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Having read the book Africa House we were super keen to visit. The first impression as one walks up to the house is breathtaking. Our guide was very difficult to understand although knowledgeable on the facts. It was a pity guests may not go into...More
The visit to Shiwa Ngandu is highly recommended. One can stay there or in the nearby Kapishya Hot Springs Lodge (probably better for families, 19 km away). The visit certainly becomes more interesting if one has first read The Africa House from Christina Lamb to...More
Shiwa N'gandu is no longer the grand English-style country house it used to be in the era prior to 1980. Behind its facade, this country manor has slipped into disrepair and the interiors are old and crumbling and in dire need of repair and major...More
I heard of Shiwa Ngandu many many years ago and its builder Sir Stewart Gore-Browne. My wife has indulged me for decades in my desire to visit this estate and after many many visits to Zambia I finally got there. No photo or description can...More
This house is living history with Charlie and Jo as the current keepers of this amazing history. Jo can take you through the entire house and attached church, telling you step by step explaining the family history of those that built the house, lived in...More
Though a bit far from Lusaka about 100ks from Mpika, this is a must visit especially for people who value Zambian history. Charlie and Jo are currently on a project to digitalize data, dating back to the 17th century, which surrounds the pre-colonial, colonial, and...More
I heard so many things about this place and thought I cannot leave Zambia without seeing Shiwa N'gandu. So I booked the self-catering farmhouse for me and my three long time friends who came all the way from Europe. This farmhouse is literally falling apart....More