North of Lusaka to Mkushi – 2 June 2021

  • Barry 

So we left Lusaka early and took the west bypass road – which at least flows but is still very busy – and continued heading north

As on the map our first scheduled stop was “The Fig Tree Cafe” which is only 68km north of Lusaka it took us nearly 2 hours to get there.

This is a real establishment on the Great North Road (T2) it is a kind “have to stop” – the last time we stopped here was on our return drive from Kasanka National Park – on 13 Nov 2018 – a birthday breakfast stop.

Their prices, food, loos and service are all good. The exchange Rate is R0.63/Kwacha so tea was just under R19,  Cuppaccino R25

They also have a good sense of humour dotted around on the blackboards

They also have a market with various crafts and products on sale


We then made our way to visit Lester Shenton who is General manager of Agri Options and is farming in the Mkushi area. Lester is a friend of Julie’s brother (David).

What a wonderful stay – a great hot shower, a palatial bed, a glass of Chivas followed by an excellent supper cooked by the Malawian Chef.

Lester shared insights in places to go in Northern Zambia and family contacts in Tanzania.

Thank you Lester – much appreciated

Lester property looks out over a lake which is very high currently – the lake supplies a lot of the agricultural needs

the featured image is the view over the lake  – and this is another view

and the little Jack Russel has pride of place and warmth

From Mkushi we continued our travels northwards




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