Zambia Travel Stories
Getting absolutely soaked by Victoria Falls
You'd think that the end of the wet season would be a great time to see a waterfall but apparently here at Victoria Falls, it's not ideal when the water level is exceptionally high because the Zambezi river falls into a very narrow gorge and the spray that is created is so dense that you can't see much of anything most of the time!  When I was approaching Livingstone on the bus yesterday, the man sitting next to me pointed out a cloud of what app...

Frolicking with chimps!
Although I had already done chimp tracking in Uganda, I had heard that there was a chimp sanctuary in Zambia near the Congo border where you could actually PLAY with chimps! However, having arrived in Lusaka, I didn't want to make the long trip up north without first getting in touch with the place because it's not accessible by public transport so I needed to somehow arrange to get picked up in the nearest town - Chingola. After a lot of researc...

Ngepi Camp: Getting there and away using Intercape Mainliner Bus
Ngepi Camp: Getting there and away via Intercape Mainliner [url]http://www.intercape.co.za/bookings/[/url] Livingstone, of course is a great place to stock up and reprovision for onward travel. We also decided we would take the Intercape from Livingstone to Bagani rather then test our luck at finding alternative transport. Bagani/Divundu is the blip on the highway between Livingstone, Zambia and Windhoek but the bus will stop there and...

Dean's ( Chipata ) to Jollyboys ( Livingstone )-- Howling At the Moon (Lunar Eclipse)
Return to the Livingstone bacpacker's retreat,Jollyboys: Howling At the Lunar Eclipse Our ride to Chipata was uneventful and we got to Dean's Hillside camp in a timely manner. The guys that run Dean's are very nice and helpful. They make delicious homemade (crust and all) meatpies for dinner that are served with chips/fries, carrots and green beans, and we ask for salad so get coleslaw also. Quite a good price. They also called for a tax...

Yellow Fever, Bus Travel Zambia Malawi Border area to Namibia Caprivi Strip by Bus and Taxi
Bus Travel Zambia Malawi Border area to Namibia Caprivi Strip by Bus and Taxi We left Flatdogs as usual by hiring an expensive, spine jarring, but relatively comfortable taxi to Dean's Camp in Chipata. So many travelers had told stories of the dreadful mini bus travel hazards so we bit the bullet so to speak and paid. Next morning very early in Chipata we took another taxi to the bus yard and caught the long distance bus to Lusaka. S...

A Three Honey Badger Night: Our Last Night Drive with Phil and Selina, Don and Sarah
A Three Honey Badger Night: Our Last Night Drive with Phil and Selina, Don and Sara Decided we would go on the last night drive with Phil, Selina, Don and Sara since the six of us had been having such a good time on these safaris. From the moment we got into the vehicles, the laughing began! Jabes drove us over to where we had seen the Giant Eagle owls and their nest. They were still there and we had a nice time watching them. From ther...

End of an Era: No More Camping at Flatdogs Camp (Other camping options available)
Flatdogs Camp has decided to focus on its midlevel clientele and will no longer allow independent campers at all after the end of June 2011. Prior to this decision, they had limited the independant camping, but now they have stopped it altogether. Thanks to Gina and Roger we were able to visit several other possible camps in the nearby area: Croc Valley Track and Trail Marula Lodge We did not visit Wildlife Camp, which gets good revie...

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