South Luangwa National Park
Trip Start May 08, 2011
145Trip End Sep 26, 2011
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From 23/7/11. Amy Winehouse has crossed to the other side. I am gutted and have cried for her (I think it was for her). 92 people dead in Norway. This world is not fair. Go to bed Carlos.
I dreamed so intensely last night. It was incredible. Perhaps last night's news played on my mind. It was quite cold andwindy last night in Chipata, Zambia. Zambia wow! How lucky am I? We departed at 9 o’clock in the morning and got our first daylight glimpses of Zambia. As we
headed north east towards South Luangwa National Park, it struck me how
peaceful and still people seem in the villages we pass. They have a sense of
unhurriedness and tranquility that I love
or impatience amongst the people of rural Africa.
The landscape was hilly with lots of treesbut the trees were not dense. I noticed a lot of uprooted trees by the side of the road. Perhaps there this had something to do with the current road
improvements. All morning we zig zagged across the road which was a long way
from being constructed! T.I.A. (This is Africa). The road in the afternoon was
one of the bumpiest yet but again T.I.A. Around 2 o’clock, we arrived at the
Great Luangwa River and our campsite.
I pitched up right in front of the Great Luangwa River. You could see crocodile’s hippopotamus from my tent. What an incredible place. Again, how lucky? I was scrubbing the outside of the tent get rid of the mud from Bahir Dar, did some clothes washing and then went for a swim.
Three nights here. What a treat! It is going to be great.