We didn't have much time there. Two nights, one full day to be exact. The very second we checked into our lodge, all of us sat outside and creamed and sprayed ourselves with mosquito repellents and and took our malaria tablets. We were so prepared for the mozzies (wish I'd taken a picture of our warrior stash). I was so disappointed not to have seen any of those buggers, I guess they were seriously repelled (that being the point :-) ).
We were up early the next morning and off to see one of the 7 natural world wonders. I can't even begin to explain how majestic she is (the Vic Falls that is). And this is obviously one of many amazing treasures of mother nature. I will let the pictures speak for themselves.
|The stunning Victoria Falls (Mosi Oyatonya - The smoke that thunders)|
|After walking through the rain forest we were soaked. Pity I couldn't take my shirt off :(|
|Couldn't resist taking a pic of the local beer with the falls in the background|
|Moi, Sister in law and her Fiance, and my Hubby Bunny|
|That look though?1? Lol!|
|Monkey see monkey doooooo!|
|if u squint really hard, u might spot a crazy monkey going for the buck...lol.|
|WHAT IS THIS????????|
|A tiny peak of a hippo :)|
|How georg is she???|
|Timon from Timon and Pumbaa...eeeek :D|
The next day, we were up early and headed home. So soon I know, but we were busy folks I tell you. Half way to Byo, there's a National Park, in Hwange, and we thought, Hey, wait a minute, we could spot the rest of the Big 5 here if we lucky, so why not.
|we only thought to take a pic on our way out.|
It was a relatively smart idea, until we realised after driving around the park for a bit that the fuel tank was nearly EMPTY...LIKE WHERE WERE THE DRIVER'S EYES. I love him but obviously his eyes were elsewhere. I kinda don't blame him though cause these are some of the beauties we came across.
|Are these not the most elegantly stunning babes out there? WOWZA!|
|Oh happy days TEAM ZEBRA!!!!! WOOHOO!|
And that was it, still just 1 big 5 spotting. And so, we headed out and drove extra slow (apparently that helps with fuel consumption. I'm not so sure, but hey, I'm just a girl...lol). And just randomly, on the freeway......wait for it.........oh yeah.......
|EEEEK! Elephants! Yey for days!|
|2 out of 5! Yey!|
Early the next day we were back on the road, back to South Africa to our next destination, St Lucia. The beach was seriously calling me :). On the way I decided to brush up on my superwoman strength magic.
That baobab tree was a biggy, and with all my strength gone...
Yup, I was out cold.