Day Trip from Lusaka: Tiffany’s Canyon

I’ve mentioned a few times now that “Braai” culture in Zambia (or Southern Africa in general) is very popular. The explanation for this is that often there isn’t too much going on in Lusaka, so eating and drinking with friends is an appealing way to fill an afternoon or evening.

The sheer number of braai’s means sometimes we get a little more creative with our braai locations. This creativity brought a large group of us about 45 minutes out of the city to Tiffany’s Canyon.

Tiffany’s Canyon was a mystery to many of us – we pictured a grassy park giving way to a man-made lake (Tiffany’s Canyon is a filled in quarry). There was actually much more going on – floating trampolines, kayaks, go karts, a playground and more.

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Before we chickened out three of us jumped into the lake! It was not the hottest day and the water wasn’t exactly warm… but it also wasn’t frigid – so I’d call that a win. Apparently the water is decently clean but I’ll keep you posted if I start to get sick…

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I got a stress fracture from getting a little bit too enthusiastic about HIIT after months of inactivity… so swimming is the only exercise I can do for a few weeks! Therefore I enthusiastically swam until I was fairly cold and tired.

Typically braai’s can be unexciting for me food-wise because I’m vegetarian and they tend to center around meat. However there were 4 vegetarians at this Braai and for a decent period of time we took over the whole grill. The meat eaters were even jealous of our colorful spread.

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I’ve been trying to limit my desserts but my willpower could not withstand this amazing vegan chocolate cake Megan baked. Besides – if it’s vegan it’s basically healthy right?

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Things to know about Tiffany’s Canyon

  • It’s a few feet past a toll booth so you need to pay the toll (20KZ)
  • To enter the Braai area costs 100KZ per person and activities (including inflatable trampolines) cost extra
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