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Zimbabwe! Home of Victoria Falls and Great Safari Locations \ Photos

My 14+ hour flight from Atlanta to Johannesburg
Hippo in the Zambezi River
Young crocodile along the banks of the Zambezi River Spotted on our Sundowner Cruise
Me at the Lookout Cafe overlooking the Batonka Gorge
One of the Guest Tents at Victoria Falls River Lodge Treehouse Suites
Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls
Victoria Falls with a Rainbow
Lioness Yawning
Elephants climbing out of the Zambezi after swimming across the river directly across from our island
Lion acting like an housecat in Hwange National Park
Elephants visit the watering hole after our dinner at Bomani Lodge, Hwange National Park
Cape Buffalo and Bird at Hwange National Park
A Cheeky Young Elephant approaching us during a walking safari in Mana Pools National Park
Incredible sunset at Hwange National Park, Camelthorn Lodge
Playful sub-adult lions after eating their fill from a waterbuck kill
Older lioness still working on the waterbuck carcass
Cheetah cub following her mother checks us out as he goes.
We made a journey to visit Ziga and this school supported by Imvelo Lodges
Camelthorn Lodge resides inside a Rhino Sanctuary right next to Hwange National Park
The second cheetah cub watching us from behind a tree with his mom.
Walking with Rhinos at Camelthorn Lodge is a very close encounter with these magnificent beasts!
Hwange National Park is an excellent venue for spotting Sable, like this proud fellow staring down a young buck interested in his harem of females
Breakfast with the rhinos at Camelthorn Lodge
At Jozibanini Camp, you can sit in a hide partially underground to have close up views of elephants at the water hole.
Jozibanini Camp in Hwange National Park is rustic and simple in a fabulous location.
I stopped for a photo at the watering hole (in the rain) near Jozibanini Camp before descending into the hide.
You eat well on safari, even when you are away from your lodge.
If you are a birder, an African safari will drive you crazy-happy with all the wonderful species that abound
I am not a big birder, but every safari piques my interest in the birds we encounter
Jozibanini Camp has raised tents, flush toilets, and bucket showers
Sunsets in Hwange are magical
You can go on a mountain bike safari at Jozibanini with your armed guide
The sun can do wonderful, hard-to-explain things in Zimbabwe
Charter flights off dirt airstrips are a normal part of safari throughout both Southern and East Africa
This is considered a larger charter flight plane, capable of holding up to a dozen passengers
Charter flights might not gain much altitude but still give you great views
Dwarf mongoose staying at Nehimba Camp with me.
Some places have bones and skulls of dead animals, such as this elephant skull
Walking Safari: trailing a herd of elephants in Hwange National Park
Sundowner Surprise! Two hippos crashed into our watering hole at sunset.
Boswell standing upright in Mana Pools National Park
Boswell the elephant in Mana Pools
My first view of Victoria Falls
Stopping for a Sundowner (usually a G&T) at sunset in Hwange National Park
The vastness of Hwange National Park must be experienced
As the rainy season creeps closer, so do the clouds in Hwange National Park
Mr. Tusker is a regular visitor inside Vundu Camp at Mana Pools National Park
Mana Pools also has a pack of African Painted Dogs
Zimbabwe, like much of Southern Africa, uses open-sided vehicles for safari
Imvelo Lodges supports a local football academy with these donations
Drumming the night away at Camelthorn Lodge
Walking Safaris in Mana Pools allow for close elephant encounters
Walking Safari Surprise! An ellie came up close and gentle.
Boswell standing up in Mana Pools National Park
Giant Baobab trees can be found around Zimbabwe
Tracking a herd of elephants in Hwange National Park near Nehimba Lodge in Hwange National Park
African Painted Dogs (also called African Wild Dogs) resting in Mana Pools National Park
You will never tire of the sunsets in Zimbabwe like this one in Hwange National Park near Nehimba Lodge
Lioness keeping a close watch on us: Nehimba Lodge, Hwange National Park
Ghost, a young female in the pack of African Painted Dogs in Mana Pools; our guide from Vundu Camp is worried she will make a play to become alpha or break off to form her own pack
This cheeky young elephant needed to get shooed away by our guide David.
If you guide does not think it dangerous, an animal can get fairly close. (Note, we had some protection inside a downed tree.)
Wildlife spotting while on a walking safari
Mr. Tusker in Vundu Camp, Mana Pools
An elephant scratching themselves against a tree.
A dwarf mongoose keeps tabs on our group as we walk past.
Boswell the elephant in Mana Pools
Although very cute, baby elephants present some of the greatest danger on walking safaris should the mother think you are a threat.
Elephants need to rub their tusks on trees apparently
When a rhino is less then 2 meters from you and the guides, remain calm!
Thuza coming to check us out
When walking with rhinos, always stay behind your trained guides.

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