A Small Pit Stop in Mkushi

Mkushi is a small town in the Central Province of Zambia predominantly known for its commercial farming and that has been my perception until I spent a bit of time there on the way from the Bangweulu Wetlands. Along the way in many places in the country, one thing that gives me a cackle is the randomly named places, pubs and grocers. Stumbled on one called Big Jesus Complex when filling up at the petrol station now that’s a name I won’t easily forget.

Spent the night at Forest Inn which has the most comfy bed slept like a log. Took a stroll in the morning while waiting for breakfast looking at the textures on one of the walls as well as these traction engines on the grounds which was very cool giving it a museum feel. There was a lot of spider action with species I have not ever laid my eyes on before making thick intricate webs in trees and on plants, all very harmless.

Had a quick lunch at Loza, the folks there were very generous and hospitable it was exactly what I needed before the long drive back to Lusaka. The lamb was the best I have ever had it was super tender, very well marinated in a mint sauce and barbeque it was absolutely delicious. Glad I got to see Mkushi in a different light.

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