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Two weeks ago, I was in Lusaka, capital of Zambia, for work.  Zambia is southwest of Kenya, and mining is a big industry there.  Lusaka is much smaller city than Nairobi, smaller than Dar too.  It’s safe to walk around (!) so that was really nice.  Everyone speaks English and even my boss (who’s Kenyan) commented at how articulate everyone is in Zambia.  I wish I had stayed longer and had Mike meet me over the weekend since the famous Victoria Falls are an easy weekend trip from Lusaka (6 hours drive).  Victoria Falls is the largest waterfall in the world and  is on our list of places we’d like to visit in Africa and it’s on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.  Maybe next time.  I snagged some photos from Google Image Search so you can see just how breathtaking and humongous it is.

Victoria Falls from Air

Can you believe how long Victoria Falls goes for?

It’s also supposed to be the best time right now since it’s rainy season in Zambia and the waterfall is full.  There is even a pool on the edge of the waterfall where people can swim right on the edge!

This Would Terrify Me

This Would Terrify Me

So, it’s definitely on the list.  We’ll see if we ever make it there–intra-Africa flights are really expensive and I think my flight to Zambia cost almost $1,000 round trip.

I didn’t get to take many photos since I was working the whole time, but I did do some trade visits on Monday afternoon when I got in.  We went to a township called Matero to visit some of our shops and I got to take some city life photos there.  Like a lot of Africa, there are areas like Matero and then on the opposite end of the spectrum, we also visited a nice mall which would have fit in in the US.  Here are some shots from Matero:

Sad Looking Chickens

Sad Looking Chickens

This Guy Was Not Happy I Was Taking a Photo of the BBQ

This Guy Was Not Happy I Was Taking a Photo of the BBQ

The Tomatoes Look Especially Red Here!

The Tomatoes Look Especially Red Here!

Storefront in Matero Township

Storefront in Matero Township

Mike and I are trying to figure out where to go over Easter Break since we have a 4 day weekend…thinking about Addis Ababa in Ethiopia or maybe Victoria Falls.  What do you think?

 March 3, 2013  Posted by at 12:55 pm Lusaka, Zambia Tagged with: , , , , , , ,  Add comments

  One Response to “A Week in Lusaka, Zambia”

  1. I miss Zambia 🙁

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