Trip Start Apr 24, 2012
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Monday, August 20, 2012

Kariba – Siavonga

Yipeeeee! Today I get to see Kariba. Our friends Wena and Ken can't get enough of the place so I am keen to see what exactly it is that attracts them to come back just about every three months of the year.

We left Wild Tracks and crossed the ferry successfully. The water still as it reflects the surrounds on the mirror like surface. The country side is rather hilly and extremely dry.  We can’t help but notice a tree that stands out as a result of its pale bark. 

As we descend into Siavonga one can see the enormous body of water that is Kariba.  There is a change in atmosphere – it feels like when one arrives at the beach.  The air is not so dry and a holiday feeling grabs you.  Sort of like in Mozambique.

Still very hot, we set up camp at Eagles Rest Lodge / camp site.  Lovely camp, not so great ablution, but wonderful views, with shade and grass and perhaps most importantly – electricity!  This means we can charge every gadget we have and do some blogging!

After a hectic party night at the lodge we got up and fiddled around and then took a drive to the dam wall.  We had to hand in our passports and vehicle papers (originals) for them to allow us to cross the bridge and come back.  Zimbabwe side for all of a couple of minutes and back.

The wall is enormous! What a history………….if you are interested, read all about it on the photos of the info board.

We got back hot and hungry and decided to visit Bay Lodge, We sat down for a drink and a delightful young man, called Daniel, served us enthusiastically. Back to camp to have lunch and download photos, update the blog and charge batteries.  Tomorrow we will climb the hills back to Lusaka from where we will go to Luangwa.

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