"ZIMBABWE! "MY FIRST ADVENTURE"" Top 5 Page for this destination Zimbabwe by safardreams

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"Didn't Know What To Expect"

Going to Zimbabwe was really a
stroke of luck. Also, I was cutting it close! I didn't know where to start looking for safaris. I called one of
WILDLIFE ORG. I belonged to at
the time. They turned me to a CO.
called: NATURAL HABITAT ADVENTURES. They sent what they had. Most too much money. But
they had this Zimbabwe safari.
Looked very interesting and it was the best safari for the money.
There was camping, small group,
land-rover, hiking, and tracking.
Sounded really great! IT WAS!!
This photo is my favorite!! It's the one
I blow up and give to people.
After a 7 mile hike and not seeing much. We all were a little disappointed our guide included.
Went back to camp to shower and rest. After a number of animals came into camp. I am the only one of us who saw all this. This BIG BULL ELEPHANT pushed his way
into camp. I was lying on the floor
with the lens out the screen of my tent. After this pic. I covered myself
to hide and be quiet. Don't know what was going on after this pic for
a few mints. Then I lifted my head.
Saw he passed by. I got out like a
fool. Took some back-end shots
as he was leaving. Not knowing any-
thing about the wind. Not knowing
our guide went for a jog in the bush.
Everyone esle was asleep!! I had
this big guy all to my self!!!! YES, it
made up for the hike!! But later on
our game drive we had another treat!
CHIZARIRA PARK

The Golden King In Matusadona Park

The KING here is hard to see. But once you focus on this guy. He Is HANDSOME. His coat and color of the ZIMBABWE dry season hides
him perfectly. We didn't see that many LIONS in ZIMBABWE. They are here , there was plenty of death and spores and roars. This PRIDE,
in MATUSADONA PARK, has good LION. There were at about 4 FEMALES. This 1 BIG-MALE. We didn't get out of our truck here. But I did take a shot hanging at a funny angle out of the truck. But what we did have to do was. Because our truck had a bad starter. We had to get out and PUSH! We had about 5 adult LIONS watching us do this.
Exciting believe it or NOT. There was a lot of BUFFALO DEATH. One thing we did notice. We did not see
one LION CUBS! Thought that was
strange. But in any case, it is great to hear them. Even better to try and track and find them.
It is better to visit these places in the height of the dry season. Easier to
spot the wildlife. I myself, love the color. Although, most of ZIMBABWE
has been in a drought for 2yrs. Hope
it ends soon. Also plan on going back in 2005.

The Mighty Zambezi and Her SunSet!

My last photo of WILD ZIMBABWE!
Canoing and Camping on the banks
of the ZAMBEZI. Zambia across the
river. Peaceful as can be. With the
SNORTS of HIPPOS. We even had a young BULL ELEPHANT hang around our last tent in line. Which
our canoe guide VICTOR had to scare away. The BULL just walked off slowly.
They call the ZAMBEZI :
"THE WATER OF LIFE" Flows through 6-COUNTRIES!! With it's
VICTORIA FALLS, I have a page on that. There is much WILDLIFE in and
around the MIGHTY ZAMBEZI.
Take the SAFARI, take the ADVENTURE!! You won't regret it!!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Being able to get out on foot!
  • Cons:Right now the country is in a bit of trouble!
  • In a nutshell:A beautiful country!
  • Last visit to Zimbabwe: Oct 1999
  • Intro Updated Oct 5, 2003
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  • jo104's Profile Photo
    Oct 13, 2005 at 6:21 AM

    love your dialougue & pics Wild Africa - grasp the magic, have a great birthday & I look forward to reading more of your pages tied up with exam study at the moment :-)

  • hotsauce28's Profile Photo
    Sep 11, 2005 at 7:40 PM

    Kalulu?? cool!! hey..is that what you're calling me??? =)

  • sachara's Profile Photo
    Dec 17, 2004 at 3:39 PM

    Impressive page ! Swimming elephant, pushing the jeep in front of the lions ..... I hope also for better days and to go back and see Hwange NP again.

  • jamiesno's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2004 at 4:25 PM

    Seeing those elephant bones just piled up like that is really sad. That's to bad, it's not all majestic that's for sure. Cheers to your work on this page. All the best!

  • ecoquester's Profile Photo
    Jul 25, 2004 at 4:22 AM

    Maybe we could team up and do some africa stuff.... I need another 8 week run from Johannesburg to Kenya and back.......

  • Jul 25, 2004 at 3:56 AM

    Thank you for your kind help. I will contact you when I plan to go to Africa.

  • GillianMcLaughlin's Profile Photo
    Jul 24, 2004 at 9:46 AM

    Looks like you had an exciting trip: Here's hoping the political situation in Zimbabwe settles soon.

  • ncfg's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2003 at 12:18 PM

    Great page about Zimbabwe, i loved your Accommodations tips.

  • Efrika's Profile Photo
    Sep 30, 2003 at 9:23 AM

    I will not hesitate whether to go, not because lots of GIN n TONICS ! of course :) not because of the great rainbow at the falls ! :)

  • JudyinPA's Profile Photo
    Sep 1, 2003 at 5:15 PM

    David, that elephant picture was fantastic like so many of your other picts. I will continue admiring your pictures.

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