This will be my final post about our great African adventure.
One morning, while still at Sabi Sabi, we were given the option of either walking a bush walk or going to a local rural village. Tom chose the walk, and I chose the village. The village has a population of about 4000. I particularly enjoyed going to the pre-school. The children were so friendly! They loved giving "high fives" and having their photo taken.
This is the school's library.
We all were amused by the title of this book.
When it was time for us to leave, a large group of children sang to us.
A group of ladies from the village also sang and danced for us.
The sounds you hear in the background were made by this woman.
I also enjoyed watching another woman who was beading.
We next headed to Zimbabwe. We had a boat trip on the Zambezi River our first evening. We saw only a little bit of wildlife, but still enjoyed the trip.
Monitor lizard (He was enormous!)
From our hotel we could see the mist from Victoria Falls.
The next morning we visited a wildlife sanctuary.
This is Sylvester, a cheetah, who was rescued as a cub before his eyes opened. When he was two days old, his mother and her four other cubs were attacked and killed by a lion. Luckily for Sylvester, a game scout witnessed the event. A husband and wife decided to take care of the cub and named him after the game scout who had saved him. When he opened his eyes there were only humans around, and he bonded with them. If interested, you can read more about Sylvester here. He even has his own Facebook page.
We were also able to get close to some elephants at the sanctuary. The elephants are very accustomed to people. There is a one-to-one ratio of elephants to trainers. These elephants are not held captive but are free to leave whenever they'd like.
If you wanted, you could feed them.
After lunch, it was time for a mud bath.
Then we were off to Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The Falls are on the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia. This bridge connects the two countries.
It was a beautiful day, and we were lucky enough to see several rainbows, including a double rainbow. We just didn't find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
And so ends our great African adventure! It has been fun to share it with you.