Zambia: My Second Visit to Africa

By Rhiannah Horne on November 22, 2017

In 2016, I enjoyed my second visit to this wonderful country. It was amazing to see the difference of the economics in just 6 years. The people here are my favourite people in the world as they are appreciative of everything and they always go out of the way to help you with a smile on their face.

My cousins live in Lusaka, the capital, so our journey began there. In Lusaka, we visited many animal safaris, historic sites and orphanages where we gave our donations and took part in some fun movement workshops with the young children. As I focussed on catching up with my family, we did a lot of everyday activities too, such as shopping and going to the gym to try out the country’s biggest dance craze – Zoka!

We also visited Livingstone, a border town on the Zimbabwean border. It took a grueling 8 hour car journey over bumpy roads but we decided to learn some of the local language, Nyanja, to pass time. For the adventurous, Livingstone is the place to be – it has bungees, zip wires, kayaking and microlight rides galore. For the not so daring, a cruise on the river Zambezi might sound more appealing to catch a glimpse of some African elephants in their natural habit. But of course the main attraction here is Victoria Falls, the largest waterfall on the earth which qualifies it as one of the 7 natural wonders of the world.

Contributed by Rhiannah Horne

Zambia, Africa


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