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 that we are traveling with carry-on sized roller board suitcases.
It was quite a challenge to arrange all of our luggage, plus passengers into the small vans. We were all grateful that it was a short drive from the hotel to the airport since we were crammed in like sardines with luggage filling every spare inch.
We were booked on Fly Africa for an hour and forty minute flight to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe.
On arrival in Zimbabwe, we had a larger bus that would accommodate all 22 of us, including Brian and our driver. The bus was also towing a small trailer that would hold our larger pieces of luggage. We still kept our small backpacks with us inside the bus.
A bit of a drive to our hotel, where we checked in and then had a two-hour Sunset Cruise on the River Zambezi. We did spot several hippos along the way, but mainly this was a chance to visit, get to know our fellow travelers a little better, relax over drinks and enjoy some snacks.
Gratitude Moment: Today I am grateful that I had a chance to get to know some of my fellow travelers better. Our group is starting to come together. After a couple of jam-packed days, it was nice to have a more relaxed day!