Monday, October 4, 2010

Victoria Falls

We arrived yesterday, exhausted from the long flight, but Tongabezi Lodge quickly perked us up.  Perched on the banks of the Zambezi River, the accommodations--all private lodges--are stunning.  Ours is a two-story open air structure with sweeping views of the Zambezi and constructed of wood and stone to blend in with the surroundings.  Tired though we all were, we booked a sunset cruise and could not have been more pleased.  As hippos grunted in the background, we boarded a small motorboat and, within an hour, had seen hippos, baboons, warthogs, impala, and a giant fish eagle.  We stopped for cocktails on an island with beaches of brilliant white sand.  Upon returning to the lodge we had a great dinner in the private boathouse, built on pilings above the still water of the Zambezi.

Today was a day that was simply incredible.  I'm exhausted tonight and will write more on all of this later, but imagine a day that begins with a boat ride to Livingstone Island where we swam across part of the river near Victoria Falls, climbed onto rocks jutting out of the water, and dove into something called The Devil's Pool--a small, pool where a natural cliff wall stops you from plummeting over the Falls.

Okay--power just blew out twice in  a row and the resort in running on generator now.  I'll post this and write more as soon as I can from Botswana.  Today ended with a herd of elephants traipsing past on our way home...


  1. So yeah mike trying to show off on the blog it's cool. Any ways suck it it old man had to get that out of the way. Hope you guys are having fun.

  2. Oh yeah watch out for the pink elephent they're always a killer.