Published: August 17th 2007May 28th 2003
The train from Bulawayo to Vic Falls was ok, nothing flash, just two small bunks in a very small room, an unlockable door and a window blind that kept shooting up. Still, it made a change from having to drive on the truck all that way. We arrived at Vic Falls at 7am, tired and hungry, to find that bread wasn't available anywhere in town that day.
We had a great, but expensive, time there. I went on an amazing microlight flight above the falls, we both did the "Sundowner Cruise" and watched the falls from both the Zimbabwean and Zambian side, getting really wet in the process. We also bought more souvenirs and sent more parcels back to NZ. The falls are really impressive, especially now as the river is about full. They fall into a narrow gorge, not the big wide space usually thought of at the base of waterfalls. From the air you can see the river gorge winding its way away from the falls, years worth of water wearing away at the rock. We also saw hippo, elephant and impala from the air and the boat. Colin had a game of golf there too. He thought
Taken from the Zambian side
he'd had a terrible game until they all compared scores at the end, and his was the best! The water hazards have an additional hazard of crocodiles, termites are not considered burrowing animals so if you lost your ball you had to pay the penalty, you got a free drop if you landed in an animal footprint or warthog ruts. Elephants are banned from the course, but everything else seems to get right of way. Try playing round some Kudu!
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