The goal for today was to reach the top of the highest waterfall, Sanje Waterfall, in Tanzania. With its 180 meters that’s quite a tough mission. After we had seen the top our guide Charles insisted on showing us the base as well. All the way at the bottom it became clear how high the waterfalls actually were.
Once you cross the border with Tanzania everything changes. Luckily for us we only had to drive a short distance to the Utengule Coffee Lodge. You don’t expect anything from it when you consider the state of the road leading towards it but once you’re there it’s just like paradise especially if you’re a coffee addict.
Watch our video about South and North Luangwa, Zambia. We had to cross rivers, sandy roads and a scary pontoon.
We stopped at Katete and ended up at the Tiko community center. This place is owned by a German lady together with the locals from the village. You can eat, sleep and buy local products here and all the proceedings go to the local community. We decided to camp here which means you can pitch your tent in the village.
We were astonished by how gorgeous the Itezhi Tezhi lake was. We followed the beautiful lake view drive to get to our campsite. Because we couldn’t stay at the campsite we stayed at the lodge Konkamoya which was wonderful! After two days we went further north to Kasabushi and were treated with some amazing wildlife!
We decided to head to Kafue National Park. We knew that we were going for a ‘road less travelled’. We had to take the ‘cordon road’. We drove all day. It soon became clear that we would never make it to the campsite that night. We started looking for a place to pitch our tent and ended up at the airstrip with Steven.
The big thing in Livingstone are the Victoria Falls though. The falls are located at the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. Since it only stopped raining a couple of weeks ago there is a tremendous amount of water in the Zambezi river that leads to the falls. It also happened to be full moon that night.
We headed towards the Southern entrance gate of Chobe National Park to stay in Savuti Camp. This turned out to be quite a challenge but we made it. During our morning drive we saw the Savuti lion again. After two days in Savuti we headed to Khwai North Gate where we had our first flat tire. Read out full story..
We couldn’t leave the Okavango and moved a couple of kilometers to Nunda River Lodge. Our campsite was even closer to the water than the night before. We literally pitched our tent two meters from the water! The hippos passed our tent at about five meters. The next day a ‘water monitor’ visited us. How cool is that!