HiI see there's a post for the following departure but would be interested to know of others on this departure - both are guaranteed already. A friend has done this trip 5 or 6 years ago and recommended it.
I am going out on direct BA flight to Lusaka a couple of days earlier and staying at Eureka camp - is anyone else?
Hi Agree about the awful early departure but I too decided it was worth it after reading the reviews about the group flights. We can share a taxi to the airport. If you're staying at Eureka camp beforehand too if we manage to meet up we could do same on way out. Are you the person who was first to book - I was second and they guaranteed departure once I'd booked or are there at least 3 of us now?
I booked just after it turned Guaranteed, so there must be at least 3 going now. Already have my morning transfer back to the airport booked (arranged it all through Trailfinders and thought I might as well get that sorted out now!) but no doubt we can arrange for you to share! Didn't book one for the arrival just cos there's less urgency - and yes, I'll be at Eureka, so we should definitely try to meet up and share a cab, should make things a bit cheaper.
I am so much looking forward to this holiday, it's ridiculous. Six months seems far too long to wait!
I'm joining the group at Eureka as I am flying off to volunteer in Lusaka for 4 months before the trip.
I'm arriving next week so will see if I can pass on any helpful information for your arrival there.
Looking forward to meeting you. In the meantime I'll be keeping a blog whilst I'm out there (www.neatfreakabroad.blogspot.co.uk) so if you want to see pics of the country before you come you may find it useful.
Look forward to your blog and meeting you at Eureka. My first time to Africa (apart from Morocco) so any tips appreciated. Have a great time.
Hi all, I am looking forward to meeting you at the Eureka Camp. I will arrive late of the 13th. I am flying KLM. I believe I was #4 when I booked in January. On this wintery day I am looking forward to some warm sunshine, the canoes and incredible wildlife.
Katharine, I will follow your blog. Good luck in Lusaka.
Thanks for the messages. I am now in Lusaka and enjoying it alot. It's warmer than the UK although currently it's tipping with rain - that's why the trip is in June, after the rainy season :) It's also very chilled compared with West Africa which is a mega bonus!
The only tip I have for now is bring a fleece. It gets surprisingly chilly in the evenings when the sun goes down.
Have tried to read your blog but it won't play ball - will try another night. Have thought I might bring my down jacket for nights - it makes a brilliant pillow even if not actually needed for wearing at night.
Oh that's a shame Heather. It should just be a standard webpage. Other people seems to be able to get on there. Try this link and let me know: www.neatfreakabroad.blogspot.com
Down jacket sounds lovely for a pillow. I just have my blow up pillow. I've got to work out how to ship back some of my things before the trip as I can't take it all in a canoe!
I've extended my stay at the garden cottage in Lusaka so the luggae storage issue has gone - yay! I've arranged with the guides to meet you all at the Southern Sun in Lusaka which is much easier :) Glad the trip is filling up.
Glad you like the blog, I try and update it as often as I can.
Finally had time to try your blog again and it works fine - but there is so much to catch up on! Really enjoy what I've read so far. Still 3 places left on our trip but expect they'll fill. Counting down the weeks now and really looking forward to it. Hints on any "must dos" the couple of days I'm in Lusaka before trip will be welcome although some time chilling out at Eureka camp will be nice.
I kayak and did a 10 day canoe expedition down Yukon last year. Don't worry you'll soon pick up what you need to know and last time we had people like you who'd only done it as a kid and one who'd never been in a canoe.
Pics are good aren't they - particularly like the one with the curious hippos! One month to go - can't wait to get there. There are 3 spaces left according to website so reckon there are 9 of us now. Think we decided we were on same flight so may be able to share transport to Eureka camp. I will be using my red Explore kit bag - the handles are longer than the Exodus ones so I can wear it on my back like a rucksack if need be. It will have an Exodus label for life baggage label though.
Excellent, cheers! Not sure which luggage I'll have - will either be a smallish black Eurohike backpack or a bigger Footprint Adventures kitbag (depending on whether I can fit everything into the smaller bag or not), but as hand luggage I'll almost certainly have a battered'n'grubby cream canvas rucksack with many pockets. Hopefully we'll spot each other (maybe even when queueing for visas or changing money at the airport!) and can share a cab to Eureka Camp. Can hardly believe there's less than a month to go now...
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