Kapishya Hot Spring
Trip Start Apr 24, 2012
144Trip End Ongoing
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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
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
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.