Zimbabwe Part 1 - With Zambezi Safaris

Hi Guys,

I have been a bit remiss lately in posting this up, but thought it was about time I did.  Last October I did a trip with Zambezi Safaris to Zimbabwe to see what all the fuss was about, tiger fishing and seeing wild Africa.  I have submitted an article to Western Angler for the fishing, but thought I should show you some of the wild life that was the bonus to the trip.

I will do a running description as I post the series up and explain the photos.  I have travelled the world extensively with South America and Russia being the major places I haven't been yet so have seen a fair bit out there.  To say Africa was the best I'd seen probably understates how epic it really was.  I took three thousand photos whilst I was there for the 2 weeks and the chick I took with me was a professional photog and killed that number and I think we still didn't capture everything.  I will let the photos do most of the talking and let you guys ask questions along the way.

I took the Zambezi Safari guys on as site sponsors and didn't really have any idea what to expect, like I said above, epic hardly even describes it and will be fond memories for life.  I'm now seeing a chick from Zimbabwe, so hopefully gives me a reason to return soon!!

http://www.zambezisafaris.net/

Adam

Rocking up in the afternoon, straight to the backpackers and out for a quick walk for tea to find local entertainment giving us a warm welcome.

The Vic Falls backpackers was cheap as chips and suited our needs perfectly, great location to setup your activities.

First day was walking around Vic Falls and taking in the Falls in dry season.  Dry season is the best time to go for Tiger Fishing.  It is also said to be the best time to visit the falls as when it is wet the spray from the falls makes it hard to see them.

Plenty to see walking the falls, some wierd bird life.

Nice little spot

Friendly little dude

Great spot to chill and take in the view

More friendly dudes, still plenty wild though as we found out, lol.

Loving it!

Some of the woodwork was just awesome.

After checking out town in the morning, we decided to do a sunset cruise on the Zambezi.  Now these guys know how to make sure you get the best of everything, 3 course meal and unlimited drinks, surrounded by hippos, crocs and elephants.

Don't mess with the locals.

First of many elephants for the trip.

Sunset on the Zambezi, won't be forgotten anytime soon.

Lots, lots more to come.

http://www.zambezisafaris.net/

 

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Nice pics mate. Africa is

Sun, 2015-06-21 13:42

Nice pics mate. Africa is incredible in the right places and incredibly cheap for food and drinks. I loved it.
Enjoy your holiday, I'm looking forward to more posts

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Haunted by water

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Awesome photos

Sun, 2015-06-21 15:51

 i was in Vic falls last September.. awesome spot.. Didn't do too well fishing the Zambezi, we did a plan a trip to chirundu to try and target some big tiger.. But a malaria outbreak in the area canned that idea as we had our little boy with us.. Looking forward to seeing the write up covering the fishing.. I've caught them in lake kariba but I've heard the river fish go a heap harder than the lake ones.. 

 

cheers

 

mcgoo

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bucket list

Mon, 2015-06-22 00:26

Heard some great stories about fishing and white water rafting the Zambezi.  Waiting to read some more.

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 Those pic's brought back

Mon, 2015-06-22 08:03

 Those pic's brought back great memories of Vic Falls. You never forget the scenery of the place and the noise/thunder of the falls.

The bungi jump from the bridge is insane!

Also look forward to more pic's and write-up.

Cheers.

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How did you go safety wise

Mon, 2015-06-22 12:28

How did you go safety wise Adz?

We had a few troubles on holiday in SA & hence the question given the political climate of Zim. I have an old uni mate over there, or I presume as I haven't seen nor heard from him a few years post his return. I presume the worst as he would have otherwise been in touch. 

Wanting to take the kids when they are old enough, it is something everyone needs to experience

 

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no safety issues

Mon, 2015-06-22 12:59

No safety issues at all mate, didn't feel unsafe once which I was a little surprised at.  The Zim govt. has figured that the tourist dollars are worth too much so they have policemen patrolling the streets all the time keeping people in check.  Having said that, there wasn't much to keep in check at all in Vic Falls itself, just a few street merchants wanting to sell you old Zim trillion dollar notes that were pretty keen, nothing a good no didn't fix, but certainly not a hassle.

I bypassed SA because of what I had heard, but Vic Falls was great, Zambia was good and Bostwana was no issue at all either even with the Ebola threat.  On the second week when we fully hooked up with Zambezi Safaris, it wasn't even a concern because we were out bush and had an elephant cannon behind the seat just incase we got elephanted, lioned or god knows what else.

Did well on the tiger fishing, got the seasons biggest estimated at 16 odd pound, nice solid river dog.  Hooked heaps and dropped lots, but landed a fair few saying that, got some sick photos!

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