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October 16, 2008 - Thursday - Victoria Falls, Zambia

View of Victoria Falls from the south, indicating my viewpoint of the fallsJacob drives us from Livingston Airport to Victoria Falls and we go on a walking tour in the midday heat (about 38C in the shade). Since this is the dry season, the water on the Zambian side of the falls is almost completely dried up, however the Zimbabwe side has lots of water.

As we walk the trail along the top of the gorge, we get good views of both sides of the falls . We encounter a troop of baboons along the way which I am wary of, however Jacob says they are not aggressive, so we pass by without incident. I get Jacob to take a photo and video of me standing against the rail with Victoria Falls in the background - two I was there moments.  Speaking of "moments", I find it a bit surreal as I walk along the gorge.  It's as though I'm not really here...I can't explain the feeling further.

The the dry Zambian side of Victoria Falls, with the Zimbabwe side of the falls visible in the distance
The the dry Zambian side of Victoria Falls,
with the Zimbabwe side of the falls
visible in the distance
Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls in the distance, with the dry Zambian side in the foreground
Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls in
the distance, with the dry Zambian
side in the foreground
A foot bridge along the Victoria Falls trail
A foot bridge along the
Victoria Falls trail
The bridge over the Zambeze river between Zambia & Zimbabwe
The bridge over the Zambeze river
between Zambia & Zimbabwe
Joe taking video of Victoria Falls while Jacob looks on. Photo by Ernst Guttler.
Joe taking video of Victoria Falls
while Jacob looks on.
Photo by Ernst Guttler.
Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls
Zambezi gorge with Victoria Falls in the background
Zambezi gorge with Victoria Falls
in the background
Dr. David Livingston statue
Dr. David Livingston statue
Joe at Victoria Falls
Joe at Victoria Falls


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Zimbabwe, Zambia in tug of war over Victoria Falls tourists - April 18, 2011, an article by Agence France-Press, published in The Vancouver Sun - it looks like Zimbabwe is gaining ground in the Victoria Falls tourist trade, according to this article.  They have adopted the US$ instead of their own worthless currency, and it appears their prices are lower than on the Zambian side.

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