Taita Falcon Lodge
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... instinct does not. We all froze and we heard nothing but the elephants. The engine was still running, but I didn’t hear it. We were totally focused, minds racing. I was on the elephant side of the vehicle and was simultaneously measuring the distance between the elephant and us, the length of the tusks, how far I would need to back up to be out of range, and wondering whether Marjolaine would move back quickly enough. In the event, the elephant ...
... br> drove out to our start point we could see the 'big smoke’ rising up from the
Victoria Falls about a kilometre away from where we were.
After a half hour walk down the valley edge we arrived by
the edge of the mighty Zambezi. You could
see and hear the force of the powerful river that we would shortly be riding
down. We had our safety brief and the
ride began. After out ...
... start our mud hut! Once we got their we were introduced to Didi whose Family we are building the hut for. We started by tying branches across the already built structure with rope. After we started mixing the dirt with water which was a tiring process and we left most of the mixing work to Didi. We then started to mould the mud into balls and stick them in between the spaces of branches. After finishing a wall with some help from the village children we had a break for ...
... did a volunteer walk in the mid morning and a client walk in the afternoon. Now we are going out for pizza with the owner and manager of the lodge and some volunteers. Tomorrow I will get to do research for the first time in the Zambezi national ...
... to Octavia's Spa. I enjoyed their salt water flotation pool, gravity defying, followed by a Swiss shower - jets of water from all directions were delightful, then the beautiful heated pool, the Roman bath. The grounds were beautiful to walk in after the Spa, the free shuttle bus took me back to the airport and ultimately I arrived back in Cape Town safely and so did my luggage! Emperor's Palace is something to consider if you are stuck twiddling ...