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OURZAMBIANADVENTURE.COM

An account of our journey to make a home in Africa

Welcome to OurZambianAdventure.com, a blog to document our journey as we embark on a real African Adventure. 
I look forward to sharing the ups and downs as we look to find a little piece of Africa to call home. 
Read on, and enjoy.

 
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We’ve Arrived!

Having landed in Lusaka on Friday 2nd July we realised that due to the death of Zambias first president, Kenneth Kaunda, the Government...

On our way!

Its the end of June 2021 - what an 18 months its been ! Things remain uncertain with international travel and we haven't been able to...

Bring on 2021

We have said goodbye to 2020 - not quite the year we had anticipated thanks to Covid 19, National lockdowns and the resulting...

Heading Home

We spent 5 days in Lusaka and tried to make good use of our time there. We explored this vibrant, fast growing city and established that...

Farewell ... for now!

The last 9 weeks have flashed by and now its time to bid farewell to Malama Umoyo and for Kevin and I to return home to the UK for the...

Quite a week...

We started the week saying goodbye to the thatchers who have finished the dining area roof and helped us with some repairs to one of the...

The thatch takes shape

Its Thursday and the Thatchers have been on site for 10 days as of today. The thatch on the bar is now nearly completed with just one...

All Change.

Phase 1 of the construction completed on Tuesday and we said Thank You to the construction team with food and drinks. Many of them will...

The Dining Area takes shape

Sunday is a big day - the concrete floor for the dining area needs to be laid and the decking built. Its an early start with all hands to...

Lion Encounters

Yesterday (Tuesday) was a day of lion encounters. We woke to find prints just 10 metres from the cottage showing that a lion had walked...

A quick update ...

Its day 13 of the build and the camp continues to reverberate to the sound of hammers, drills and the generator. The roof structure for...

The Big Build - part 2

Its been a week since the construction team arrived on site and we are making good progress on both the house and the dining area. The...

The Big Build.

Day 2 at Malama Umoyo and the construction team arrived - bricklayers, carpenters and labourers. The plan is to build a dining and bar...

Home at Last

Its been a hectic few days. Yesterday morning, after shopping for supplies in Mfuwe, we drove to Malama Umoyo. The team were all there to...

Progress at last!

After nearly five months of uncertainty as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, subsequent lockdown and cancellation of just about all...

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