Before we entered South Luangwa a herd of elephants crossed the road in front us. In the afternoon we saw ‘Ginger’ the lion with ten others. They were exhausted of the night before because they killed a buffalo.
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.
The Chobe River runs through the Chobe National Park which therefore allows you to watch the park from the water. It was a great experience since we saw elephants swimming in the water right next to us. They were swimming to an island to eat the fresh grass. We then saw a herd of elephants coming down to drink.
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..