Traveling through Lusaka

Trip Start May 08, 2011
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Trip End Sep 26, 2011


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Flag of Zambia  , Southern,
Thursday, July 28, 2011


Boy that was a cold, damp night. I have got to say that although I am not well, I was not cold. Anyway, enough moaning about me not being well!

Traveling towards Lusaka was interesting. There were lots of combretum trees and dried grass between. Lots of villages still have the mud huts with the straw roofs. Lots of the grassland had been burnt. We have seen this happening the last few days. We've been in Zambia for nearly a week. I still can hardly believe it. Mentally, I may be still Kenya. Time to catch up! It was fairly flat in the first part of the morning. Mid morning, we arrived at Luangwa Bridge (a suspension bridge which crosses the Great Luangwa River) and kept heading west through Lower Zambezi National Park and by lunch time, we were driving through the outskirts of the capital Lusaka.

Again, we stopped at a very American style shopping mall. I got my lunch from a posh Spar. Amongst my change is a 50 Kwacha note. It is worth less than half a penny. But I suppose every Kwacha counts!

This time, we got to drive through the city centre and get a good look at it! Buzzing with people and traffic, the city was very “Soviet” looking to me but was interesting nonetheless.

Suddenly, (this afternoon), I feel like we are in southern Africa. I am not sure I can explain why. One we drove for a couple of hours on our trek to Livingstone.

After an aborted stop at one campsite, we were treated to a brilliant African sunset on the truck. It was certainly worth the later stop. We only had our tents to put up and to have supper before another early night.


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