Forward unto Dar! (Part 1)

Forward unto Dar! (Part 1)

After my visit to Shiwa House, I returned to Kapishya and its hot spring, down the bumpy red dust road. A layer of dust had settled on top of the dash, and to this day my car has never been truly clean. The Dutch students had returned to Mpika in the morning to continue with […]

The Africa House: Shiwa Ngandu

The Africa House: Shiwa Ngandu

On the Great North Road from Lusaka to Dar es Salaam there is a great house. Shiwa House was built by a British Aristocrat named Stewart Gore-Browne in the 1920s and 30s. Gore-Browne arrived in Northern Rhodesia to mark out the border between Rhodesia and the Congo, which he completed in 1914. The same year […]

Kapishya & Shiwa Ngandu.

Kapishya & Shiwa Ngandu.

After my sleepless night in Lusaka I fled the city in the dark. I packed up my camp in the dark, had a cup of tea and woke the night guard to open the gate. I was on the road at 3:30am. Lusaka never seems to sleep. The traffic still buzzed even in the early […]

Livingstone to Lusaka

Livingstone to Lusaka

After my walk at Victoria Falls I found that almost all the backpackers in town were totally booked out. It seems I had taken the peace and quiet of Zimbabwe for granted, and now I was to battle it out with lads on their “Gap Yuhs” for a place to stay. I eventually arrived at […]

Victoria Falls and the Smoke That Thunders.

Victoria Falls and the Smoke That Thunders.

As much as I had enjoyed the small town charm of Bulawayo, and the pleasantness of Burke’s Paradise, I decided to head north to Victoria Falls, to spend a good few days exploring the falls, and the town of Livingstone. I found that the road was pretty good, and there was more beautiful Zimbabwean scenery […]