ZIMBABWE

October 23 - 29, 1997

Harare     Victoria Falls

 

 

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Victoria Falls Safari Lodge Pool and Salt Lick View

 

An Atmospheric Band

 

A Crocodile Farm

 

 

I was holding this little guy and he started shaking his head and snapping his jaw and I tossed him back in the pen

A Great Curio Shop with Musicians Outside

They love playing music

A Traditional Dance Performer

 

 

 

Bridge from Zambia to Zimbabwe

 

An Elephant Back Safari riding Chaka in the Zambezi National Park

 

I Was Able to Feed Him

A Basket Weaver

 

I Bought This Basket Just After it Was Made

 

David Livingston Monument - The Scot Born Missionary discovered Victoria Falls in 1855

 

Pontoon Boat Sunset Cruise

 

Victoria Falls

Mosi Oa Tunya (The Smoke That Thunders)

Victoria Falls - I had to hold my hat down from the strength of the spray. I also took a helicopter over the falls.

The Zambezi River is 621 miles and drops over 300 feet into the gorge below

 

The Helicopter Flight was Exhilarating

 

 

A Carver Serving Eland

 

Inside the Medicine Man's Hut

 

Rafting the Sinuous, Tortured Gorges on the Zambezi

 

The Rapids had names like Stairway to Heaven, Deveil's Toilet Bowl, Gnashing Jaws of Death, Washing Machine, Double Trouble, Terminator 1 & 2 and The Last Straw

 

What a shot!

 

We flipped on two class five rapids, #12 - The Three Ugly Sisters and rapid # 18 known as Oblivion

 

The gorges were beautiful.

 

We had a fun group.

 

We did it!

 

The Boma Restaurant - A must with traditional Ndebele colours and dancers. They compete to see who can kick the highest. You can sample local dishes such as deep fried kapenta or  mopane worm in peanut butter. I stuck with beef & chicken.

 

I made it!

 

 

 

I don't normally put in pictures of people I've met but these two guys were instrumental in my recovery after catching Cholera. I was extremely sick and they really took care of me. I'm gratful for their help and I hope one day they see this. Thanks Guys!

Keith worked on the raft I was on. He visited me in the hospital and also made sure I was taken care of. 

 

Cesare was amazing and was the manager at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge. He made sure all my travel arrangements were altered while I was in the hospital and visited me daily in the hospital. I could not have made it without his help.