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Africa » Zambia » Southern Province » Livingstone November 25th 2012

Hello all, The last leg of our journey took us to Livingstone, Zambia and the great Victoria Falls! Ben, Shami and I took a long, but scenic bus ride for 8 hours across southern Zambia to the Zambezi River. The trip was worth it as we stayed in a place by the river, complete with a swimming pool and happy hour with a wonderful sunset over the river. The tents rounded off our stay and we fell asleep to the sounds of the crickets and monkeys in the trees. It has been a wonderful stay with Shami and a good chance to see our friends on 'this side.' We'll share many more stories when we return early this week. I left Ben in good hands for one more day in Lusaka! Love to all, Ann, Shami, ... read more

Africa » Zambia » Livingstone November 13th 2012

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Africa » Zambia » Livingstone October 21st 2012

Day 11 - 13 Livingstone Zambia; Crossed the border, got visas...no issues but hot at 41! Great campsite at Zambezi Waterfront. Yesterday, Oct 20 went to Victoria Falls...amazing! Today went to a lion conservation centre and "walking with the lions"...pics coming!...another great campground with 2 pools and awesome riverside restaurant....doing vey well...tomorrow, the 22nd, we head north west towards Malawi...quite remote so not sure if and when more blogs will be possible...thx for the comments...miss you all!... read more
More Lions

Africa » Zambia » Livingstone » Mukuni Village October 20th 2012

We are leaving today to go home, and not happy about it at all. We did get one more quick excursion in which was breakfast on Livingston Island and swimming at the top of the main falls with John being held over it... I was too scared to do this myself and couldn't watch John do it. Beautiful and some of the best pictures of the trip!! Then off to the airport for our 37 hour trip home... John pointed out that if one only works 40 hrs/week, it takes us almost a work weeks worth of hours to get to and from Africa! Yikes! Anyway, I'm finishing writing this with only one more hour until we arrive in SFO, and 7% left on my iPad. No clue what I'll do with the remaining hour... while ... read more
Heading to Devil's Pool
Heading to Devil's Pool
Loo with a view

Africa » Zambia » Livingstone » Mukuni Village October 18th 2012

This is the best day so far, just truly wonderful day!!! First we went to the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls which was just spectacular!! The water is actually really low (when we come back it will be April-July timeframe to see the falls in all it's glory), but it's still incredible to see, very beautiful. From there we could see Devil's Pool where John is going to hang over the falls before we leave. Yikes! On our way across the border, a guy was trying to sell us a note of 10 Trillion Zimbabwe currency (old currency as they use the dollar now, I forget the name). Our guide told us that 10 Trillion wouldn't buy a loaf of bread, but 100 Trillion would! After getting back to Zambia, we had an amazing 90 mins ... read more
Entering Zimbabwe
Bridge dividing Zambia and Zimbabwe
Victoria Falls

Africa » Zambia » Livingstone » Mukuni Village October 17th 2012

We had a flight to Livingston, in Zambia, this morning. The food was actually good on the plane. We were met on arrival by John who gave us champaign as a congratulations for getting married... we felt a little guilty that none of the other passengers got any. We've been given complimentary champaign everywhere except the West Cliff in Johannesburg which is a little surprising since it was such a nice place. Zambia was Southern Rhodesia until their independence in 1964, there are 73 languages, with English being the national language. Livingston's population is ~200k and the currency is the Kwacha $1=5,000ZMK and they have new notes coming out where they are dropping all of the zeros. Oct is the hottest month, June is their coldest. Like South Africa, all of the kids wear uniforms to ... read more
Train Safari
Train Safari
Train Safari

Africa » Zambia » Mongu October 16th 2012

I recently went to Zambia for a holiday and it was amazing. It isn't often thought of as a place to include in your favourite holiday destinations, but I've been wanting to explore Zambia for awhile now. I really enjoy fishing, and in my research found out that it's an angler's paradise, as well as there being Victoria Falls and The Lower Zambezi National Park to experience. I can't describe what an amazing place Zambia actually is. From the minute I arrived, it felt like I'd been transported back to nature, with few other tourists around and pure Africa right in front of me every step of the way. I went for 5 days, and wish I could have gone for longer. The wildlife was amazing, and so abundant! While the scenery was breath-takingly beautiful.... read more
Relaxing in Zambia

Africa » Zambia October 11th 2012

A new job for me to start the week was forestry management which was basically just weeding the new tree garden (dad you would be so proud) the a cub walk and a walk with the 2 D's to end a pretty good day. Tuesday was planning for another school trip this time teaching them about deforestation, of course whilst I was doing this dendi and damara had caught a fully grown adult male buffalo (I always miss the exciting stuff) but it managed to get free but not before they took a few chunks out of him. A few of us played a celeb guess game ( too difficult to describe on here) which was a great laugh especially cause me and Maria won :) Thursday started with BE and Maria and Dom made a ... read more

Africa » Zambia October 8th 2012

Africa » Zambia October 6th 2012

On Tuesday it was time to visit chobe national park in Botswana, it was nice to have a day off and relax but apart from crocodiles there was nothing there I hadn't already seen ( dam them elusive leapords and cheetah) wednesday started with another client walk and lovewell got Zaria to lick my arm (which felt like wet sandpaper) and she got a bit carried away and nipped my arm :) thurs morning was extremely slow as I was on dembwa research which involves watching the lions do nothing for hours but it was great to finally get in the see the stage 2 site. A fairly quiet cub sit was followed by a dramatic evening in which we were trapped at the white house because of lots of wild elephant hanging around, then somebody ... read more




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