Zimbabwe
Hillside South

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  • Day7

    Horse Back Safari

    August 15, 2017 in Zimbabwe ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    We went on a two hour horse ride through their game reserve where we saw giraffes, warthogs and wildebeest up close. In the distance we saw lions and elephants. It was a great way to see wildlife although James was told near the start that his horse doesn't like wildlife! Thankfully the horse behaved himself once he knew who was boss. Our route took us through open grasslands, thorny bushes and a waterhole.Read more

    Using mom's log-in! Finally,it's only taken how many yrs to get you on horseback? Welcome to my world, although I suspect this maybe your first and last time for the pair of you?! Carrie x

    8/21/17Reply
    Lyndsay McDonnell

    One person in the family riding horses is enough, if I was you I would stick to the mountain bikes which are just as dangerous but only need repairing not feeding, mucking out and no vets bills!! Keep on having fun, love xxxx

    8/21/17Reply
    Lynda Ralph

    Amazing pics, so exciting with all the wildlife you're seeing there xxx

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  • Day8

    Walking with Elephants

    August 16, 2017 in Zimbabwe ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Five of us went to walk with the four elephants, for over 2 hours. It was an amazing opportunity to just follow them as they walked through the bush, eating the trees as they went. While they are peaceful animals they have incredible strength which we witnessed as they were either pushing trees over or ripping branches off. The thick thorns didn't bother them at all while they were eating them. We were able to touch them or just stand by watching them, although we chose to give a wide bearth to the least friendly female. It was fun watching them at a mud pool, although we did get splattered ourselves! They store upto 20 litres of water in their stomach and listening to them empty their full trucks sounds like a huge hose being emptied.Read more

    Lyndsay McDonnell

    Getting splattered with mud serves you right for getting too close but it must have been wonderful to get so near to the elephants. Enjoy all you do and see, love xxxx

    8/21/17Reply
    Tom Ralph

    Reminded me of jungle book and the elephant, looking great xx

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    Lynda Ralph

    Absolutely awesome !!! Have fun xxx

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