Little Makalolo Camp
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Sorry for the very long pause in updates we have had no internet since Tuesday. Pictures are up today, to be sorted and probably retitled with funnier titles within the next two days as well as writing from at least me, Jason. We lose internet again on Wednesday at 15:45 (3:45 pm here / Dutch time or 9:45 for you …
... stops 'n' starts at the conductor's every whim. This one is meant to get into Dete at 1am, I'm ready at 12am, and it eventually arrives at 3am. I nervously get out and make my way past the usual collection of drunks and the insane (plus those who are a bit of both) who seem to be drawn to transport hubs (and then to me) across the globe. Exploring the pitch-black city in an attempt to find a hotel proves fruitless, so I return to the station waiting ...
... from the top of a nearby tree. After about forty minutes, the dogs get restless. They trot off to our left and it appears they are leaving. Instead, they stop and return to the kill for a last bite. This time they exit right and never look back. It takes a few minutes before the jackals are convinced the dogs are really gone. Once they do, their patience is rewarded with a fine meal.
We continue on our way to the school. Beth and I can ...
... elephant when they came over the hill. Almost instantly, the elephant charges...stops...trumpets...and charges a second time causing the guide to discharge a “bang stick” to scare him. That was the explosion we heard. The guide had a loaded rifle and was preparing to defend his vehicle and its occupants when we showed up.
Fortunately, shooting the elephant is not necessary. The guide has 45 years of experience so his calm ...
... tourists as souvenirs.
Mugabe, now 89, and still President is running for re-election on July 31, 2013, against Morgan Tsvangirai. Incredibly, Mugabe is favored to win. (Update: he did win!)
As we leave the border, we cross a bridge into the City of Victoria Falls. On one side is Victoria Falls (one of the Ten Natural Wonders of the World) and on the other side is the Victoria Falls Hotel (built in 1904). We drive through the city and to the airport outside ...
How has this lodge rated in the past?
- Swimming pool