Over the last week or so we’ve been travelling the length of Zambia; showing my parents some of the sights and sounds of this amazing country. We’ve spent some time in Lusaka, mainly to break up the journey, but also to run errands and get a bit of shopping done. They’ve also got a flavour of the terrible traffic in the capital and we re-enacted the epic journey to the hospital (when we had Ben) for them, although perhaps with slightly less panic and fewer road traffic violations from Dan! 🙂
While in Lusaka we also visited a baby elephant sanctuary, they were exceptionally cute…
We ploughed on, travelling down to Livingstone to see one of the wonders of the world; the Victoria Falls. As you can see from this snap, they are beautiful at this time of year 🙂
The mist is pretty intense right now, as it is the end of the rainy season so the water in the Zambezi is at its highest. You do get glimpses of the magnitude of the falls through the midst though, however, you also get saturated. Walking across ‘Knife Edge Bridge’ is like being on deck in ‘The Perfect Storm’ – buckets of water a poured over you.
In Livingstone, we stayed in luxury tents, complete with en-suites and electricity, as well as plenty of outdoor space for Jacob to seek adventure in. If you’re ever in this neck of the woods, Prana is a lovely and friendly place to stay. And the food was absolutely delicious.
We also booked in for a river cruise one evening, however due to a significant issue with the car (a wheel fell off just as we were about to head that way – one of several car issues we faced during this road trip), Dan and my Dad couldn’t take part in the cruise. That said, my Mom, the boys and I still got to enjoy it. The sunset was spectacular and we also saw a number of elephants bathing themselves in the shallows of the river, which was stunning.
It’s been a great trip (other than the car issues!). This morning we head home to Ndola with my folks for the remaining ten days of their time with us in Zambia…