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False May 2008 Travel Zambia 15 People Habitat Habitat Nkani Nkani Home for Maggie Mwale is the bush of the Luangwa Valley, where she works in marketing and reservations for Norman Carr Safaris. For years she has enjoyed guests’ stories of the UK and dreamed about one day seeing the place for herself. In February this year she finally got the chance. Here are a few extracts from her journal. 2 February ( flight out and arrival in London): After a week of a hundred imaginings and emails it is finally time to say my goodbyes. Oh my word! Nine hours on the plane! Will I manage? I have never sat in one place for that long. We have to get on a tube to Graham’s flat in High Street Kensington. Is this the same tube that my two colleagues, William and Raphael, who visited earlier, referred to as ‘ the place for the dead’ and refused to get on? 4 February ( London): The one thing that I find most strange is the pleasure of walking miles and miles without meeting elephants. Did I expect to see some here? I am tremendously fascinated by the buildings. Most were built over 100 years ago. That makes me wonder why we don’t have such back home: is it the material used or just lack of care? 7 February ( London): I spend a lot of time in Marks and Spencer. Amazing! I hope they can come to Zambia. I would bring the whole shop home if I only had a private jet. 8 February ( Newcastle): An evening couldn’t get any better than a meal in a Japanese restaurant. Tasting prawns for the very first time and using chopsticks is just awesome. 15 February ( Droitwich): John and Diane welcome me to Droitwich with a lovely walk on the Malvern Hills. Watching the sun go down takes me back to the Luangwa, sitting beside the river with a bottle of Mosi. 19 February ( Lyme Regis, Dorset): I see the sea for the first time and I can’t leave without soaking my feet in the cold water for at least 30 minutes. It is one way to just reassure myself that I am really there. I also have fish and chips, which I consider a funny combination – and amazing that it is an English thing. Don’t we learn every day! 22 February ( Worcester): We visit a Catholic church and I fall in love with the architecture and design. If I moved to the UK and found a man, I would love to wed under the ceiling of Sacred Heart St. Catherine of Alexandria Church. 28 February ( London): How time flies! I’m back in the busy and multi- cultural city. It’s so amazing to just stand and watch everyone move from left to right, north to east and south to west. 3 March ( last night): Having once had many pictures of the UK in my own imaginary world, I am now putting my dreams to sleep. I had always laughed about the million lights and never thought it would be something that could make me so emotional. But now my times of listening to stories are over! I have graduated from listener to storyteller! Maggie’s UK Journal View from abroad CITY SLICKERS The siren call of the Zambian bush reaches some unlikely ears. In a true story that sounds more like something from a Hollywood movie, a high- flying advertising executive and his partner, a senior EU translator, have sold their stylish apartments in cosmopolitan Brussels and headed for a new life in the wilderness of Kafue National Park. But Andre Plaisir and Heiner Maag are no ‘ wet behind the ears’ would- be adventurers, reports Tim Henshall. Having driven their way around much of southern Africa armed with little more than a GPS and thermos flask, they both feel well prepared for the challenges ahead. “ We know it’ll be more than a little different to Brussels. And believe me, that’s the biggest attraction,” says Andre, with a glint in his eye. Andre and Heiner first visited Kaingu Lodge, located on the eastern boundary of Kafue, as paying guests in 2006. Like many visitors it was a case of love at first sight. They are now major shareholders and will move permanently in June. “ If we ever had any doubts,” added Andre, “ these would have been completely blown away by the fabulous response we’ve had promoting the lodge to tour operators across Europe.” Find out how they settle in at www. kaingu- lodge. com DID YOU KNOW? The 2,574km- long Zambezi is Africa’s fourth longest river. It flows through six countries before entering the Indian Ocean in Mozambique. On the London Eye ZELDA PERKINS Dorset: the sea, at last! JOHN DRURY Covent Garden DAVID DRURY The Kafue River at Kaingu TIM HENSHALL

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