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Aug 28, 2019 - Day 11. Saturday. 24/8/19. Bulawayo to north of Hwange National Park

Day 11. Saturday. 24/8/19. Bulawayo to Thompson’s Junction n or Hwange Nat. Pk We were stopped for about 45 minutes seemingly in the middle of nowhere, but the children found us. We were throwing packets of biscuits out to them when an announcement was made not to do it because of safety reasons- makes sense, but a bit sad. Although the Kitchen packages up any excess food and passes it to people whenever we stop. Passed a lot of single or clusters of round huts with donkeys nearby. After lunch we went on a drive in Hwange National Park...

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Aug 24, 2017 - Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

Mon, Aug 21, 2017 Travel to Hwange National Park via Victoria Falls This morning we had and early breakfast and headed back to Victoria Falls. This time we crossed the bridge in to Zimbabwe; one side of the bridge in in Zambia and the other in Zimbabwe. We walked across the bridge taking pictures along the way. In the center of the bridge is where they bungee jump. The Zambezi River is 130 meters (426 feet) below; the bungee is 110 meters (361 feet). They have a safety rope should the bungee break which happened last year. The woman...

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May 26, 2017 - Hwange again

During the night we had a crinkly visitor that was looking for some of our snacks - twice. Kitty braved the cold and got up to move the food prior to going to bed. It may have been a monkey. The treehouse is open to the weather and the bugs - and no heat and few screens. We did have a protective lizard. Up at 5:30 and off to breakfast at the campsite. Then we got into open faced vehicles for the day long drive. Although in Africa the temperature was in the upper 30s and the half hour drive to the park was quick cool even some would say...

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May 25, 2017 - Hwange

Up at six and have breakfast then head out. The lodge owner gave us a little tag that said we say Rhinos at his place… Oh well. A Rhino. Drove a bit to the nearby city and stopped in at a shop and pay. We bought a bunch of groceries and snacks and wine and a bit of rum and packed up the truck. There were a couple of men there one who wanted to sing with us and another who wanted to pray. Kitty knelt with him for a bit then we shooed them away and went for a walk through the town. Lots of different architecture - French, English, Spanish,...

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Oct 13, 2014 - 10 October - Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe

On Friday we drove to Hwange National Park for more animal spotting. Our guide Ian met us there and took us out for a game drive. We saw lots and lots of animals and at one of the waterholes the elephants were coming down to drink - there were hundreds coming out of the bush, Ian said usually there were around 500 and he was a bit embarassed there were so few today! We visited Cecil Rhodes' grave (the founder of Rhodesia) and on the way home saw a leopard! It was a fantastic day. Hwange National Park used to be the royal hunting grounds of...

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Feb 9, 2014 - The Lion Came Out Today

Explore diverse habitats including teak forest, palm islands, and savannah plains. Game includes elephant, buffalo, eland, wildebeest, impala, lion, leopard, cheetah, sable antelope (large horns) and over 400 bird species. Hmm. . .guide will show us how elephant dung can be used as mosquito repellent (toss the DEET?).

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