Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Victoria Falls

Our time in Livingstone was broken up in the following manner. 
Day 1 - Stay at a Lodge in Choma. 
Day 2- arrive in Livingstone, set up camp at the Waterfront Lodge, watch fellow camper’s campsite be pilfered by rouge, vervet monkeys, take a shower at Victoria Falls, battle baboons and walk across the bridge to Zimbabwe. 
Day 3 - Caroline and Katie go to Chobe National Park in Botswana, Seth and Seth watch Cali and Thomas. 
Day 4 - Seth and Seth go to Chobe National Park, Caroline and Katie watch Thomas and Cali. 
Day 5 - trip to the falls, attempt to buy souvenirs at the curios market and then drive six hours home.

 Seth and the baboon shared a snack.

Katie and I had an amazing time in Chobe.  Botswana seems drier than Zambia.  Also a friend of ours described the comparison of game viewing in Zambia and Botswana in the following way:  "Zambia is like cross-country skiing, beautiful but slow.  Chobe is like down hill skiing, the animals are everywhere.I definitely felt that was the case!  We saw more hippo and elephant than I can count, a ton of giraffe and even the coveted lion!

We hiked down to the boiling pot - the base of the falls.


emily a. said...

Glad you to see you guys are loving your visitors. Just last night Ryan was saying how he's been missing you all a lot lately. When are you coming back next summer? It can't come soon enough for us!

Ditto Family said...

Somehow this post makes me a bit sad...you feel so far away -- I can't even relate to your crazy cool experiences. On a happier note--I'm SO glad you are getting to share your life with Seth W and Katie. Thank you for taking the time to share your adventures -- it's all just so amazing!

Matt said...

Crazy that you just went there. I watched a kayaking documentary of those falls/rapids just yesterday.

Robyn said...


We are praying for you (and all your loved ones). FERVENTLY.