15-Oct-2015 -- This is the 5th out of 6 reports, describing confluence visits in Zambia and Zimbabwe. The story continues from 18°S 27°E and starts from 16°S 28°E. More pictures of our trip can be found here.
After spending the night in Binga, we had a long day of driving to get to this confluence point. Half way, our exhaust broke. But in the little village helpful residents helped us repairing the car.
It was already evening when we reached the confluence area. Nevertheless, we gave it a try. From the main gravel road, we turned southwards about 10 km to the village Deva. A couple kilometres later, we parked the car at the roadside with a remaining distance of 1.6 km. From there, we walked over hilly terrain through forests and fields until we reached the confluence point.
The confluence point is located right at the corner of a grain field on top of a little hill with two trees on it. The landscape is beautiful with rolling forested hills. The area is generally quite populated.
Coming back from the Confluence, we continued to the town Karoi. It just had turned dark when we arrived. Due to the power outage (Lake Kariba is at its lowest level now and water power is scarce these days), it wasn’t easy to find accommodation and food in the town.
CP Visit Details:
- Distance to a road: 1600 m
- Distance to a track: 50 m
- Distance of car parking: 1600 m
- Time to reach the CP from the road: 20 minutes
- Time at the CP: 4:03 PM
- Measured height: 837 m
- Minimal distance according to GPS: 0 m
- Position accuracy: 3 m
- Topography: hilly
- Vegetation: harvested fields, scattered trees and bushes
- Weather: cloudless, 25° C (felt temperature)
- Given Name: The Broken Exhaust Confluence
The story finishes at 15°S 28°E.