Sunday, February 19, 2017

Day 21 - Flying to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

We said. Goodbye to Sabie river bush Lodge and made our way back to Skukuza airport, still stopping on the way to spot more animals. Skukuza airport is actually set in the National park and after heavy rains we had to cross a narrow bridge where the river was washing over the bridge in parts, we drove over it VERY slowly.


Skukuza airport a lovely, small airport, modern with an African feel. It barely has any walls, a thatched roof and beautifully kept gardens and waterfalls. When we arrived we were the only two people in the departure lounge, there are no departure boards or tannoy announcements. When its time to board, a guy walks out and shouts "All aboard". We then took a very smooth forty minute flight back to Johannesburg.

The following day we returned to Johannesburg Airport and boarded the British Airways B737-400 flight to Victoria Falls, the flight took one and a half hours and was pretty smooth.

We landed at the new Victoria falls international airport that was only completed last year, immigration took 55 minutes and cost us 55 US dollars. We were collected and taken to our accommodation, the Pamusha lodge, we had a quick drink, unpacked and prepared for our first excursion.

At around 4pm we were driven down to a jetty on the banks of the mighty Zambezi River. We boarded a boat and set sail for our sunset cruise, it was so relaxing just drifting down the river with a nice glass of white wine on a lovely, sunny evening. We were soon alerted to a group of Hippopotamus close to the bank and got some good shots of them opening those huge jaws of they have.

We spent a couple of hours cruising up river while the captain gave us some very interesting information about the river as we turned for home we could see in the distance the huge clouds of spray that are caused by Victoria falls, but that’s for another day. 

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