A Gator in Dar Es Salaam

"Ex Africa semper aliquid novi - Out of Africa always something new" -Pliny the Elder

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Livingstone, Zambia

Yesterday(Wednesday) we enjoyed the Lusaka immensely. Went to the market, which was great and much nicer than Kariakoo in Dar. Went to the national museum, which was nice. We bought Zambian flags and concluded the day by going to an Irish Pub. The city is outstanding, it is so nice, and the people are extremely friendly.

Right now I am at Jollyboys Backpackers in Livingstone, Zambia. This is where Victoria Falls is and also within 25 miles is the borders with Zimbabwe, Angola, Namibia, and Botswana. Its a really neat little town, and the backpacker place is great. Took us about 5 hours to get down here today, and tommorow we will go to the falls. Lots to do there, not sure what we will choose. After tommorow we may go to further south in to Botswana, or there is a bus to Namibia, which is kind of what I want to do. We are really getting in to southern Africa which was not the original plan, but it is great.

Currently it is half time of the Zambia-Guinea football match and Zambia is winning 1-0. Exciting first half and Im going to get back for the 2nd half. Having a great time and thoroughly enjoying Zambia and all it has to offer. Looking forward to the falls tommorow.

Matt...Livingstone, Zambia