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July 25 - Aug 1: Cape Town & Wine Country
We always recommend building a buffer to decompress from the wilderness before returning home.  In Southern Africa one can choose between the fabulous beaches of Mozambique where fresh seafood and azure waters await or the foodie capital of Africa - Cape To...

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July 25 - Farewell to Zimbabwe - Hello Cape Town & Wine Country
Today we bade farewell to the wonderful staff at Zambezi Sands.  The entire crew spoiled us and made us feel like family from the professional guides Rob (walking expert), Clint (canoe expert), to the warm hearted staff headed by the lodge managers John & N...

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July 24 - Victoria Falls by helicopter, markets, and lunch at the historic Vic Falls Hotel
This morning we left early so that we could get to the falls to meet our helicopter for a spectacular flight of angels above the falls.  It was so cool to ride in a helicopter over the falls and the views were superb.  From above one can see how the river h...

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July 23 - Canoeing & Walking Safari along the Zambezi
Delicious food prepared by the wonderful staff at the Zambezi Sands Lodge Today the group split into 2 small groups in order to take advantage of the various active options that were presented to us.  One group choose the early morning canoe trip in the ban...

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July 22 - Magical Rail Journey to Victoria Falls
After 3 days exploring Hwange National Park we bid farewell to the wonderful staff at Camelthorn Lodge and drove a short distance to the historic Victoria Falls rail line where we boarded a beautifully restored rail car reserved exclusively for our group.  ...

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July 21 - Pump Run into the heart of Hwange
Today the group set off into the heart of Hwange National Park on a mission. The goal was to provide  service to the water pumps known as bore holes which provide life sustaining water to the famous Hwange elephant population. These water holes are financed...

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July 20 - School & Village Visit, Elephants at Sophie’s Pan, Sundowners on the Savanna
After our early rise and frenetic race to school with the kids we witnessed the head master address the students as they sang both the national anthem and their school song.  They wore maroon colored shorts, button down collared shirts, and hats to keep war...

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July 19 - Journey to Hwange - Cheetah Surprise - Camelthorn Lodge
We had a relaxed morning before we bade farewell to our wonderful local guides, Howard and Kevin, and the charming staff at Amalinda.  We boarded onto two comfortable mini buses and drove 3 hours on a good paved road to “Halfway House” where the 4x4 vehicle...

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July 18 - School Visit, Medicine Woman, Top of the World Matopos Nat’l Park
Today we split the group as one vehicle headed into the park to see hippos, search for black rhino, and enjoy the excellent birding the area offers (largest concentration of eagles in Africa) while the other group set off to a children’s home/school where w...

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July 17 - Tracking Rhino & San Bushman Cave Paintings in Matopos Nat’l Park
Our morning started with hearty breakfast of eggs to order, muffins, yogurt and other options. We set off in two comfortable open seat land cruiser safari vehicles with tiered seating raised high towards the back so that everyone has a great view.   After a...
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