Aug 2, 2013

Day 13 - Livingstone/Zimbabwe

What an incredible day this has been. We started off the morning with breakfast around 8:30. Some monkeys caused a commotion during breakfast by knocking over another resort guests drink and stealing his food. It was rather cute and comical, though those who work here find the monkeys a nuisance.   

After breakfast we walked the 2 minutes to the Victoria Falls. WOW. I could not imagine a more spectacular and breathtaking sight. The falls run for nearly a mile and no picture or descriptions can do them justice, it is just something you have to see to believe. The river that feeds the falls is also the dividing line between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Wn the Zambia side where our resort is, there is a national park that our resort allows us free access to. This park was fantastic with walkways along the top of the falls, and another walk way that takes you to the bottom where the "boiling pot"  (or bottom of the falls joins together) is located. Another student and I walked down to the boiling pot and it was spectacular. There was a steam that we followed down to the point. I just wanted to jump in the water by the time we reached the bottom. 

After going to the boiling point, we came back to the resort for a bout 30 minutes or so  before heading out again. This time, the other student and I went over to Zimbabwe. We got through customer easily and spent a few hours roaming around Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. It was a really neat area with a lot of local shops. That trip was one of the things I will remember most about our time here in Livingstone. We literally walked to another country and back during the course of 4 hours. 

By the time we made it back to our hotel (which is about a 10 minute walk from the boarder), it was well past dark. I never in a million years would have thought that I would be walking down an interstate at night in Africa, but it was a great time. 

I cannot wait for our time on the safari tomorrow! We will be going into Botswana and at one point, I am told we will be able to see 4 different countries at once (Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia).


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