Monthly Archives: July 2012

Day 13

Rose at 5:15 for a morning walk through the bush. Saw the sun rise – spectacular.   We walked for about 3 hours off the dust road, guided by a Scout and escorted by a Ranger armed with a .357 … Continue reading

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Day 12 – Safari

We’re officially on safari and John is twitching with excitement.   We drove about 100 miles out into the bush. Much of it on dust roads and pretty hard driving. We are at the Kapani bush camp and John and … Continue reading

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Day 11

Laundry day because we’re getting a bit gungy here. The German overlanders retired last night to their purpose-built Mercedes uber-truck which has its own sleeping berths. We spoke to some of the other overlanders around the camp fire who are … Continue reading

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Day 10

Our day got off to an unexpected start when the previous Zambian president Rupia Banda turned up where we were staying for Breakfast. We were given an introduction and when John explained our purpose here he said we were very … Continue reading

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Day 9

Caalie sent us a bible verse yesterday evening; “When I went to the gate of the city and took my seat in the public square, the young men saw me and stepped aside and the old men rose to their feet; the chief men … Continue reading

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Day 8 – Into Chipata

We’ve had an interesting day travelling from Lusaka to Chipata. We departed early and got on the road. This journey used to take John 2 days in 1950 but we drove it in 9 hours – the roads have got … Continue reading

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Day 7

John phoned his former colleague General Kingsley Chinkuli and we made an appointment to see him later that day.   Jasmine Thompson runs the Kiango Lodge where we are staying, and we spoke with her about our progress so far. … Continue reading

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Day 6

It’s another sunny day in Africa, and whilst we avoided the ‘Crispy Snout’ at the Chinese restaurant last night, Chris has been eating prickly pears. The sun is burning hot here by about 9am and stays like that until about … Continue reading

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Monday – back on the road

The sun is very hot and there’s not a cloud in the sky. Snoring was light to moderate last night. We have both been wearing our funny hats. Chris thinks he is getting a sun tan…. Up bright and early … Continue reading

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Sunday

In Livingstone. Started the day by going to see the Victoria Falls, or Mosi O Tunya as the Africans call them which means the Smoke that Thunders. A bit like John’s cigars. Wow doesn’t describe them. This is the most … Continue reading

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