Holiday Inn Harare
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A safe and pleasent place to stay, the hotel offer great combination of world class services and African hospitality, blended in one.
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Friday morning we drove to the airport without incident, except somewhere along the way a hubcap fell off so we had to pay for that when turning the car in. Such is life. :-(
The flight on British airlines was uneventful, thankfully, and we arrived in Zambia at about 2 pm. We took the $25 taxi ride to the Holiday Inn in the capital city …
... agreed on meeting at 4pm, however without a phone how could we contact each other? The next process was to find a phone, or better still borrow someone else’s. This was so hard to do! Taurai asked a few people, Zania hung out of the car window and ended up shouting "please". However, in Harare if a total stranger asked for my phone, I think I would also say no! So it was all down to me, within one try I asked two women and ...
... gave us some leafy branches to feed them. The giraffes dined on the scrumptious vegetation while we petted these gentle creatures. They reminded me of very tall horses with extra long necks.
When all the leafy branches were consumed, our guides led us to another area of the sanctuary. Here we were broken into two groups; one was brought to meet the resident pangolin and the other met the cheetahs, then they switched. Our group first met the ...
... unused and unkept.
Driving towards the city of Harare we had a quick stop over at Makuti Lodge for some liquid refreshments which helped to break this monotonous drive - no fines this time around!
Harare city centre was a real eye opener for us both. Not a white face to be seen in town, litter discarded everywhere, and the realization that this once beautiful colonial city was in a state of disrepair. Terry was reminiscing about the good old days ...
... next door neighbors all coming to the community centre not for a purpose but in order to socialise and be together. It’s truly amazing to see everyone united.
It’s crazy how desperate people are here. We had 5200 bricks delivered to the community centre from locally sourced farms. It is really important here to check and clarify everything you do and purchase. For example out of these 5200 bricks, 800 were broken and smashed up ...