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Mar 28, 2010 - Zimbabwe Ruins

March 28 We were due to leave at 5:30am and of all days my alarm seems to not go off and we had a friend come to our cabin and say we are leaving in 5 minutes. I hate being rushed in the mornings so it was a frantic morning. The electricity wasn’t working so we couldn’t see if we left anything in the room during the frenzy- hopefully its all packed! Rodent Update- Good news! The mouse trap was laid out with peanut butter last night and was successful in eliminating my little friend- I can rest a little easier on the truck now. Apparently it...

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Jan 11, 2010 - Day Trip to Great Zimbabwe

The trip there On a recent trip to Zimbabwe we decided to visit the Zimbabwe Ruins. We were staying in Gweru which is about 200km away. What should have taken around 2 hours to get there landed up taking 4 hours due to a broken fanbelt. As luck would have it we got stuck just outside a restaurant called The Golden Spiderweb. A once bustling and popular stopover for travellers and locals alike (with the best apple pie in town I am told), it is now quite run down shabby looking from the outside. The garden looks like something out of Alice in...

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May 25, 2008 - Back to Antelope Park

Nix did a midnight check on the lions – I had all good intentions of going with her as I thought it would interesting but when it came to it I just couldn’t force myself to get up and neither could Ksenia and Melissa… Fortunately we didn’t miss much though as the lions weren’t up to much! The lions were very playful when we went for our morning drive so we had fun watching them jumping around and chasing each other! After breakfast we got all our data up to date as we were due to head back to Antelope Park today after lunch. Our minibus...

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Bridget's Trip!

May 8, 2008 - Back to Antelope Park

We didn’t set out until 6am this morning as we still can’t turn off the car engine in the site and we didn’t want to spoil anymore potential hunts. As it turned out we didn’t even find the uncollared lions and the collareds were being very lazy. They looked as though they had eaten but we couldn’t find any evidence of a kill and whilst driving accounted for all the wildebeest in the site. We think that perhaps they may have had an impala last night but already finished with it being a smaller animal. Back at the house we did our data entry...

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Bridget's Trip!

May 2, 2008 - Antelope Park here I come! Looking forward to Carol joining me!!!!

Got up and had a great breakfast and then headed into town with Bruce to catch our bus to Gweru. We stopped for a break but were shocked to see just how bad the exchange rate was so passed on buying anything! We got to Gweru just after midday and Katie was there waiting for us with a couple of volunteers. We had to pick up some workers in town and then it was back to Antelope Park. On arrival Carol realised she had been to Antelope Park before on a previous overland tour. We were shown our room and then it was time for lunch. Turns out we...

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Bridget's Trip!

Feb 21, 2008 - departure

Hello Everyone and Welcome to my travel site! I leave the great state of Michigan on March 1st and arrive in Zimbabwe on March 2nd. Its been super crazy getting ready, making sure i have all that i need. I will probably be unable to right during my trip mut will put a full over view of my trip upon return. Love you All!!

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Mar 13, 2006 - Antelope Park - Gweru

Antelope Park is such a fab place and the nicest, best kept campsite that we have been to yet by far. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to go on holiday here. We had 2 guides called Jealous and Lovemore who looked after us during our 3 days there. We all chose various activities that we wanted to do and they came up with a timetable for us. My schedule was as follows: 11th March 06.00 Lion Walk 11.00 Lion Cub Feeding 14.15 Elephant Swim 15.30 Carriage Ride game viewing 12th March 09.00 Horse Ride game viewing 14.30 Elephant...

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Oct 20, 2005 - Gweru - walking with lions

Gweru, or more accurately Antelope Park is a lion conservation project which breeds lions for reintroduction into the wild (- it just happens to have a really nice camp site and give tourists a chance to walk with lions, ride horses or elephants, see lions feeding and go canoeing - or is it a camp site that just happens to have a lion breeding project?) Whatever, it makes for a good stop on the Africa adventure. We spent a day here, but could have spent several more, with the highlight being the walk with lions. We arrived mid afternoon,...

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Jun 13, 2005 - Downtown Masivingo and Antelope Park

We were up fairly early this morning to eat breakfast and take down camp before heading to downtown Masivingo to do some shopping before making the relatively short drive to Antelope Park near the central city of Gweru. The only real excitement we had this morning was watching out for the vervet monkeys around the camp looking for a potential victim to turn away from their breakfast only for an instant. Thankfully, everyone kept up their guard and there were no sneak attacks. It was entertaining, though, watching all of the monkeys swarm on...

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May 24, 2005 - Gweru, Zimbabwe

"There are still those who do not know a lion when they see one." - ASHANTI PEOPLE - The main things that I will remember about Gweru are the Lion cubs and the cold. Our tents froze overnight. Crysals of ice covered the whole tent in the morning making it impossible to fold it up to fit into its bag. I now consider my goosedown sleeping bag a dear friend! The lion cubs are so gorgeous, they reminded me of Liam. So playful and jovial, so cheeky and rebellious. It was so amzing to be walking in a grassy field, the sun slowly setting;...

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Where is Rosie?

May 23, 2005 - Walking With Lions....

Antelope Park,Gweru was where we all had the chance to go walking with lions.The park is a fully functioning lion breeding centre where they hope to some day, release the lions they breed in captivity, back into the wild.Of course it is also a major tourist attraction and a stopover on the overland truck route hence our reason for coming here. To say it was an amazing experience would be an understatement.Its not often you get the chance to walk with,stalk with and pat lions.The lions are all very young as they only allow you to walk etc...

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