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Life in Zambia - Knopkop to Continue
« 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




Enjoying some home-made burgers with friends and work colleagues




The start of the rain season




We grow our own veggies  ;)




Local boys in die village enjoying a game of pool




Chililabombwe: "Kerkstraat" and our local pub





 
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Re: Life in Zambia
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2012, 03:35:06 pm »
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Re: Life in Zambia
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2012, 03:38:16 pm »
Lekker man  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Life in Zambia
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: Life in Zambia
« Reply #4 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 Zambië 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:
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Re: Life in Zambia
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2012, 04:26:09 pm »
On our way to Chimfunshi (http://www.chimfunshi.org.za/pages/history.html)


Anthills along the way


Chimps








The floodplains




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Re: Life in Zambia
« Reply #6 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?
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Re: Life in Zambia
« Reply #7 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.
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Re: Life in Zambia
« Reply #8 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
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Re: Life in Zambia
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2012, 02:18:56 pm »
The working environment:





























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Re: Life in Zambia
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2012, 09:55:16 pm »
So are you a mining engineer, Minora?
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Re: Life in Zambia
« Reply #11 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
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Re: Life in Zambia
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2012, 12:00:03 pm »
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Re: Life in Zambia
« Reply #13 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?

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Re: Life in Zambia
« Reply #14 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!
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Re: Life in Zambia
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2012, 01:27:25 pm »
Thanks for the info.
Was actually wonderling about crime as well.

Anyway thanks!  :thumleft:

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Re: Life in Zambia
« Reply #16 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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Re: Life in Zambia
« Reply #17 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:
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Re: Life in Zambia
« Reply #18 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:

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Re: Life in Zambia **Updated - SWAMBO'S visit**
« Reply #19 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.



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)


The bush in Zambia is absolutely stunning


Some Kids that stay on the farm


On the edge of the Kafue river






A very happy Minora and SWAMBO


Accommodation for the night


Have i mentioned how beautiful the bush is?












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?)



We were lucky to spot some game in this type of bush


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)


This poor Blue Duiker has some sort of tumor/abses (Not sure what may have caused this, any comments?)


Back at the camp, life is good in Africa




Again some local boys on the farm, a very big bike for a small boy  :mwink:


To be continued

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