Tag Archive: Zambia

Oct 02 2013

The journey south

Well, at some point, we knew we would have to point Brodie south and return to South Africa.  We have no interested in tackling Egypt or Syria.  We didn’t see very much of South Africa earlier in the year, and so we have saved this as the final country on our adventure. But first, we …

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Aug 07 2013

Budget Update – Zambia

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Our budget for Zambia was almost completely blown out of the water at the border crossing: US$200 lighter, we arrived in Livingstone. The official currency of Zambia is the Zambian Kwacha.  The kwacha isn’t traded outside Zambia, so it isn’t possible to obtain any currency before arriving in the country.  It also means if you …

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Aug 07 2013

Changing money

Banking seems such a mundane task, that I rarely even take notice of the surroundings.  Our last admin before leaving Zambia was to change the last of our kwacha into US dollars or Tanzanian shillings.  Despite being so close to the border, this was quite an undertaking! First stop: Finance Bank in Mpulungu.  The time …

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Aug 06 2013

It’s in the attitude

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After our off road exploration of the Luangwa valley, we made our way towards Kapishya Hot Springs – a place that almost every traveller we have met has said we should visit.  On the way, we passed Shiwa Ng’unda – a large English estate from the 180s (I believe). It really does look like an …

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Jul 31 2013

What a surprise!

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After crossing the border into Zambia, we very efficiently took care of the chores we had to do: shopping at Shoprite, over to the bank to draw some Zambian Kwacha, into Spar for very last provisions, Highway suprette for coke, fuel station to fill up (20p a litre cheaper than in Malawi) and a stop …

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Jun 25 2013

Towards Malawi

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Once again, we needed to keep the wheels turning, this time heading towards the border with Malawi. First, though, we had 2 car issues to sort out. One tyre has had a barely noticeable leak since Morocco.  The rough roads in Namiba put a little more strain on the weakness, and so the leak was …

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Jun 24 2013

South Luangwa National Park

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South Luangwa National Park is situated in the south east corner of Zambia between the Great East Road to Malawi and the Great North Road to Tanzania. It has a number of lodges in the park, and a good network of roads to drive. We arrived at the park gate just after six in the …

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Jun 23 2013

Heading eastwards

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After the superb experience of Leopard Hill, the tar road to Luangwa Bridge was a big anti-climax. It is not busy, it is not scenic, and it is not interesting. We arrived at Luangwa Bridge Camp in the early afternoon. The campsite is not big, but as there was only one other car there we …

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