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Title: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: Minora on January 04, 2012, 03:33:12 pm
So I'm working in Zambia this year (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=83968.0) so decided to post some general pictures, nothing spectacular though. Here goes:

A place I now call home
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Enjoying some home-made burgers with friends and work colleagues
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The start of the rain season
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We grow our own veggies  ;)
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Local boys in die village enjoying a game of pool
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Chililabombwe: "Kerkstraat" and our local pub
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Title: Re: Life in Zambia
Post by: Hentie @ Riders on January 04, 2012, 03:35:06 pm
 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Life in Zambia
Post by: Brandt on January 04, 2012, 03:38:16 pm
Lekker man  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Life in Zambia
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 04, 2012, 04:07:13 pm
Sommer lus en nooi myself vir n kuier by jou.
Sal graag meer van Zambie wou sien. Het n idee dis n great land.
Title: Re: Life in Zambia
Post by: Minora on January 04, 2012, 04:21:18 pm
Sommer lus en nooi myself vir n kuier by jou.
Sal graag meer van Zambie wou sien. Het n idee dis n great land.

Ons het slaapplek vir baie  :biggrin:

In my opinie is ZambiŽ seker die mees stabielste Afrika land en ons ondervind geen probleme nie, bly lekker en dis vrek mooi groen hier, dis ja - ek dink ook dis n great land  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Life in Zambia
Post by: Minora on January 04, 2012, 04:26:09 pm
On our way to Chimfunshi (http://www.chimfunshi.org.za/pages/history.html)
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Anthills along the way
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Chimps
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The floodplains
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Title: Re: Life in Zambia
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on January 04, 2012, 04:29:41 pm
Ek wil verskriklik graag my vrou Chimpfundsi kom wys.
Is die ou tannie nog daar wat dit begin het, Shearle dink ek is haar van?
Title: Re: Life in Zambia
Post by: Minora on January 04, 2012, 04:35:33 pm
Ek wil verskriklik graag my vrou Chimpfundsi kom wys.
Is die ou tannie nog daar wat dit begin het, Shearle dink ek is haar van?

Dis was regtig interessant gewees, sal beslis dit aanbeveel as mens in die omgewing is.

Haar dogter het ons ontvang by die plaas en sover ek van die gids kon aflei toe hy ons die geskiedenis vertel het, is die ou tannie nog wel daar op die plaas.
Title: Re: Life in Zambia
Post by: Fuzzy Muzzy on January 04, 2012, 06:53:46 pm
When I saw the salad at teh home made burger braai i instantly thought.. I bet they grow their own veg.

That soil is so fertile there.

Zambia, the land of opportunity... IMO
Title: Re: Life in Zambia
Post by: Minora on January 18, 2012, 02:18:56 pm
The working environment:

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Title: Re: Life in Zambia
Post by: BlueBull2007 on January 18, 2012, 09:55:16 pm
So are you a mining engineer, Minora?
Title: Re: Life in Zambia
Post by: Minora on January 19, 2012, 11:57:37 am
So are you a mining engineer, Minora?

Hi BlueBull

No, I'm a Quantity Surveyor / Cost Engineer
Title: Re: Life in Zambia
Post by: terminator1 on January 19, 2012, 12:00:03 pm
 :thumleft: thanks for the insights
Title: Re: Life in Zambia
Post by: Thunderlinde on January 19, 2012, 12:06:34 pm
Minora,

I will be applying for work in Lusaka within the next three months or so.
Have you been there, worked there, lived there? Any advice?
Title: Re: Life in Zambia
Post by: Minora on January 19, 2012, 01:05:26 pm
Minora,

I will be applying for work in Lusaka within the next three months or so.
Have you been there, worked there, lived there? Any advice?


Hi Wortel

I can't comment on Lusaka, Only drove through the city (Traffic is a nightmare  ;D in rush hour  ;)). We live +- 400km up North from Lusaka.

On Zambia itself I can say that I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived. People are friendly towards us, religion (Christianity) plays a major part of the every day life. The crime rate is MUCH lower than in SA  ???

Food is a more expensive (not sure if it is the case in Lusaka), but here on the border you pay! Pizza on average = ZKW 60 000 (+- R100) so everthing is about 30+ % more expensive  >:(

I'm enjoying my stay in Zambia, If I must choose any African country other that SA or Namibia, I think Zambia is the best bet!
Title: Re: Life in Zambia
Post by: Thunderlinde on January 19, 2012, 01:27:25 pm
Thanks for the info.
Was actually wonderling about crime as well.

Anyway thanks!  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Life in Zambia
Post by: Minora on January 22, 2012, 09:55:24 pm
Sunday braai and sun-downers on the Kafue river, DRC visible on the horizon across the river.

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Title: Re: Life in Zambia
Post by: DRAZIL on January 23, 2012, 09:41:31 am
If you guys want to explore a very cool natural wonder go explore the Kabompo river which flows into the Zambezi near Angola/Zambia border.It has a whirlpool which the river disappears into then a mountain or two later resurfaces. :thumleft:
Title: Re: Life in Zambia
Post by: Minora on January 23, 2012, 09:56:23 am
If you guys want to explore a very cool natural wonder go explore the Kabompo river which flows into the Zambezi near Angola/Zambia border.It has a whirlpool which the river disappears into then a mountain or two later resurfaces. :thumleft:

Thanks Drazil - Will definitely try to make a road trip of it  :thumleft:

Regards
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated - SWAMBO'S visit**
Post by: Minora on February 09, 2012, 08:23:01 am
In order to get a Tax-benefit, some criteria must be met. One being that I must be out of the country for a continuous period of 60 days...SWAMBO did not like this idea, thus we arranged for her to come visit me to make the whole 'long distance relationship' more bearable.

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I surprised her with a visit to a Game Lodge near the Ndola Airport (www.nsobegamecamp.com/)

The sign at the main entrance (Christianity is a very big roll of the every day life)
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The bush in Zambia is absolutely stunning
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Some Kids that stay on the farm
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On the edge of the Kafue river
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A very happy Minora and SWAMBO
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Accommodation for the night
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Have i mentioned how beautiful the bush is?
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The anthills is something that blows me away, this is a rather small hill, it's rather tall but if i must guess, the average hill is about 6-8m in diameter  ??? (How long it must take these small animals to construct this?)

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We were lucky to spot some game in this type of bush
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And even luckier to spot a couple of Puku's (But was not able to get a clear shot so this was the best attempt)
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This poor Blue Duiker has some sort of tumor/abses (Not sure what may have caused this, any comments?)
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Back at the camp, life is good in Africa
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Again some local boys on the farm, a very big bike for a small boy  :mwink:
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To be continued

Title: Re: Life in Zambia
Post by: Malibu on February 09, 2012, 08:32:21 am
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Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated - SWAMBO's Visit**
Post by: Minora on February 09, 2012, 09:01:47 am
So we had to leave Nsobe and travel back to Chililabombwe, I must say:' If there is something a HATE about Zambia, it is driving!!!!!!!'
Especially on the main roads. It is a fact, the people can't drive at all  >:(, they overtake on uphills, around blind corners, you name it, they do it!

This ensures that there are accidents every day, trucks tipping over end losing their cargo. In the DRC, they drive on the right side of the road, thus all the trucks are left had drive. Now imagine a left had drive truck, trying to overtake another trucks on an uphill or around a bend.......OK, enough with the moaning.

On our way back to Chili, we run into a MAJOR traffic jam with MILLIONS of trucks at a standstill  ??? (this is now between Kitwe and Chingola), must be an accident again, it is just after 13:00.

We retrace back to kitwe, about 20km to go and enjoy a cold one and a Pizza


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We call this 'shop', Joshua Outdoore..... :biggrin:

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So after a nice meal in town, browsing the web on the laptop, we head back the 20km we had to retrace earlier (it is now 17:00)....no luck, we only manage 10km as the traffic has not moved an inch......and another 2 000 000 trucks pitched up at the scene.....

Some general pictures


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Pitty that we did not take pictures of the 4 000 000 trucks, maar ons was te gatvol!!!!!

We head back to Kitwe, on the laptop again to search for accomodation. I will not travel in Africa after dark ( Read what happened to momi20 when he attempted it: http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=87543.40 , and remember there are a backlog of 4 000 000 trucks heading towards the DRC


We stay the night at Mukwa Lodge in Kitwe, http://www.mukwalodge.com/, a very beautiful lodge, highly recommended if you should ever spend a night in Kitwe  :deal:

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The roads in Zambia speaks for itself...

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And the Japanese have also found there way to Zambia, walking around town looking for property


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To be continued.....



Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated - SWAMBO's Visit**
Post by: DeepBass9 on February 09, 2012, 09:08:33 am
Nsobe brings back memories of when I was staying in Kitwe. We were there just about every weekend. Are Mark and Fiona still running the place?
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated - SWAMBO's Visit**
Post by: Minora on February 09, 2012, 09:22:13 am
Nsobe brings back memories of when I was staying in Kitwe. We were there just about every weekend. Are Mark and Fiona still running the place?

What were you doing in Zambia?

Yes Nsobe was so nice, in the future it will bring back nice memories as-well.  I never met Fiona, but did met Mark. Actually it is a funny story. We were enjoying supper when a typical Zambian Rainstorm started to come down and killed the power in the camp.

As you would recall, the restaurant is just next to the reception. The road leading towards the reception created a run-off for the water and basically formed a river straight into the Restaurant. There we were, enjoying supper @ Candlelight with the water streaming through underneath us. So Mark came over to apologise and that is how me met Mark. Told him we did not mind the situation at all, it actually created a rather romantic dinner we would remember! 
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated - SWAMBO's Visit**
Post by: DeepBass9 on February 09, 2012, 09:26:04 am
I lived in in Kitwe 2001-2002 working at Mopane mine as a geologist. It was a great experience. I go back from time to time to Chibuluma mine amongst others.  Say hi to Mark from Steve and Sam, maybe we'll pass by there some time!

There must be a national hangover this morning from the AFCON match last night!

If you get a chance you should go out to Lake Kashiba, its one of the few places that you can swim since there are no crocs. Its basically a big sinkhole filled with clear blue water. They do scuba diving there as well. Makes for a nice weekend trip. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Kashiba
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated - SWAMBO's Visit**
Post by: Minora on February 09, 2012, 09:33:47 am
I lived in in Kitwe 2001-2002 working at Mopane mine as a geologist. It was a great experience. I go back from time to time to Chibuluma mine amongst others.  Say hi to Mark from Steve and Sam, maybe we'll pass by there some time!

There must be a national hangover this morning from the AFCON match last night!

 It is truly a great experience and enjoying my stay here. I will most definitely send him your regards when we go to Nsobe again  :thumleft:

You can imagine, the whole site from yesterday morning was all about THE GAME, I'm so proud of the boy's  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated - SWAMBO's Visit**
Post by: Minora on February 09, 2012, 10:29:12 am
After we spent the night in Kitwe, we tried again to head back to Chililabombwe via Chingola. Third time lucky  :thumleft:

In the end it was not an Accident, but a truck which lost a load, a winder or something and they had to wait for 2x20 ton Cranes to come and lift the cargo back onto the trailer.

And to make things worse, this happened right before the river crossing, thus either way, no vehicle could cross the bridge

This is where it took place. Note the truck on the right hand side, it did not play a part in die incident, this happened about two weeks earlier


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IF ONLY CAN REINSTATE THESE TRACKS AGIAN..... :xxbah:

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Koncola Copper Mine (KCM) situated just outside Chingola

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An average haulage truck.......

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To be continued...

Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated - SWAMBO's Visit**
Post by: bmad on February 09, 2012, 12:52:00 pm
Awesome stuff  :thumleft:

I have spent plenty time in Lusaka for work. Not a bad place, reminds me of Pietersburg. Almost like another SA town.  :biggrin:
They have some nice golf course there as well, keep you busy on the weekends
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated - SWAMBO'S visit**
Post by: eikeboom on February 09, 2012, 09:23:23 pm
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Its good that you start with a family while your'e young...
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated - SWAMBO's Visit**
Post by: Minora on February 10, 2012, 07:34:54 am
Your evil eikeboom  >:D

I can honestly say that they are not mine  ;D
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated - SWAMBO's Visit**
Post by: Mzee on February 10, 2012, 07:59:54 am
I passed there on this trip.  http://mzee-jaki.blogspot.com/2009/10/everyone-has-dream.html     Great place.  :ricky:
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated - SWAMBO's Visit**
Post by: JMOL on February 11, 2012, 08:02:40 am
Subscribed . . .

Very nice - Thanks for sharing
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated - SWAMBO's Visit**
Post by: Tonteldoos on February 12, 2012, 08:33:25 am
Awesome, In Dec 2010 I had the opportunity to go to Manapools and we traveled vie Bots and Zambia to Kariba  from there up to Mana.
MAn would I love to explore Zambia, only spend 2 day's in Zambia unfortunately  >:( but one-day I'll go back.   :drif:
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated - SWAMBO's Visit**
Post by: Minora on February 24, 2012, 01:28:58 pm
So after we made it back to Chililabombwe (The place of the croaking toads), I showed SWAMBO the town. She could only stay for 2 nights then I had to return all the way to Ndola to go drop her off, this time round I managed to make it home without any stop-overs in Kitwe.

The old state theater while still a British Colony


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The bowling club still seems rather well kept, rumour has it that the season only starts in March/April, will gou check it out.

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Tennis seems not to interest the residents of Chililabombwe

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The squash club is still being used regularly. I played competitively back in school and on varsity, but over the last 5 years I took up running and have not played since. But I brought my old kit with and now play on a weekly basis against the locals, couple of them are GOOD!!!

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SWAMBO is a Dr. doing her Internship year at Groote Schuur Hospitaal, so she did some community service on a different way by bringing our domestic and her child some gifts.

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This was the part of SWAMBO's visit, she is back to CPT and myself back to work  >:(

Will update this again when something interesting happends, maybe me taking part in a Bowls tournament   :pot:
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated - SWAMBO's Visit**
Post by: desert dueler on March 08, 2012, 10:53:14 am
my mates parents own Olympic Milling up there, the Samaras's. you ever bump into them?
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated - SWAMBO's Visit**
Post by: Ian in Great Brak River on March 09, 2012, 09:48:17 pm
Bucket list this is for me.

Thanks for sharing.

 8)
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated - SWAMBO's Visit**
Post by: Harry the Buffalo on March 09, 2012, 10:20:05 pm
Thanks for sharing Bud :thumleft:
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated - SWAMBO's Visit**
Post by: Minora on March 10, 2012, 07:27:35 am
my mates parents own Olympic Milling up there, the Samaras's. you ever bump into them?

Are the in Chililabombwe?, I have not bumped into them yet.
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated - SWAMBO's Visit**
Post by: Minora on March 10, 2012, 07:34:06 am
Pleasure all.

Only 3 nights left in Zambia then I go on R&R (Rest & Recovery) for two weeks. I have last been in SA on the 2de of January so I'm rather exited to go back and to spend time with my family and especially SWAMBO.  ;D 
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated - SWAMBO's Visit**
Post by: desert dueler on March 15, 2012, 12:55:25 pm
my mates parents own Olympic Milling up there, the Samaras's. you ever bump into them?

Are the in Chililabombwe?, I have not bumped into them yet.

nope, they in Kitwe i think, or near by. the business is in kitwe
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated - SWAMBO's Visit**
Post by: Hinksding on March 18, 2012, 02:00:19 pm
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Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated - SWAMBO's Visit**
Post by: Minora on April 05, 2012, 12:16:06 pm
Just a couple of crappy cell-phone pictures taken one Sunday. We drove to this old Open Cast mining pit that filled up with water over the years, had a couple of beers and a 'Boerie' or two.

The road leading to the pit:

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An overhanging ledge provided us with some entertainment, no photos were taken while we jumped of, do however have videos but to upload a video proved to be a task 'bo my vuurmaak plek'

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No fancy braai needed

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We were even lucky enough to spot a wild animal or two.

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A hippo enjoying a refreshing bath and keeping a close eye on us!
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This weekend (Easter weekend) we are going to Siavonga on Lake Kariba, will upload pictures upon arrival back on Monday

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Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated - Sunday Braai, Next stop: Lake Kariba**
Post by: pzem69 on April 13, 2012, 08:09:21 pm
Great pics Minora.

I spent some time in and around Kitwe and Ndola in the late 90's.Great place great people. Have you been to Mindola dam yet? Old club house used to have pics and news paper clippings of Olympic achievements of individuals representing Northern Rhodesia in those days. Great memorabilia the only problem was no electricity in club house so needed to check pics by match and lighter light.

Ndola airport was one of my all time favorite airports, only a broken barbed wire fence separating you from your table in the restaurant and access to the runway. It looks like they repaired the road to the Chiliabombwe border post, I can remember being able to hide a double cab bakkie in some of them. Some beautiful big properties in Garneton just outside Kitwe.

Great memories from that part of the world mind you most East African countries are like that once you get away from there capitals.

Enjoy while you can :thumleft:
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated - Sunday Braai, Next stop: Lake Kariba**
Post by: Minora on April 16, 2012, 01:16:36 pm
Great pics Minora.

I spent some time in and around Kitwe and Ndola in the late 90's.Great place great people. Have you been to Mindola dam yet? Old club house used to have pics and news paper clippings of Olympic achievements of individuals representing Northern Rhodesia in those days. Great memorabilia the only problem was no electricity in club house so needed to check pics by match and lighter light.

Ndola airport was one of my all time favorite airports, only a broken barbed wire fence separating you from your table in the restaurant and access to the runway. It looks like they repaired the road to the Chiliabombwe border post, I can remember being able to hide a double cab bakkie in some of them. Some beautiful big properties in Garneton just outside Kitwe.

Great memories from that part of the world mind you most East African countries are like that once you get away from there capitals.

Enjoy while you can :thumleft:

Thanks pzem69  :thumleft:

I will upload the Kariba pictures once the internet is restored on site, takes too much bandwidth on my 3G Dongle and the connections gets interrupted rather easily.

No we have not been to Mindola dam yet, to be frank, have not heard of the place - will definitely look it up! Sounds like a place with lots of history.

I think nothing have changed at Ndola airport since the late 90's. Still only a broken barbed wire fence separating you from the runway and restaurant.

Correct, the road leading to the Chililabombwe/DRC boder post has been repaired and is in a rather good state, wish I can say the same about the road between Chingola and Kitwe, the rains and heavy traffic have left the roads in a desperate state, and all the police post along the way is not helping either as the roads take punishment each time they must come to a halt.

I was amazed by some of the properties in Kitwe, some beautiful old English style building still in a very good state. I played in a Rotary Golf day on Sunday at the Nchange Golf course in Chingola, man what a beautiful golf course created in the thick Zambian type bush, Give them a couple of dollars to repair a couple of stuff and the course will be there right at the top of the list!!!

Glad I could bring back some memories

Will post pictures asap  :deal:
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated - Lake Kariba Pictures**
Post by: Minora on April 23, 2012, 10:25:01 am
So over the Easter weekend, we decided on number 99 to go to lake kariba, after 12.5 hours on the road, we pulled into Siavonga.
Gerda an CP invited us to join the as they now people in Kariba, Annerie and Gert.

They run a family business there and farm with Crocodiles and catch Kapentas on big scale and distribute throughout Zambia.

The team:


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The view from their house

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Sunset over Kariba, life is good in Africa

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View from Lake Kariba Inn.

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The next morning, we refueled the big cargo boat and we spend the whole day on the water, having a couple of cold ones, a typical South African Braai (but a first for me on a boat).

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Johann tried his hand at catching some fish, but no luck

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The border/dam wall separating Zambia and Bob's land

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We even took instruments to make music, Brendan serenaded us as the Sun was setting, while the Shotgun was only for safety precautions. As we have to get in the water later that night to get off the boat and there are lots of crocs on the water's edge

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And the fun is about to start

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A lack of tubes and ski's, forced us to improvise

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Supper is about to be served as the sun sets over the western banks of Kariba

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And a final swim to end off the day and hopefully not becoming a croc's supper

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The perfect way to and the day as the moon rises over the eastern banks of Bob's country

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Dropping the anchor and heading back to the shore with the speedboat

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Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated - Sunday Braai, Next stop: Lake Kariba**
Post by: Minora on April 23, 2012, 10:39:34 am
Daybreak the next morning

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Time to go and visit the croc farm

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I was brave enough to wrestle with the crocs. After several minutes and lots of effort, I managed to bag this big fellow

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After I survived my croc wrestle match, we took the speedboat out again and went for some drinks at one of the lodges. Notice the warning of the Crocdiles

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Spotting a fish-eagle soaring over one of the Islands

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Our time was up, we needed to head back. This time round it took us 8.5 hours, shows you how much the traffic and big trucks can influence the time spend on the road.

Some last pictures of the local fishing sights

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The end of Kariba. . . Till our next adventure
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated - SWAMBO's Visit**
Post by: Minora on April 24, 2012, 12:35:52 pm

Will update this again when something interesting happends, maybe me taking part in a Bowls tournament   :pot:[/b]

Ok it is not a tournament but last Saturday after work, a couple of us decided to go and sniff out the Bowls club. We were welcomed with open arms and played a round or three

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Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated - A day at the lakes**
Post by: Minora on May 08, 2012, 10:51:38 am
So another weekend in Zambia. . .not too much going on so we decide to head to the 'Lakes' again for a braai and a swim

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Excuse the upside down pictures, but too much effort to flip them up straight

After the swim, we light the fire. . .

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. . .pump up the wheels and go for a quick ride to explore the area

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. . .and of we go

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. . .and return an hour or so later

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We feast like kings, and as the afrikaans saying go's: 'Magies vol, ogies toe', thus we take a Sunday afternoon siesta

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(Some elevated pictures of the lake) - Jack actually swam to the other side and back, crazy Australian  :deal:


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They day ends in a fashionable way

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Till our next adventure, to be continued. . .

Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated - A day at the Lakes**
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on May 19, 2012, 11:27:01 am
I like this fred.
Wish you could show us some pics of the farming in Zambia.
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated - Sunday Braai, Next stop: Lake Kariba**
Post by: Minora on May 20, 2012, 08:52:31 am
Great pics Minora.

I spent some time in and around Kitwe and Ndola in the late 90's.Great place great people. Have you been to Mindola dam yet? Old club house used to have pics and news paper clippings of Olympic achievements of individuals representing Northern Rhodesia in those days. Great memorabilia the only problem was no electricity in club house so needed to check pics by match and lighter light.


Pzem69

So we went to Mindola Dam yesterday, unbelievable!

Gary (the mine GM) has a ski boat and invited us to join him. I tried my hand on Ski-ing, Only got out of the water once but as in the afrikaans words:' Dis nie wat nie maar dat'. Next time I will get up on the ski's more than once.

The facilities are still very well up-kept and clean and the dam is beautiful. I did not have a camera with me but will make sure I have one next time around. Took some pictures with the Cell but it does not do justice, will still upload them.

 
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated - A day at the Lakes**
Post by: Minora on May 20, 2012, 09:07:44 am
I like this fred.
Wish you could show us some pics of the farming in Zambia.

ChrisL

Thanks for the comment  :thumleft:

Unfortunitely the 'Copper Belt' is not too well known for farming but I know there is farm or two in the area. I will make a plan to get some pictures and information on Farming in Zambia
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated - A day at the Lakes**
Post by: Minora on May 20, 2012, 09:15:22 am
Crappy Pictures of 'Mindola Dam'. Next time round I will remember the camera

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Jack Mac's Boat in which he wants to take on the 'Mighty Kafue river'

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Life is tough in Africa

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Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated again - next stop Livingstone**
Post by: Minora on May 20, 2012, 09:19:33 am
Next weekend. . .the long road to Livingstone

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Google says we can do it in twelve....I am HOPING to do it in fourteen....they don't take road surface and trucks into account  :patch:

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Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated again - next stop Livingstone**
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on May 20, 2012, 10:37:36 am
Minora here is two tips when you try skiing again.
Do not pull yourself out the water....the boat will do it.(at all times keep arms straight)
Once out of the water stay seated on the water until the boat has picked up speed lean back slightly and stand up slowly.
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated again - next stop Livingstone**
Post by: Minora on May 20, 2012, 01:43:11 pm
Minora here is two tips when you try skiing again.
Do not pull yourself out the water....the boat will do it.(at all times keep arms straight)
Once out of the water stay seated on the water until the boat has picked up speed lean back slightly and stand up slowly.

Thanks ChrisL

Dit was presies die probleem. Die een keer wat ek opgekom het toe skop 2de natuur in ek probeer toe die boot nader trek.....toe die tou weer styf span, toe swem ek weer. Vandag is my lyf lekker seer. Volgende keer sal ek dit regkry  ;D
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Back from Livingstone - next stop RSA for some R&R**
Post by: Minora on May 28, 2012, 11:22:35 am
Sorry ChrisL, still nothing on farming, but an update from Livingstone:

So we proved google wrong, and managed the trip down in 11h flat and back to Chili in 11h,30min and we did not speed

Fawlty Towers, our oasis for the next two days.

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I appreciate luxury once in a while but if the budget is tight, there are nothing wrong with a backpackers'. Nobody that stays there are full of shit, they are all travelers that seek accommodation that is clean and won't break the bank. We paid $60 for the room per night, thus R120 p/p/p/n. We even had 24/7 free coffee and and free pancakes every day at 15h...and no not even the Royal Livingstone gives you free pancakes.

So upon arrival, a local lunch was in order

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The chili crocodile burgers and Masala Chicken - for ZMK 30,000/burger (R40) went down too good and it was complimented by a Mosi or two.

Now, the reason we came to Livingstone: MOSI-OYA-TUNYA (The smoke that thunders!!!)

And being local helps, tourists pay $20, we payed $1. . . . . :mwink:.

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This hippo was very close to the edge...we think he might have been in trouble

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View from the boiling pot

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Say what you want, the view is spectacular

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We even spotted some local wildlife

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The spray is unbelievable!

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Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Back from Livingstone - next stop RSA for some R&R**
Post by: Minora on May 28, 2012, 11:50:58 am
We started the night at 'The Waterfront', then 'Jolly Boy's', the 'Fezbar' and then back to Fawlty Towers...a successful night  :biggrin:

A quick brunch at the 'Sizzler' and time to decide what is our PVA. We all wanted to do White water rafting but with the water level so high, the rafting is closed til it drops. Bungee was an option be I have done it before on a previous visit, the rope snapping a while back when the Australian girl jumped and Jack being an Aussie, we gave it a miss, and he did Bloukrans so we opted for a 'Safari Raft'

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The 'Upper Zambezi'

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Right, we conquered the Zambezi and we all were in the mood for pancakes, so off to the Royal Livingstone...

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 ??? No free pancakes....

So we opted for some beers and cocktails, $3.30 for a Mosi (ZMK 17'000 and the average we usually pay is about ZMK 10'000), but with this view, I would have payed R50.

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Myself and Jack

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CP and Gerda

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MOSI-OYA-TUNYA

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A very good meal at Olga's down the road - http://www.olgasproject.com/  - and a ABF drink at Jolly Boy's.

We woke up at 05:30, were on the road at 06:00

Refueled the vehicle

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and were back in Chililabombwe at 17:30.

Two days of work left, and then I go out for some R&R in SA.

Till our next adventure  :deal: (Maybe Lake Tanganyika, Lower Zambezi or South Luanga National Park)

To be continued . . .



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Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated again - next stop Livingstone**
Post by: GSLaaitie on May 28, 2012, 11:58:17 am
Ai, maar die lewe is darem maar swaaaar in Afrika!!! Lyk awesome :thumleft:
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Back from Livingstone - next stop RSA for some R&R**
Post by: GSLaaitie on May 28, 2012, 12:00:52 pm
Gaan jy darem vir ons kom hallo se die naweek, of spandeer jy dan weer al jou tyd in die Kaap?..
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Updated again - next stop Livingstone**
Post by: Minora on May 28, 2012, 12:01:47 pm
Ai, maar die lewe is darem maar swaaaar in Afrika!!! Lyk awesome :thumleft:

Ek weet, maar iemand moet dit doen  :mwink:
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Back from Livingstone - next stop RSA for some R&R**
Post by: Minora on May 28, 2012, 12:10:21 pm
Gaan jy darem vir ons kom hallo se die naweek, of spandeer jy dan weer al jou tyd in die Kaap?..

Ek is meeste van die tyd in Kaap, ons vlieg Saterdag oggend op Jhb toe vir n Troue in Parys en dan is ek vlieg ek weer Zambie toe Maandag oggend, so dink nie ek gaan kan kom inloer nie.

Die R&R is altyd lekker maar 4 dae tuis is eintlik maar vrek min, kry nooit al my goed gedoen en kom orals uit waar ek wil uitkom nie  :-[
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Back from Livingstone - next stop RSA for some R&R**
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on May 28, 2012, 02:09:18 pm
Minora as jy kans kry gaan neem n paar foto's by Chimpfundsi asb.
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Back from Livingstone - next stop RSA for some R&R**
Post by: Minora on May 28, 2012, 04:02:01 pm
Minora as jy kans kry gaan neem n paar foto's by Chimpfundsi asb.

Reply #5 op Bl 1 het n foto of 3 van Chimpfundsi. Maar ons was weer so 2 weke terug daar, so ek sal net by Gerda die foto's kry en dan post ek  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Back from Livingstone - next stop RSA for some R&R**
Post by: Minora on June 08, 2012, 07:40:40 am
The AFCON Champions, Chipolopolo (Aka Zambia) is playing against Ghana on Saturday. And since we are almost locals  O0, we organized 10 tickets to go watch the game.

Think it will be rather interesting to watch. Will post pictures after the weekend.
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Back from Livingstone - next stop RSA for some R&R**
Post by: Minora on June 14, 2012, 04:05:14 pm
Minora as jy kans kry gaan neem n paar foto's by Chimpfundsi asb.

ChrisL, soos belowe

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Jack and Gerda

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Facial and body expressions

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Just Chilling

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And we end of the Sunday with a nice bottle of the Cape's finest

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Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Back R&R - next stop Chipolopolo vs Ghana**
Post by: Minora on June 14, 2012, 04:10:15 pm
And our lease expires on Saterday, se we will be moving to Nabona Lodge, situated on the Kafue river

Sneek preview...


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Will upload the soccer pictures tomorrow


Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Back R&R - next stop Chipolopolo vs Ghana**
Post by: Minora on June 14, 2012, 04:12:28 pm
Ok, another sneak preview:

(http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/Minora11/Zambia/DSC00066.jpg)
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Back from Livingstone - next stop RSA for some R&R**
Post by: eikeboom on June 14, 2012, 07:49:30 pm
Baie mooi daar!
Dit lyk of hierdie een geleer rook het:


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Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0**
Post by: Minora on June 22, 2012, 10:03:22 pm
So Zambia was crowned the African cup of nations (AFCON) champions a while back despite that the odds where against them.

Word got out that they where playing Ghana in the new Ndola Stadium as part of the Fifa Qualifier for the world cup, so we decided that we had to go and support our team, Chipolopolo - the AFCON Champs  :deal:

The drive to Ndola took us about 2 hours.

The team that took the drive down:

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Stadium slowly filling up while the players were warming up

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Truly a spectacular sight. This was of course a present from the Chinese Government for some mining rights which the gladly accepted.

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Ready for the game

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The final prep before the big game

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Ghana

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VS

Zambia

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During our world cup everybody bitched and moan about the 'Vuvuzela',

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but it is f_ck ol compare to the noise this stuff makes. It is like a fog horn but is generater by compressed air through pushing a knob at the back, thus it never ran out of gas

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Some action shots

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and if you do not sit on the right seats, the police will come and intervene

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enough said.....

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Trompoppies providing some entertainment during half time

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And the game of soccer will not be complete if there aren't some injuries involved, so the medics were always ready for action.

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and just after he was carried off the field because he could not walk, he miraculously healed and as soon as the reached the touch line, he jumped up and sprinted back onto the field  ???

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Zambia won the game 1-0 and my thoughts of the whole event was that I really enjoyed it. As an Afrikaaner, I never really picked up on the soccer scene and do not understand the rules 100%, but it was great fun. The 'Muzungu's' stood out like you would not believe and the locals enjoyed our presence and support.

The noise was something out of this world, Loftus se moer, these people are 110% more passionate about the game than most of the Pretoria North residents!!!

We opted to leave 15minutes before the end because we knew the parking would be a mess and we would like to be back before dark. . .and to our surprise, this is what we embraced.

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Our vehicle nicely parked in

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Now to clarify. This road is the national road leading to the Congo. It is not a parking lot. We parked between the main road so we would be able to get a quick getaway...nope, these people just stop when the oke in front of him comes to a standstill, get out the vehicle, lock and go  :eek7:

Luckily we have the 4x4 and there where 10cm to spare between the cars, so after about a 8 point turn, we managed to reverse back out and head back home.

(http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/Minora11/Zambia/DSC00157.jpg)

This was truly a magical experience and a highlight so far.

Till our next adventure. . .






Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: GSLaaitie on June 25, 2012, 11:13:20 am
Nice! :thumleft: Daardie stadium lyk splinter nuut. Of hulle pas hom baie mooi op en gedra hulle almal soos grootmense?
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: Minora on June 25, 2012, 12:01:42 pm
Nice! :thumleft: Daardie stadium lyk splinter nuut. Of hulle pas hom baie mooi op en gedra hulle almal soos grootmense?

Ja die stadion is splinter nuut. Een ding wat baie opvallend was, is dat ek niemand gesuip gesien het nie, so meeste van hulle het hulle soos grootmense gedra.
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: Soundboi on June 25, 2012, 12:23:47 pm
Went to Lusaka on a few occasions (at least 3 or 4 times a year for the last 3 years) for about a week or two, I will move there in a heart beat (the missus not so much as she is verrrrrrrrrrrrry family vas). The traffic is bad and nobody can drive but apart from that I can not fault the place. Less crime, it is waaaaaaay cleaner than most cities in SA and I am yet to see someone beg at a street corner.
Most of the people I dealt with was working 2 jobs (living cost is steep) but everybody seems happy to do what you ask of them and they just want to learn and sponge up as much knowledge as possible. I really dig the place.

We have been thinking of opening a branch there for some time now, as there is not much (If any) competition in our field there and the market is begging for a quality product and a proper corporate service.
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: Minora on June 25, 2012, 12:55:23 pm
Went to Lusaka on a few occasions (at least 3 or 4 times a year for the last 3 years) for about a week or two, I will move there in a heart beat (the missus not so much as she is verrrrrrrrrrrrry family vas). The traffic is bad and nobody can drive but apart from that I can not fault the place. Less crime, it is waaaaaaay cleaner than most cities in SA and I am yet to see someone beg at a street corner.
Most of the people I dealt with was working 2 jobs (living cost is steep) but everybody seems happy to do what you ask of them and they just want to learn and sponge up as much knowledge as possible. I really dig the place.

We have been thinking of opening a branch there for some time now, as there is not much (If any) competition in our field there and the market is begging for a quality product and a proper corporate service.


You have it spot on Soundboi, the traffic is BAD in Lusaka and throughout the country nobody can drive, there are accidents left, right and center! But apart from that I can't find fault with the place and I believe there are LOTS of business opportunities in the country. If I may ask, what industry are you in?

Living costs are very steep and therefor the people are  willing to work. And you can see it in their physique. I am yet to see an vat/obese Zambian  :deal:

Crime.....what is that? We don't have armed response, guard dogs, electric fence, complex security etc, still we leave our house unlocked with all our valuable/laptops etc inside the house when we go out, we just close the gate (which does not have a lock).

Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: Soundboi on June 25, 2012, 01:34:48 pm
We do special events and croporate events but mostley we specialize in the technical side of TV productions. We do Sound, Lighting, Set designing and building, Silent generators, outdoor staging and structures.

Most of my trips were for corporate events and to help out at ZNBC oh and sound and light Installs for nightclubs.
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: BlueBull2007 on June 27, 2012, 05:35:02 pm
Wow its been a while since I looked at this thread. Africa is nie vir sissies nie - you having a really tough time up there I see. ;D

You HAVE to do some of the waterfalls of Zambia (http://www.zambiatourism.com/travel/places/waterfal.htm).

We did this on our honeymoon, it was FANTASTIC. Vic falls is very impressive of course, but the others we thought were even more spectacular. The Lumangwe falls are probably the best, and if you look at the photo on the link we camped about where the photo was taken. No one else about.
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: Minora on June 28, 2012, 11:17:18 am
Wow its been a while since I looked at this thread. Africa is nie vir sissies nie - you having a really tough time up there I see. ;D

You HAVE to do some of the waterfalls of Zambia (http://www.zambiatourism.com/travel/places/waterfal.htm).

We did this on our honeymoon, it was FANTASTIC. Vic falls is very impressive of course, but the others we thought were even more spectacular. The Lumangwe falls are probably the best, and if you look at the photo on the link we camped about where the photo was taken. No one else about.

So many places still to see with so little time left  :'(. I would love to go up to North and South Luanga as well as to Lake Tanganyika, the problem is it takes you 12-18 hours to drive there (one way). And working on Saturdays does not help. So the only time we really have to explore is on a long weekend.

Your honeymoon sounds fantastic!, The perfect spot to camp. I will definitely have to come back one day and explore some more on a bike!
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: ChrisL - DUSTRIDERS on June 28, 2012, 11:45:07 am
I hope I live long enough to maybe tour Zambia one day. :deal:

Dis als jou skuld Minora!! :deal: :biggrin: :mwink:
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: Minora on June 28, 2012, 12:09:11 pm
I hope I live long enough to maybe tour Zambia one day. :deal:

Dis als jou skuld Minora!! :deal: :biggrin: :mwink:

Wel ek moet ook weer eendag terug gaan om dit om n fiets te gaan doen, baie baie grondpaai wat smeek om gery te word, so ek sal saam jou kom  :deal:

Ek skuld jou nog foto's van ons nuwe verblyf, op die Kafue rivier. . . . .kayak so elke 2de aand daar  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: EtienneXplore on March 17, 2013, 10:19:29 am
Awesome thread!!!

I am relocating to Lusaka for a few months, not exactly sure for how long yet, but I am flying out from here in Doha on 1 April, it will probably be for 3 to 4 months, I hope to see some of the things you posted!

Never been to Zambia before, so really looking forward to it!

Thanks for the pics!!

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: IDR on March 17, 2013, 10:27:36 am
Where in Zambia?

That will make a very big difference on your day-to-day enjoyment!

I have been around a little and I would LOVE to live there for a couple of months...
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: EtienneXplore on March 17, 2013, 10:32:17 am
Where in Zambia?

That will make a very big difference on your day-to-day enjoyment!

I have been around a little and I would LOVE to live there for a couple of months...

I will be based in Lusaka, but will be travelling to Major Towns all over the country (Major Tows = towns where you will find larger type supermarkets)
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: IanC on March 17, 2013, 10:36:50 am
Welcome to the traffic nightmare that is Lusaka. Have been in Zambia for almost 7 years and never enjoy going to Lusaka because of the traffic. It just never seems to go anywhere in a hurry. The rest of the country is great though. I am in Kalulushi at the moment. Much nicer.
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: Sandban(g)k on March 17, 2013, 10:48:17 am
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Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: EtienneXplore on March 17, 2013, 10:56:24 am
Welcome to the traffic nightmare that is Lusaka. Have been in Zambia for almost 7 years and never enjoy going to Lusaka because of the traffic. It just never seems to go anywhere in a hurry. The rest of the country is great though. I am in Kalulushi at the moment. Much nicer.

Hehehehe, Well traffic in Qatar is not much better!!

Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: J-dog on March 17, 2013, 01:59:37 pm
 :sip:
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: IanC on March 17, 2013, 03:08:53 pm
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/03/17/y5yra4a2.jpg)
This is so much better for the soul.
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: Minora on March 18, 2013, 01:00:02 pm
I seriously need to update this thread a-bit  :deal:

A lot has happened in the last couple of months, project development is 99% finished and production has started, thus I returned to South Africa a couple of months back and now only do site vists once a month for a week.

Still have photo's to share
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: Minora on March 18, 2013, 01:09:38 pm
Where in Zambia?

That will make a very big difference on your day-to-day enjoyment!

I have been around a little and I would LOVE to live there for a couple of months...

I will be based in Lusaka, but will be travelling to Major Towns all over the country (Major Tows = towns where you will find larger type supermarkets)


Lusaka is known for its traffic, but life is much easier there than in the sticks, so each has its pro's and cons.

Knowing that it will onlt be a couple of months, you will enjoy it, and from Lusaka, it is very easy to acces the Northern and Eastern parts (North/South Luanga/lake tanganyika) which is the most beautiful part of the country.
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: EtienneXplore on March 18, 2013, 01:11:41 pm
Where in Zambia?

That will make a very big difference on your day-to-day enjoyment!

I have been around a little and I would LOVE to live there for a couple of months...

I will be based in Lusaka, but will be travelling to Major Towns all over the country (Major Tows = towns where you will find larger type supermarkets)


Lusaka is known for its traffic, but life is much easier there than in the sticks, so each has its pro's and cons.

Knowing that it will onlt be a couple of months, you will enjoy it, and from Lusaka, it is very easy to acces the Northern and Eastern parts (North/South Luanga/lake tanganyika) which is the most beautiful part of the country.

Wonderful, thanks! 

I hope I get some time to go and explore a bit!!

 
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: GSLaaitie on March 18, 2013, 01:33:28 pm
I seriously need to update this thread a-bit  :deal:

A lot has happened in the last couple of months, project development is 99% finished and production has started, thus I returned to South Africa a couple of months back and now only do site vists once a month for a week.

Still have photo's to share
Ag nee man! Ons het nounet begin beplan om Zambie toe te gaan vir ons Julie trip en ek't gebargain om vir jou te kom kuier!
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: Minora on March 18, 2013, 01:51:33 pm
I seriously need to update this thread a-bit  :deal:

A lot has happened in the last couple of months, project development is 99% finished and production has started, thus I returned to South Africa a couple of months back and now only do site vists once a month for a week.

Still have photo's to share
Ag nee man! Ons het nounet begin beplan om Zambie toe te gaan vir ons Julie trip en ek't gebargain om vir jou te kom kuier!

Is jy ernstig? Ons kan plan maak dat ek dieselfde tyd daar bo is as wat julle daar is.

Maar bygese is dat die Koperbelt nie die mooiste deel is nie, sal nie bother om soontoe te gaan nie, mik liewers Oos, verby Kariba/Luanga Vallei tot by Tangyanika.

As jy iets wil weet moet jy asb skree, ken ook klomp mense hier so as ek nie kan help nie, is ek seker sal ek kan uitvind.

Hoe presies beplan julle om te ry?
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: Minora on March 18, 2013, 01:55:15 pm
Where in Zambia?

That will make a very big difference on your day-to-day enjoyment!

I have been around a little and I would LOVE to live there for a couple of months...

I will be based in Lusaka, but will be travelling to Major Towns all over the country (Major Tows = towns where you will find larger type supermarkets)


Lusaka is known for its traffic, but life is much easier there than in the sticks, so each has its pro's and cons.

Knowing that it will onlt be a couple of months, you will enjoy it, and from Lusaka, it is very easy to acces the Northern and Eastern parts (North/South Luanga/lake tanganyika) which is the most beautiful part of the country.

Wonderful, thanks! 

I hope I get some time to go and explore a bit!!

 

Make plan, it is worth it!

We worked 6 days a week so travel time was limited and if I think back of all the places I still want to visit, then I believe I should have tried harder when I had the opportunity.
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: GSLaaitie on March 18, 2013, 01:58:47 pm
I seriously need to update this thread a-bit  :deal:

A lot has happened in the last couple of months, project development is 99% finished and production has started, thus I returned to South Africa a couple of months back and now only do site vists once a month for a week.

Still have photo's to share
Ag nee man! Ons het nounet begin beplan om Zambie toe te gaan vir ons Julie trip en ek't gebargain om vir jou te kom kuier!

Is jy ernstig? Ons kan plan maak dat ek dieselfde tyd daar bo is as wat julle daar is.

Maar bygese is dat die Koperbelt nie die mooiste deel is nie, sal nie bother om soontoe te gaan nie, mik liewers Oos, verby Kariba/Luanga Vallei tot by Tangyanika.

As jy iets wil weet moet jy asb skree, ken ook klomp mense hier so as ek nie kan help nie, is ek seker sal ek kan uitvind.

Hoe presies beplan julle om te ry?

Schweet! Baie dankie, ek sal jou beslis gebruik! Het nog geen vaste roetes nie, maak nou nog net plekke bymekaar wat ons moet sien. Die idee van die trip is om van Livingstone tot by Lake Malawi te ry.
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: EtienneXplore on March 18, 2013, 02:08:57 pm
Where in Zambia?

That will make a very big difference on your day-to-day enjoyment!

I have been around a little and I would LOVE to live there for a couple of months...

I will be based in Lusaka, but will be travelling to Major Towns all over the country (Major Tows = towns where you will find larger type supermarkets)


Lusaka is known for its traffic, but life is much easier there than in the sticks, so each has its pro's and cons.

Knowing that it will onlt be a couple of months, you will enjoy it, and from Lusaka, it is very easy to acces the Northern and Eastern parts (North/South Luanga/lake tanganyika) which is the most beautiful part of the country.

Wonderful, thanks! 

I hope I get some time to go and explore a bit!!

 

Make plan, it is worth it!

We worked 6 days a week so travel time was limited and if I think back of all the places I still want to visit, then I believe I should have tried harder when I had the opportunity.

 :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: Minora on March 18, 2013, 02:12:01 pm
I seriously need to update this thread a-bit  :deal:

A lot has happened in the last couple of months, project development is 99% finished and production has started, thus I returned to South Africa a couple of months back and now only do site vists once a month for a week.

Still have photo's to share
Ag nee man! Ons het nounet begin beplan om Zambie toe te gaan vir ons Julie trip en ek't gebargain om vir jou te kom kuier!

Is jy ernstig? Ons kan plan maak dat ek dieselfde tyd daar bo is as wat julle daar is.

Maar bygese is dat die Koperbelt nie die mooiste deel is nie, sal nie bother om soontoe te gaan nie, mik liewers Oos, verby Kariba/Luanga Vallei tot by Tangyanika.

As jy iets wil weet moet jy asb skree, ken ook klomp mense hier so as ek nie kan help nie, is ek seker sal ek kan uitvind.

Hoe presies beplan julle om te ry?

Schweet! Baie dankie, ek sal jou beslis gebruik! Het nog geen vaste roetes nie, maak nou nog net plekke bymekaar wat ons moet sien. Die idee van die trip is om van Livingstone tot by Lake Malawi te ry.

Skree maar net waar ek kan help. Nee ons is so 950km Noord vanaf Livingstone, so dit sal n baie ver ompad wees.

(http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/Minora11/Capture_zps2e908a62.png)

Pelle van ons het die vorige desember vanaf Chililabombwe (Waar ons gebly het) Lake Malawi toe gery so kan baie info by hom kry
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: Minora on March 18, 2013, 02:22:42 pm
Where in Zambia?

That will make a very big difference on your day-to-day enjoyment!

I have been around a little and I would LOVE to live there for a couple of months...

I will be based in Lusaka, but will be travelling to Major Towns all over the country (Major Tows = towns where you will find larger type supermarkets)


Lusaka is known for its traffic, but life is much easier there than in the sticks, so each has its pro's and cons.

Knowing that it will onlt be a couple of months, you will enjoy it, and from Lusaka, it is very easy to acces the Northern and Eastern parts (North/South Luanga/lake tanganyika) which is the most beautiful part of the country.

Wonderful, thanks! 

I hope I get some time to go and explore a bit!!

 

Make plan, it is worth it!

We worked 6 days a week so travel time was limited and if I think back of all the places I still want to visit, then I believe I should have tried harder when I had the opportunity.

 :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

I need to plan a dedicated holiday trip never got to see these parts

(http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/Minora11/Capture_zpsa161cf17.png)
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: EtienneXplore on March 18, 2013, 03:21:58 pm
Where in Zambia?

That will make a very big difference on your day-to-day enjoyment!

I have been around a little and I would LOVE to live there for a couple of months...

I will be based in Lusaka, but will be travelling to Major Towns all over the country (Major Tows = towns where you will find larger type supermarkets)


Lusaka is known for its traffic, but life is much easier there than in the sticks, so each has its pro's and cons.

Knowing that it will onlt be a couple of months, you will enjoy it, and from Lusaka, it is very easy to acces the Northern and Eastern parts (North/South Luanga/lake tanganyika) which is the most beautiful part of the country.

Wonderful, thanks! 

I hope I get some time to go and explore a bit!!

 

Make plan, it is worth it!

We worked 6 days a week so travel time was limited and if I think back of all the places I still want to visit, then I believe I should have tried harder when I had the opportunity.

 :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

I need to plan a dedicated holiday trip never got to see these parts

(http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/Minora11/Capture_zpsa161cf17.png)

Cool, thanks!

I will be heading up to Kasama as well, as it is a fairly large town.
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: Minora on March 18, 2013, 04:17:46 pm
Where in Zambia?

That will make a very big difference on your day-to-day enjoyment!

I have been around a little and I would LOVE to live there for a couple of months...

I will be based in Lusaka, but will be travelling to Major Towns all over the country (Major Tows = towns where you will find larger type supermarkets)


Lusaka is known for its traffic, but life is much easier there than in the sticks, so each has its pro's and cons.

Knowing that it will onlt be a couple of months, you will enjoy it, and from Lusaka, it is very easy to acces the Northern and Eastern parts (North/South Luanga/lake tanganyika) which is the most beautiful part of the country.

Wonderful, thanks! 

I hope I get some time to go and explore a bit!!

 

Make plan, it is worth it!

We worked 6 days a week so travel time was limited and if I think back of all the places I still want to visit, then I believe I should have tried harder when I had the opportunity.

 :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

I need to plan a dedicated holiday trip never got to see these parts

(http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/Minora11/Capture_zpsa161cf17.png)

Cool, thanks!

I will be heading up to Kasama as well, as it is a fairly large town.


Perfect opportunity to explore the Northern Province!
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: Minora on March 19, 2013, 01:58:10 pm
90mm Rain in just over an hour.....
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: EtienneXplore on March 19, 2013, 02:13:20 pm
90mm Rain in just over an hour.....

Hehehehe, here in Qatar they probably had 90mm over the last 10 years!!!

Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: ZooDog on March 19, 2013, 04:08:55 pm
you havnt met any farmers up there really been thinking about moving up there to continue my farming career, would like to know what there take is up there
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: Minora on March 20, 2013, 07:51:27 am
you havnt met any farmers up there really been thinking about moving up there to continue my farming career, would like to know what there take is up there

ZooDog

I am not the right person to talk to when it comes to farming, but will send you contact details of an ex-saffer that has been farming in the copperbelt for 20 years.

 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: ZooDog on March 20, 2013, 08:15:02 am
thanks that would be great
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: babuja on April 19, 2013, 04:35:59 pm
Hi there,

what are the most interesting points to visit in a trip over zambia?
Cheers
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: BuRP on April 22, 2013, 01:03:45 pm
Welcome Babuja.

+1, especially so in the South/Western part.
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: EtienneXplore on April 22, 2013, 03:39:28 pm
I have now been in Lusaka for just over 3 weeks, I am a bit sad that almost all that time has been spent working, so I have not yet gotten out to see much of Zambia.

I have managed we get away one Saturday afternoon and we headed to Siavonga at Lake Kariba and came back Sunday morning, it was really nice and very very beautiful!

We will hopefully be fully operational and up and running during May, and then I will start exploring the greater Zambia. My job will require a lot of travelling all over Zambia and I really look forward to it!

I will see if I can post some pics!
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: EtienneXplore on April 22, 2013, 03:48:34 pm
Some quick pics I took with my phone

 :)
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: DeepBass9 on April 22, 2013, 05:23:17 pm
Only problem is that Zamalek should be a Mosi.  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: Minora on April 23, 2013, 08:36:58 am
Hi there,

what are the most interesting points to visit in a trip over zambia?
Cheers


Babuja

Zambia has lots to offer! But different strokes for different okes so depends what you like.

Apart from the big 'VIC' attraction, the North Eastern region would I say to look into (Kariba, Tangyanika, Lower Zambezi, Kafue National Park, North/South Luanga etc)

The Western Parts bordering Angola is said to be beautiful, but a mission to get to. Maybe one day I will be able to go back and explore the area  :ricky:
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: Minora on April 23, 2013, 08:41:26 am
I have now been in Lusaka for just over 3 weeks, I am a bit sad that almost all that time has been spent working, so I have not yet gotten out to see much of Zambia.

I have managed we get away one Saturday afternoon and we headed to Siavonga at Lake Kariba and came back Sunday morning, it was really nice and very very beautiful!

We will hopefully be fully operational and up and running during May, and then I will start exploring the greater Zambia. My job will require a lot of travelling all over Zambia and I really look forward to it!

I will see if I can post some pics!


Hoe is lewe in Lusaka? Ons het elke keer net daar deur gery en het altyd gewonder hoe dit moet wees om daar te bly.

Siavonga is special. Gaan google/facebook bietjie Siavonga 400 Rally - ek het al n dvd daarvan gekyk, ons pelle het een of twee keer met quads gery en lyk awesome. Dink dit is beslis die moeite werd om die naweek wanneer dit gebeur deur te gaan en te gaan kyk.
Title: Re: Life in Zambia **Zambia 1 - Ghana 0 (pictures added)**
Post by: Minora on April 23, 2013, 08:43:30 am
Some quick pics I took with my phone

 :)


Life is tough in Africa   ;D
Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: Minora on April 23, 2013, 08:45:25 am
I will try and upload (over the weekend)  some of my final photo's before I left Zambia and of the Mine which is now complete and in operation
Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: Minora on April 26, 2013, 08:48:40 pm
Ek gaan nie die naweek foto's kan oplaai nie - het Woensdag gehoor ek moet weer op Zambie toe vlieg

Land toe vanoggend in Ndola en loop in 'n ou kennis vas. SÍ toe vir my die naweek (Sondag die 28ste) is die Chingola Enduro aan en dis net om die draai van ons af.

Nou moet ek net duim vashou dat ek nie Sondag hoef in te gaan nie en dan kan ek Enduro toe gaan  :thumleft: - daarvan sal ek foto's gan post  ;D

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=123161.0
Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: Minora on April 27, 2013, 08:07:19 pm
The 'Ugly' side of Zambia

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(http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/Minora11/IMG_0053_zps7e079c71.jpg) (http://s826.photobucket.com/user/Minora11/media/IMG_0053_zps7e079c71.jpg.html)

(http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/Minora11/IMG_0062_zpsa1d49363.jpg) (http://s826.photobucket.com/user/Minora11/media/IMG_0062_zpsa1d49363.jpg.html)

(http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/Minora11/IMG_0065_zpsc932f57e.jpg) (http://s826.photobucket.com/user/Minora11/media/IMG_0065_zpsc932f57e.jpg.html)

(http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/Minora11/IMG_0066_zps62e5158f.jpg) (http://s826.photobucket.com/user/Minora11/media/IMG_0066_zps62e5158f.jpg.html)

(http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/Minora11/IMG_0067_zpse865e816.jpg) (http://s826.photobucket.com/user/Minora11/media/IMG_0067_zpse865e816.jpg.html)

(http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/Minora11/IMG_0070_zps5a8e1967.jpg) (http://s826.photobucket.com/user/Minora11/media/IMG_0070_zps5a8e1967.jpg.html)

(http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/Minora11/IMG_0073_zpsb0e02dbc.jpg) (http://s826.photobucket.com/user/Minora11/media/IMG_0073_zpsb0e02dbc.jpg.html)

(http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/Minora11/IMG_0068_zpse52b705d.jpg) (http://s826.photobucket.com/user/Minora11/media/IMG_0068_zpse52b705d.jpg.html)

(http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/Minora11/IMG_0074_zps6cedcc12.jpg) (http://s826.photobucket.com/user/Minora11/media/IMG_0074_zps6cedcc12.jpg.html)

(http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/Minora11/IMG_0077_zps5e0134c5.jpg) (http://s826.photobucket.com/user/Minora11/media/IMG_0077_zps5e0134c5.jpg.html)

Your one wat ticket out of this hell hole

(http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/Minora11/IMG_0063_zpscc6a5dc7.jpg) (http://s826.photobucket.com/user/Minora11/media/IMG_0063_zpscc6a5dc7.jpg.html)

(http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/Minora11/IMG_0078_zpsca89501e.jpg) (http://s826.photobucket.com/user/Minora11/media/IMG_0078_zpsca89501e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: Minora on April 27, 2013, 09:47:04 pm
And the nice side of Zambia

(http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/Minora11/IMG_0978_zpsdb2cd7e5.jpg) (http://s826.photobucket.com/user/Minora11/media/IMG_0978_zpsdb2cd7e5.jpg.html)

(http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/Minora11/IMG_0982_zpsa24a48b7.jpg) (http://s826.photobucket.com/user/Minora11/media/IMG_0982_zpsa24a48b7.jpg.html)

(http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/Minora11/IMG_1751_zps5ecf924e.jpg) (http://s826.photobucket.com/user/Minora11/media/IMG_1751_zps5ecf924e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: Minora on April 28, 2013, 04:07:52 pm
Chingola Enduro

(http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/Minora11/IMG_1755_zps07939e7c.jpg) (http://s826.photobucket.com/user/Minora11/media/IMG_1755_zps07939e7c.jpg.html)

(http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/Minora11/IMG_1765_zps666b49b3.jpg) (http://s826.photobucket.com/user/Minora11/media/IMG_1765_zps666b49b3.jpg.html)

(http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/Minora11/IMG_1763_zps7e545297.jpg) (http://s826.photobucket.com/user/Minora11/media/IMG_1763_zps7e545297.jpg.html)

(http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/Minora11/IMG_1762_zps824621b4.jpg) (http://s826.photobucket.com/user/Minora11/media/IMG_1762_zps824621b4.jpg.html)

(http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/Minora11/IMG_1761_zpsab35f2c5.jpg) (http://s826.photobucket.com/user/Minora11/media/IMG_1761_zpsab35f2c5.jpg.html)

Best medical care in the whole of Zambia...

(http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/Minora11/IMG_1757_zps503490c1.jpg) (http://s826.photobucket.com/user/Minora11/media/IMG_1757_zps503490c1.jpg.html)

Team KTM all the way from the DRC

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(http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/Minora11/IMG_1767_zps2d8861da.jpg) (http://s826.photobucket.com/user/Minora11/media/IMG_1767_zps2d8861da.jpg.html)

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(http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/Minora11/IMG_1769_zpsad80a79c.jpg) (http://s826.photobucket.com/user/Minora11/media/IMG_1769_zpsad80a79c.jpg.html)

(http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/Minora11/IMG_1777_zpsf64e92a1.jpg) (http://s826.photobucket.com/user/Minora11/media/IMG_1777_zpsf64e92a1.jpg.html)

(http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz184/Minora11/IMG_1776_zps10f93e4d.jpg) (http://s826.photobucket.com/user/Minora11/media/IMG_1776_zps10f93e4d.jpg.html)

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Locals enjoys watching the crazy "Muzungu's"

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Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: woody1 on April 28, 2013, 05:26:39 pm
My son Sweisie (on the forum) left this afternoon to go and service some compressors up there,  I think it is at some big cement factory ( Lafarge ?).  Will be back on Thursday he said.  Last time he went there, he was impressed with the place and the people.
Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: EtienneXplore on April 29, 2013, 04:08:34 pm
I will go through some pics tonight and do a bit of a write up on my 1st month here in Lusaka.

On Saturday I joined the local Hash House Harriers...................faaark me, we ran 8 km's of bundu bashing on a farm outside Lusaka, it was great fun, but on Sunday morning my legs were so sore I struggled to walk!!! Then the German girl that invited me to the Hash run asked me to join them for paintball on Sunday, so I went.......................today I REALLY cannot walk!!  :ricky: :ricky:  Half because my legs are so sore from all the excessive running, and half because I was shot to shit because I could not run fast enough due to my sore legs!!   :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

But, all was well when we put away about 48 Mosi's yesterday afternoon  :o :o

Ireland, England, Holland, USA, Norway, Germany and South Africa talking the international language of BEER.......   :drif:

Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: Phula on April 29, 2013, 04:09:34 pm
 :thumleft:
Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: Minora on April 29, 2013, 08:38:32 pm
My son Sweisie (on the forum) left this afternoon to go and service some compressors up there,  I think it is at some big cement factory ( Lafarge ?).  Will be back on Thursday he said.  Last time he went there, he was impressed with the place and the people.

Talking under correction - but think you are right regarding the 'Lafarge' factory, pretty sure it is just outside Ndola city.

I really do like the people, SO friendly and humble!!!

I believe this country has so much potention.

Konpkop is Lucky being in Lusaka - I think the social scene is MUCH better than in the Copperbelt - here it is just work work work  :-\
Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: EtienneXplore on April 30, 2013, 09:32:35 am
Ok, so I moved to Lusaka on 1 April to head up the Southern African operations for our company, based in Dubai. I work for a company that operates in 23 countries all over the Middle East and North Africa, and we have now ventured into Sub Saharan Africa as we spotted huge opportunities and massive potential in Zambia. I was initially sent to Qatar to head up Vodafoneís Distribution Channel, and after the distribution channel was brought to the point of ďrunning like a well-oiled machineĒ the boss decided I need to do the same in Zambia. After Zambia, I might head to Oman or Mozambique to do the same thing, but not sure when that will happen. We are currently doing research in Botswana to see if the business is viable there, but it does not look too good for us, so we might go for Mozambique or Oman next, but time will tell.

All this work of setting up a new company, getting all the bank accounts opened, registering with all the correct authorities, setting up a distribution network, planning a distribution strategy, fighting with Customs on importing issues, dealing with new Zambian staff and so on, is really messing with my drinking and party time, so I have not been out much in my first month!
So after living in a Hotel for 26 days, I finally moved into my own place in Lusaka.

Some pics of the new place
Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: EtienneXplore on April 30, 2013, 09:46:49 am
Lusaka is actually a great place to stay, yes it is busy, yes traffic is kak, but the people are great, welcoming and fairly efficient. You have everything here you need, there are three decent shopping centers with all the same stores you have in South Africa (Spar / Game / Pick n Pay / Shoprite etc). Also the same clothing stores (Edgars / Woolworths / Markhams / Totalsports etc) and the same places to eat (Spur / Wimpy / Ciao Baby / Mugg & Bean etc) and also movie theatres like Ster Kinekor. There is DSTV with Super Rugby and all the channels you will find in SA. So all in all it is just like South Africa but without the kak attitude, in other words = BRILLIANT!!!

I have read some comments on the horrible traffic in Lusaka. Yes it is pretty congested, but no more than in Doha or even in Joburg peak hour traffic, and do not even mention Sri Lanka!! In Lusaka everything is very close as it is a pretty small city. The drivers are very friendly and I have not seen any aggressive or reckless driving and I have been driving all over the place every single day! This is the biggest plus and makes the driving conditions a lot better. In the Middle East the traffic is just as congested, but you have incredible reckless and aggressive drivers, which you do not really have in Lusaka.
Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: JMOL on May 05, 2013, 08:18:04 pm
Very interesting.

 :sip:
Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: Minora on May 30, 2013, 10:31:05 am
Old pictures I took before I returned back to HO

Some Farming Pictures for ChrisL

They use to farm on a big scale but now with 21 rooms fully occupied - they harvest for the kitchen only


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Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: Minora on May 30, 2013, 10:37:36 am
Lodge

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Work in Progress

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Stilte voor die storm

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Happy B-Day

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Solving the worlds problems

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Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: Pom17 on May 30, 2013, 10:38:19 am
These pics make me think about working in Zambia :pot:

Looks great :thumleft:
Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: Minora on May 30, 2013, 10:40:53 am
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Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: Minora on May 30, 2013, 10:42:30 am
These pics make me think about working in Zambia :pot:

Looks great :thumleft:

Doen dit - beste ding wat ek direk na Universiteit kon gaan doen het!

Huidiglik gaan ek nog 1x per maand op vir n week en dis great!
Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: Pom17 on May 30, 2013, 10:46:49 am
These pics make me think about working in Zambia :pot:

Looks great :thumleft:

Doen dit - beste ding wat ek direk na Universiteit kon gaan doen het!

Huidiglik gaan ek nog 1x per maand op vir n week en dis great!

Ek het probeer maar kon nie werk kry in die buiteland na Universiteit nie. Wou baie graag die afrika werk ding doen, maak nie saak waar nie. Maar dit nou n bietjie laat, het nou ander commitments met vrou ens en gesettle in my werk :-[

Maar in watter industry is jy?
Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: Minora on May 30, 2013, 10:48:04 am
Project 95% complete

Lekker BIG Workshop

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Servicing

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Rock Winder being installed

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Man winder installed

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Imagine the power these machines have hauling out the loads up the decline

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Production Plant

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Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: Minora on May 30, 2013, 10:53:33 am
These pics make me think about working in Zambia :pot:

Looks great :thumleft:

Doen dit - beste ding wat ek direk na Universiteit kon gaan doen het!

Huidiglik gaan ek nog 1x per maand op vir n week en dis great!

Ek het probeer maar kon nie werk kry in die buiteland na Universiteit nie. Wou baie graag die afrika werk ding doen, maak nie saak waar nie. Maar dit nou n bietjie laat, het nou ander commitments met vrou ens en gesettle in my werk :-[

Maar in watter industry is jy?

Dis moeilik as daar 'n vrou betrokke is. Gelukkig het my (toe meisie / nou verloofde) my die kans gegun en ons het dit maak werk en dit het ons 'n lekker hupstoot gegee.

Ons doen projekbestuur, Bourekenaar werk op die ontwikkelikg van myne en dan ook "Cost Engineering" om die myn se begrotings en kontantvloei aan te help
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Post by: Minora on May 30, 2013, 10:57:49 am
Taking on the mighty KAFUE

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Jack in his K1

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I tried my hand at the K1 once....flipped the thing within 2 seconds. There are still some crocs around so as fast as I flipped the kayak, I was on land again and never again got the urge to try my hand at the K1

Lekker koppie boere troos na n harde dag in afrika  ;D


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Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: Pom17 on May 30, 2013, 11:03:27 am
These pics make me think about working in Zambia :pot:

Looks great :thumleft:

Doen dit - beste ding wat ek direk na Universiteit kon gaan doen het!

Huidiglik gaan ek nog 1x per maand op vir n week en dis great!

Ek het probeer maar kon nie werk kry in die buiteland na Universiteit nie. Wou baie graag die afrika werk ding doen, maak nie saak waar nie. Maar dit nou n bietjie laat, het nou ander commitments met vrou ens en gesettle in my werk :-[

Maar in watter industry is jy?

Dis moeilik as daar 'n vrou betrokke is. Gelukkig het my (toe meisie / nou verloofde) my die kans gegun en ons het dit maak werk en dit het ons 'n lekker hupstoot gegee.

Ons doen projekbestuur, Bourekenaar werk op die ontwikkelikg van myne en dan ook "Cost Engineering" om die myn se begrotings en kontantvloei aan te help

Jap, stem saam, alreeds 2 jaar besig met die long distance ding. Dit is op die beste van tye nogsteeds n fokop maar dit werk nog. Ek moes in die 2 jaar wat ons die long distance ding gedoen het afrika in gemoer het maar kon nie werk kry nie. So nou n bietjie laat om te probeer. Sal my prof registrasie klaar maak en dan weer kyk wat ek kan reel

Maar bly julle kon dit maak werk, lyk na n great experience :thumleft:
Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: Minora on May 30, 2013, 11:10:47 am
Laaste klomp foto's van my besoek die Maand

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Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: capeklr on June 01, 2013, 04:17:44 pm
Awesome thread, really enjoyed reading and looking at the pics.
Planning a trip through Zambia in October to Malawi and back, what is the weather like at that time of year?
Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: Skootaboy on June 03, 2013, 09:55:57 am
My son Dean moved to Mufulira two weeks ago. He is a site engineer for WBHO. He is extending an acid plant at a mine there. Is Mufulira far from you?
Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: Minora on June 03, 2013, 10:15:06 am
Awesome thread, really enjoyed reading and looking at the pics.
Planning a trip through Zambia in October to Malawi and back, what is the weather like at that time of year?

Pleasure :-)

The rain season is usually from November - April so October should be a good time to visit Zambia. The temperature will also be rather fair - I would say high 20's which is perfect.  :ricky:



Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: Minora on June 03, 2013, 10:30:27 am
My son Dean moved to Mufulira two weeks ago. He is a site engineer for WBHO. He is extending an acid plant at a mine there. Is Mufulira far from you?

WBHO did all the earthworks, Tailing Dams and Civil work on the mine where I am involved and am sure a lot of the old crew is now in Mufulira

It is actually close, we are about 65km NW of Muf.

How long will he be on Site?

Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: Skootaboy on June 03, 2013, 01:17:50 pm
Dean is scheduled to be in Zambia for another year. He might move to Kitwe in 3 months to work on a brewery or something. He hasn't really met anyone there yet and is a bit stuck for transport on the weekends so he is still feeling a bit homesick. Judging by your pics there is tons to do there so I guess he'll get out and about soon.
Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: EssBee on June 03, 2013, 01:21:23 pm
Minora, isn't there a huge contingency of Ching Chongs in the copper industry there?

Flying from Hong Kong to JHB I sat next to a guy who was en route to Zambia for his 2nd 18mnth stint...."building houses". I thought to myself...jeezlaaik, where is Africa going that they have to import expertise for mere residential house bulding....
Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: Minora on June 03, 2013, 02:07:25 pm
Dean is scheduled to be in Zambia for another year. He might move to Kitwe in 3 months to work on a brewery or something. He hasn't really met anyone there yet and is a bit stuck for transport on the weekends so he is still feeling a bit homesick. Judging by your pics there is tons to do there so I guess he'll get out and about soon.

Time flies - I was there for a year and at the beginning I though jees how will I survive it. Before I knew it, the time was up and I needed to start packing.

There are tons to do, and talking to other expat one gets to know the area a little and stuff to do.

Kitwe - that is great. I think he will have jol there. Close to the airport, lots of expats and everything is more accessible.

Without transport it will be difficult - then it will be all work and no play. We were lucky and had a company vehicle. 4 Guys shared it but we managed.

Surely WBHO will have a couple of 'site bakkies'?

Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: Minora on June 03, 2013, 02:24:24 pm
Minora, isn't there a huge contingency of Ching Chongs in the copper industry there?

Flying from Hong Kong to JHB I sat next to a guy who was en route to Zambia for his 2nd 18mnth stint...."building houses". I thought to myself...jeezlaaik, where is Africa going that they have to import expertise for mere residential house building....

Lots and lots and lots  :'(

Some of the mines we past is like a small "China-Town" with housing estates inside the mine property  :patch:

Very sad but a reality in Africa
Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: EssBee on June 03, 2013, 04:17:14 pm
Minora, isn't there a huge contingency of Ching Chongs in the copper industry there?

Flying from Hong Kong to JHB I sat next to a guy who was en route to Zambia for his 2nd 18mnth stint...."building houses". I thought to myself...jeezlaaik, where is Africa going that they have to import expertise for mere residential house building....

Lots and lots and lots  :'(

Some of the mines we past is like a small "China-Town" with housing estates inside the mine property  :patch:

Very sad but a reality in Africa

Ja...sad...but is the underlying message that ethnical africans cannot sort themselves out....rhetorical question, don't even answer....it'd be a hi-jack.

Nice thread, though, thanks for sharing! ;D
Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: Minora on June 05, 2013, 08:54:15 am
Minora, isn't there a huge contingency of Ching Chongs in the copper industry there?

Flying from Hong Kong to JHB I sat next to a guy who was en route to Zambia for his 2nd 18mnth stint...."building houses". I thought to myself...jeezlaaik, where is Africa going that they have to import expertise for mere residential house building....

Lots and lots and lots  :'(

Some of the mines we past is like a small "China-Town" with housing estates inside the mine property  :patch:

Very sad but a reality in Africa

Ja...sad...but is the underlying message that ethnical africans cannot sort themselves out....rhetorical question, don't even answer....it'd be a hi-jack.

Nice thread, though, thanks for sharing! ;D

The Chinese gives Africa some presents and in exchange the receive some mining rights and Citizenship for the workers  :'(

Levy Mwanawasa Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Ndola, Zambia. It is used mostly for football matches. The stadium has a capacity of 44,000 people. In 2010, the Chinese government announced that the stadium will be built. [1] The first international game that was played in the stadium was held on 9th June 2012. It was a world cup qualifier between the host nation Zambia and Ghana which had a result of 1-0 in favour of Zambia.
Source: Wikipedia

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Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: EssBee on June 05, 2013, 02:54:56 pm
Smart. Like that structure.
Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: EtienneXplore on October 29, 2014, 06:41:24 pm
So, today things changed in Zambia BIG TIME, in fact a massive change in AFRICA......

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29818212 (http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29818212)

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/zambia/11195196/I-am-Africas-first-white-democratic-leader-says-Zambian-vice-president.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/zambia/11195196/I-am-Africas-first-white-democratic-leader-says-Zambian-vice-president.html)



Zambia's president died today, and the vice president Guy Scott (a whitie) will be acting president for 90 days.

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Now, the interesting this is that I rent a house on Guy's property, he is my neighbor and we have a good chat and laugh about stuff every now and then. He even came to check out my bike when I rode it through his garden....  :biggrin:

He is actually a moerse nice dude, and flippen funny to chat to.

So I guess I can now say I am friends with a president of a country......   :biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

I hope the shit does not hit the fan, with a whitie being in charge, but I doubt it, Zambia is a very peaceful place, and i am sure the 90days will pass without too much hassle.

PS, he cannot be president as the constitution states the president must be 3rd generation Zambian, he is 2nd generation, so after 90days a new president will be elected.

Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: Mr Zog on October 29, 2014, 06:54:03 pm
I was working up at Lumwana when Mr Scott came for a visit. I ended up having a short chat with him in the pub afterwards. Nice guy.
Title: Re: Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
Post by: EtienneXplore on October 29, 2014, 06:56:15 pm
I was working up at Lumwana when Mr Scott came for a visit. I ended up having a short chat with him in the pub afterwards. Nice guy.

For sure!! He has a very dry sense of humor, and he is very very sharp....  ;) ;)

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Post by: EssBee on October 30, 2014, 12:32:44 pm
It may be interesting how this'll pan out.
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Post by: IanC on October 30, 2014, 09:32:54 pm
New constitution says he can be president, just needs to be passed in parliament. Was put in previous constitution by Chiluba to stop KK from standing for election. Politics is weird in Zambia but normally peaceful
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Post by: EtienneXplore on November 04, 2014, 10:05:12 am
We had some riots here in Lusaka last night, youths breaking stuff, setting tires alight at major intersections, all in protest against the white Guy Scott....... I see there was some additional security when I left the house this morning.....

Racism is rife it seems......

 >:(

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Post by: Dorsland on November 04, 2014, 07:52:11 pm
It's apartheid's fault. Oh wait, they didn't have apartheid.
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Post by: ktmmer on November 04, 2014, 08:03:52 pm
How do you get citizenship for Zambia?
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Post by: IanC on November 04, 2014, 08:09:34 pm
10 years constant residence, then apply
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Post by: ktmmer on November 04, 2014, 08:26:41 pm
10 years constant residence, then apply


And Namibia and Botswana ?
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Post by: EtienneXplore on November 04, 2014, 09:30:31 pm
How do you get citizenship for Zambia?


I do not have citizenship, I have been working in Zambia for about 18 months now, and I have a working permit for another 18 months or so (up to March 2016)

But is is a bitch to get the working permit, think of Zambia Immigration this way...... South African Home Affairs is like a well run German Factory compared to Zambia Immigration!!

In a word, it is fucked!

 :biggrin:
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Post by: EtienneXplore on November 23, 2014, 08:46:33 am
How do you get citizenship for Zambia?


I do not have citizenship, I have been working in Zambia for about 18 months now, and I have a working permit for another 18 months or so (up to March 2016)

But is is a bitch to get the working permit, think of Zambia Immigration this way...... South African Home Affairs is like a well run German Factory compared to Zambia Immigration!!

In a word, it is fucked!

 :biggrin:

Just to show you the efficiency of Zambian Immigration, I took this pic on Friday when we went there to try and collect a work permit for one of our employees. This is not a store room or archive, the guy took us there and started digging to see if he can find the paper work.... for a current application  ::) ::)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/10624950_10153004775538352_5048626520002387005_n.jpg?oh=429e366c27697bdbf6e03f25409738dc&oe=54D39F86&__gda__=1427131755_f997cb21d3e6ccc4b9ac1d7564f9c45a)

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Post by: EtienneXplore on November 23, 2014, 08:48:58 am
But it is not all bad.....

I took a ride this morning, this is about 20km outside of Lusaka

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/10417743_10153009451883352_2567774507695818208_n.jpg?oh=cd5d2bfbbb8e999ed5b011a7ba74e8db&oe=5515BE34&__gda__=1428058699_d29a71eee6dee03511578bcc324bd795)

(https://scontent-b-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10696342_10153009452123352_6723957837748211619_n.jpg?oh=0e4a74e4cb7ccc017ae0fa11b5d27be0&oe=551193D0)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/10730879_10153009452323352_2804380839255500780_n.jpg?oh=d2b60f8697b3645781783a4ee5b95cb6&oe=54DCA193&__gda__=1424089733_1a420a6bfd8990919d62ca84fabbca7e)

 :biggrin:
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Post by: BLK on November 23, 2014, 09:03:55 am
Interesting thread,thks
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Post by: TVB on November 23, 2014, 09:59:33 am
 :sip: Looking forward to see more of the Country. On the comment made by Minora about 'probably the best African Country', I would like to see for myself and will visit again but in my experience (we all are different in our views) Uganda was the greatest African Country I have ever worked and spend time. Maybe If i spend more time in Zambia my outlook will change
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Post by: babuja on December 15, 2014, 10:52:25 pm
Hi guys I'm planning a round trip and still couldn't find any rent motorcycle dealer. The initial plan is to do Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Ruanda, Burundi and back to Tanzania. If now rent bike is available in those countries I would consider the possibility to rent bike in Zambia. All the infos would be very appreciated Cheers

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Post by: babuja on December 23, 2014, 02:21:43 pm
No one?
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Post by: gser on December 23, 2014, 06:00:44 pm

 SAMA Tours in ZA might.
 They are based there, www.samatours.co.za (http://www.samatours.co.za), Darryl at (+) 27 (0) 82 55one 6one three 2
 Tell him GSer info-ed you.
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Post by: DeepBass9 on December 23, 2014, 06:11:06 pm
Probably easier to buy a bike in SA, and sell it again after the trip.
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Post by: babuja on December 30, 2014, 09:26:44 pm
Thanks guys, Gser I'll contact them and see what happens. DeepBass9, that's a option I'm considering 👍
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Post by: gser on December 30, 2014, 11:11:55 pm
 Thanks.