Zimbabwe: Lion Encounter

Disclaimer: When we undertook this activity we were told that all funds went into research and conservation of lions. We had no idea that this was not true and that these poor animals are all destined for the canned hunting industry - please do not be tempted - as amazing as it may look - this is NOT ethical.

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Victoria Falls: 2010

Our return to Victoria Falls was because we really wanted to share this wonderful place with the girls and it did not disappoint. Victoria Falls Hotel is as colonial and wonderful as ever - love falling asleep to the sound of bullfrogs. Te on the verandah with the smoke that thunders in the background is always a highlight.

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Victoria Falls: Coe Wedding on the Zambezi, 1998

This visit to the 'smoke that thunders' was very special as we were invited to our friends' (that we had met on our around the world trip) wedding. Trent was to be ring bearer and Charlotte Bridesmaid - a magical African wedding.... years later we are their three children's Godparents...

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Zimbabwe

Once a British colony known as Rhodesia in honour of empire builder Cecil John Rhodes, it won independence to become Zimbabwe and build a seemingly unassailable reputation as ‘the bread basket of Africa’. Its fertile soil and balmy climate is perfect for agriculture - it’s still the centre of Africa’s lucrative raw tobacco trade - but then came political turmoil once again as the government launched land reform programmes. The great draws are Victoria Falls, Mana Pools, Lake Kariba all offering a fantastic safari experience.

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Victoria Falls: 1995

Victoria Falls is a waterfall on the Zambezi River in southern Africa, which provides habitat for several unique species of plants and animals. It is located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe and is one of the world's largest waterfalls, with a width of 1,708 m. There is a wide range of activities on offer including the 'flight of the angels' to provide a bird's eye view of the spectacular 'smoke that thunders'.

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