I was out cycling the other day and found this place. I don’t know why or when this water park was abandoned. It’s situated on Leopard’s Hill outside Lusaka. The water slides and the structures around them seems to be robustly built, maybe it would still be possible to restore the park. The bush is taking over and it’s easy to miss the place unless you know exactly where you’re going. I found the last picture in the gallery online, […]
I’ve just spent three days in the bush on a bike shooting 1Zambia MTB for the second year in a row. The race is 250km long, starting in Lusaka and finishing in Lower Zambezi. Check out all the photos here.
Recently, me and Swedish journalist and author Karin Alfredsson did a story for the Swedish magazine Forskning & Framsteg (Science & Progress). The story is about the chief system and tradition in southern Africa. The photos are from Zambia’s eastern province where we met Chief Ndake and from Cazizi village in northern where we met Regulo (chief) Fabiao Omar Lucavanga.
Hulene is Maputo’s only landfill. About 1 600 tonnes of garbage is dumped here daily, overflowing the walls of the dump and spreading into the surrounding residential area.This is also the workplace for the less fortunate, who are scavenging around broken glass, toxic flames and empty cans is search for food and materials that could be sold. Hulene is the result of decades of uncontrolled urbanisation. I visited the dump together with Amor, an organisation that actively promotes recycling in Mozambique. Head […]
Last week, I went back to Kafue National Park . It’s the largest national park in Zambia, covering an area of about 22,400 km² (similar in size to Wales or Massachusetts). It is the second largest park in Africa and is home to over 55 different species of animals. We saw lots of elephants and were also lucky to see a mother Leopard with two cubs. We stayed at the brilliant Mukambi Safari Lodge, I highly recommend to stay here if […]
Kulamba is a Chewa traditional ceremony in which Chewa chiefs pay homage to their King, Kalonga Gawa Undi. During the ceremony, the chiefs brief the King on the situation in their Chiefdoms highlighting major issues and developments. They also present gifts to the King. Kulamba ceremony started before the15th century. The ceremony is held at Mkaika in Katete Zambia. Mkaika is the official traditioinal Chewa Headquarters. Chewa chiefs and their people from Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia grace the occasion. The […]
These are shots from a recent assignment for Swedish magazine Modern Psychology. The article is about the treatment of the mentally ill, and what is considered mental illness in Zambia. This is Rodwell Vongo, aka Doctor Vongo, head of Zambia Traditional Healer’s Practitioners Association. He explained the difference between demons, ghosts and spirits. Roots used in traditional healing Dr. Ravi Paul, head of the Psychiatry department at Lusaka University Teaching HospitalFather Edwin, Priest
I spent last weekend on the trails of the mountainbike race 1Zambia MTB. The race is well on its way to being recognised as one of the most spectacular and wild mountain bike stage races in Africa. The race is almost 250 km long and spans over three days. The first two stages of the race are located in and around the Lilayi area outside Lusaka. The third stage goes from Lilayi Lodge to Kiambi Safari Lodge, a 100km final stretch along the Zambezi River.
Here’s som shots from my recent trip to Namibia. Hiking in Fishriver Canyon: Our guides: Abandoned water station in the Namib Desert: The sleepy port town of Luderitz : The Kalahari:
I just came back from a ten day road trip in Namibia. We arrived in Kolmanskop after driving six hours from the main road through the Namib desert. Kolmanskop is an old abandoned diamond town. In 1908 the worker Zacharias Lewala found a diamond while working in this area and showed it to his supervisor, the German railway inspector August Stauch. Realizing the area was rich in diamonds, German miners began settlement, and soon after the German government declared it a prohibited area, […]