Lusenga Plain

Trip Start Apr 24, 2012
Trip End Ongoing

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Flag of Zambia  , Luapula,
Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Lusenga Plains

We set off early to visit Lusenga Plains.  Driving through villages that seem to flow into one another.  The road is bad and terribly slow on its own, and then there is still the human and animal factor to contribute to the snail pace at which one has to go.

At the turnoff to the plains there was no sign of a gate or any form of payment to be made. We assumed it would happen later.  It never did.  Lusenga Plains is, for all practical purposes, abandoned.   No animals, no humans and very view birds.  Not even depending on what road you take (one being much worse than the other), it is honestly not worth the drive. 

Although the road runs parallel to the plain, there is no point where one can get a panoramic view of the plains.  It was strange to drive through a "deserted" forest.  The least one would expect was bird life.  Flowers were really the only objects worth photographing. The horse fly or Tsetse fly (never know which is which) population seems to be the only one thriving. To top it off we got a puncture and had to change a tire in their presence and constant attack.   ”Not a walk in the park”.  Carlos did a great job and we could get out of there asap. 

Back to camp with time enough to do laundry, cleaning and relaxing at the fall before the stretch to Ndole Bay.
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