Gorenzhou

This is a park in the extreme South East corner of Zimbabwe. One day to become one with the Kruger and Transfrontier Limpopo Park. Lovely night at Chilo Gorge  lodge. Stunning views. Slightly, actually very, unnerved by her warning to watch out for snakes as the cobra were very active at the moment and we…

Kariba – Nyanga -Bvumba

Kariba – Harare – Eastern highlands A bath was the highlight of Harare. Top to toe scrub showed me skin colour I had long forgotten. Harare a lovely, bustling busy first/second world town bathed in a purple haze of Jacaranda. Gave me the impression of being very similar to Johannesburg but a whole lot safer.…

Kariba – Matusadona

We arrived at Kariba where despite my desperation for some hair conditioner ( at this stage I’d use paraffin if I thought it would help) and a nailbrush none were to be had. We stopped for diesel in Kariba (there was none) and discovered that the car was dead as a door nail. Battery been…

Mana Pools (4)

Mana Pools A slightly late arrival was a bit unnerving as we had been warned to be in our tent at sunset or very soon after if we had a fire. So, it was a quick raise of the tent, a bit of fiddling to get the car level, a bit of moving to decide…

Victoria falls to Mlbizi to Kariba(3)

We left our lovely hotel and headed off to Mlibizi. Not much in the way of road blocks any more. The bad old days of continual blocks requiring a bribe to get through have thankfully gone. Lauren told us a funny story form those days. Friends of theirs were stopped. An argument ensued about and…

Bulawayo to Hwange and Victoria Falls

Old Picture of Nixon, Hall, Baart children. We spent a long time in Bulawayo looking for diesel. 7 or 8 garages had none – finally a small independent had some and a small queue saw us filling up. We then spent a long time getting a sim card. Something that requires your passport, your address,…