Zambia

Zambia, a summary

it is the first time we make a summary about a country we visited. We had that idea before, but it never happened. Zambia is now the lucky country to get its summary! Border:we entered Zambia from Namibia at Katima Mulilo and left north of Mbala to Tanzania. Both were relaxed border crossings. Visa:we got …

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Lake Tanganyika

We were excited to get to Lake Tanganyika. This big lake in the middle of Africa, part of the Great Rift Valley, sounded like the real African experience we were looking for. Ndole Bay was highly recommended to us by many locals, so we didn’t hesitate to take the long drive to get there. First …

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The Lumangwe Falls

From Kawambwa it was a 80 km drive over a not yet finished road to the Lumangwe and Kabwelume Falls, both on the same river. It seemed the Chinese had built this road, but didn’t get paid, so work was stopped. Now, there is a nearly finished beautiful road, just the tar missing, which can’t …

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@ Lake Bangweulu

From the Kasanka NP we crossed the Bangweulu Wetlands until we reached the shore of the lake, which every year during rainy season rises just one metre to flood an area of 9,000 m2. We spent a relaxed day at the lake before we continued our route. Before 1983 there was no road connecting Mansa …

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Bats @ Kasanka

The Kasanka NP is famous for the bat migration, which takes place every year between mid October and mid December. We had heard that already many bats had arrived and went into the NP, paying 574 Kwacha (35,- US$) for one day entry into the park and 50,- US$ for camping for 1 night. This …

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Zambia: Driving North

From Chirundu, the border post to Zimbabwe in the South, we made our way past Lusaka to the north, until we reached Mkushi, were we want to visit friends we made in Namibia. From Chirundu the road leads up the escarpment, which is a challenge for many trucks going up or down alike. This road …

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Very close to wildlife …

From Mukuyu Camp, we drove back the road along the Zambezi to spend more time at the river, but at a different camp closer to Chirundu. We had heard about the Breezes River Camp from other travellers (beautiful planet) and were not disappointed. Apart from a green meadow next to the river, we had a …

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Lower Zambezi River

From Lusaka we headed south east to the Lower Zambezi region. There is a national park with bad roads and high fees further east, but between Chirundu and the park are many nice camps, where you see a lot of animals, especially on a river cruise. On the other side of the river is already …

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