It's great to have left Tanzania! Not that I don't like the country, but we stayed a bit too long and looked forward to something new. We flew from Dar es Salaam on the 5th and went via J'burg in order to get to Zambia. We nearly missed our transfer flight in J'burg as we only had one hour to pass 2 big queues and 1 security check. We ran to our gate and managed to get there 10 min before they closed. Although they wouldn't have departed without us as our luggage was onboard I was still a bit nervous.
We landed in Livingstone in the afternoon and took a cab to Jolly boys backpackers. We hadn't booked anything, but they had to available beds in the 16 bed dorm which was perfect. It's a really nice hotel with a lot of excursion facilities, a bar, a bus to the falls and (Thank God) a pool. It is freaking hot here and ofcourse we managed to get here during the draft season and the warmest month of the year! At the hotel we met Jakob, a really cool Danish guy that we just clicked with straight away. I guess there is some kind of bond between neighbour countries, because it felt like we knew eachother already.
On the 6th we went with Jakob to a small village near the falls where they had a huge yearly celebration. It was a ceremony for (something important) and the 10 biggest chiefs of the Zambian tribes were there. We saw amazing African dances and heard beautiful songs. It was a really cool experience and it was extra nice to be one of a Few mzungus.
In the evening we hung out at the hotel bar with the other backpackers. We met a South African man and some dutch people and I realised that I understand Afrikaans which is perfect as we'll go to Cape town in a couple of weeks.