Monthly Archives: February 2015

Playing with little lions – ahhhh, a relief after the previous night…

Thursday February 5th ~ Antelope Park to Masvingo After only 2.5 short hours the alarm was going off on Tim’s iPhone. I struggled to get my bearings. That is often one of the challenges of frequent traveling – trying to … Continue reading

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MISSING – Two big lions

Wednesday February 4th (PM) ~ In the back of a pick-up, Antelope Park, Zimbabwe “If we can’t find them soon, perhaps we can try playing animal in distress sounds”, the lone female voice cracked through the night on the radio. … Continue reading

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Walking with the lions

Wednesday February 4th ~ Antelope Park, Zimbabwe Oh how I had been looking forward to this day. I mean, come on, an opportunity to walk with the lions! How does one possibly top this? I honestly can’t remember if the bus … Continue reading

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Where do you chose to be buried if you are one of the richest men in the world?

Tuesday February 3rd ~ Rhodes Matopos National Park and World’s View Rhodes Matopos National Park (also called Matobo NP) Located just 34 km (21 miles) south of Bulawayo, one finds yet another amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site. The grassy plains are … Continue reading

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Long bus ride, no TP or AC, and a leaking roof – but still having fun!

Monday February 2nd ~ Driving to Bulawayo and Natural History Museum Today was one of those days that are necessary, but not particularly enjoyable. We spent a large part of the day on our small tour bus driving from our … Continue reading

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Botswana ~ Chobe National Park

Sunday February 1st ~ Chobe National Park, Botswana Up early and on the road by 7:30 for an hours’ drive to the border crossing from Zimbabwe into Botswana. Botswana Landlocked, the country is bordered by South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, and … Continue reading

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The Boma Restaurant at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

Saturday evening, January 31st ~ The Boma Restaurant The Boma Restaurant is one of those places that every tourist that comes to Victoria Falls gets invited to experience. And to top things off, we are celebrating Ben’s birthday. A combination of … Continue reading

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Victoria Falls ~ Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, “The smoke that thunders”!

Saturday January 31st – Victoria Falls ~ from both the Zimbabwe and Zambia sides Victoria Falls is located on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. Fed by the Zambezi River, it is statistically the largest waterfall in the world. “This … Continue reading

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Fly to Zimbabwe and afternoon cruise on the Zambezi River

Friday, January 30th ~ Introduction to Zimbabwe After breakfast at the hotel we load into two small vans for our transport to the Johannesburg airport. We shlepped our own luggage to the main reception area and I am once again thankful … Continue reading

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Cradle of Humankind ~ Sterkfontein Caves and Maropeng Visitor Center

Thursday, January 29th ~ South Africa Today started off on the wrong foot. Having been so used to how smooth our Gate 1 tours are run, I find myself impatient with the lack of organization on this tour. Brian is … Continue reading

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