Having lived and blogged in Livingstone for close to a year and half I probably don’t need to spend too much time on our return trip there. The purpose of our trip was mostly to say goodbye to all of our friends one final time, see Victoria Falls again and for me, to visit my rescue dog Rambo. We were also fortunate enough to have lined up a trip to Islands of Siankaba, a beautiful five star lodge on the Zambezi river managed by our friends Brett and Claire; but more about that in my Islands of Siankaba post (it really does deserve its own post!).
|Zebra at Sun International, next to Victoria Falls|
The falls were as magnificent as ever, now at full power with the water level high. You can even see the fall all the way from Livingstone town, 10km away!
|Mosi-Oa-Tunya Road in Livingstone. You can see the spray from the falls!|
|Victoria Falls in April|
|My last photo at Victoria Falls|
|Sooo much spray!|
Livingstone hadn’t changed at all over the couple of months we’d been away and the familiarty was nice. However two things I noted that had changed were firstly the state of the road out to Livingstone Airport which was in progress when we left but is now finished. I went for a morning run along the Airport Road and was very impressed with how well it had come out.
The other main change was the progress on the accommodation at our favourite restaurant in town, Olgas!
|My wood fired pizza- Yum!|
Olgas is an Italian restaurant serving
REAL Italian food. It is extremely yummy but even
better it is also a social business started up by an Italian NGO CeLIM, with profits
going into their Youth Community Training Centre. So no need to feel guilty
about that pizza! And now Olgas is preparing to open up accommodation next door
to its restaurant. When we had left Livingstone the roof wasn’t even on,
however the rooms are looking close to completion, with the opening hopefully
on a couple of months away. Anyone looking for accommodation in Livingstone in
the coming months should check to see if Olgas is ready for guests!
|Pizza and beer :-)|
|Our group: Friends in Livingstone|
|The philosophy behind Olgas: "Do not give me a fish but|
teach me how to fish"
|New Olgas accommodation: Coming along|
|Olgas accommodation: Opening soon|