Today we crossed from Mpika to Mfuwe from north to south Luangwa national park across the Muchinga escarpment. This was an adventure to say the least. As you can see from the photos it was a combination of every type of road condition, gravel, sand, rock, pebbles, mud and water! It was also very steep in parts and narrow. We had to go down the escarpment and up the other side into the park. J.P had a great time its all the off road driving you could every hope for in one 5 hour extravaganza. As the passenger it was a little scary for me. "Why is it it's always my side that is half leaning over the edge of the cliff as we negotiate the rocks?" Imagine its like the slowest ever rollercoaster you have been on so you don't get to be scared for only a few seconds before the adrenaline rush ... oh no there is hours of the scared bit. Just when we had safely got down the hill without rolling over we had a few rivers to cross! Luckily it's the dry season, you can see from the first picture that the bridge didn't make it after the wet season! J.P was thigh deep in the first river and I was expecting to get flooded but the snorkel worked really well and we didn't get wet. The second river was a base of sand bags. "why don't you get out and cross the river and take some photos of the car crossing he said" "OK" I said naively. Unlike the other river this one was flowing quite fast! I was about half way across, knee deep in water when he reminded me of the common occurrence of crocodiles in the Zambian rivers!!!! "Huh" Now that would have made a better picture, me in the middle of the river trying to balance the camera so it didn't get wet as I try to quickly step across each sand bag, not a mean feat in flipflops! Without falling over ? I made it and the car did too. The next few rivers were dry or almost dry and we made the other side of the park without any more drama. We saw lots of animals too.