Kuomboka 2013.

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The arrival of the Litunga at Limulunga is a big deal. First we heard drums, a slow sweet hypnotic sound. We looked to the Horizons and saw an elephant image floating above the crowds. Pic by Chibamba

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The crowds were ecstatic. Pic by Chibamba

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Emmason, yuyi and all the group. Pic by Chibamba.

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Finally the wait was over. Pic by Emmason

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Kuomboka ceremony attracts a vast array of spectators. Pic By Chibamba.

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My beautiful Lozi Princess. Pic by yuyi

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The kings barge arrives first, followed by the Queens and then the one for Children. Pic by Chibamba.

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The Queens barge has an egret on top of it. Pic by chibamba

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The Kings barge has an elephant on top. Pic By chibamba

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The King arrived at dusk. Pic by Chibamba

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Lining up the banks for a good view. Pic by Chibamba.

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Dressed up for the occasion. Pic by Chibamba.

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Yuyi and the group. Pic by Chibamba

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Nayuma Museum. Pic by Yuyi.

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Waiting for the day. Pic by Chibamba.

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The skies over Barotseland were painted with the blood of the dying day. It was 18th and the countdown was on.Pic by Chibamba

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Yuyi at the Royal barge.Pic by Chibamba.

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Main arena as the wait for the Litunga was on. Pic by Chibamba.

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Entertainment in the main arena. Pic by Chibamba.

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My beautiful Lozi host family when i travelled for the Kuomboka. Pic by Chibamba.

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Emmason walks in front of Nayuma Museum. Pic by Chibamba

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Entertainment on the Second day of the ceremony. Pic by Chibamba.

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Surveillance boats. Pic By Chibamba.

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We were not really allowed to come so close to the Royal barge. The old man guarding it with an animal skin whip slipped into the cabin and we played the mice when the cat is away. Pic by Yuyi.

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