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Lusaka, the end of the trip

31st August to 5th September

Sunday 31 August
We go to the handicraft market, in the surroundings of the Arcade shopping mall. There are hundreds of men exposing their products directly […]

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Zambia and the renewable energy

Maximilian Musumali works as secretary in Zarena. Zarena stands for Zambia Renewable Energy Agency. It has been created this month of August. It’s a company “limited by guarantee”. It has the structure of a non-profit association, but it’s much faster to be built. The goal of Zarena is to channel the motivation for Renewable Energy […]

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Meeting with Timothy and his students

This morning we have a talk with Timothy Phiri, and his students. Timothy in an environmental educator lectures about sustainability at UNZA (University of Zambia). The Environmental Education undergraduate programme is a relatively new in Zambia, having been introduced in 2008. The programme focuses on various sustainability issues including energy issues. He arranged a meeting […]

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Discovering the NGO Wasaza

Alexandra Conroy is working for Wasaza, the Water and Sanitation Association of Zambia. This association was established in 1999 with the vision “to have a well managed and efficient water and sanitation sector with competent water professionals and researchers”. Its mission is to “enhance capacity in the water sector through training, collaboration, networking and research”.

Wasaza […]

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Cycling in Southern Zambia

25th to 30th August
Monday 25 August
We get up at 6, a little before sunrise. It’s very cold this morning. We take our time to organize our panniers. Finally, we leave the camping, around 10h.

In the end, we have spent 8 days here, and it has been very pleasant. The camping was very calm, with wonderful […]

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More than tourism in Livingstone

18th to 24th August
Monday 18 August
Today is our first rest day in Livingstone. We take our time in the morning, for the breakfast and organising all our stuffs. At the end of the breakfast, the monkeys arrive. Some are quite aggressive, showing the teeth and advancing fiercely towards the enemy.

Then we go to the city […]

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Uncle Ben, the fight for the trees

Benjamin Mibenge is known in the city of Livingstone as Uncle Ben. A graphical designer by formation, he worked many years in the National Heritage Conservation, from 1985 till his retirement in 2002. He now spends most of his time promoting the conservation of the trees, and is the key-person for many environment related topics […]

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Across the Caprivi strip

13th to 17th August
Wednesday 13 August
We enjoy a lazy morning. We get up at 7h, after sunrise. We take our time to have breakfast and try to see the Popa falls. But it’s more like rapids than real falls. So it’s not really impressive, despite the sound of the water that can be heard from […]

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Safari in North Namibia

11th and 12th August
Monday 11 August
We leave Sarien and Dennis’ place at 8h30 to take the bus. It’s again Intercape, and this time, we do not have a box. So we decide to wrap the bikes together in a cling film. It has the advantage of protecting the bikes, preventing them to make other luggage […]

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Complete autonomy in the Namibian desert

6th to 10th August
Wednesday 06 August
We arrive at Windhoek at sunrise.We buy our next bus ticket, from Walvis Bay to Bagani (in the very North of Namibia), on Monday, and we go to the backpackers to leave our stuffs. The city is calm, relatively small, organized (German heritage!). It seems a good place to live, […]

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