 6 feet long. Happily sleeping away. We return to the camp to have an early lunch and get ready for our departure. It is here that we almost see our first kill. It is a small lizard that is trying to eat a frog on our open-air veranda. The frog is too big ...

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