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Ingunn
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PostTue Sep 30, 2008 1:43 pm 
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Wow, that was some trip report. Thank you so much!
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Josh Cowart
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PostTue Sep 30, 2008 1:44 pm 
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very nice!

Had some rather similar experiences in Uganda recentlly.  We had a phrase for them. Anytime something went or seemed crazy we just said "T I A". This is Africa!  not much you can do but try and enjoy it and not make it any worse.

Thanks for sharing up.gif
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PostTue Sep 30, 2008 4:22 pm 
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Wow, absolutely beautiful and the rafting video is pretty wild.  Right about 2:30 the river seems to be going every direction.  "I did not want to go in the hole of Rapid #4!"  "But when you come in next time you paddle better than you did this time!" lol.gif

For some reaons when I looked at the first picture of the hippos, I thought of the Jungle Cruise where the guy fires the pistol...I know I know, more dangerous. hockeygrin.gif   The elephant pictures have a very serene quality to them.  And that Lilac-breasted roller is such a beautifully colored bird. up.gif  up.gif  up.gif

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GaliWalker
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PostTue Sep 30, 2008 5:34 pm 
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What can I say? Great report and beautiful photos, which capture the essence of the place.

There are a few places in the world which I really want to see: Alaska, Machu Picchu and Zimbabwe (especially Victoria Falls). I'm supremely envious.

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Randy
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PostTue Sep 30, 2008 7:32 pm 
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Best trip report I've seen here all year...maybe ever. Your photos are spectacular.
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Magellan
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PostWed Oct 01, 2008 12:13 am 
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Trip of a lifetime for most.  I don't know if I could have lived with that tension.  Thanks for sharing this incredible trip.
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PostSun Aug 05, 2018 6:58 pm 
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Hard to believe it's been 10 years, and once again there's a presidential election and once again there's violence. Hoping for the best for the people of Zimbabwe.

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zephyr
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PostSun Aug 05, 2018 10:17 pm 
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Wow!  I missed this somehow the first time around.  Wow.   Amazing trip report and photos.  Parts of it were hard to read.  It could have gone so wrong so quickly in the beginning.  I am so glad it didn't.  Your stories were riveting.  I will go back and read it again, like Jowink.gif

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That's a swell looking family portrait.  Looks like a smart, capable bunch.  Thanks for bumping this up.  ~z
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PostMon Aug 06, 2018 5:37 pm 
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Thank you!  up.gif
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PostTue Aug 07, 2018 5:19 am 
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Gil wrote:
There are extraordinary rivers to raft

Thank you for refreshing my memories. I too got tossed from the raft into the Zambezi two years ago and thought my time on Earth had come to an end. The Batoka Gorge downstream from Victoria Falls that people raft through will become a lake in 10-13 years after completion of the Batoka dam. If you are thinking about rafting the Zambezi do so sooner rather than later. The good news is that people will be allowed to cook with electricity rather than charcoal.
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PostSun Sep 15, 2019 8:06 pm 
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With Robert Mugabe's death, one wonders if Zim can ever overcome the consequences his rule. I hope so.

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