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Zambia

  • A Solo Safari in South Luangwa

    I found myself with a few days to spare at the end of my last trip to Africa. I’d been working in Zambia and Malawi for a while, but the time…

  • Sunrise over the Masai Mara.

    My Top Africa Travel Tips

    When you’re planning a trip to Africa, you will most likely come across all sorts of information. The news always shows the most negative aspects of Africa, which is only part…

  • Victoria Falls in July Rainbow

    A Guide to Victoria Falls in Zambia

    Victoria Falls is one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, known locally as Mosi-oa-Tunya, which means ‘the Smoke that Thunders’ in the local languages of Lozi or Kololo. The first…

  • The Tale of the African Cowboy

    There was once an African cowboy. His name was Cliff. I met Cliff back in 2009. It was my first week volunteering with The Book Bus in Zambia. Known as Cowboy Cliff…

  • The Tazara Train Helen in Wonderlust

    Booking the Tazara Train

    I’d been in Zambia for just over a month and my volunteering placement on the Book Bus had come to an end. I still had five weeks until my Kilimanjaro climb,…

  • Zambezi River Sunset Cruise Livingstone Zambia www.heleninwonderlust.co.uk

    Sunset Cruise on the Zambezi River

    As I lean on the railing of the boat, watching the sun set over the Zambezi River, I wonder if anyone has ever felt as content as I do right now?…

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    Adventures on The Book Bus

    After my trip to Victoria Falls and an awesome first day, the rest of my first week on The Book Bus just got better and better . Each day we go…

  • The Book Bus Begins

    By the end of my first day on the Book Bus, I knew I’d made the right choice of where to start my epic Africa trip. The previous two days had…