This time, we had no interaction with the fiscal road warriors of the Zambian Police Service on the way out of Lusaka, thank goodness. No, that only happened much later, somewhere between Kafue and Chirundu, when an officer informed Marina that the top speed limit for that entire part of the country had been reduced … Continue reading Heavy trucks and tiny animals and lots in between
No, we have not (yet) started another long trip, nor is this post the start of another series about a long trip in the past. However, even while we are "locked in" to Zambia for the time being, courtesy of a little virus, it is still possible to travel to local destinations. And that is … Continue reading Breakaway to Lotri Bay
This final phase of our memorable trip started almost directly under a Zambian flag. It was the morning of 29th May, 2019, and we awoke between the buildings of the Southern Headquarters of the Kafue National Park. Due to our mammoth trip the day before, we'd arrived too late to get into the Park itself … Continue reading Kafue and Kasabushi
These words by the American poet could have been written with this day's travel in mind... The plan: As we left Livingstone early in the morning of 28th May, 2019, we were intending to take the road towards Lusaka, drive to Kalomo and then turn away from the main road towards Choma, using the "D714 … Continue reading The road less travelled…
After crossing into Zambia again, once again using the Kazungula ferry, we drove more or less parallel to the Zambezi River towards Livingstone. Only a few days ago, we'd driven the same road in the other direction, but it somehow felt as if we'd had months of fantastic experiences during that time. Botswana had been … Continue reading Thundering smoke!
While the whole world is watching and reading about Covid-19, while more and more people are having to spend more time at home, I thought it would be nice to share some stories and especially images from a fantastic trip to Botswana and through parts of Zambia, last May. Yes, I know it's a long … Continue reading Escape to the bush – preparations and first days