Friday, 15 June 2007

2nd Trip - Zim!

Sunday 22nd - Officially today was Toms last day on the trip n we were getting new people joining us for the second stage of the trip. We got 3 new recruits, steve, laura n cliff. Had a relatively relaxing day, joined the guys n atc girls in the pool where tom n harry had us in hysterics. We did a sunset cruise and then onto shoestrings. me n laura managed to convince one of the bar guys tht we were from greenland n we spoke greenish n our national colour was purple for over an hour. this failed when another one turned up and didnt think greenland was a country so we were unable to convince hime. we were remover from the 'cool scale' for tht littel stunt. lol.
Monday 23rd - Had to get up for 6 as was doing an ultralight flight over the falls this morning. It was well awesome cos i got to do it just as the sun was rising so it looked amazing. had a tomato craving in the afternoon so went n bought a tomato. lol. shoestrings again in evening and then on to another bar when it closed n then back to shoestrings to help one of the guys close up as we were wasting the evening as tom had a well early bus in the morning so we planned not to go to sleep! Read Toms evaluation form, highly amusin! We sed good bye *sob* and then we headed back to go to sleep at 5.30.
Tuesday 24th - We headed off th Hwange again today and after seeing Harrys upgrade i promptly decided to get one myself which was the best decision i have ever made! it was amazing!!! it was a kind of log tree house cabin thing with a 4 poster double bed with so many pillows, a bath and a view over the floodlit water hole! I sat in bed tht night and fell asleep watching elephants at the water hole. so amazing!
Wednesday 25th - Had to get up at 4 this morning to do breakfast before our morning game drive. it was so cold and i just wanted to be in my bed! lol. The jeep was open sided so on the drive to the park it was freezing and we were all huddles under blankets to keep warm. on arriving we did a walking safari. On our drive safari we finally got to see some cheatas which was sooo cool!!! Had a chilled afternoon, playing cards and in the pool - which was baltic. i had a bath whilst watching the elephants (so surreal but awesome!) and the guys came and sat in my room cos i had the best view!

Tuesday, 12 June 2007


Wednesday 18th - Crossed border into zimbabwe and headed to hwange national park. we got to our campsite which was so cool. we slept on a platform in our mosi nets which was so cool! the campsite had a waterhole which was spotlit so you could watch the animals drinking throughout the night. it was really amazing. we sat up in the view place for ages and saw so many elephants!
Thursday 19th - We were asked to leave the campsite today cos some people had complained about us being too nosiy bla bla so we headed to another campsite. was a cool place but the pool was well baltic. Had a chilled afternoon reading.
Friday 20th - Had an aweosme shower this morning and then we headed to vic falls via a local town. We had a presentation form the shear water company about the activities and then had our last officail meal off the truck of this section. We had a big truck cleanout and then a swim. elton changed us some money, the rate was 17000 ratehr than the bank rate of 250. We went to shoestrings in the evening n got pizza. I fell down a hole on my way to the toilet and sprained my ankle. man it hurt so much. i went for a swim with zoe to see if it would help - it didnt - and ended up hobbling home to the campsite.
Saturday 21st - Mags strapped up my ankle for me as it had swollen over night. At just gone 10 we headed to the bridge to do the bungi jump. it was quite a long walk down so tht hurt quite a bit. we saw a video and then got our harnesses on. harry was the first to jump n didnt quite make it on the first countdown. i was 2nd of us 3 to jump and didnt really feel too nervous. however, then i got strapped in. and the guy put all his weight on my bad ankle to pull the strap tight and man i can not actually describe how much it hurt. i really wouldnt reccoment doing a bungi with a sprained ankle! It came to my time to jump and i jumped off straight away. It was an amazing experience. it was so cool. i jumped and i was thinking, cripes im actually falling through the air. the 4 seconds of free fall were awesome. seriously amazing. eeh!! the view was quite nice too!!! i actually looked! lol. HEHE. I DID A BUNGI!!!!! When i got up off the bungi i felt quite ill and actually found it hard to walk in a straight line. lol. we headed back to the campsite and i took the entire afternoon to recover form the jump! how pathetic! lol. we sat dangling our feet in the pool with some girls we had met in the morning and then joined them for pizza in the evening. Went to shoestrings again i nthe evening.


Yes yes, i know im a tad behind but.... means will be brief and to the point!!!!
Wednesday 11th - Crossed the border into Zambia. Went to a market and saw some locals doing and making stuff with tin. Roads were bad, didnt get as far as originally planned and put up tents in dark.
Thur 12th - Headed to the capital today and had an interesting lunch stop with the guys lunch taking an age to come. so much for fast food! Cut my thumb quite spectacularly with my knife.
Fri 13th - We visited the Kariba dam today which ws quite impressive. there was a massive croc at the bottom. had some amazing views of the lake at our lunch stop and then headed to our campsite. the sunset was amazingly gorgeous over the zambezi.
Sat 14th - We started our canoing safari today and i was sharing with zoe. we realised after about half an hour tht our canoe was the one where the alcohol had been loaded onto. nice! lol. Ha, me and zoe got mock charged by a hippo. our guide nearly wet himself! we found it quite amusing though! Had a swim after lunch and i managed to rip my shorts very spectacularly. Me n zoe were having such a laugh tht at points we couldnt paddle cos were laughing too hard. mucho fun. We did a bush camp on an island and me n zoe cooked - everyone was very complimentary of it!
Sunday 15th - It was so cool to get so close to the hippos and also had an awesome view of loads of elephants. amazing experience. again, had quite a giggle! swam more in the river, played lots, lots of mud throwing and shrieking! We sat in the river for ageees after lunch to cool down. saw massive group of elephants drinkking. all good! we cooked again in the evening and harry had a convo with a hyena!
Monday 16th - Watched the sun rise and took lots of photos. we canoed to our finishing spot and then got driven back to the campsite. spent the rest of the day driving to Livingstone and arrived quite late at campsite.
Tuesday 17th - Headed into Livingstone in the morning but didnt really need to do much so me tom n harry sat in the pub until were picked up at 1.30. lol. had a relaxing afternoon, a girly chat with zoe and sat in the bar in the evening. it was quite spectaular - i dropped my drink, caught it with my legs and didnt actually spill much at all!