July 16, 2024

Meeting some wonderful people

We really took it easy in Livingstone the last two days and enjoyed the swimming pool. Last night we had real bacon sandwiches for supper. Those of you who don’t know, it is just a piece of bread and bacon, no spread of lettuce or anything else. It was great and I’ll do it again! During our stay at Jollieboys we met some great people. Nataniel (from France) has been travelling through Africa for months (three of which he spent in Morocco). Hope you’re better soon and enjoy South Africa! We also met a great couple, Scott (from Australia) and Annie (from Singapore where they live) who we might run into again in Malawi after they’ve visited South Luangwa. Thank for the Mosi and the pics this morning Scott!

The campsite:

Camp site at Jollyboys

And the pool:

Swimming pool at Jollyboys

After sorting out our mobile connection at MTN we left Livingstone on a brand new tarred road. Here we are enjoying some left over bread for padkos:

Witbrood vir padkos

We passed a couple of small towns, each of which had a police control point at the entrance. All of the officers just waved us through with a smile and the last one asked whether we’ve had a good trip and that we should travel save. We love Zambia!

One of the towns lined with colourful shops, painted in the telecoms companies’ colours:

Colourful towns on the way to Monze
We arrived at Moorings Campsite around 16h00 and met a Dutch couple in a Landy. They left Holland in November last year and left their vehicle in Lusaka to resume the trip sometime in the future. At the moment they are just doing Zambia. They gave us some nice tips for the road ahead. Thanks guys and enjoy the rest of your trip!

The road in to Moorings is lined with large trees:

Road to camp site Moorings
The signal is rather weak here and I am standing in the dark with the netbook in the air listening to something big breaking branches and beltching a couple of meters away. I am off to our tent now where Tania is preparing supper. Tomorrow we’re off to Lusaka for supplies and servicing the bikes.

7 thoughts on “Meeting some wonderful people

  1. Ek’s bly die coppers gee nie vir julle moeilikheid nie! 🙂 En dat julle die land so baie love… Ek besef nou eers ek’t nooit vir julle die ekstra GoPro battery gegee nie – sorry man. Rerig bly julle gebruik dit so baie – ek love vandag se laaste shot waar Tania agter jou ry!
    By the way, het julle gehoor Ferdie en Christa verwag…’n tweeling! 🙂

  2. Soort soek soort – dis wonderlik dat julle sulke interessante mense op die trip leer ken! Lekker kuier by die Heynse in Lusaka die naweek – ek hoop die ‘doc’s’ het daar uitgekom? Fr, jammer ek het nie die croc’s ook in die koevert gesit!!
    By the way, so van baba’s gepraat, Marelize se ‘Lusaka-baba’ kom Maandag (Pta Oos-hosp). XX

  3. Wow! die kampery en als lyk en klink so lekker. Julle is geseënd sowaar! Foeitog ek hoop jul sal jul magies ook kan volmaak met lekker kos in Lusaka. Geniet die naweek en voorspoed. Foto’s is weereens pragtig. Mooi loop en ry.

  4. Ek love ook daardie laaste foto! Yea, Villiers, oor 9maande is daar nog twee bikers in ons groep!!
    F+T julle moet lekker bly en veilig ry!! Oja- iemand by die werk het gesê sy sal dit like as julle ‘n foto nou en dan kan opsit van die mense wat julle ontmoed..as julle kan. Besef julle spasie is maar min. Groete hie uit die kaap uit..!

  5. Hi F & T
    Het per ongeluk op julle afgekom, gelukkig nog vroeg genoeg om julle te volg. Julle is ‘n inspirasie vir my want ek dreig al die afgelope 12 jaar om die trip met my bike te doen, maar kon nog nooit genoeg guts bymekaar kry. RESPECT! Mooi ry en groete uit Skelmbos.

  6. Hey Francois and Tania, told by Rupert that you two travel across Africa on 2 Chinese motorbikes, have enjoyed your blog, especially we share some same routes, even exactly same camping spot, ie. I can tell from the picture of Jollyboy campsite, we camped at exactly where you were 🙂

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