And a stay at the A’Zambezi River Lodge…
Gary and I opted to fly to Victoria Falls as it’s not the most direct route by road, the fun of driving on the Zimbabwean streets was being saved for a little later on in the trip.
And, if the chaos on the roads that we had witnessed so far in Harare was the norm, then it was going to be an eye-opener.
Discovering Victoria FallsA short hop into town
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The best of ZimbabweIt’s those little things
We regularly got stopped by the locals, offering us the ‘bargain of the day’, but they weren’t rude or hassling. Some of their crafts are lovely, they had the “African Big 5” carved in wood or stone, the choice was yours.
You could even buy a 50 billion-dollar Zimbabwean note, a reminder from the country’s hyperinflation days.
On this occasion we passed up their generous offer, it was early days of our trip. We purchased some great souvenirs in Bulawayo and Harare, later on.
If you didn’t want to buy your curios and mementoes from a street seller, there were little shops and boutiques you could peruse around.
Selling leather goods, animal carvings, batik clothing and wall hangings, paintings and wire ornaments twisted into the form of every Zimbabwean animal you could imagine.
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Don’t be like us and miss visiting Victoria Fall Hotel.
It was my fault, I didn’t realise you could just wander in and take a look around. We should have chatted to the locals before our visit and not after.
Colonial ZimbabweThe charm remains
Back to the A’Zambezi River Lodge
We jump on the shuttle bus and head back to the lodge, there’s still time to relax and enjoy the rest of the afternoon before the evening sunsets across the Zambezi.
Oh, we may have also enjoyed a bottle of the local brew.
A great hotel in Victoria FallsWhat a location
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Warthogs were just snuffling around the paths, ladies carrying babies on their backs, balancing food and other belongings on their heads and old, tired out, trucks passing through the main street from Zambia.
It appears that things haven’t changed too much, after all.
A helpful guide
If you're considering an adventure around Zimbabwe, then your in for a holiday of a lifetime. I always find it incredibly useful to plan our trips with the help of a guide book.
Take a look at this informative Bradt guide, it will give you great tips and advice.
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