Unique Places in Zambia

  • Lake Bangweulu
    Lake Bangweulu
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  • In the outskirts of Livingstone
    In the outskirts of Livingstone
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  • In the outskirts of Livingstone
    In the outskirts of Livingstone
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  • A trip to Mansa

    by AnnyaS Written May 25, 2012

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    Our experience was many years ago and I am sure these days it is not as bad. We had to make a trip to Mansa on business. We were living in Lusaka at the time. The Pedicle was then a dirt road and a very dusty one marked with potholes. Our trip was very eventful, for a start we were stopped at the Zaire , now DRC, border post. My husband was marched at gun point into the bush. He was then beaten and his wallet and watch stolen. I was left in the heat and guarded by another"officer" at gunpoint. We were then allowed to go over the border back into Zambia.

    On our way back we were runoff the road by two petrol tankers dicing each other, we crashed off the road down into a ditch. The drivers just did not see us both fro the dust and the speed they were travelling. So our encounter was not pleasant but when we arrived in Mansa and travelled just out of the town this more than made up for it. The scenery in the area is stunning, We visited Lakes and waterfalls. A very scenic area.

    Lake Bangweulu
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    A community close to Luangwa Bridge

    by georeiser Updated Nov 11, 2009

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    There are some houses and roadside shops on the Great East Road. A small community is located close to Luangwa Bridge, in the middle of the wilderness areas. The place is a popular pit stop on the road from Lusaka to Chipata and Malawi. You can buy food, fruits, drinks and also straw hats.

    A community close to Luangwa Bridge A community close to Luangwa Bridge A community close to Luangwa Bridge A community close to Luangwa Bridge A community close to Luangwa Bridge
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    Clay Pigeon Shooting

    by Tusitala Updated Jul 25, 2009

    Sporting Guns, Livingstone is an Olympic-standard shooting range. Their new Baretta shotguns are fantastic weapons to take down the clay pigeons with. All equipment and ammo supplied, as well as hotel transfers. Cold drinks at hand. Beautiful big space of African bushland not too far from Vic Falls.

    Feel like a big game hunter without wounding anything (well, maybe your pride when you get your score card back!)

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    When you go off road... Go off road

    by ecoquester Written Jul 5, 2004

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    This was "somewhere" between Choma and Botoko.... after the town of Choma we found a little road that looked interesting and took it..... and boy was it interesting, despite the "repairs" to the bridge, this thing had yer foot wobbling over the throttle with every creak you heard.
    As you can see in front and to the left of my left wheel about three metres, someone had already dropped a wheel through the wood...
    Imagine what his car seat must have looked like.... hahaha!!!

    Put your seat belt and one of Chad's nappies on
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    Abandoned Locomotives

    by Bwana_Brown Updated Jul 23, 2003

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    While on honeymoon near Victoria Falls, we came across a whole string of abandoned steam locomotives. It was quite a sight! These Garrett-type locomotives have been used at many locations around the world. I just received a report (July, 2003) from VT-member 'Margi9' that a couple of these particular locomotives are now housed in the National Railway Museum at Livingstone. That is good news!

    Loco's Final Resting Place
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    The Cairo Road

    by Docu2001 Written Feb 23, 2003

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    The road from Lusaka to Monze, Zambia has no potholes, two lanes, three police check points, one town near the Kafue river and lots of life, including people walking, riding biclycles and chasing their cattle.
    You pass the sight where Livinstone is said to have stopped, looked into the distance and seen the the great falls he would later visit. I never made it to Victoria Falls - it was another 4 hours down the Cairo road, (also known as The Great North road), from Monze and we had little time as it was. It was thrilling driving on this great road. The name is rich with images of late european empires and conjured up the vastness of Africa. The road from Cairo to Cape town was not completed and may never be. It runs out, turns to sand, twists and wanders into the wilderness. But this stretch through Zambia is the real thing - and as easy as it is to feel dwarfed by the scale of the African continent, this road provides a genuine link with the rest of it.
    The road is also dangerous. The grades are steep at various points (such as the crest of the hill where Livingstone spied Victoria Falls) and trucks will be stalled just short of the peak of each of them. You may see nothing but a triangle of sticks or worse, you may not see the basketball sized boulder the driver placed in your lane as a warning that he was stopped ahead. Driving at night is not an option so enjoy it during the day. And get out into the countryside and see this beautiful part of the world.

    Keemba, Zambia

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    Lake Mweru Patrol

    by Bwana_Brown Written Feb 25, 2003

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    One of my volunteer contacts was a fishery patrol officer on Lake Mweru, in northern Zambia on the border with Zaire. He took us out on an overnight patrol of the lake (see photo for our departure) on the 'Ikana' patrol boat. It was very interesting to see how they checked out the Zairean fishing boats and the sunset on the lake was spectacular as we slept on-board.

    Preparing to Patrol Lake Mweru
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    Wonder Gorge on the Lunsemfwa

    by Bwana_Brown Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Wonder Gorge on the Lunsemfwa River is a sight to behold. This tributary of the Luangwa River is located east of Kabwe and was created by the river cutting through the escarpment. There were no facilities of any kind when I was there in 1973 - it is in the 'bush' outback. See my next tip in this section for another unusual outing.

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    Hear the school children sing

    by duke0123 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Visiting a school is one of the nices things you can do. When you enter the class room the children start to sing. The teacher tells something about the way of the lessons and you can look around a little bit.

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    Vultures' diner

    by duke0123 Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Suddenly a terrible smell, a dead giraffe (saw her earlier this day), vultures eating from the dead body.
    That's nature, that's also Africa. When you're on a game drive it is possible you see these things.

    Eating vultures
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    Lower Zambizi. Among many...

    by Conor_P Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Lower Zambizi.
    Among many other things, the fishing is excellent here. The most common to catch are the big-toothed tiger fish, which are usually between 5 and 10 lbs. There are, however, catfish, which can be up to 100 lbs. Locals, who fish from dug out canoes, are sometimes pulled miles upstream as the catfish try to swim away with the current.
    Two amazing places to stay here are the Kulefu and Kiambi lodges (although they are expensive). See - http://www.kiambi.co.za

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    If you just visit the big...

    by MayBarker Written Aug 25, 2002

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    If you just visit the big cities, you will miss everything wonderful about Zambia.
    The rural people are so friendly, and love to meet 'white people'.
    Get up to the north west of Zambia to Solwezi, and get a made to measure outfit at the local market.

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  • The waterfalls and lakes in...

    by explore4fun Written Aug 25, 2002

    The waterfalls and lakes in the northern part of the country.
    There are some unspoiled places hardly visited by touristst. Like the Lumangwe falls in the Kalungwishi River (photo).
    There is an smal but abandoned lodge and camping is possible. There is no public transport to this place.

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    Beautiful falls!

    by TracyG Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Kalambo Falls, about 45km from Mbala is a gem of a place. An amazing waterfall with an equally amazing drop. You will however need to hire some sought of vehicle or get a taxi to take you there, as there is no public transport, but I think it is worth it.

    Kalambo Falls

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  • There is one journey which,...

    by blondebabe Written Aug 24, 2002

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    There is one journey which, although hellish, will live in my mind forever as the most intersting and the most eye opening I've ever been on. Driving form South Luangwa to north Luangwa, ill with malaria, was great. It took us 12 hours through hippo and mosi infested swamps, mahogany forests, flat salt plains, bubbling springs with 1000 crowned cranes around them, remote villages where everyone turns out to look at you....absolutely stunning. it's a slog (take a lot of water and a map) but it can be done! And you need 4 wheel drive obviously, make sure you knwo about hi and lo ratio etc....too.

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Zambia Hotels

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  • Tongabezi Lodge

    Private Bag 31, Livingstone, Zambia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Kanyemba Lodge

    Zambezi River, Lusaka, 00000, Zambia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • The River Club

    Livingstone, 60469, Zambia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

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