18-Oct-2015 -- This is the last out of 6 reports, describing confluence visits in Zambia and Zimbabwe. The story continues from 17°S 29°E and starts from 16°S 28°E. More pictures of our trip can be found here.
On the last day of our stay in Sambia and Zimbawe, we spent the night at the Fringilla Farm north of the capital city Lusaka. The farm is only 17 km away from the confluence point (as the crows fly). In the early morning, I had a quick and easy drive to the confluence point. It was just after sunrise when I reached the point.
The general area of the Confluence is farmland. Therefore, several farm tracks make the area accessible. One of these farm tracks misses the confluence by only 21 m. However, these last missing 21 m are difficult to cover on foot. There is a 2 m high electric fence that cannot be easily surmounted. It is only an animal fence. But in order to get inside the fenced area, it will be necessary to talk to the owners of this confluence point.
Exactly one hour after my departure, I was back to the Fringilla Farm. Staff showed us around the huge farmland, which includes a horse ranch, cows, pigs, various fields, a butcher, and even a doctor. In the afternoon we took our flight back to Europe, arriving Monday morning in Zurich.
CP Visit Details:
- Distance to a road: 15 km
- Distance to a track: 21 m
- Distance of car parking: 30 m
- Time to reach the CP from the road: 0 minutes
- Time at the CP: 5:59 AM
- Measured height: 1143 m
- Minimal distance according to GPS: 21 m
- Position accuracy: 3 m
- Topography: flat
- Vegetation: high grass, scattered trees and bushes
- Weather: cloudless, 23° C (felt temperature)
- Given Name: The Fringilla Farm Confluence
The story finishes here.