On the Road to Luangwa River


Long before isolation and social distancing we took a drive to a small town called Luangwa just to check out the River and enjoy the scenery. From Lusaka you drive east, it is a distance of 228.9 km, the drive took about 3.5 hours because we had a flat tire along the way but made it in the end. Good thing we went on a very hot day and towards the end of the rainy season because everything was so picturesque and at times it felt like the camera was not capturing all that beauty. Most of the way is covered in thick bush or forest with a few small villages and towns here and there if you ever do go there make sure that you take a packed lunch because there are no eating places along the way.

We had just missed the flooding of the road as the river generally floods in the rainy season and then falls considerably in the dry season, it is one of the major tributaries of the Zambezi River, and one of the four biggest rivers of Zambia which then forms part of its boundary with Mozambique which you can literally see from the road even though its just greenery.

The Luangwa Bridge is the only bridge crossing on your way to Chipata. We crossed over and drove down just to watch the river flow through thankfully no crocodiles made a cameo I was paying close attention to that.

As we remain confined to our homes I appreciate the experience of something different plus I got a cool handmade straw hat and bag made by the locals then most importantly found out where the famous Luangwa fish comes from.

2 Comments Add yours

    1. Lu says:

      Glad you like it. Thank you.


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