ZAMBIA: April 2014

Easter Weekend in Zambia
April 2014

Hi everyone!
Sorry that my blog has been so quiet – I was up in Zambia for the Easter weekend and since I got back it’s been go; go; gooooo and I can’t seem to find the snooze button? Not that I’m complaining, I love being busy! Don’t you agree?
So for the Easter weekend I went up to Zambia again (here’s the link to my trip in March) with my family and friends. We stayed at a different lodge to where we usually stay and I loved it! It’s a lodge called Gwabi River Lodge and is situated on the Kafue River which runs into the Zambezi River (it’s about 6km from the Zambezi River). We also got to see a lot of our friends that live in Zambia so it was definitely a winner of a weekend!
Here are some of my photos from the trip:

The sunset on our first night

A local fisherman reuses plastic bottles as a fishing technique.
I managed to catch a 4kg Tiger Fish, the biggest fish I’ve ever caught! YAY! Like I’ve mentioned before, on the Zambian side of the Zambezi River it’s catch and release so this big boy was set free back in the water as soon as I had taken the photo and weighed him.

On the Saturday, we stopped off on an island in the middle of the river (first checked to see that there weren’t any animals having a picnic there) and had a braai under the beautiful trees. It was so cool having the island to ourselves.

Definitely one of my favourite shots from the weekend!

Found this wild cucumber while I was walking around the island

I think this will be one of our new hot spots for lunch!
A beautiful elephant family we passed by, how cute are the babies?
As part of my Miss Earth South Africa initiative (more info on that coming soon) I spent Easter Sunday sharing the Miss Earth love by dropping off some Easter eggs at a village in Jordan, Zambia. To see those smiles on those kids faces was just too precious!
At Gwabi River Lodge they are busy cultivating saplings of indigenous trees as their way of offsetting their carbon footprint and to help stop the deforestation that’s occurring in Zambia *Go Gwabi!*

Another reason why I love Gwabi is because of their cool natural water filtration system! As a lodge they are certainly playing their part to help the environment!
Those that follow me on instagram would have seen this photo that I posted last night. It’s one of my favourite trees along the Zambezi River and I always manage to capture a great shot of it (this hasn’t even been edited!). 
All in all, it was another successful trip to Zambia and I cannot wait to return soon!
I’d love to hear your thoughts on my latest trip – comment below πŸ™‚

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