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Travel Blogs from Totnes
Tuesday the 17th of
September – The night had
been a little rainy with some wind but no where near as strong as the
wind we experienced when we stopped to take photos on a cliff top the
previous day. The day became wetter as we drove towards Whimple
where Ali was staying with her parents. We stopped a couple of
times, both very pretty towns but hard to appreciate in the rain. I
finally found a fascinater to go with my ...
... causing a great deal of stress to many friends, about how quickly my departure time was approaching and how much I had to do still, I slowly, with much procrastination, ploughed through my checklist of tasks! With only an hour sleep last night, my emotions have undoubtedly been all over the place! Never did I realise how difficult saying goodbye would be to family ...
The next morning Shane went into work and we got up late. After lunch Shane took us up to a part of his old farm where he still owned a game reserve. About 2000 acres set aside solely for animals. This used to be a good business as hunters would pay large amounts of money to go on hunting camps. Now lots of the game had been poached, the fence has been pulled down and stolen.
... if you are ever there. The falls were amazing and we flew low enough to see people walking along the Zimbabwe side and others swimming at the top on the Zambian side (must of had a death wish or been adrenalin junkies!). After we landed we went for a walk around the falls viewing it from the edge of the Zimbabwean cliffs. Although it was the dry season the amount of water coming over was staggering. The spray thrown up the 200 foot cliffs got us wet. ...
... A contrast to the game in Zimbabwe. This is due to the Botswana success in stopping poaching and there ban on hunting. There are areas of Zimbabwe where animals can be hunted in a controlled manner.
We saw a number of new animals including Giraffe, Sable, Roan (a rare type of antelope). We watched a pack of Banded mongoose go about their business. There were groups of elephant sleeping beside the track roads, We stopped to take ...