Footsteps of Livingstone (Day #2)

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Day # 2 we were up b'fast at 8 am then I addressed the Overland Missions Students - spoke to them about submission to the Word of God and those that are in Authority over them. After that we then went to the Mkuni Kingdom Ceremonial site and met with the official in charge of the ceremony on the 2nd August with all the kings coming together in their annual celebration - we interviewed him and then went into the town of Livingstone and went to the Davis Livingstone museum - and filmed there several of the exhibits - included letters in his own handwriting - we then came back to base - got everything ready for an early departure in the am - we had a supper of steak and tiger fish - the tiger fish came straight out of the Zambezi River - we sat around the fire and ate supper.

With Day #1 and #2 behind us we are leaving base camp at 6 am in the morning - Wednesday 28th July - we are heading 580 km to Kariba in Zimbabwe - so the trek will take us west to east across Zambia and then crossing the Zambezi we will then set up camp on the shores of lake Kariba - probably have to chase the Elephants and Hippo"s off of our campsite - We are embarking on a 24 day trek across Central Africa "In the Footsteps of Livingstone" or known by the Africans as "Mutali".

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Footsteps of Livingstone (Day #1)

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Arrived at our 4x4 campers in Zambia and the pitched the tent, groundsheet - so that we could work out any problems in the system - went into town to get supplies - came back to base camp - Overland Missions Base @ Rapid 14 on the Zambezi River - it's nestled 600 ft above the River on the top of the gorge - across the River is Zimbabwe - it's about 20 km from the town of Livingstone Zambia - where one of the 7 wonders of the world is located - the mighty Victoria Fall's named by Dr David Livingstone - the falls also known as the smoke that thunders - "Mosi O Tunia".

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Footsteps of Livingstone (Day #28)

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At 4:00am André woke the team up for an early departure. Today we are determined to get home! We were on the road at 5am and made our way to Bloemfontein. From here our party split. Gary, Lida, Curtly, General and Darius drove on the N6 towards East London and we remained on the N1 to Cradock. We stopped at a farm stall called The Daggaboer Farmstall. (more…)


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Footsteps of Livingstone (Day #26)

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We woke up bright and early, ate a quick breakfast and packed up camp. We were on the road to Francistown by 8:30am. I managed to get the kids school work completed for the day in the car on the way there. We had so many police check points and vet stops for the foot & mouth disease problem. The constant stop and go was a little annoying but we complied and allowed for our vehicles and vans to be checked for meat and fresh milk and eggs each time. (more…)


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Footsteps of Livingstone (Day #25)

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We woke up to the sound of the noisy elephants, had a quick breakfast and packed up camp to the sound of gun shots outside the gate, used to ward off the elephants. We were on the road by 8:40am and arrived in Nata, Botswana by lunch time, filled the vehicles with fuel, bought ice-cream, water and a few other supplies. Then off to Nata Lodge Camp Site. An oasis set among the Mokolwane Palms on the edge of the Makgadikgadi pans. (more…)


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Footsteps of Livingstone (Day #24)

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After a bit of a 'bumpy night' due to Christian's restless night and temp., we ate a delicious breakfast at the hotel, accompanied by Rodney and Adonica. At 10am Rodney and Adonica went for their complimentary massages and Lida did school work with Jordan and Faith. Andre and I took Christian and the TV crew to the Vic. Falls to get some more filming done. (more…)


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Footsteps of Livingstone (Day #22) The Last Journey

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We slept in a little later than planned. At about 9 am we were on the road accompanied by Louis; Darius; Gary and Lida, in the Hilux. The rest of the team stayed behind in Lusaka as they had shopping to do. We decided to stop for breakfast at a beautiful nursery that had a lovely cafe and stunning gardens with children's play areas. We had a great feast and plenty of laughs as we filmed each others reports of highlights during our trip. (more…)


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Footsteps of Livingstone (Day #21)

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Woke up at 4:30am to find a large hippo grazing outside our van! We were ready for our 6:30 departure to Lusaka. Gary and Lida took Rodney and Adonica to the airport to fly to Lusaka for a church service. Then joined the rest of the team as we made our way to Lusaka by road. The 1st 5 hours were a little grueling as we drove to Chapata on the bad gravel road with roadworks all over it. (more…)


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