Z is for Zambia (A-Z Blogging Challenge)

A Great Place to Start Your African Adventure
It's "Z" Day for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge

I’ve been having a great time strolling down memory lane this past month. The A-Z Blogging Challenge has let me relive some awesome travel experiences and share them with all of you. While it was a daunting task early on in the month, I think it has been a worthwhile journey.

If you’ve been reading along with us you’ll recall our visit to Namibia on the Nth day of the challenge. I wrote in that post how we began our driving part of that adventure in Namibia, but our travels actually started in Zambia on the other side of the Zambezi river. What better place than Zambia to finish off the challenge?

Livingstone is a fairly large town with a very strong tourism industry. Despite it’s size, it is quiet and understated. It was the perfect place to get our feet wet and prepare for our journey through Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa. Of course, we got much more than our feet wet when we visited the incredible Victoria Falls! Livingstone also gave us our first taste of safari in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. If you’re ever in Livingstone, obviously go see the Victoria Falls, but then plan an early morning or late afternoon safari drive through this small but wildlife packed park!

We had had little luck seeing hippos in the park, other than one or two that were swimming in the river. But on the last evening in Zambia we splurged for sunset drinks along the river at the Royal Livingstone Hotel at the top of the falls. We were in awe at the low rumble coming from the thousands of tons of water spilling over the edge a few hundred meters away. Sitting on that sundeck was just beautiful. The sunset glow gave the river and the jungle around us a sublime golden rose glow. The most amazing part, however, was the small group of hippos that were pulling themselves out of the river onto the bank of an island right out in front of us! Sitting on the sunset soaked sundeck and enjoying the world around us was so serene.

It's "Z" Day for the Blogging from A to Z ChallengeHave you been to Zambezi? What was your best wildlife sighting?

And a HUGE Thank You to all the folks that have visited my blog during the A-Z Challenge!

Please take a look at the blogs below.  If you haven’t had a chance to check them out, do so!  You guys are sooooo awesome!  I will be watching your blogs for a long time to come!  Thanks again!

Chasing the Donkey

A Taste of Travel

Laugh Quotes

Anabel’s Travel Blog

Travel Turtle

Contented Traveller

Travelling Suitcase

Expat Liv

Have Blog Will Travel

Foreign Feasts

Bay Essence

Thee Getaway Gal

Travelling Book Junkie

Newton’s Travels

A Brit and A Southerner

A Southern Gypsy

Tui Snider’s Offbeat and Overlooked Travel

Donna on Palawan

Allons-y!

Mary Denham

Drifting Traveller

Voyager for Life

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Time

The Magic Quill

Sweetberries Art Projects

Hungry Enough to Eat Six!

Silvia Writes

Jo on Food and Travels

DamyantiWrites

Yen for Blue

Crafty Alison in Lyon

Devil’s Wind Blogspot

Ramblings on the Wall

Diary of an Aspiring Writer

 

 

25 Comments

  1. This post has reminded me of our time in Zambia.I must say I had forgotten about Zambia when I was thinking of places starting with Z…how could I forget about the stunning Victoria Falls!
    Thanks for all your support and comments in this challenge Corinne..and your shout out. I’ve enjoyed the challenge too and the fun finding everyone’s blogs.

  2. It was great meeting you through this challenge! I look forward to reading about more of your adventures without a care to the alphabet.

    Zambia, and your whole Africa trip, seem really cool. I get chills just thinking about the waterfalls at sunset and the hippos. So amazing!

  3. Another great post to end with. Thanks for including me on the list above – there are some other blogs there I hadn’t come across. Will be following your future travels with interest. Maybe someday we’ll actually end up in the same place at the same time!

  4. Never been to Zambia – but it sure looks tempting! Congrats on finishing the challenge!! Well done Corinne! It has been fun following you around the world – and I m gonna hang on also in our post-atoz life:;-) Hugs

  5. I really enjoyed your description of the sunset, and your trip to Zambia. I will have to see what you post in the next few days, and thanks for listing my blog above. You are great, Corinne!

  6. Sounds wonderful, sipping a drink and enjoying the sunset while watching from a safe distance the hippo’s. With all the exotic travel you’ve done, do you have safeguards for what many call “travelers gastric issues?” I find even just changing times and routines can be an issue, so wanted to ask you.

    1. Sandy, We don’t do anything special to prevent it. I know some people take things, but we just bring the cure, and that’s only if we’re going somewhere really rough. Maybe.

  7. Corinne,
    Thank You for the shout out! Yours was one of my most favorite blogs that I discovered in this challenge. You are also one of the most supportive bloggers I have had the pleasure of meeting in this challenge. I know I’ve said this several times but it never hurts to say it one more time-you’re awesome! 🙂 🙂 🙂
    I loved Zambia-we did the sunset river cruise too and loved it. Did you try the kingfisher drink? It was the local specialty cocktail-was a great way to enjoy the sights while sipping the delicious drink. Will be dropping by again. Keep up the good work and congratulations on completing the challenge! 🙂

  8. Would have also written about Zambia if were participating in the A to Z challenge but heard about it too late! We visited Livingstone and Victoria Falls years ago and would love to go back and see more of Zambia.

  9. I haven’t been anywhere in Southern Africa, but I hope to one day. Thanks for the shout out, and I am really enjoying following your blog as well.

  10. That’s awesome. I grew up in Zambia and have a lot of happy memories of trooping down to Victoria Falls. Its an amazing place.

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