Zambia. – One of the best things I did whilst in Livingstone with Greenpop was a +-35km cycle tour around town with The Original Cowboy Bicycle Safari Tours, all under the careful care of our guide Patrick Muyunda.
Starting at 9am the tour took us through the more established suburb of Linda, to Libuyu and Maramba with a visit to a working quarry, that place where the mighty Zambezi River meets the road, the Cowboy pre-school and the Dambwa market.
The tours were started by the late Cliff ‘Cowboy’ Sikatumba who realised that many visitors would like a closer look at Livingstone’s offerings. All proceeds of the bicycle tours go to the Pre-Primary school which is now run by his brother Oliver and is st up to accommodate children between 3 and 9 years.
The tour was incredible in every way. Uninterrupted first hand breathing in of an area filled with history and diversity, people working to improve their lives through action and education. Patrick an excellent guide to it all.
Heart and soul. I highly recommend this to any visitor to the area.
Our Guide Patrick who started working with Cowboy, washing and maintaining bikes, at the age of 12 years. He taught himself English under Cowboy’s guidance and is now doing most of the tours.
In the quarry with 94 year old Doreen who break rocks every day in the hope of filling a wheelbarrow. One wheelbarrow load can fetch US$1, if there’s a buyer. She let me try and I was astounded by the strength her small frame holds.
At the Living Falls Biopower outside town.
Cycling out towards Victoria Falls. Following the leader.
A view to Victoria Falls from the road.
With Linda from Moving Sushi, my partner in travel.
Cowboy’s Village School.
Bikes at the market.
Ever branded for Greenpop.