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Slightly more hardcore campsite

20th October 2010

We camp at the entrance of Bridge Camp at the Luangwa river just opposite Mozambique.

I am immediately drawn to the lodge up the hill. It is cosy and welcoming and slightly cooler. (It is still 37 C in the evening!)

Down below where we stay the 2 toilets go into a bit of a state very quickly and electricity goes off without warning at around 10 pm.

It's no fun depending on a wind-up bike light. It always takes several attempts to switch it from blinking to permanent light – a „wind-up“ light in more than one sense!

Even though we have a „lie-in“ until 5 am, the bathrooms are still in the dark, so I have to wash by torchlight.

Soon I have competition. A huge beetle (or was it a spider) jumps into the washing basin, just as I am brushing my teeth. Let's just say that I ignore the dentist's advice of 3 minute brushing time...

Our next stop is at a camping place where hippos and even lions may walk past our tent at night, so soon I may consider Bridge Camp the height of luxury.

Posted by TTraveller 06:17 Archived in Zambia

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