Highest peak of Zimbabwe
Trip Start May 03, 2011
148Trip End Jan 31, 2013
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Where I stayed
Martin and Rosie's place
When arriving at the bottom of the mountain I saw a a car and on my way up I met with Martin and Rosie, father and daughter from England. They were so kind to wait for me so I could get a ride in stead of walking 3 hours back so lucky me. The climb by the way was not very challenging and not really worthwhile. It took me a bit more than an hour to get up and about 45 min to get down.
Because I didn't really had a plan they invited me to go to Worlds View (a nice viewpoint) and to a house they lived 15 years ago. Martin told me he was a teacher and lived in Zimbabwe with his 6 children during that time. I spend the evening (including dinner) at the cottage they were staying which was very big and lay in a nice environment. That's the beauty of traveling alone, you meet so many people and are flexible to just go along.
- If you want to climb the mountain try to start early so you can do it in 1 day. The probability that you can get a lift (instead of walking 3 hours) is also higher. You pay $10 for park entry and $10 for camping and it is not allowed to camp in the park.
- After I did my hiking I heard that lions and cheetah's live in the park so maybe it's better to get a guide or a ride to the starting point of the mountain.