I am working in Guadalajara and wishing I was surfing on the Zambezi! Not very many places in the world where you can rip turns and also get barreled on a river. The Zambezi is a magical place! 📷 @zamyak
This wave/rapid will be gone if the river gets Damned!
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We just want to say welcome to our new friends here. And, let our friends who have been here for a while know about the GIVEAWAY we are doing with the wonderful team @discoverzambia. The competition is open to local and international visitors. Head over to @discoverzambia to enter and win a two night stay with us! To make it easy, we’ve put the link to where to enter in our bio! Good luck everyone! We are looking forward to welcoming you at Islands of Siankaba!
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Enter the Winter Solstice on Dec. 21 with a strong sense of what you need to let go of and what you’re moving toward in the New Year. We will begin our night with Winter Solstice Ceremony. Each new year we have an opportunity to repack our “backpack” with the tools and resources that we need on the path ahead. Each new year we have an opportunity to find a new word that will bring more sense of celebration in our own lives. As we celebrate new ways we also celebrate what we are opening to, or what we are letting go so that we can create space for something new. When we allow that we can celebrate ourselves with our families and communities. We will spend an evening celebrating you in a beautiful atmosphere with a reflective opening ceremony together then working independently in selecting your own activities for the night. There is Chair Massage, art activity with new word for the New Year, Foot soak with essential oils and basalm salt, and finish the evening with some African Dance lessons.
You will leave with a clear sense of intentions a path forward in 2019.
We will Wrap up an evening congregating with meeting new people and socialization with snacks and some refreshments. All preceeds for this Event will go towards Building a school in Mozambique
🐒MONOS: Que graciosos, verdad? Cuando valoré los riesgos del viaje a Africa, no pensé en ellos... Su mordedura/arañazo es capaz de transmitir enfermedades tan graves como el sida, la rabia, la malaria, el dengue o el ébola... Muy monos ellos, monísimos...
😱Al llegar al Parque Natural de las Cataratas Victoria vimos aparecer monos por todas partes, como si fueran palomas.. Imaginad la reacción inicial de los polluelos, emoción máxima por verlos sueltos y saltando por los árboles, mamás llevando a cuestas a sus bebés, crías jóvenes jugueteando, miraras donde miraras había monos... Los de éste Parque estaban más acostumbrados a la gente, pero nos sirvió de entrenamiento para los safaris posteriores, allí serían aún más salvajes...
🙈Reconozco que no fuimos conscientes del todo hasta que nos adentramos en l parque y nos alertaron e informaron de las precauciones que debíamos tomar: terminantemente prohibido darles NADA de comida, ni siquiera abrir nuestras mochilas, y, ni muchisimo menos, comer delante de ellos... Se vuelven “locos” por coger todo lo que puedan, saltando a las mochilas o arrancando hasta camaras fotograficas!! Asi que: un ratito bien, pero después NI MIRARLOS!! IGNORARLOS!!
Amazing views over Kariba dam wall this morning. The snake-like river god of the mighty Zambezi River watches over the dam, according to local folklore 🐍
Following local tradition, I am paying him respect so that our trip will go well. Burning hot sun, so we’re thankful for the shade of the flowering frangipani tree. #nofilter ☀️ ☀️
“Elephants at Hippo City”
@viditluthra here with Day 2 of the @discoverzambia takeover! Today, I share with you one of my favourite place in Zambia - Lower Zambezi National Park - a place where my love for wildlife and landscapes come together.
A short 30 min flight from Lusaka, the Lower Zambezi National Park stretches over an area of 4,000 square kilometres, along the Zambezi river. Here you can experience some incredible game viewing both by road and by canoe (see the story I posted!) — and if you love elephants, this is the place for you! Picturesque views of the escarpment, concentrated wildlife and some of the best tiger fishing in Zambia, this park is just pure magic!
I was on a morning drive when I photographed these egrets and elephants with a calf, along a channel of the Zambezi River, called ‘Hippo City’. I always marvel at these symbiotic relationships between elephants and egrets, as egrets feed on the parasites and bugs that elephants kick up whilst moving through the reeds and elephants benefit by keeping free of these parasites. Have you ever been to Lower Zambezi National Park?
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African mythology of the local Tonga #tribe of the #Zambezi Valley states that Nyami Nyami the #River God who lives in Lake Kariba is believed to be a #serpent -like #creature. He is said to be about three metres wide, but nobody dares to guess at his length.
Legends has it that the water stains red when he swims past. Chief Sampakaruma saw him on two occasions many years ago, but the river god has been in hiding since the white men arrived in the country.
According to African mythology he lived under a large rock close to the present day #Karibadam wall. No tribesman would venture near it those few who did were sucked down with their canoes in the whirlpools and never seen again. They called the rock Kariwa, the "trap"and hence the name of the lake, Kariba.
The rising water of lake Kariba covered the rock Kariwa and it now lies 30 metres below the surface annoying Nyami Nyami. The #Tonga people also believe that Nyami Nyami is married and that the building of Kariba Dam wall would separate him from his wife, this would anger him greatly and the river god threatened the peace of the valley. ::Revenge of the River God:: City dwellers had mocked the stories of #NyamiNyami, the river god but by 1958 the laughter had turned to chilled apprehension. Especially for those working on the project of building Kariba dam wall. Survey work on the proposed dam wall began in the late 1940's. On the night of the 15th February 1950 a cyclone from the Indian Ocean swept up the valley. Such a thing had never been heard of in this landlocked, stable land. Fifteen inches of rain, driven by a hurricane, fell in a few hours.
The river rose seven metres that night. A number of villages were swept away. When rescue teams finally managed to reach the area three days later, the putrefying bodies of antelope and other animals were seen hanging from the tops of trees. The survey team had perished in a landslide.
Casually having a glass of wine, watching the sun set over Victoria Falls 🌅
I remember this day. I had just travelled from Norway through JoBurg to Livingstone and was heavily jetlagged. I came off the plane and found a private driver waiting to take me to my friends place. It was 40 degress and humid, and I loved it. I met up with my friend and a girl I hadn't met before who was also staying there. It was mid-day, so we jumped in a cab and drove straight to this gorgeous, five star hotel by the river bank. We sat down, and watched the wildlife while eating olives and drinking wine, and I remember thinking that I have never felt this content and relaxed before. As the sun went down, zebras were taking a stroll across the hotel lawn behind us. It was breathtaking ⭐
When I arrived in Africa, I had been stuck in a rut for quite a while. I was concerned about what people thought of me, and I would wear a ton of makeup to try and cover up my percieved flaws. After a few weeks there, and a bizarre event involving wearing false eyelashes on a swimming adventure below the Falls, I came back a changed woman. Happy, content, confident and beyond grateful for all the things I have been blessed with. 💖 Travelling truly expands both horizons and minds 🧚🏼♀️ #vicfalls#victoriafalls#travelgram#appreciationpost#happiness#travel#explore#wanderlust#sunset#adventures#Zambezi
Hippopotamuses are one of the most territorial animals and therefore, they kill more people than any other animal in Africa. A hippo having a baby can be real deadly if you go near them and what you see here is their first warning. Being such a massive animal, they can easily topple small boats and in a recent incident, one lady was severely injured while canoeing. She got too close to the hippos and paid the price.
The lesson here is to respect nature, keep a safe distance and more importantly, pay heed to the signs they give.
Inside the most famous boof off the continent.
I’ve been looking at this line for 3 weeks now. Nobody ran it in the entire time I was around because of the low waterlevels. So last day last chance... Got pushed a bit (read: a lot ) off line. Now omw back to Uganda #zambezi#kayakafrica@astralfootwear