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    Baobabs

    by sachara Updated Oct 6, 2003

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    Favorite thing: The baobabs are the most intriguing trees in Africa for me. I like their forms with their thick trunks and roots-like branches.
    There are a lot of myths about the baobabs.
    One story tells how the creator, angry with the baobab, pulled it out and flung it back in the earth headfirst.
    The baobab is one of the great symbols of Africa. When I see baobabs I'm back in Africa.

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    Baobab

    by sachara Updated Oct 6, 2003

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    Favorite thing: This was the most impressive baobab we saw during our trip to Zimbabwe, Malawi and Botswana.
    So we stopped the bus and everybody went out to make the same picture of this wonderful tree.
    Baobabs live for a long time, often for millennia. They grow fast for the first 270 years and then slow down. Trees with a circumference of over 30 M can be 4000 years old.

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    Meet the people

    by sachara Updated Oct 6, 2003

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    Favorite thing: I didn't visit a country, if I didn't meet its people.
    Our stay in the village Rukweza was very special, to see the daily life in the village. The people were very friendly. When I left my camera at a stone in the centre of the village, children brought it back to the house were we slept that night.
    But everywhere, in towns, in parks, at markets, along the road I met very friendly people.

    Mutare

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    Flora

    by sachara Updated Oct 6, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Our first attention during our visit to Zimbabwe went to the wildlife and elephants, but everywhere we walked, we saw also a lot of beautiful flora, like flowering trees. I don't know much about the flora at the African continent, so I bought a guide the last week to learn more.
    The aloe plants all around Great Zimbabwe looked very special.

    Great Zimbabwe

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    National parks: game viewing

    by sachara Updated Oct 6, 2003

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    Favorite thing: One of the things you have to do, when you are in Zimbabwe, is visiting the National Parks.
    Some are good for game viewing like the Hwange NP and parts of the Matobo National NP.
    Others are worth to visit because of the natural beauty of the landscape, like Chimanimani NP for the mountains and Victoria Falls NP for the falls.

    Hwange Park
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    • National/State Park

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    Mountains

    by sachara Updated Oct 6, 2003

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    Favorite thing: If you like to go to the mountains it is nice to visit the Eastern Highlands with heights between the 1200 and 1500 M
    The Chimanimani NP in the southern part of the eastern Highlands near the border with Mozambique has peaks of more than 2.000 M and is a paradise for hiking. You can make a day trip or even 5 days wilderness treks.

    Chimanimani
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    Dance and culture

    by sachara Updated Oct 6, 2003

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    Favorite thing: I like it to learn something about the culture of a country by reading books of its authors, to visit cultural museums or galleries or to attend performances.
    In Victoria Falls we saw a very good performance of spectacular Makeshi dances with intriguing masks. Every mask represented a specific character.

    Makishi dance
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    • Theater Travel

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    Reconstructed villages & museums

    by sachara Updated Oct 6, 2003

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    Favorite thing: In Zimbabwe are a lot of museums and reconstructed villages to visit, to taste and learn something of about the rich history and local customs of the country
    So we visited the Karanga village in Great Zimbabwe and Falls Craft Village in Victoria Falls. In Great Zimbabwe we visited also the museum.

    Falls Craft Village
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    • Museum Visits
    • Arts and Culture

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    My SABLE-SKULL

    by safardreams Written Jul 16, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Being you can get out on foot in ZIMBABWE.
    We parked and rested for the afternoon in
    some far off corner of HWANGE PARK.
    I like SKULLS ECT. Had a SABLE SKULL here. Craig our guide wantd to take a couple of pics.

    Fondest memory: Seem we are all alone most of the time.
    Getting out on FOOT.

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    • Safari

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    WATER ALL THE TIME!

    by safardreams Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: VICTROIA FALLS as everyone knows is a
    must. When you go there have something to protect your camera. There is water spraying
    all around. Just a thought, what I did. I took
    with me some plastic-baggies. I cut a hole
    in the bottom for the lens. If needed to I cut a hole near the zip-lock for the view finder. It
    worked out find. It's easy and quick.

    Fondest memory: VIC-FALLS is one of the best things. People
    ask all the time if I seen it. There so many things in these countries!!

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    GET AIR SICK??

    by safardreams Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: It may be a little more money. But if you can
    do your safaris by taking a plane from park
    to park. From VIC FALLS, it was only a 2 hour
    ride to HWANGE PARK. That we did. But,
    from there to CHIZARIRA PARK we took a plane. The place was so dry. We had a good
    shot at some ELEPHANTS already!!

    Fondest memory: It's elephants in the WILD!!

    BUMPY RIDE!!
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    "EMPTY!"

    by safardreams Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: On our 7 mile hike in the CHIZARIRA BUSH.
    We had a hard time finding wildlife. Craig,
    our guide took us to this huge pit! Just a month before it was almost full of water!
    As you can see, nothing! But, we had a water
    and beer brake!! Thats CARLEE, from CAL.
    looking like and ant!!

    Fondest memory: Just to keep LOOKING!!

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    LAKE KARIBA en-route to MATUSADONA PARK

    by safardreams Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: You do get a different look while on your
    PROP-PLANE! I heard about LAKE KARIBA.
    Man made lake. Need to look into it more.
    But, A great pic to have in between our stay at:
    CHIZARIRA & MATUSADONA PARKS!!
    10/1999

    Fondest memory: There are many. I am sorry I didn't take more
    pictures there!!

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    • Safari

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    SWIMMING ELEPHANTS!

    by safardreams Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: When in Zimbabwe visit Matusadona Park.
    You may get lucky and see SWIMMING
    ELEPHANTS! On the shore of Lake Kariba.
    We were watching two huge Elephants on
    a mound sticking above the water. One of the
    Elephants decided to go swimming. So, hey
    this is great!! I walked away from the group
    about 100 yards ahead of the Elephant.
    Hoping he would come out right in front of me. He was coming my way when our guide
    waved me back! Never thought about Rhino,
    or Lion!! I just wanted my Elephant!!

    Fondest memory: Being good friends with my guide. Also, all
    the Elephants!! Just trying to get close!

    SOMETHING ELSE DIFFERENT!
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    ELEPHANT CHARGE !

    by DAO Updated Mar 9, 2008

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    Favorite thing: You might think that being charged by an enraged 3 ton Mother Elephant trying to protect her baby would not be fun. I had just picked up 2 hitchhikers on the Botswana Border on my way to Victoria Falls. The guys spotted these 2 elephants and suggested I stop and take some pictures. The mother and baby where happily strolling away from me. I stopped to adjust me camera when I heard my 2 passengers shout “RUN” at the same time. That was enough for me! I ran back to my still running car and sped off laughing with my guests. Luckily for me there were a few trees to slow down what could have been a good trampling. Now that would not have been fun.

    WALKING AWAY TURNING CHARGE ! CHARGE ! CHARGE !
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    • Eco-Tourism
    • National/State Park

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