Zambia: Lusaka, Mongu and Victoria falls (Livingstone)

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The tail end of the rainy season turns a stretch of the road into a mudslide.. Crew are on hand with a bulldozer to push lorries through the worst of it..

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Not bad tasting.. Deep fried catapillers.

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Typical scene on the road to Lusaka.
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Roadside vendors, guess what’s in season?

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Self repairing bicycle! After an inconvenient puncture I was given lots of assistance and kindly fed. Very generous family.

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Water pumps are common place and provide water for whole communities. Occasionally the water tastes a bit rusty though..

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Entering Lusaka

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Helpful crew in the phone shop who helped out with technology related matters
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Central Lusaka

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Lusaka has an Eastern European feel explained by its partnership with countries like the GDR (German Democratic Republic) in the 70s
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And I though I carry too much stuff! This is a common way to transport charcoal used in many homes for cooking

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Someone got there before me..
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Crossing Kafue National Park I was warned about lions and hyenas at night, so I spent it at a ranger post. Spent the evening sharing campfire stories.

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I don’t know what these are called, I refer to them as ‘lion food’

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My first wild elephant spotted in Kafue National Park.

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Western Province contains swamps and flood planes that feed into the Zambezi river.

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Liz and John, friendly and interesting couple met in Mongu, provincial capital of the western province
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Vaginia, the owner of the Guesthouse (red top) hosted me brilliantly during my stay in Mongu.

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River activity

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Temporary solution until the bridge is completed.. Only it wasn’t signposted so I found out when trying to cross the bridge!

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Not seen one of these before..
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Condition of trucks on the road is a common cause of accidents. Its usual to only replace tyres after a blowout.. Or in this case until your truck snaps in two.

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Nature, I don’t know why butterflies like licking me..?

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Crossing point from Zambia to Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe. This is the queue waiting to cross the floating pontoon. Many of these are carrying 30 tons of copper. Who much money is tied up in this queue!

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This picture shows 4 different countries.. I’m standing in Zambia, behind me is Botswana, to my left is Namibia and to my right Zimbabwe

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The Obama pen!

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Is this truck empty? No.. Its fully loaded with 30 tons of copper. The truck is unable to any carry more. Copper is a big earner for Zambia (when it’s not sitting in big long queues to cross a river!)

Victoria Falls, Livingstone

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End of rainy season means the highest flow rate, and near zero visibility due to mist!

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Bungee jumper from the bridge.. No, I didn’t feel the need..

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Victoria falls Bridge. The line was deliberately routed so it passed through the spray from the falls, as specified by Cecil Rhodes

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Grooming Baboons in the Falls park
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Meal out with Vicki and Simon, met on the bungee jump (yes they did)
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Classic Livingstone
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Livingstone market

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