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Oct 12, 2017 - It's All About The Falls

*the website dorks knocked me off so I lost the full day's entry; a brief summary follows -brekkie at 0700..good range of options but java needed to be stronger -left after 0800 to beat the heat..exited Zambia, over the international bridge associated with Cecil Rhodes and Zimbabwean visa -to Victoria Falls NP..Livingstone statue..the falls..low water volume..rooting warthog -cab to/from Victoria Falls Hotel, a grande dame property, for lunch and the great view of the bridge -hot walk for the return and back to the hotel by 1430 -chilled...

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Oct 11, 2017 - The Final Country

-had set the alarm for 0700 but up after 0500, getting the draft blog done, pix downloaded, packing, border money and up to pay bill after 0600 safari departure; frustrated a Tripadvisor review of the lodge went awol but got the blog up to date -it was probably the most solid bit of sleep I had but some good java is still in order -the Yanks had reported yesterday they could not gain access to their safe but it was handled in due course; Chris this morning reported a similar problem last night, the girls' safe having to be broken open and...

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Mar 20, 2016 - Steven last thoughts

Traveling. Traveling. Packing stuff. Organizing stuff. Moving on. Being transported. Transporting. Goods, good people. Viewing. Meeting. Eating by ordering and being served, waited on. Waiting. Walking. Getting hot. Getting cold. Sweating. Bathing. Not being home. Finding beauty. Being found by beauty. Noticing. People. People. People. Different trees. Different animals, birds, songs, noises, languages, gestures, ways of being. Discovering. Exploring. Being yourself. In different places, different contexts. Observing. Being observed. Being...

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Mar 18, 2016 - Steven: Zambia

We left Chapungo lodge two days ago for my least favorite stop on this trip, at the Rissington Inn in Hazyview. The main purpose of that stop was to be near the Kruger International Airport for our flight o Zambia. I judge a hotel in part by its bath towels. These bath towels, at Rissington, were so thin – well, let’s just say I’ve used dinner napkins in restaurants that were softer and more absorbent. Paper dinner napkins. Enough said. The Kruger International Airport was a beautiful building with a very courteous and helpful information...

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Mar 17, 2016 - Two sides of Zambia

In the morning the 8 of us visited a traditional Zambian village. A number of the staff come from a village 10 min upstream. Waterberry does a lot to support the children and school through donations. Currently they are paying for 12 teachers to go to school to receive some teacher training. They also pay school fees for some of the orphaned children. (One in three Zambian children are orphaned primarily due to HIV or TB). Webby, a staff member who lives in the village, took us around, explained many things about their way of life and...

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Mar 16, 2016 - On to Old Vic. Robin's blog

Much of the day was taken up by travel to Livingstone, Zambia, home of Victoria Falls. Our driver to the airport was quite informative and we learned that the thriving orchards did not do much for the local economy. They were owned by affluent white South Africans and the workers were from Zimbabwe where unemployment is extremely high and people are willing to do backbreaking work for next to nothing. Our flight was delayed and we spent about 4 hrs in Kruger national airport, a small airport tastefully designed in a safari lodge motif. We...

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Nov 5, 2015 - Kenya to Zambia

Kenya – Zambia Nov. 2 – 5, 2015 On the Road Again….. We decided to fly, as opposed to a 6-hour drive, from the Masai Mara back to Nairobi – the latter on pitted roads for 7 hours….. that would shake your fillings loose. …..even the crowns…….Been there, done that. Our Serena hotel, in the Mara, was camouflaged in the hills of the national park, disguised to look like the Masai huts – as you can see from the aerial shot. Hotel was recently redesigned and was an art deco animal house….really wild. The airstrip was only 5 minutes from our hotel...

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Feb 14, 2015 - Celebrating our 27th wedding Anniversary! Game Drive & Top of the Falls

Our last full day at Victoria Falls was celebrated on a wedding anniversary we would never forget. Our early morning game drive was followed by a trip by motorboat out to nearby Livingstone Island which lies at the top of Victoria Falls where our guide took us to the edge in Angel Pool. It was exhilarating and verrrry slippery! After our aquatic adventure we enjoyed breakfast on the island. The warthog bacon was the best we ever had! Hah hah In the afternoon we visited a local village and was given a tour to experience the Zambian culture....

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Feb 13, 2015 - Victoria Falls and Zambezi River

Victoria Falls is one of the largest waterfalls in the world. It falls 344 feet and spans 5600 feet wide. There are wider waterfalls in the world but none with the longest drop. Today we spent our morning walking around the falls and the afternoon on a river cruise on the Zambezi which is the fourth longest in Africa and the only one that flows into the Indian Ocean. You can view the falls from Zambia or from Zimbabwe but you will experience the falls better (or wetter) from our vantage point in Zambia

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Feb 12, 2015 - Livingstone, I presume?

It took a while to arrive in Livingstone, Zambia from São Paulo but it went without a hitch. We arrived at The Royal Livingstone (our home for the next three nights) early in the afternoon. The property is situated along the Zambezi River which is the fourth longest river in Africa. The pace is quite slow so no need to be in a rush. As you can see from the photo Colleen was quite enjoying the hand massage during the check in experience which apparently includes a family of Zebras who quite like the property grounds. We were given a heads up...

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Oct 20, 2014 - 14 October - Livingstone, Zambia

We're on the move again, just a short hop over the border into Zambia where we stay for the night. Before leaving Vic Falls we completed negotiations for a wooden hippo to keep our Indian elephant company and it is now stowed on the truck to travel with us back to Australia! Another Ebola check at the border into Zambia, this time checking our temperature to make sure we are not sick, then it was on to our campsite by the river.

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Oct 18, 2013 - SLR Africa 2013

Up early and packed by 6.30 to make an early border crossing, the border is only 10 km from where we stayed but the vehicles and people crossing is unreal, trucks were lined up for about 2 km waiting for clearance and the ferry. We got thru with out any problems and only waited 10 minutes for the ferry to come back from Zambia. Crossed the Zambezi River and thru immigration. A short drive today only 80 km to The Waterfront Camp Ground. Stopped in Livingstone for some shopping, I managed to find a coffee shop that sold Cappuccinos take away...

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