Traditional Homes: Zambia

Traditional Homes Zambia - Mud Hut Mama

Last month we had the pleasure of attending the Kufukwila Traditional Ceremony at Senior Chief Mukumbi Ibaloli’s Palace in Northwestern Zambia. The ceremony was incredible to see but today I wanted to share some photos of the cultural village that this Kaonde community built to teach their younger members about their heritage. They built each of the traditional homes that the Kaonde tribe have utilized in sequencial order from the very earliest homes to homes closer to what many Kaondes live in today. As you might have guessed by the name of this blog, I find traditional building fascinating so this cultural village was a real treat for me to experience. This first dwelling was carved out of a termite mound. You can see in this next photo that support […] Read more »

A Rural Community in Zambia

Rural Zambian Community - Mud Hut Mama

I have been thoroughly enjoying The Piri-Piri Lexicon’s “Show Me Your Neighborhood Around The World” series and today I am thrilled to participate and share some photos of a rural community close to our home. The idea is for people in a wide variety of locations to share photos of typical scenes in their area, click over for a photographic journey around the world. We live in a forest conservancy in Zambia which is about an hour’s drive from the nearest community. Here are some photographs taken near our camp and in one  rural community that is located about 25 kilometers (15.5 miles) from us. A Street: This is the road just outside our camp. Most rural roads in Zambia are unpaved. A Market: This […] Read more »