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May 25 Victoria Falls

sunny 28 °C

This morning we headed to the Falls. We spent 2 1/2 hours walking along the path which faces the 5 different falls and the rain forest that is created by the rain and mist caused by the spray. We are here at the best time of year to see the full impact of the Zambezi flowing over the chasm. In the dry season it would look totally different, but you would be able to see the gorge, which we can’t right now. Luckily we had taken the helicopter ride last night to truly see the falls. We also walked over the bridge that was built in 1904, and set foot in Zambia. The bridge was a feat of Victorian engineering and took only 14 months to build. It is 420 feet above the gorge. We watched 2 crazy people jump from the bridge, one bungee and the other in a swing. Not enough money in the world for me to do it.

Paul and I stopped for a quick bite in town and did some shopping. Paul finally got his tee shirt (Zambezi Beer) and I got some lovely salad forks after watching a lady carve them. And also 2 beautiful pillow covers, one with an elephant and another with giraffes, my 2 favourite animals.

We had our last group dinner at the Azambezi Hotel. It was a beautiful hotel right on the river, but unfortunately it was not a great meal, and the wines were the worst we have had on the trip. The best item was the crocodile, tender and delicious, believe it or not.

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Posted by barb3389 15:00 Archived in Zimbabwe Tagged victoria_falls

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