Category Archives: Zambia and Malawi

Welcome to Lusaka

After a trying morning of getting to Lusaka, our arrival was sweet.  We were dropped at Arcades (a large shopping complex) and headed to Mint, a restaurant specializing in wraps, salads, crepes, and coffee :).  YUM. Our Lusaka hosts, Anna … Continue reading

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Traveling in Zambia

Traveling by road in Africa is dangerous.  As my friend Ben told me, even in Lusaka, there are no trauma centers, and there is one emergency doctor in the capital (but he only works three days a week).  Outside of … Continue reading

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Where the President stays…

We were so excited for the next two nights at Chimwemwe Lodge in Petauke.  We were told that this was where the President stays when in town, and we made reservations in the best of the three categories of rooms.  … Continue reading

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Dancing the night away…

With a full week of hard travel under our belts, we were looking forward to an easy weekend.  We had explored different options to get us out of Katete sooner — and to the Chimwemwe Lodge in Petauke (where the … Continue reading

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Tikodane

Let’s just say that Eastern Province was a touch more difficult than Southern Province.  This seems to be due to the fact that most tourists fly in and out of South Luangwa (or at the very least, don’t stop along … Continue reading

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Chipata

Ahhh, Chipata.  You are a mid-sized Zambian town with the added benefit of being both a Provincial and District capital.  However, rather than sharing the delights of fabulous Indian and Italian food like your counterpart, Livingstone, you are much like … Continue reading

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Walking South Luangwa

(from Dustin again) Monday morning brought one of the other unique aspects of South Luangwa, a walking safari.  Apparently very few other parks offer them, in part because the safari vehicles provide a significant amount of safety (the animals don’t … Continue reading

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Going Dutch

(from Dustin again) Although our experience at Flatdogs so far had been perfect, the next day we branched out to another company for our time in the park.  We were only staying two nights, so we (well, mostly I) wanted … Continue reading

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An Evening in South Luangwa

(Posting from Dustin) Following a short night’s sleep and tiring journey to the park, we took the opportunity to catch up on a little rest with a nice afternoon nap in our riverfront digs. From our bed we could watch … Continue reading

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Flatdogs

Dustin here, with an interlude from the weekdays of authentic Zambian experiences to the ultimate in cliché African adventures… a weekend of safari.  After two nights in our tent at Dean’s in Chipata I already started lobbying for upgrading to … Continue reading

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