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Tuesday, September 1st 2015, 3:22pm

Africa Trip June 2015- 7 Countries, 3 Months, 18 800km – Zambia South Kafue

So many amazing places , so many
awesome people, some fantastic days and some long hard days - all adds up to
the adventure of a lifetime.

Leaving Senyati we headed to the Kazungula
border and about 6km from the border passed the end of the truck line – some
drivers say they can wait a week or more for the ferry but not worth going
through Zimbabwe. Unfortunately we had a bus on the ferry with us so by the
time we got off the ferry, the queue for immigration was long. 2 hours later we
left and within first few km’s went through the first of many road blocks. They
were looking for insurance but as we had the Tuffstuff insurance no problems
(did not have to buy any other insurance on our trip – Tanzania, Rwanda, Malawi
and Mozambique).


Quick stop in Livingston for sim
card, supplies and diesel (4 main garages had none) and we were off to South Kafue.
No diesel at Kalomo where we turned west to South Kafue Park. Calculated we had
20l diesel on roof and 102l in dual tank system so happy we could get through
to Lusaka. Road was poor and after paying park fees headed off on the long
route up the corridor road to Nanzhila Lodge/campsite. Always remember to get a
National Parks contact number at the gate (even the guards cell if necessary)
as things can go wrong as we were to find out. Needed to push on as the sun was
dropping and a few km from camp took a wrong turn and into the black silk mud
and stuck. No problem - get out sat phone but no camp answering so spoke to
Tuffstuff who advised to put up roof top tent and enjoy the stars. At about
10pm we saw the lights of the night game drive and luckily were towed out with
one pull and arrived at the camp site to a roaring fire and hot showers.
Nanzhila is a beautiful area and the lodge amazing. Steve and Cindy are amazing
people and did all they could to make us comfortable. On the drive out saw
lions just near to where we were stuck so glad we did not spend the night in
the mud with the mosquitoes.


Next day we drove up to Hippo Bay
Campsite (Konkamoya Lodge). Grass was high so not much game and a rough road.
Along Lake Itezhi Tezhi some game and beautiful scenery. Hippo Bay campsite was
still being prepared for the season so camped on the front lawn of Konkamoya.


Next day drove up the spine road to a
beautiful camp site Kasabushi (3
hrs). Watched 3 cheetah’s on the road but not much else. Kasabushi is the only
place we have ever taken photos of the ablutions but the design is amazing with
no straight lines. The camp, run by Libby & Andrew, is on the Kafue river
and a great place to stay. Spent 2 nights but game/birds scarce – too early in
the season. Did see lion though and heard them at night.


Continued up the good spine road to
M9 and on to Lusaka (6 hrs). Had an amazing sighting of lions crossing the M9
and stalking impala. Watched them for an hour with trucks flying past. Stocked up with fuel and supplies in Lusaka
(Manda Hill Centre) and camped overnight at Pioneer Camp just outside Lusaka, off
T4. Great dinner with a charcoal fire for each table to keep warm. Internet for
first time in a week.

Next day off to South Luangwa.

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Wednesday, September 2nd 2015, 7:42am

Lyk baie lekker. Paar stunning fotos.

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