right, Zambia! All the way through Malawi in one day. Our plan was to stop in
Lilongewe for the night but we got there at 3pm and with the border only 135km
away we decided to carry on. Painless crossing except to find that after they
had stamped the carnet it wasn’t valid in Zamibia. They saved us many
headaches by kindly stamping the other side too! It was a long day in the road
with changes in weather from rain to mist to cloud to sun. We bought 120l of
extra fuel because we heard rumours that the refinery in Lusaka had burnt down.
We don’t want to get caught again like we did yesterday.
camping at the wildlife reserve grounds (10USD). There is a South African couple
here driving a Nissan Sentra. They came up from Lusaka today so I guess that
means we should make it there by tomorrow. They found the going a little tough.
We’re pushing on to Vic Falls before resting up and spending two nights there.
From there we’ll push on to Windhoek. This always happens when we get closer
to home. We start to move faster and faster.
were in Malawi for so short a time that we didn’t even get postcards. I
can’t say much about the place except that we seemed to meet some exceedingly
enthusiastic cops/soldiers manning the roadblocks. The type who wanted to see
all the relevant papers, ask all the right questions etc. Bit of a shock after
the casual East African attitude to roadblocks. Apparently Zambia has lots of it