Following the long bus trips in Africa, we were from Mozambique to Zambia, through South Africa and Zimbabwe were 3 days of travel, between connections, waiting, and borders.
The entrance to Zambia was the strangest of all as we crossed the border walking. From the small town of Victoria Falls, we arrived by taxi to the Zimbabwe migration post where we sealed the country’s exit passports and from there we kept walking, carrying all the luggage for 10 kilometers which separate one border from the other. We passed through the international bridge over the Zambezi River, where there is a great view of Victoria Falls and finally, after a long walk, we arrived at the migration post of Zambia to officially enter the country.
At the border we take a taxi to the town of Livingstone. Once in the city we went to look for a bus for the following day to travel to Lusaka, the capital of the country. A trip of 500 km that could be done in about 12 hours, or many more. In Zambia there is no more “Luxury Bus” as in Zimbabwe, Mozambique or South Africa, but are all local buses. The offices are small stalls where everything was answer with YES: Has air conditioning? Yes, it leaves at 7 am? Yes, arriving at 6pm? Yes. Instead of buying a ticket a day earlier, we went directly to the place where the buses leave at 6 am the day of travel and chose there the most modern of all who were parked. That one came out at 9am so we stayed there waiting a few hours before leaving.
During the trip we saw a bit of Zambia, the scenery is very rural, people walking, selling fruits, vegetables, firewood…
After a long journey, we arrived at night in Lusaka and went straight to the Konoina community, about 40km outside the city. There we would spend the next few days, living in the community together with about 40 children who previously lived in the streets of Lusaka and who live there today, go to school, do theatre, music.
The days in the community were sharing with the children. Doing stunts, playing drums. We also present a show there. At the end of the show one of the children asked us if we could leave a video of the show, so on Fridays, when they usually watch movies, instead of a movie they could watch the show.
We also went to the city to Lusaka to present the show there. Many people came, mostly adults, even a woman who came in the end to take a picture with us as saying that is the first time she had seen circus in her life.
From Lusaka, Zambia the tour continued to Northeast Africa, the next trip would not be on Bus, nor plane, we had a great adventure ahead to reach the next destination.