I started to hitchike in Masvingo to get here but a bus stopped before I got a ride so I took it.
Barely a hundred years old, Bulawayo is a modern clean city with broad streets, fine parks and this excellent Natural History Museum
Centenary Park, so named to celebrate the city's foundation in 1894.
Jason Moyo Street is typical of the city center.
Apart from the railway museum next to the station there wasn't much else to see in Bulawayo so I took the night train to Victoria Falls, sharing a compartment with three other backpackers.
We pulled into Victoria Falls at 8:30 AM conveniently close to the City Council Camping grounds where my travelling companions were going to put up their tents. I went along to see and was lucky to get this cabin all to myself for only for 7 US$ per day.
I knew that Suzanne and Barbara were going to the falls when we split in Harare but did not expect them to stay at the same place as I would. It was a pleasant surprise to meet them here.
Finally, I got to see the Victoria Falls one of the goals of my African trip.
They are awesome!
I took many pictures of the Falls so, why not include one with me in it!
I think that Suzanne and Barbara add much more to the beauty of the falls than I do. Don't you agree?
I just had to go on a safari because I had missed doing it in Kenya because I did not feel welcome there.
Six of us from the camp hired a guide and vehicle for a day's outing in the Zambesi National Park just next to Victoria Falls. It was a beautiful day as we followed the great Zambezi river upstream into the park.
We were lucky to see all kinds of lot of wildlife. Here, a herd of impala scatters as we drive by.
Our land rover got stuck in the mud and the distributor got wet so we had to wait for it to dry out while having a beer with our guide David (he's the chap behind the land rover).
We saw some elephants on the right and moved closer to get a better look.
Only then did we realize that there were hundreds of them migrating across the road from right to left.
Still more elephants.
Our guide Dave had seldom seen so many at once. He explained that elephants are generally found in small groups of a dozen females with their young and that only rarely do they assemble in such large herds as this one. We were particularly lucky to see this migration.
This big fellow had turned around and was coming straight for the back of our vehicle with an angry look. I don't really know how elephants look when they are angry but he did look angry and frightening to me until he veered off and rejoined the herd.
The great Zambezi river comes from a long way north in Angola. It marks the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and crosses northern Mozambique to flow into the Indian Ocean.