Garry & Denise - Africa 2017 travel blog

Around the hotel

Around the hotel

Around the town

Around the town

Zambezi cruise

Zambezi cruise

Zambezi cruise

Zambezi cruise sunset

Zambezi cruise sunset

Zambezi cruise sunset


Sleep in, brekkie...yes I did the champagne thing.

Wandered into town, past the baboons raiding the rubbish bins. Went back to see Makoni to pick up the stone giraffe we ordered. He was very happy to see us as they probably get a lot of tourists saying they will come back and then dont turn up. Browsed all the markets, these people are so poor and desperate for cash. The country's official currency is now US$ but they have very little cash in the country. We should have brought more US cash with us... we thought we could go to a bank and get more out but the banks dont have any either. Every day there are long queues waiting at the bank to see if they have any cash.

Most of the market traders only take cash but now because tourists dont always have any left they will trade for your shoes or clothes. I could of got some very nice handicrafts for Garry's shoes but he wouldn't part with his favourite 8yo scuffs... how selfish!, grounds for divorce I reckon. After paying our entrance fees to the national park tonight we will only have US$30 left so we should keep that for emergencies.

Off to the pool for a couple of hours.

Today's activity: Dinner cruise on the Zambezi River, the 3rd biggest river in Africa.

WOW AGAIN. Spectacular scenery, amazing sunsets (check the photos) and a 5* meal. Only 14 of us on the Zambezi Reflections boat. Lovely table for two. Our meal was....

1st Appetizer: skewer of roast tomato and mozzarella cheess (like bruschetta without bread)

2nd Appetizer: tasting board of Beetroot Salmon on salt cracker, Ostrich Carpaccio on puff pastry, sliced roast duck with orange sauce.

Entree: Cauliflower soup with curry bread

Main: Duo of grilled fish with roast vegetables

Dessert: mixed plate of bite size lemon cheesecake, meringue, crepe suzette, chocolate truffle ball.

Drinks included and i think we definately got our moneys worth!

So proud of Garry for trying so many new tastes.

Magical night.

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