Trip Start Sep 02, 2007
35Trip End Sep 01, 2008
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Before our Zambia entry, just to let you all know we've now put some photos of Zanzibar up as we couldn't do it before - check it out, it's gorgeous!!
We spent a week at Jolly Boys Backpackers Lodge in Livingstone, Zambia, the site of the Zambian side of the falls (you can also visit from Zimbabwe). We'd met up with two other English guys called Alam and Matt in Lusaka and we hung out with them in Livingstone.
The falls weren't as we imagined as it has been the dry season, the area has been very dry for months and there have been real water shortages. Although there wasn't as much water and mist as we thought, it was an amazing sight
After we had walked along the top we went down to the bottom of the falls - the 'boiling pot' which is also where the rafting starts from at this time of year. Most of the 600m down was a path, however at the bottom it was all large boulders (sorry, we didn't get any pictures of this - you'll know why in a second). Being clumsy, I (Sarah) managed to slip over on a wet rock and fell over, hitting my head on a large rock. Long story short I cut my head at the back and by the way, head injuries bleed a LOT! So after Tom managed to stop the bleeding (he's so good in a emergency) we climbed our way back up to get a taxi to the hospital where I got a nice stitch (ouch!)
We were really worried that this would stop us going white water rafting which we had booked with Safari Par Excellence which were a really good company. We had both been looking forward to this for ages - the Zambezi river, especially at this time of the year is supposed to be the best place in the world for rafting
After our week of relaxing at Jolly Boys round the pool, bar and hammocks! we got, yes you guessed it another coach! to Windhoek, Namibia... more on that to follow soon.