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Africa » Zambia » Eastern Province October 5th 2012

“TAZASTEROUS !...” - TAZARA RAILWAYS STILL A NATIONAL EMBARRASMENT !!!… “Powii nkuchunkuchunkuchunkchu mpakafike mpakamfike ku chingola ku chingola” (The sound of a train on the tracks going to Chingola- an old Zambian nursery rhyme) I’ve travelled on many “ 3rd world”- or as I prefer to say “ developing wold “trains from Russia to India and South America to Egypt and Sudan… and although probably the worst train ride I went on was a toss-up betwee... read more

Africa » Zambia » Livingstone October 5th 2012

ZOMBIA NO MORE! Zambia has awoken from its slumber and after a very long absence; anyone can see it has joined the growing wave of the African renaissance crossing the continent. The changes have not been dramatic…but they have been profound! I arrived in Zambia from Livingstone – the last time I was here was in 1982- exactly 30 years ago. At the time I was going into voluntary exile from the apartheid government as I realised that even in the law degree I was studying… there was no truth. I determined to myself that I would discover it on the road. That was my goal- and of course to travel with public transport to England to see my grandparent... read more
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Africa » Zambia October 4th 2012

Africa » Zambia October 3rd 2012

The 2nd started off with a couple of lion walks then a visit up to dembwa were I saw the dents and damage to hero's enclosure hence why it's had to be reinforced at the base with concrete (and of course he came to charge at us) Tuesday was one of my favourite days ever as I went rafting on the Zambezi with seba, aurelie and 4 others ( I bought the DVD if anyone is interested?) on Wednesday we learnt about the culture and history of Zambia which was very interesting even though some of the ways they do things might seem like there living in the stone age still. After breakfast I had the worst job I've had since being here, cleaning out the meat freezers which were full of donkey blood at the ... read more

Africa » Zambia September 30th 2012

Lion encounter week 1 and 2... read more


Africa » Zambia September 27th 2012

The moment I wasn't looking forward to, teaching. We arrived at maunga school and were greeted by a few kids who were just staring at the funny white folks, then when the bell rang about 40 kids came out of nowhere. First task was to help out with watering the plants then the lesson started. We taught them some basic info about north American countries and it wasn't as daunting as I first thought. After some pack up breakfast it was football time and thinking I was helping them out I went on the girls team, 5 mins in I was knackered ( not sure if it was lack of fitness or the heat) and then as I was running for the ball with no one else around me I took a tumble and picked myself ... read more

Africa » Zambia September 24th 2012

A client lion walk to begin with today which have there good and bad points. Unfortunately your not allowed to take your camera on these and of course that's when the best opportunity of photos occur. But there's is a sense of importance as we have to lead the group out around the park. All the newbies got a tour of town in the mid session were I booked my rafting for Tuesday. After lunch it was time to say goodbye to Kim and Craig, a very nice couple from USA. Off to dambwa for enclosure cleaning to finish off with. Because I'm such a gent I let jess clean out and replace the water while I scooped up shit and old donkey bones. I don't wanna say the heat is unbearable because 38 degrees is ... read more

Africa » Zambia September 23rd 2012

I started the day with data training with Jacki, basically it involves taking hunting data from the lions and movement data and numbers of the elephants. The mid session was prepairing a lesson plan for the kids at a local school (god knows what I can teach them) its only a brief lesson with some play time as well so football is definitely on the cards. Every Wednesday all the staff andvolunteers get together to eat the local food for lunch. It's called shema and looks like mashed potato but tastes like loads of rice squashed together, I'm not a big fan but I'll get used to it... read more

Africa » Zambia September 23rd 2012

Now this first session might seem like a waste of time, it's called behaviour enrichment which involves using natural resources to make toys for the cubs/lions which get trashed within minutes. After breakfast it was time for our 2nd training walk with dendi and damara in which you need to show a lot of confidence and probe your more dominant than them. The first part was to approach damara and stroke her head (which is a complete no no unless they know you well) and cover her eyes briefly. The second part was to ankle tap her when she's walking as if to trip her up. The final session was another lion walk but this time I was on hunting data so I was hoping for a kill. At one point dendi climbed a tree about ... read more

Africa » Zambia » Livingstone » Songwe Point September 21st 2012

Livingstone – 18 – 21 August 2012: is to Zambia what the town of Victoria Falls is to Zimbabwe. Also known as Maramba, it was once the capital of Zambia before it was moved to Lusaka. Livingstone is in the Southern Province of Zambia. We arrived at 1.00pm. It was our plan to arrive as early as possible as there were 4 people leaving the tour, so this gave them 1 ½ days to look around and be involved in some of the activities associated with the Falls.....and there was plenty to do – helicopter and ultra light plane rides over the falls, bungy jumping, flying fox rides and swings, canoeing, white-water rafting, game and rino walks, elephant back rides etc etc. and of course not forgetting to actually walk around the Falls. What did we ... read more
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