Travel Blogs from Zimbabwe

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"You're going to Zimbabwe? Why??"

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... golden eggs by repossessing or redistributing the land in any dramatic way. So in the twenty years that followed independence, Zimbabwe was relatively stable, prosperous and developing at a steady pace. In the last few years, Mugabe's decision making ...

Rocks and rhinos, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe travel blog

Rocks and rhinos

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... in Zimbabwe, his perspective on what went wrong, and his pessimistic view of the near future. Prior to about five years ago, Zimbabwe was a relatively prosperous country, and Benson made a great living as a guide. Tourism is now down to only 15% of ...

Overlanding and big water rafting, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe travel blog

Overlanding and big water rafting

A travel blog entry by globedecker

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... wary about going but seemed to have a great time despite falling out of the raft twice! Anyway, tomorrow morning we are departing Zimbabwe and heading off to Botswana. She Said: After traveling for four months with just the two of us, we have sort ...

Ostrich Burgers, lion walks and funny money, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe travel blog

Ostrich Burgers, lion walks and funny money

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... . Took advantage of the full English on the menu, very nice sausage by the way, before taking a minibus to the border with Zimbabwe. Good views back to Vic Falls for the tall bridge crossing the Lower Zambezi. I also got to look down over the drop ...

Elephant safaris and a case of cabin fever, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe travel blog

Elephant safaris and a case of cabin fever

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

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... and looked very professional for something that took them about 30 minutes. In the afternoon I went to see the falls from the Zimbabwe side. You can only actually see about a quarter of the falls from the Zambia side and in the summer they totally dry ...

Drifting down the Zambezi, Vic Falls, Zimbabwe travel blog

Drifting down the Zambezi

A travel blog entry by ad_n_caz

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... that the guides considered worth keeping for their dinner. Matopo National Park near Harare... C... Another suprise from Zimbabwe was Antelope park, a beautiful campsite in an even lovelier setting, slightly lacking in antelopes. The ...

One of the 7 Wonders of the World, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe travel blog

One of the 7 Wonders of the World

A travel blog entry by goodrichodyssey

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We paid our $20 US dollars each and made our way to a view that has been talked about since man first set his eyes on it "Victoria Falls". The pictures do not do it justice. The first European to see the falls was David Livingstone on 17 November ...

Getting Out of Harare, a Bit, Zvimba, Zimbabwe travel blog

Getting Out of Harare, a Bit

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... more field trip to Rusape, another community Kufunda is working with, before spending some time in the mountains of eastern Zimbabwe. I'm looking forward to all the mushrooms and fruit. I've been learning to shake the waosho while Divha beats the ...

A Magic Bus Ride, Harare, Zimbabwe travel blog

A Magic Bus Ride

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... 5 men on the bus. I was packing very light compared to everyone else. They were all trying to get goods to family in Zimbabwe, where times are tougher due to the devaluing of the Zimbabwean dollar. Every seat was full and some were stacked with bags, and ...

An Update from Kufunda, Kufunda Village, outside Harare, Zimbabwe travel blog

An Update from Kufunda

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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... some raw mustard greens or blackjack. As I mentioned, Kufunda is sharing its wealth and knowledge with various other communities around Zimbabwe. They're all dealing with the same issues - AIDS, orphans and school fees, transition to permaculture, and ...

More from Kufunda, Kufunda Village, outside Harare, Zimbabwe travel blog

More from Kufunda

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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I forgot to mention the giant rocks that dot the landscape around here. Its like Elephant Rocks but more spread out for miles and miles. It's solid granite - a boulder climber's paradise. Check the photos. I haven't been able to climb a big one yet. ...

Earthquake ina Zimbabwe, Kufunda Village, outside Harare, Zimbabwe travel blog

Earthquake ina Zimbabwe

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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On Wednesday night (Thursday morning), I felt my first earthquake. I was up reading later than usual - about 12:30 a.m. - and everything started shaking. It was enough to make the cieling timbers creak. I went outside when I realized what was happening ...

The Eastern Highlands, Nyanga, Zimbabwe travel blog

The Eastern Highlands

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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Finally, some more mountains after four weeks of flatland. And they are incredible. We left Harare on Thursday morning and made a stop in Rusape, where Kufunda is working with a group of women to facilitate their self-facilitation. These women are strong ...

It's So Hard To Say Goodbye, Kufunda Village, outside Harare, Zimbabwe travel blog

It's So Hard To Say Goodbye

A travel blog entry by cpricci

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Kufunda took in me in with open arms, and I became a part of the community. I haven't lived in community that many times before, but it has never felt so good to be one of the villagers. It has also never hurt so bad to move on. They almost convinced me ...

Zimbabwe: Welcome to the World of Mugabe, Harare, Zimbabwe travel blog

Zimbabwe: Welcome to the World of Mugabe

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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... be fighting for its life. It is a government that seems determined to avoid responsibility for a sinking ship they are captaining. Zimbabwe is a country filled with rich and poor, educated and uneducated, vast potential and wasted talent, and hope and ...

Zimsham flimflam, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe travel blog

Zimsham flimflam

A travel blog entry by dazzla

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... prosperous country run into the ground by a so-called democratically elected president then you need look no further than Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe. It's said that Zimbabweans have the highest IQ: I queue for bread, I queue for petrol, I queue for ...

Big Brother Bob is Watching, Harare, Zimbabwe travel blog

Big Brother Bob is Watching

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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They seemed to come out of nowhere as they approached us; three plain-clothed agents of the Zimbabwe Criminal Investigation Department, flashing their IDs, asking after our business, our passports, with hard, accusing looks. One took me aside and demanded ...

No i do not want to change my money no i do ..., Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe travel blog

No i do not want to change my money no i do ...

A travel blog entry by jrcormack

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No I do not want to change my money, No I do not want to buy a carving, No I do not want to buy a stone thing and NO you cannot have my hat!! Hi everyone, In Old' Vic Falls town!! The people here do hassle a fair bit, but they are really ...

Saturday Night in the Sunshine City, Harare, Zimbabwe travel blog

Saturday Night in the Sunshine City

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... ________ and I get talking about religion. They say you should never talk politics or religion in polite conversation, but in Zimbabwe neither topic is in short supply of pundits. ________ says I'm testing her faith, and I'm hard-pressed to ...

Beautiful Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe travel blog

Beautiful Victoria Falls

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... ...we had been travelling since 4.30am....we were exhausted. Next day we were all up around 5am as we continued towards the Zimbabwe border, we crossed the border after a few hours...they were extremely strict and we had to fill out customs forms and ...

Transport Troubles, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe travel blog

Transport Troubles

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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Danayi and her family had planned a trip to Lake Kariba in northern Zimbabwe, and it was time for me to get to Victoria Falls. Since I was a small child, there were three images that consistently danced through my head when I though of Africa. One was ...

Mosi-oa-Tunya - The Smoke That That Thunders, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe travel blog

Mosi-oa-Tunya - The Smoke That That Thunders

A travel blog entry by djchurch

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Once again, when faced with incredible sites and sights of nature, I feel at a loss for words to describe the beauty and awe they instill in me. Instead, feel free to browse the photos and oh so cheesy movies from Victoria Falls or by the traditional ...

My old home - my school in the valley, Watsomba, Zimbabwe travel blog

My old home - my school in the valley

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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Heading North to the Honde, Honde Valley, Zimbabwe travel blog

Heading North to the Honde

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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Driving in Harare - road closed, Harare, Zimbabwe travel blog

Driving in Harare - road closed

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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The smoke that thunders, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe travel blog

The smoke that thunders

A travel blog entry by vicki

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... while everything else is under the water. The meal was really nice - although our first taste of the realities of life in Zimbabwe, where there is a shortage of basic foodstuffs. So our meal of mushroom soup, chicken and fruit salad didn't seem very ...

Millionaires, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe travel blog

Millionaires

A travel blog entry by samkirsop

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... Then, after two nights in Chobe, we took a short hour drive across the border from Botswana into Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Victoria Falls is a small tourist town which thrives on the tourist industry created by Vic Falls, one of the seven natural ...

Pretoria to Harare to Lusaka, Harare, Zimbabwe travel blog

Pretoria to Harare to Lusaka

A travel blog entry by dcm

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... We left the country at 18:30 - or so I thought.  Three hours later and we were finally through the Beitbridge border into Zimbabwe.  We picked up two passengers just after the border.  They paid cash.  I was told the bus had no license ...

Near death on Christmas Day in paradise, Aberfoyle, Zimbabwe travel blog

Near death on Christmas Day in paradise

A travel blog entry by off_road_clara

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Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe travel blog

Victoria Falls

A travel blog entry by sharadnsusan

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... , but I think it is safe to say that Africa is the best place we've traveled to so far. The people we've met in Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia have been simply lovely, going out of their way to help us and just chat. And of course, the wildlife is ...

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