So today, we hit Zimbabwe
It's a easy trip as it happens: a quick taxi ride to the border, where we are stamped out of Zambia, followed by a quick walk across Livingston Bridge into Zimbabwe where we are stamped in. UK passports are charged something like $75 compared to other states, who are charged around $45. That USD by the way, not the defunct Zimbabwean Dollar.
The falls themselves are amazing. They're only in mid flow at this time of year, as Zambia diverts half the water through a hydro electric plant on their side. Still, the Zim side is truely spectacular.
After a walk through the park, we head into Vic Falls town for a spot of lunch at Mama Africas. On the way, a gang of about 12 hawkers all jump on us, offer bracelets made of giraffe hair, or wooden statues, or Zimbabwean Dollar notes. Turns out the notes are now worth more as souvenirs than they ever were as currency.
It's not until we get into town, that they are scared off by a friendly policemen. Lunch itself was a pleasant affair, with almost silver service. It's such a pity what Uncle Bob has done to a once beautiful country.
We then manage to get a lift back to the border, having crossed a few palms with green backs, allowing us to skip pass the hawkers. A quick border crossing, and back into Zambia.
Dinner is a pleasant affair of a massive T Bone steak, while watching the sunset over the Zambezi.
Eat your heart out Col!!