TripAdvisor Reviews Fallsway Lodge Livingstone
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... can't stay open with no power. So this is really hurting the economy here. Last year the exchange rate was 5 kwatcha (local currency) to 1 dollar. It has just rapidly exceeded that and is now 10 kwatcha to 1 dollar. Even when I arrived it was 7.8 kwatcha to ever dollar. So the dollar is getting stronger and their currency is weakening rapidly. This happened a few years back in Zimbabwe and they decided to only accept dollars in order to keep the economy ...
... school they are at. This "Academy" is a small school founded by a woman named Betty. It opened two years ago and since we are in the summer season the count of kids is quite low apparently. Our first day we had 15 kids, the second day about 20 kids, we are now on our third day and we have 33 kids. Betty goes through the community and when people hear Mezungus (white people) are teaching they want there kids to go and learn from us. When we walked in our first day Betty was ...
... dinner on the fire & it was delicious. A chicken & a parsnip & vegetable curry, it's probably the best meal I've had since been away. After dinner we sat around the campfire. It was such a surreal experience & one that I'm finding very difficult to put into words. I was sitting around the campfire in just a small clearing in the national park where earlier in the day I had spotted all those animals!!! Some of the girls shined their flash lights into the ...
... the flash backs to last nights dark walloping. Thirty minutes into our paddle downstream, we saw two chaps standing on the edge of an island waving a flag.
‘Pirates’ I said, ‘ignore them. I don’t think I can manage stomach cramps and a concentration camp’
‘What if they’ve lost their mokoro and are stranded?’ said Steve, ‘lets paddle across, but not close enough for them to get us’
I couldn’t picture how ...
... lions goes toward conservation - which makes the tourists feel good about the whole experience. The controversy lies in whether the lions released are truly released or if they are released into farms that serve 'canned hunting operations.'
But for now we were getting an education on elephants from our very knowledgeable mahout, Fabio. I've heard that elephants are 'sure-footed' but I didn't know that they had only one pair of footprints - the back feet always stepped ...
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