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... south we've come the more prosperous it appears, will be interesting to see if that continues. Pretty cool campsite Tuesday night, zebras and impalas on the driveway as we came in. Wednesday - we crossed into Zimbabwe wednesday morning, headed to Harare. Zimbabwe interesting- at one point it was very prosperous, second only to South Africa as the richest place on the continent. When it gained independence in 1980 (very late compared to other African ...
... for drivers. We got speaking to a local who said to drive from Hwange to Vic Falls you should expect to pay 50$ in fines!!! It was sad to see this happen to the minibus workers, they quite clearly need the money, being poorer people in society. It seemed they were being targeted all the time, we would have to wait up to 20 minutes, whilst they negotiated a price. The big bus companies have pre agreed a price and just quickly pay the money and ...
... is Zimbabwean. He knows his people and his culture. He knows over 60% of Zimbabweans are HIV Positive (100% in the prison system). He knows the average life span of a Zimbabwean is 27 years (that is not a typo, the ave is 27 years). Many people do not believe the advertisements of how AIDS is transmitted nor are they willing to change their life style or their norms. At Rhode’s grave site, 70 elementary age children were visiting on a field ...
... those first 5 days were the longest I have been without chocolate. Amazing that I had made it that far really. Chocolate addiction fed our second mission after acquiring sustenance was to find an optometrist for emergency contact supplies for April. A quick taxi ride with our guide (and body guard) Innocent and we found an optometrist. Initially the lady behind the counter was a tad apprehensive, I'm not sure if it was the odd request or the sheer bulk ...
... and some kudu and a jackal. We also went to a nearby wild dog conservation place and saw some wild dogs to pass the time. Eventually our guide got there and took us to where we stayed. We had dinner with him. In the morning we went on an early game drive from 730-1015. It was pretty cold and windy so we didn't see much. Just some zebras, ...
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