My early posts from this trip each contained just one or two captioned images. The end of trip involved more travel time and fewer sites, so I am posting several images from each. By this time, the end was in sight, and I was not ready to come home. Then again, much as I love my husband and my home and my town and my cat, I want each trip to last just a bit longer.
Day 11 – Zambezi River (Botsawana)
Photos follow from a “sunset cruise” (i.e., boat ride) on the tranquil Zambezi River before it plunges down the canyons and cataracts of Victoria Falls.
Day 12 – Victoria Falls
Like Kruger National Park, Victoria Falls merits more a longer visit. I enjoyed the scheduled half-day visit (pix below) but I ended up not visiting a village in the afternoon. Too blazing hot.
Day 13 – Victoria Falls Hotel
Last morning in Africa. I could (and probably should have) taken the opportunity to interact with orphaned lions that have been habituated to humans, but I just wanted to stay at the Victoria Falls Hotel to contemplate, pack and steel myself for the three-flight return to Colorado. I hung out on a hotel terrace for a time and watched the birds. No wildlife came to drink and no dramatic sunrise showed itself, but I still reveled the quite time of morning.
Looking forward to another trip to Africa sometime in the future.
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