Zambezi River canoe trip

Today we flew from Livingstone to Lusaka, the capital city of Zambia with a population of 3 million and are overnighted at a 1 1/2 star rest camp in a small A-frame hut with 25-year-old mattresses on the beds and 1/2 inch thick pillows. This might just be comfort as tomorrow we head off on a 3 night, 4 day canoe trip down the lower Zambezi River into the flood plains of the Mana Pools region in Mana Pools National Park. We’ll be camping on 3 different islands over 3 nights and there are no toilets so this is true “dig and cover” camping. Below is a map of Zambia and second map showing the area we will cover on the river, a not to big distance of approximately 75 km.

5 thoughts on “Zambezi River canoe trip

  1. Grant and Joyce,
    What a journey! Great photos and colorful stories. I hope you are in a less strenuous phase for a while. The concert that didn’t happen was almost identical to an experience we had in Botswana a year and a half ago. You are a long way from Plitvice and Dubrovnik where our paths crossed. Thank you for the wonderful blog and best wishes as you proceed.


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