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Well, almost!

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Sorry! Not had a chance to update the blog. Internet out here is painfully slow, sometimes horrendously expensive and time limited.
Currently at Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe side. Since my last entry, which I cant remember what I wrote... we have been through Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Malawi, Mozambique and now here in Zim.
Its been a crazy trip, spent more time hammered than not and done some pretty daft things!
Very very briefly...
Ethiopia great, fab scenery (bit like Peru) great food and lovely people.
Uganda, amazing place and amazing people. Jumped ship and headed off to the islands in Lake Victoria for a few days, fabulous time lazing by the lake in the sunshine on private beach. Tried my hand at Kayaking... thats weird, why would you want to go round and round in circles in a plastic boat? Or am I doing it wrong?
Chickened out of white water rafting, dont do water. So lazed around by the Nile when it wasnt pissing down with rain.
Kenya...just Kenya, usual touristy stuff, spent Christmas at a grotty campsite on outskirts and it pissed down with rain.
Tanzania, better. Serengeti and Ngorogoro Crater and it pissed down with rain. Spent New Year on a beach just outside Dar es Salaam. Totally wrecked! Didnt rain but got very very wet!
Zanzibar, awesome! Ok it pissed down with rain the first day but we then had several days of blue skies, turqouise seas and white sandy beaches. Utter bliss!
Malawi, awesome, more beach, pissed down with rain a couple of times but the rest of the time it was very very hot. Tried my hand at canoeing, went accross to Kande Island. At least it went in an almost straight line, but filled with water drowning my camera. My new camera, the camera that cost me 230 quid in Nairobi. Bugger.
Mozambique, um..didnt see a lot, it pissed down with rain and my tent nearly floated away. Next day unbelieveably hot and scorpions took refuge under our tents!
Zimbabwe. First day in Harare ready to jump ship again but then we went to Antelope Park in Gweru where I had possibly the best time of my life. Walking and feeding lions, night hunt and watched the full grizzly killing thing. This has been a major turning point for me as I have decided to cancel the whole Asia leg of my trip and go back to Gweru to do volunteer work with the lions. They are incredible creatures who like to have their paws tickled when they are not trying to eat your feet. Long story... another day! Oh and yes, it pissed down with rain.
Victoria Falls, intermittant rain but mostly incredible humid heat, keep having to jump in the pool! Oh, talking of jumping, I threw myself off the bridge. Yup 111 mtr bunjee. Never been so terrified in my life. Coming back here after Gweru possibly to do another month with the lions.
Thats it! Off on Monday to go to Botswana. I shall try and update more often.
Wonder if it rains in Botswana? Probably.

Posted by baluba 01:10 Archived in Zimbabwe Tagged backpacking

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thats the way claire,,,,i guess the lion bit is pulling hard, go on mate make the best of it, get back to the lions and keep your feet out of the way, hahahaha, just pleased your enjoying it all. go get em girl!!!!!!! ot

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