Pet zebras in Lusaka
The long ride to Lusaka was a bumpy affair with a number of Police checks on our papers. A chance encounter on the road with a green mamba broke the monotony. THe tyres on the bike by this time were well past their use by date. However we were having great difficulty in obtaining rubber of sufficient size and quality at a reasonable price. Lusaka could be our answer as we were told their were bike shops there.
Camping at Eureka campground we were entertained by the resident pet Zebra who had become very territorial and regarded the camp as 'his' and chased any other animals away including other zebras and boks. No luck again with the tyres but enjoyed a tasty meat pie or three at the numerous bakeries around. We met a traveller who had just passed through Zimbabe and said despite the political trouble he was able to obtain plenty of fuel and did not feel threatened in any way.
We pushed on to Livingstone on the Zambian side of the Victoria Falls and found a very comfortable Hostel/Campground..Faulty Towers run by some English people. The falls were awesome with the additional water flowing from the recent rains made alot of the walking tracks very wet..(read like torrential downpour). We were soaked through on one stretch but it was hot and the water cooling. Plenty of souveniers (carvings) were available here and Carol swung into action with her bargaining skills losing a couple of second hand pens and her hat in exchange for some carved masks which she has taken a particular liking to. Some hard currency was also required but these small items reduced the price somewhat.
Posted by Carol Duval at May 08, 2000 01:34 AM GMT