We woke up at 5:30am to prepare for our trip to Kapisha Hot Springs and Shiwa Ng’andu. We waved good bye to our fantasitc hosts and friends and powered off back over the Lake to Mpulungu.  A little sadness in my heart to be leaving but very excited about visiting the Hot Springs and Shiwa N’gandu. We arrived at 2:30pm and wandered around the beautiful gardens and swimming pool before checking out the Hot Springs which are sensational and so warm, 41 degrees and felt like a giant jacuzzi.  You can prop yourself up on a rock to cool down but beware of mosquitoes at sundown. You are surrounded by thick lusch exotic foilage with trees towering above you. A Palmnut vulture landed above us spying on us as we paddled like children.

The sound of the Manshya river and birds is an ideal setting to relax and be pampered in the Spa. I indulged in a massage and pedicure

The chalets where we stayed are all built from local material and our A-frame staircase bannister was made from branches.Tthe floor was varnished brick downstairs with wooden floor boards upstairs. The beds were spongey with brown sheets and I discarded the lumpy pillow! Really our only complaint!

The evening meals at Kapisha were first class.  On the first night we had shepherds pie with fresh green bean and leaks from their vegetable garden, followed by mango pie with custard.  Truly delicious followed by fresh Kasama coffee.  The dogs sat with us after dinner by the coal fire and we sunk into the sofas and poured over the photograph albumns left in the bar area.