Tag: Zambia

Travel Tales: No Trains Today, the Driver is on Holiday

So, in accordance with the standard Zambian procedure for buying train tickets, I obtained the train drivers mobile number and gave him a quick call to book a bed in the sleeper compartment of the TAZARA 36 hour journey from Lusaka to Dar Es…

Travel Tales: Hippos on Border Patrol

‚ÄúThere is nothing to do here but get drunk. You should have stayed in Livingstone”, was not the first thing we wanted to hear as we embarked on our long weekend adventure. Living in the tourist hub of Livingstone, Zambia it was quite easy…

Review: African Impact Volunteering

LOCATION: Almost Everywhere! COST: Great Value RECOMMENDATION: Highly Recommended Volunteer travel is not exactly a new craze but is continuing to go from strength to strength all over the continent. One of the leading organisations is African Impact. Since 2004 African Impact has been…

5 Best Places to Spot Elephants

One of the most iconic images of Southern Africa, the African Elephant is one of the major drawcards to the region. Nothing can quite prepare you for your first encounter as a herd meanders across your path. As you traverse the continent you’ll have…

Soundtrack for Travels

As soon as you set foot on the continent, the drumbeats will fill the air, and an urgency to dance will come over you. To make sure you know exactly what to have in your playlist for the plane trip to Jo’burg or those…

Victoria Falls v Livingstone

Victoria Falls (the Wonder) is one of the major highlights of visiting Southern Africa. The common question is which town to base yourself for exploring the Falls – Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) or Livingstone (Zambia). Access to the Falls Both the Zimbabwean and Zambian sides…

Why Travel Southern Africa?

If you’re sitting there wondering why to make your next travel destination Southern Africa, these 7 reasons are sure to have you packing your bags right away! Wildlife Galore Wildlife is the main drawcard for most travelers to Southern Africa and remains the reason…