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Jun 2, 2012 - Day 136 to 138 - Kapishya Hot Springs...The Best Bath in Africa

With a car full of food, wine and beer, we drove north for a few hours to Kapishya hot springs near Shiwa Ng'andu. Arriving at the lodge and campsite by the fast running Mansha river, we couldn't wait to plunge into the hot springs. At 38 degrees C the hot springs were the best bath in Africa. I used the sand on the bottom of the springs to scrub five months worth of dirt off my feet. Surveying the lush rainforest surrounding the springs, the steam rising off the water in the late afternoon sunshine and the glowing skin and big smiles of my...

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May 30, 2012 - Day 132 to 135 - North Luangwa...it's getting wild now!!

We tore ourselves away from the comfort and civilization of South Luangwa and began our four day bush trek to the more remote North Luangwa National Park. Remembering we had only stocked up for three days, it would be more than nine days before we saw a supermarket again. Finally all those cans of chackalacka would come in handy and we would resort to eating couscous and rice for breakfast. This is manageable but running out of beer proved a little more difficult to deal with. Our first day took us along narrow sandy tracks winding through...

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Aug 9, 2004 - Elephants and Hippos galore

I'm in south Luangwa, Zambia and I'm dead tired. Last night we were visited by a team of Hippo's and Elephants, who made enough noise in our campsite with their grunts, honking, footsteps and eating that I was kept up by the thought of one stepping through our little tent or investigating whether we were a meal or not. Anyways we had an early game drive today, leaving at 6. It was chilly when we set out but warmed up quickly after a few hours. We immediately saw elephants, many with small ones; the park supposedly has over 8,000 which do...

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