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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

    Every week I get a lot of emails from people asking for advice and general Africa travel tips, so I decided to put together this comprehensive guide to help you plan…

  • The Ultimate Travel Guide to Livingstone, Zambia

    This week has been super quiet as I have been hard at work, pulling together my Ultimate Travel Guide to Livingstone, Zambia. Africa in general can be a daunting place to think of…

  • 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…

  • My First Visit to Victoria Falls

    “Wow,” was about all I can manage to say when I see them for the very first time. It was mid May when I first saw the beauty of the Victoria Falls,…

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    Settling In to Africa and Confusing Canadians

    Kelly was waiting for us in the small building that is Livingstone airport. I recognised her by the bright yellow t-shirt she was waving in my direction. I had just arrived in Zambia to…

  • Elephants drinking from the Zambezi www.heleninwonderlust.co.uk

    Arriving in Africa

    “If you look to your left you’ll see Victoria Falls and the Mighty Zambezi” our captain announced as the plane descended into Livingstone. I was finally arriving in Africa. The continent I’d been dreaming of for so…