Country Profile:

Zambia

This landlocked country in southern Africa is home to rugged wilderness and an array of wildlife. It is home to pristine national parks, the mighty Zambezi river and on its southern border is Victoria Falls, one of the wonders of the world.


Zambia Guides


What’s It Like to Canoe Down the Zambezi River?

My ores sliced through the gentle waves with careful precision, propelling my blue canoe effortlessly forwards. A ring-necked dove cooed rhythmically in the distance, just audible over the gentle gurgling of the river. I glanced at the swathes of savannah which flanked the mighty river, long, yellowing grasses rustling in a warm breeze. Beyond the… Read More

Monday, 17 January 2022

Experience:

Canoeing Down The Zambezi River

I have written in-depth diary entries about my experience canoeing down the Zambezi. You can view a full list of diary entries here.


Canoeing Down the Zambezi: Day 1

This is a travelogue, a personal essay from my canoeing expedition down the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe. View more diary entries from this trip here. Africa. I’ve always had a fascination with this content. For as long as I can remember, I would sit eagerly in front of the TV screen, flicking between… Read More

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Canoeing Down the Zambezi: Day 2

This is a travelogue, a personal essay from my canoeing expedition down the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe. View more diary entries from this trip here. I blinked open my weary eyes, rubbing sleep out of the corners and barely suppressing a yawn. It was early. Before 7am. Beyond the bottle-green canvas of the… Read More

Monday, 9 May 2016

Canoeing Down the Zambezi: Night 2

This is a travelogue, a personal essay from my canoeing expedition down the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe. View more diary entries from this trip here. The crackling of our campfire sounded in my ears as I sat shrouded in darkness. I moved my feet in small circles, feeling my shoes brush against the… Read More

Friday, 13 May 2016

Canoeing Down The Zambezi: Day 3

This is a travelogue, a personal essay from my canoeing expedition down the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe. View more diary entries from this trip here. When I returned from my much-needed trip to pee on hippo island, I noticed the rest of the group rising and unzipping their tents. I was exhausted from… Read More

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Canoeing Down The Zambezi: Day 4

This is a travelogue, a personal essay from my canoeing expedition down the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe. View more diary entries from this trip here. I awoke to see gentle rays of sunlight filtering into the tent. Morning already? I rubbed my sleepy eyes, not quite believing dawn could have broken. I stained… Read More

Monday, 23 May 2016

Canoeing Down The Zambezi: Day 5

This is a travelogue, a personal essay from my canoeing expedition down the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe. View more diary entries from this trip here. Dead leaves crunched beneath my feet. Sunlight filtered down through the dense canopy above, painting the sandy earth below with dapples of illumination. “Look!” our guide exclaimed with… Read More

Friday, 27 May 2016

Canoeing Down The Zambezi: Day 6

This is a travelogue, a personal essay from my canoeing expedition down the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe. View more diary entries from this trip here. The open-backed Land Cruiser jerked and juddered awkwardly over the uneven terrain, throwing us around in the back. I winced, holding on tightly to the metal bar at… Read More

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Canoeing Down The Zambezi: Day 7

This is a travelogue, a personal essay from my canoeing expedition down the Zambezi River between Zambia and Zimbabwe. View more diary entries from this trip here. Dawn broke in Zambia, welcoming my final full day in the wonderful country. Memories of yesterday still swam in my mind. Memories of the waterbuck we saw in… Read More

Wednesday, 8 June 2016