Travel Blogs from Victoria Falls
We arrived late the afternoon, grabbed dinner and off to bed as tomorrow is a big day.
First on the itinarary is white river rafting. Exhilirating and so much fun. There are 2 options you can choose from. To row or not to row. The most fun = row. Everything is hunky-dory until they tell you after an adrenalin-rush of white river rafting that …
... Dollar is the adopted currency. The local electrician has obviously been busy forming a spur off the street lighting main. Dodgy electrics.
Supermarket well stocked and quite upmarket. Large green bars of soap for sale. Not exactly Imperial Leather.
The first batch of blog updates start trickling through. Some people have actually been missing their daily notifications. Takes an inordinate amount of time to upload photos as the internet keeps dropping.
... am somehow the only one on my flight "in transit" rather than staying in Tanzania and so I am left to wait alone at the transit desk. About half an hour later someone shows up. I ask about getting a boarding pass and she says, "Don't worry. Later." I am led through a strange door and am now in the waiting area but still no boarding pass and the check-in desk is merely a four leg table with mis-matched chairs. Then I hear what I think is my name being called ...
... We have to wait in the bar area with Mike and Debbie, plus Pat who has made a last minute decision to come. The other five in our group have opted for a sleep-in. We are joined by a really big team from the campers, and they all pile into the first truck which turns up. We are told there will be another truck, and end up getting right hand seats in a 12 seat Toyota. We have dressed reasonably warmly, but it is bitter in the open vehicle for the 8 km trip to the ...
... and how they get along. The majority of these people have no jobs and little to no income (the unemployment rate in Zimbabwe hovers somewhere between 80-90%) and are completely dependent upon themselves for survival (the corrupt Zimbabwean government doesn’t provide any type of welfare system or other assistance, such as a free education beyond seventh grade). Many are subsistence farmers, relying on what they are able to grow in the rainy ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking