And so we made it to Vic Falls. The thing that struck me most in Zimbabwe is the people and the country itself are beautiful-there is just nothing there. It was very expensive to eat anything, the supermarkets were bare, but everyone tried so hard to please us.
We were staying in a camp site in the village itself, with a pool and bar-so we didn't feel too remote or untouristy! On our first day we had a river cruise down the Zambezi, spotting a few hippos playing in the water at sunset-very African! The next day was chilling out, before my 5am start to walk witht the lions. I went to walk with 5 lion cubs that had been rescued as babies, and were cared for in this sanctuary until they were 2 years old, then they would be taken to another reserve in Harare. We met three cubs around 11 months old, and two that were 17 months; all very playful, but all immesly more powerful than me! It was a magical experience, we got to touch them-very much like sheeps wool, and to hear them roar-wow. After this I got to play with bigger animlas-elephnats. We went on an hour elephant back safari through the bush with the opportunity to feed them at the end, again, somthing that I dont think I will ever have the chance to do again-and something that i will remember for a long time.
On our last evening we had our own little showing of tribal dancing, Zim style-lots of jumping up and down and kicking up in the air-these guys could sing and were so energetic-even getting us up at the end to sing 'Swing Low'!
I really enjoyed my trip to Zimbabwe, and hope that in the future the country can sort itself out to become the palce it used to be again-a diamond.