Zambian Village Life – Friday Travel Photo

Posted on / by Alex Berger

Faces of Zambia

This photo was taken along the Zambia/DRC border in Luapula Provice, northern Zambia. Connecting with my brother who is a Peace Corps Volunteer in the region we stopped at another volunteer’s village for lunch. As we got acquainted, listened to her amazing stories and were introduced to her neighbors and the local village kids life casually went on around us. It was a beautiful opportunity to observe and experience a taste of Zambian village life. The Zambians were incredibly warm, hospitable, and incredibly respectful. The children were curious, shy, and always beaming brilliant smiles.

While there is no doubt that they lack many of the common niceties we enjoy – running water, electricity and all the creature comforts that go with it – they had a lust for life, and a richness that most of us are sorely missing.

Would you like to see previous Friday Photos? View past travel pictures here. This photo was taken on a Canon T3i (600D) Camera using a Canon IS 55-250mm lens.

Alex Berger

I am a travel blogger and photographer. I also am involved in academic research into the study abroad and backpacker communities.


  • Jennifer
    November 11, 2012

    Great photo, Alex! You did a fantastic job of capturing a day in the village. I would love to experience a visit to a village myself. Hopefully one day. But for now, I’ll live vicariously through your stories from your time in Africa.

    • Alex Berger
      November 11, 2012

      Thank you! The chance was really rare and powerful. It definitely changed the way I relate to Africa and the people there.


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