Entries from 'Zimbabwe'

Victoria falls



// Nikon D7200 |-17.9222 : 25.82591 | alt. 947m

Long stretch of road to reach Victoria falls, maaaaaany police check points, but so far, after dozens of them, no one asked for money or gave us problems. Just a routine check for driving license, and that’s it.
Now, this place was the only one I actually didn’t like in Zimbabwe, and here why. This is the common starting point for people on safaris in the northern Botswana area, lot of tourists, lot of people going to the falls, and everyone is begging, asking for money, sometimes in a very insisting way…… this was a completely different world, and I hated it. The rest of Zimbabwe, which only a few people visit, was a different experience, with smiles everywhere, and locals just glad to see you here, exploring their country.
The waterfall itself didn’t disappoint, even if it’s way smaller and less impressive than Iguazu in Argentina/Brazil, the location is beautiful, with rainforest (no rain here, but the mist from the falls is enough to change the climate in this very small area). Lot of baboons, careful with them ! And a few stunning lookouts…. Still amazing memories, and a nice refreshment in this hot part of the country.

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Mt Binga (2440m), Chimanimani NP

  // Nikon D7200 |-19.7885 : 32.99436 | alt. 1333m We only had to drive 400kms today, but somehow, we still didn’t manage to cover that distance during the day. Eiji and Chizu visited the ruins in the morning, and we then left around noon. Instead of taking the fastest route, we took a detour on…

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Great Zimbabwe

  // Nikon D7200 |-20.27176 : 30.93058 | alt. 1104m After we left Bulawayo, we went east to reach Chimanimani national park, but this was a long stretch, and there was still plenty of stuff to see on the way, including the great city of Zimbabwe. You can camp below the city, with good discount,…

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First steps in Zimbabwe

  // Nikon D7200 | -20.21449 : 28.60068 | alt. 1433m A long day driving from Maun to Livingston, then 2 days here at a campground doing delicious bbq and getting the vehicles ready : all light bulbs in working condition, white reflective stickers in the front, red ones in the back, Zimbabwe is famous for…

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