Into Zambia & Brenda’s Best Baobabs 4 May 2021

  • Barry 

After leaving Riverdance Camping early we drove through to Katima Mulilo and stopped in at a private clinic who informed us that Zambia was doing checks at the border which we did and passed through all the formalities of border crossing – passports & covid (for us) and then for the vehicle: carnet, road insurance, Zambia Road toll fees for all of Zambia and Sisheke road toll – a real game. of collecting stamps and passing go.

By the time we got through it was getting late and we decided to stay in Sesheke at “Brendas Best baobab”  which according to I Overlander is charming and Brenda most helpful – well it has changed in this last year – Sadly Brenda had a stroke and passed away – her Dutch Husband Harry is still running the place but his heart is not in it – losing Brenda and the Covid impact has resulted in maintenance slipping and he no longer runs the restaurant. The staff are pleasant and the gardens grandeur can be seen. Hopefully if travellers increase in volume Harry will find some hope and uplift the spirit of the place.

We ended up sharing the driveway with another couple from SA/Namibia both vehicles with sleep on top tents – we both had gas cylinders and heated up food so we were just fine. We even had a visiting cat-so the cat food love could be spread aroundThe sunset looking across the great Zambezi River across Namibia was quite spectacular. The river is currently very full.

The next morning we were up early, cashed some Kwachas at a nearby ATM and hit the road (ouch – the road is not good) to Livingstone.




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