return to zambia or try another part of Africa

Sep 3rd, 2006, 09:57 AM
Join Date: May 2005
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LRL is my favorite as it's like your first love, still in your heart and never forgotten. It was my first safari lodge and holds a special place. The hosts are exceptional, make you feel like long lost friends. the food, staff, excellent guides and spotters, the feel, and special touches make this a great camp. activities during siesta if you don't want to rest can include village trips, schools, tribal textiles, ZAWA and SL Conservation, (educational, shows poaching traps, how they combat poaching, tusks, etc.) as far as remoteness, there are no neighbors anywhere within sight or sound of LRL except for the resident troop of baboons. With easy access across the river from the park, the game viewing starts immediately. from the lanai you can watch hippos and crocs in the green season, impala, puku etc in the dry. two minute drive to the elephant crossing where 100 elephant cross from the park to the village and back, great spot for sundowners. except when touring the main roads and plains of the park, i've never seen many vehicles around the area LRL uses. so to me, LRL is remote.
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Sep 3rd, 2006, 07:08 PM
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thanks cooncat and matnikstym. Sounds wonderful. Can't wait.
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Sep 4th, 2006, 05:12 AM
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I just wanted to jump in on LRL as I may have given the wrong impression earlier. It is WONDERFUL. It to was my first lodge in Zambia and will forever hold a spot in my heart and mind. Victor was our guide and he was the BEST we had during our trip. The staff and owners are so accomodating. One afternoon we asked if we could just go to a plain and watch the wildlife interact. They packed up a cooler for us and Victor took us with lawn chairs to a very beautiful spot and we just sat and watched and listened as Victor answered all of our questions. We never saw another soul. I too enjoyed the fact that we were not so remote that we could go to the school and textile factory. There was a friendliness there that was not as evident as the other camps. I would DEFINITELY go to LRL. The crowds I was referring to was on the night drives and as stated above it is only natural that all of the drivers would be where the wildlife was. The night drives are not our favorite part of the stay so it was not a big deal. Go to LRL and enjoy!!!!
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