Africa 2004
Home Westcliff To Kuyenda Kuyenda Tongabezi


These pages describe a trip to Africa taken by Steve & Shirley and Paul & Linda. Some of the thousands of photographs taken by Steve and Paul are included. Soon we hope to include some of the thousands of words written by Shirley and Linda in their journals.

The trip started off with a drive to JFK through torrential rain and trees felled by mini tornados. Fortunately, that was the last bad weather we encountered until we returned to JFK 18 days later.

We flew non-stop from JFK to Johannesburg, South Africa. A very long flight. We spent our first night, Saturday night, in the plane and Sunday night at the Westcliff hotel in Johannesburg. Not much time for more than a shower, a good meal, and a walk around the grounds.

We were up bright and early Monday morning for our trip to our first camp, Kuyenda, in the South Luangua National Park in Zambia. We spent five nights and four days at Kuyenda doing two walking safaris a day and a ride at night in the truck with a searchlight.

Then, all too soon, Saturday morning came and we had to leave Kuyenda. We reversed the route back to Mfuwe airport, passing through "down town Mfuwe", which is nothing more than the two sides of the road from the park to the airport. Another small plane, this time a twin engine plane, and we fly to Livingston buzzing Victoria falls on our way in.

We stayed two nights at Tongabezi, on the mighty Zambezi river.