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…

Exploring Kundalila Falls

Zambia has got so many waterfalls it is hard to keep count and even harder to find all of them but someone called Quentin Allen did just that. He went round and detailed all this in his book “Guide to Little Known Waterfalls of Zambia”, it has all the names, distances, which provinces they are…

Nkondo the Eco-Friendly Campsite

After the delightful adventure of going to the Bangweulu Wetlands, we headed back to Nkondo Campsite (booked through Shamba Travel) which was a real treat and along the way saw how the local community lives as well as the kind of food staple that is grown which is mainly cassava. All the little kids along…

The Serene Bangweulu Wetlands

After rescheduling numerous times due to you know what, finally got the holiday sorted but all I knew about the north-eastern part of Zambia was that there’s a beach with white sands and Lake Bangwelulu not much else. This trip was a very educative and informative one, admittedly I knew nothing about the wetlands and…

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…

Itezhi Tezhi Sunsets

Took another road trip to a quaint little town in the south west of Zambia called Itezhi Tezhi which has a man made dam constructed on the Kafue river. It is about a 5 hour drive from Lusaka, most of the road is done up but some parts are a work in progress with rough…

Travel: A Drive to the Village of Chamarel

The best way to find your way around was to drive around, or get a bus and venture out to get a full experience. Ventured to Chamarel a village located in Riviere Noire District after finding out the national drink in Mauritius is Rum made from sugarcane which they grow in abundance and use partly…

Travel: A Walk in Pamplemousses

If you enjoy the great outdoors and walking I would recommend the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden in Pamplemousses located in the north west of Mauritius. You have the option of a hiring a guide for a small fee to walk you through all the different exotic plant types and the unassuming plants that turn…

Travel: Postcard from Port Louis

The year has just felt like a blur and a much needed more like required holiday was just what the doctor ordered. Destination, Mauritius a 4 hour flight from Johannesburg take off was just before 2 pm we landed at just after 7 pm, local time they are 2 hours ahead timewise. The island is…

Zambia: The Problem with Misconceptions

There are so many myths about Africa in existence, which makes it hard to get a realistic view of a continent that is as complex and beautiful in its own right. Many have a tendency of reducing the planet’s second-largest continent made up of 54 countries to a single country. Misconceptions, perceptions and generalisations like…