Zambia, A Scenic Arrival

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Jul 13th, 2014, 07:36 AM
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Zambia, A Scenic Arrival

From Nairobi we board Kenya Airways for a non-stop flight to Livingstone, Zambia.

Besides distant views of the highest mountain in Africa, Kilimanjaro, we get a close up and personal view of Victoria Falls on our arrival into Livingstone, Zambia. This was all made possible by an awesome Kenya Airways Captain.


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Aug 30th, 2014, 06:54 AM
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A Five Hour Tour, A Five Hour Tour

Although this was my second trip to Zambia it is the first time that I have explored Livingstone by bike. Through Cowboy Bicycle Safari we have arranged a tour across the city for just $25 per person.

On a beautiful early morning we meet our guides at Jolly Boys Hostel and set off for what turns out to be a wonderful adventure.

Our first stop is at one of the more popular local markets which is big part of many Zambian daily lives. It is a hub of activity where you may hear up to seventy two different languages spoken. Locals come from all across the city to purchase fresh fruits, clothing and other goods including fresh made peanut butter.

In one area I sample a handful of miniature salted dry fish and make small talk with some of the mostly female vendors. Interestingly, pregnant women come to the market to purchase soil from terminate mounds which is eaten as a good source of iron.

As we walk around the market a young boy passes us pulling a busted out car speaker which I at first thought was just child play. However, I discover it is his home made metal detector. He is walking the market hoping to attract loose coins. Ingenious!


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Aug 11th, 2015, 12:30 AM
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Following along... Is the market close to the Falls? We will be there in April and hope to check it out too.
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Aug 15th, 2015, 05:03 AM
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tripplanner001,

I would say it is less than an hour bike ride to Victoria Falls from the market. However, from in town you can also take a "shared taxi" which is a common and "FUN" way to get there too.
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Thanks DMBTraveler.
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