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Lusaka, the end of the trip

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31st August to 5th September

[Note: With this exactly 100th post, our travel diary finishes. But we are lucky to travel again every time we talk about this wonderful year :-) ]

Sunday 31 August

We go to the handicraft market, in the surroundings of the Arcade shopping mall. There are hundreds of […]

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Zambia and the renewable energy

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Zarena

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 […]

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Meeting with Timothy and his students

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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 […]

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Discovering the NGO Wasaza

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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 […]

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Cycling in Southern Zambia

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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.

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In the end, we have spent 8 days […]

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More than tourism in Livingstone

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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 […]

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Uncle Ben, the fight for the trees

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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 […]

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Across the Caprivi strip

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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 […]

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Safari in North Namibia

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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 […]

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Complete autonomy in the Namibian desert

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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 […]