Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
It was even harder leaving Giraffe Springs than it was the Seychelles. Still, it was time to resume my journey, so at about noon on October 12th I was shuttled back to the airstrip for the short trip back to Hwange Airport. The bush pilot who picked me up this time was Chris, a friendly chap who graciously helped me through the flight plan filing process at Hwange after we landed.
Since my next international stop was Windhoek, Namibia, I would first have to fly from Hwange to another Zimbabwean airport near the border to complete exit formalities. Hwange had no customs or immigration officers on site. I decided to hop up to Victoria Falls, a short 86 mile flight, where there were all the necessary officials to give me the documents I needed to exit Zimbabwe. While in Giraffe Springs I had been persuaded by several of the other campers there to spend a full day at the Falls, since it would certainly, they argued, be a sight I wouldn't soon forget. They were right! I stayed the night at the Victoria Falls Hotel, which is located right adjacent to the Zimbabwe side of this magnificent geological wonder. Here are a few pictures, but they can't possibly do justice to these magnificent falls. I'll simply comment that after seeing the Victoria Falls, Niagara is forever reduced to a mere trickle in my mind's eye.
Next Stop: Windhoek, Nambia (International Airport)
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