NANJ30 Day 19: Chipata

November 12, 2014 Comments Off on NANJ30 Day 19: Chipata
Andrew Walton
Just a happy guy who loves travelling, loves Africa and feels that travelling changes you forever.


We depart from South Luangwa today and journey through to Chipata where we spend the afternoon unwinding. Zambia is authentically African, with lush, subtropical plant life.

With a population of approximately 75,000, Chipata is the eastern province of Zambia’s capital. Previously known as Fort Jameson, Chipata is situated close to the Malawian border, on the highway that joins the capitals – Lilongwe and Lusaka. As we journey from Lilongwe to Chipata, Malawi, you will notice a constant stream of people and transport carrying in supplies that are not always available in African areas. You will also spot vibrant fruit and vegetable markets as well as a surprising amount of ornate mosques due to the enormous community of Islamic Indians.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Mama Rula’s
Facilities: Water not drinkable, shared ablutions, hot showers, swimming pool
Route: South Luangwa NP to Chipata +/- 120 kms
Travel Time: +/- 6-8 hours (due to bad road conditions)

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