KLM will serve Lusaka three times a week using an Airbus A330-200. The aircraft has space for 243 passengers, 30 in World Business Class and 213 in Economy Class.
Starting 15 May 2012, flight KL561 will depart from Schiphol on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 12:30 hrs, arriving in Lusaka the same day at 22:10 hrs. The return flight, KL562, will depart Lusaka at 23:55 hrs on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday nights and arrive in Amsterdam at 09:55 hrs the next morning.
Recently we purchased and installed a borehole hand pump for Siankaba village. This means that the ladies in the village no longer have to draw water from the river and so avoid the possibility of crocodile attack. The pump is proving to be very popluar. It is wonderful to give something as useful as this back to our supportive community.
The lodge recently arranged to take a number of children from the Siankaba Nursery School and the Mandia Basic School for a trip to the Victoria Falls. It is amazing to think that most of the children in the Siankaba community have never seen the falls even though they are less than 40 kms away! Our driver/guide Sydney Phiri and guide Victor Sikushaba took the children on a guided tour of the falls. It was the absolute highlight of many of their lives!