Kapishya Hot Spring

Trip Start Apr 24, 2012
Trip End Ongoing

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Friday, August 31, 2012

Kapishya Hot Springs

Carlos was told by the germans at "its Wild" that the springs were far to developed and commercialized and that they did not care for it too much. Well, I for one would not mind a bit of that.  This was certainly not going to dampen our spirits.

After entering a gate, we came across a truck that lost its cargo in the road.  This meant that we had to ask nicely for them to clear the way for us to pass.  We got away with giving them 3 boiled eggs as payment.

From here on, it got better and better.  The road was fine and the we soon came to a old English farm area.  This turned out to be a very famous farm and the first English farmhouse built in Zambia.  Its owner is world famous and there is even a book about his life.  We unfortunately did not get to visit it as they only open to the public between 9-11 am. 

At Kapishya, Mike greeted Carlos and soon the two spoke Spanish and made friends.  We settled in at the campsite with only two other young back packers there.  We got the prime spot right at the river.  Wow!  I was so glad to be in such a beautiful spot and safe from any kind of animal.

The Big Bonus goes without saying, is, the HOT SPRING.  Wonderful beyond expectation and not at all too developed.  One only need to look at the photo's to love the place.  What an incredible pleasure to submerge ones whole body in hot water and staying in it for as long as you want, without it getting cold like a bath.  The setting is natural and calm.  It made us miss our friends and family as we would have loved to share it with everyone.

We booked ourselves for High Tea the next day.  This was a bit of a let down.  The sandwiches were lovely and fresh but the cake was nasty.  Enjoyed the idea anyway.

We had time to do laundry and re-arrange things and just relax next to this beautiful river. We could not stay too long though as we still have a lot of ground to cover and not much time to do it in.  We have to be out of Zambia on Thursday the 6th of Sept.  Lucky for me,  the fridge rail and the spring needed welding and so George – the local handy man was approached to help us.  This meant that we had to stay another day. Yipeee!

While Carlos and George were at it, I explored the grounds and was gobsmacked by the amazing vegetable gardens.  The owners wife is in to Asian Cuisine and thus have more than the normal in her vegetable garden.  They also supply Buffalo camp with all its requirements.  I managed to by fresh produce from them and was over the moon with all i could get.

We had to charge the trailer batteries, so we took a drive to the English farm house to buy some eggs.  The only thing we still needed.  We also had a look at the lake close by.

We loved the springs and took every opportunity to enjoy it.  All too soon we were on our way again.  This time to Chishimba falls.

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mike.christine on

Hi Anita and Carlos, Kapishya Hot Spring looks wonderful, we are so glad you had some time to spend there. Missing you both. Enjoy your trip and travel safely. Love Christine and Mike p.s. we off to Vilanculos tomorrow.

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