Zambia is a riot of colour, bicycles and smiling people. It’s a medley of small shops with engaging names. And its roads aren’t nearly as bad as some people would have you believe.
The seas around Ibo in the Quirimba Archipelago, Mozambique, may be short of fish but the coral is fun to play with – and there’s Rhino, writes guest blogger Chris Harvie.
What do the Queen of England and film buffs like Alfred Hitchcock, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Charlize Theron have in common? They’ve all visited Livingstone in Zambia to gaze upon one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Victoria Falls.
We arrived at Livingstone Safari Lodge, our first overnight stop in Zambia, quite late in the afternoon. It had been described by our guide books as a ‘love it or hate it’ place, so we weren’t sure what to expect.
Following my blog Good, bad or ugly? Riverbed Cycle Challenge, Kgalagadi, and a posting on the SANParks Forum about the proposed event, things got well and truly riled up. Many regular visitors to the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park couldn’t believe that the proposed 155km cycle event down the riverbed from Union’s End to Nossob wasn’t just a late April fool’s joke.
Crossing by road from Katimo Mulilo in Namibia’s far eastern Caprivi/Zambezi to Sesheke in Zambia is an intriguing experience – but only if you accept that you’re in Africa and you’re happy to go with the flow.
Heinrich, Philip and Ingrid van den Berg have produced a number of beautiful African wildlife photo books over the years. Their latest is Land of Contrast: Southern Africa’s diverse biomes. Guest blogger Heinrich van den Berg shares five photos from the book.
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* Places to visit and things to do in Namibia: south and central