So this is where it all started! We made it to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe to begin our three week safari from Victoria Falls to Cape Town. At the time, we didn’t quite realise how significant and epic these next three weeks would be!
Once we landed we were both super excited.
We got our visas and bags, then met up with our driver to take us to our camp site to meet up with our tour group. The moment we stepped out side there was a herd of goats chilling in the airport car park. I knew straight away I was not in Brisbane any more. This was confirmed when seeing a security guard throw rocks at the herd to shoo them away. Ha ha at least they would save money on lawn mowing!
We arrived late to the camp site and missed our tour briefing so headed out to find some dinner. Will meet up with our group in the morning. The start of our truck tour through Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia and South Africa has begun!
We finally met our group, 13 of us all up and we have a free day to explore Victoria Falls, the largest water falls on earth!
As we walk toward the entrance you can see the mist from the Falls in the sky. It looks like smoke from a bush fire, it is that dense.
Some street hustlers try and sell us tourist treasures along the way until we enter the park.
Victoria Falls is just breath taking.
Even though the water was at only 20% it was so amazing to see.
The sound of the water fall and the spray in the air was just surreal. At one point the spray was a constant rain.
We checked out the falls from multiple vantage points.
Then headed to the bridge which was the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. We got our border pass then crossed the bridge to watch some people bungee jump.
Then step foot on Zambian soil.
On the bridge people were selling more tourist treasures. One of the guys really liked my hat, his name was Marcus, so after some haggling we ended up swapping the hat for two wood carved sculptures – a hippo and rhino.
Ha ha! So now a guy is repping VC Clothing, hustling on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. So good 😊
We headed back to the Zimbabwe side and saw a family of wart hogs crossing the road.
Then a little monkey chilling on a fence.
We headed back to our camp site to find out that they wanted us to move out of our tent into a new one. But they never told us where to move to. It was a bit frustrating. As we had no idea where the rest of our group was camped and our truck had moved. After an hour of walking around the camp site we found some empty tents and just claimed them.
As the sunset on day one of our African adventure, with Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe now ticked off. We were excited to have this one in the books and for whatever else was in store for the next 21 days!!