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Aug 15, 2010 - Picnic on the Savanna

We got a bit of a reprieve this morning and got to sleep in until 7 am. Met with others in the camp for the customary continental breakfast and then boarded the land rover for a day long safari drive. We spotted a Cheetah and after a little while found a spot for our morning tea and cookies, and boy were they good as we sipped and ate while watching the cheetah from a sage distance away – say 200 feet. We saw giraffes, impalas, water bucks, elephants, zebras, baboons, vultures and a whole bunch of wildebeest during the day. We had lunch on...

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Zimbabwe in 2010!

Aug 14, 2010 - Surounded by Elephants!

After sleeping bundled up because our cabin at Sikumi had no heat, we awoke at 6 am for a cup of coffee, a piece of cake, and then off for our game drive. (cake for breakfast – you can’t beat that.) The safari started off slow and cold. We were bundled up in blankets. We first passed a warthog along the side of the road. We drove off in the bush to at least shield us from the cold and then around 8:30 am we encountered our first group of elephants. After the experience last night, we simply watched hoping for another repeat but no such...

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Zimbabwe in 2010!

Aug 13, 2010 - Sikumi Tree Lodge

Our first stop today was at Juliet's office to finalize our plans. Then we headed off to the airport to catch an Air Zimbabwe flight to Victoria Falls. Bt the way, if you did not notice on the film clip, people drive on the other side of the road than in the US. We did not stop at the falls but instead took a 2 hour drive to Hwange National Park. As soon as wed arrived, we went on a late afternoon safari. We came across baboons, impalas, bushbacks, guinea hens, a lilacbreasted roller, maraboo storks, jackels, giraffes crossing the road...

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Nov 18, 2006 - Hwange National Park

My first day in Africa went from bad to worse, after I wrote that last entry I went to the bank to get out more money as I hadn't realised it was going to be so expensive...and the ATM ate my card. I could not believe it. Then I went to dinner and got a pizza with a guy I met who was going to be on my safari and it cost us US$38! Something just did not add up. Anyway, it turns out that I had been exchanging money at the 'official' rate of $250 Zimbabwe Dollars to $1 US Dollar. Sounded fine to me except that it makes Zimbabwe super...

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Jade's Big Trip 2006



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