This section starts in the capital city of Malawi from where it’s a pleasant day’s ride west into Zambia, a country named after the fabled Zambezi River. Presently, Zambia has huge wilderness parks off the beaten track and relatively little tourism. But that won’t last long. If your ideal trip is one with few tourists, fantastic scenery, friendly people, and lots of cycling, then the “Zone” can’t be beat.
Once in Zambia you will ride through thinly populated countrysides, along the Great East Road, passing villages of huts that bespeak the humble subsistence farming existence of the local people. After crossing the Luangwa River bridge, the route takes you along the edge of the Lower Zambezi National Park, which is becoming renowned for its natural splendor and wildlife. A day off awaits in Lusaka, Zambia’s bustling capital city, where one can explore a nearby mall and the national University, or just kick back poolside.
From Lusaka to Livingstone the roads are flatter and fast, passing through several larger towns with well stocked shops. At our campsite in Livingstone, you can arrange your Vic Falls outings, from a basic tour with drenching jaw-dropping viewpoints, to the world’s 3rd highest bungee jump off the Zambezi River bridge, helicopter rides, and white water rafting. The people, the adventures, and the natural wonder of Victoria Falls all await you in the “Zone.”
Far Out Factor
March 31, 2014
April 9, 2014
Victoria Falls, Zambia
9 Days Riding
1 Day Resting