Crossing into Zambia
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November 14th, 2009 – by: tridantri
At the Zambian border the following day we got stuck for well over an hour. As well as all the usual form filling in and the one and only guy at the desk stamping all of our passports we had to wait for ages because the official that had to register our vehicle had gone into town. Customer service has not really been a priority at most of the places we have visited but this was ridiculous.
Once across the Zambian border we had a 120km drive on a very rough road but after only 30 minutes of driving we had to pull over because the truck was making a strange noise. It turned out that most of the bolts holding the chassis to the suspension had come off and had we continued driving the truck would most likely have rolled over. In the end Tim had to get a lift back into town to get new parts and then come back and fix the truck. After three hours we were finally back on the road.
As I was going to bed that night I saw a hippo about 20m from my tent, which was a cool experience.
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