Africa Day Ten. Farewell To Zimbabwe, A Quick Tour Of Livingston, Zambia, And Off To Capetown, South Africa

Africa Day Ten. Farewell To Zimbabwe, A Quick Tour Of Livingston, Zambia, And Off To Capetown, South Africa

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I awoke early on my last day at the Victoria Falls Safari Lodge, hoping to catch another African sunrise and to explore the grounds of the lodge. I ran into a couple who were also looking for the sunrise and we asked a groundskeeper we met who showed us a clear view of the rising sun. And it was a beautiful sunrise, as they all are. victoria-falls-lodge-13

I walked through the ground and asked about seeing some wildlife and another employee led me down a trail to a quiet little pond.  Not wildlife, except the songs of the waking birds, but it  was a peaceful place and I wish I had more time to spend and enjoy the solitude.  victoria-falls-lodge-18

On my way back to the lodge, to finish packing, I ran into the friendly guide and employee dressed in native costume  and had a nice chat about life in Zimbabwe.victoria-falls-lodge-21

After finishing packing, and a nice breakfast I left this the lodge, but took with me many fond memories.  Here is a link to some photographs of the sunrise and my morning walk .

We left out lodge and once again drove across the famous Victoria Falls Bride into Zambia and into the town of Livingston.  Livingston is much larger than the town of Victoria Falls, with a population of about 150,000. We took a driving tour of the town, observing the schools. zambia-livingston-tour-5

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 businesses of the town. zambia-livingston-tour-13

We then drove to one of my favorite places to visit on my travels, the local market. zambia-livingston-market-3

I always enjoy seeing the local produce displayed at these markets zambia-livingston-market-14

And there sure was a large variety  of different items at this one, including these yummy looking worms.zambia-livingston-market-22

Or dried fish.zambia-livingston-market-47

And if none of these delectable items appealed to you there was plenty of fresh fruits, vegetables and other foods  to be found.zambia-livingston-market-30

I enjoy watching the market goers  and vendors as much as the  produce and other items for sale. many of the vendors did not want their photographs taken, and I always honor their requests. However some don’t mind.zambia-livingston-market-43

And others. such as this fellow actually love the camera.Here is a link to some more photographs I took at the market.

After visiting the market we continued our tour of the town and visited a modern shopping area including a supermarket. zambia-livingston-tour-18

We continued our tours, visiting more schools and a hospital which had this sign showing that health care cost are even a problem in Africa. zambia-livingston-tour-28

After our tour of Livingston we drove to the airport for our long flight to Capetown South Africa. Here is a link to some more photographs from our tour of Livingston.

We arrived in Capetown after sunset and got only a tease of what was in store for us the next day. by the silhouettes of the towering mountains in the distance and the lights of the city below.  After a nice late dinner at a local restaurant  near ou bed and breakfast I I was ready for a good nights sleep and an early start in the morning. img_7473


“Cities were always like people, showing their varying personalities to the traveler. Depending on the city and on the traveler, there might begin a mutual love, or dislike, friendship, or enmity. Where one city will rise a certain individual to glory, it will destroy another who is not suited to its personality. Only through travel can we know where we belong or not, where we are loved and where we are rejected.”
Roman Payne