LusakaJuly 9, 2017 in Zambia
Luckily the drive out didn’t seem nearly as terrible as on the way in – I guess after 8+ hours of driving you get a little tired/frayed so things seem even worse than they might be. It was still a very BAD road, but we were in much better spirits after a few days break from driving.
We ended up having to spend 2 days in Lusaka as we weren’t able to get the fuel tank leak fixed in a single day. We found Lusaka to be a large, bustling and diverse city. The traffic rivaled the worst we’ve seen anywhere, but the drivers were much more polite with hardly a honking horn to be heard. As we had to leave the vehicle overnight at the shop, we had to get a number of taxis and really enjoyed talking to the drivers and getting their perspective on life in Zambia. We were so impressed with how aware and vested the people we met are in their country – we saw fuel station attendants listening to parliamentary debates and taxi drivers commenting on the “almost” state of emergency and the Chinese introducing growth hormones into the chicken industry as very bad for the people of Zambia.Read more