Posted by: wildsidezambia | April 29, 2013

Famous Dutch DJ falls in love with Livingstone

Percy Oosterveen, a popular DJ from Utrecht in The Netherlands, was invited to liven up the ‘Oranjefeest’ at the Dutch Embassy in Lusaka. The auspicious occasion is the crowning of the new King of the Netherlands, Willem Alexander, on 30 April 2013.

Percy and his friend Jesse Bobeldijk were flown to Lusaka courtesy of KLM. They of course wanted to see more of Zambia and made their way down to Livingstone, staying at the Mama Out of Africa on the banks of the Zambezi. Here Percy happily exchanged the loud world of DJ-ing for a few days of the absolute quiet you can only find in the African bush.

Percy enjoying the peace and quiet in front of the Mama

Percy enjoying the peace and quiet in front of the Mama

In Percy’s own words:

“Being at Mama Out of Africa is simply amazing! A natural piece of art right at the banks of the Zambezi.

This beautiful lodge with everything you need gave us a real Zambian experience we’ll never forget.

The stunning views of the river, the rich wild life and the moonlight over the river at night makes this place both a romantic and adventurous place.

We had the pleasure to stay over at the Mama for three days and we completely recharged our batteries. Still far too short for everything livingstone has to offer and missing it already!

During our stay we went of course to the Victoria Falls. This must see in Livingstone is an overwhelming experience! I have never seen such big and beautiful waterfalls in my life. The power of the water is enormous and the natural park around the falls feels like being in a tropical rain forest in april.

DJ Percy & Munene Apr 2013

During our second day we experienced the rich wild life. Munene Kermer (above, right) took us first on a boat trip in the African Finfoot on the Zambezi river. For the first time in my life I saw elephants, crocodiles, hippo’s, impala’s and several special birds in their natural habitat.

Percy took this photo of an elephant on the Zambezi

Percy took this photo of an elephant on the Zambezi

After the boat trip we took a game safari during the afternoon. Again the rich Zambian wild life of rhino’s, buffalo’s, zebra’s, elephants were exposed to us. Simply beautifull!

The kindness and hospitality from the owners Karien and Peter and their son Munene was amazing. We were allowed to use their truck and boat and they guided us in the area. They showed us the best spots in the area and gave us an experience never too forget.”

For more info on the Mama Out of Africa at Kayube Estate, visit You can also email or go to our Facebook page, I Love Zambia.


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