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February 12th, 2011, 11:14 AM
Livingstone is a historic colonial city and present capital of the Southern Province of Zambia, a tourism centre for Victoria Falls (Mosi-oa-Tunya, pronounced Moh-ssoh-Tun-ya) lying 10 km (6.2 mi) north of the Zambezi River, and a border town with road and rail connections to Zimbabwe on the other side of the Falls. It is also on the road to Botswana.
February 12th, 2011, 11:20 AM
Leaving Lusaka to Livingstone. The road is very good and the scenery lavishly green.
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We ate at Ocean Basket, a restaurant located downtown Livingstone at the main Mall. We had fresh grilled fish and fries: simple and good. Alice, the waitress, was very efficient and friendly.
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The National Park contains the western half of the Victoria Falls, and the Zambezi River for several kilometers (km) below the falls. The falls are the most significant feature of the park, and when the Zambezi is in full flood (usually February or March) the falls form the largest curtain of falling water in the world (hence the African name 'Mosi-Oa-Tunya' - the smoke that thunders).
The National Park of Victoria Falls is a world heritage site.
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We are still quite far thus dry ;)
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Before the big shower and cautiously, we decided to rent plastic capes.
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Reaching the first balcony and all is wet around. The odor of the land, the vegetation, the water that is everywhere make this experience unique and powerful.
This balcony is not really exposed, you are still protected.
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A little wind blowing and here is what you get:
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Balcony and bench: an invite to a meditation and/or a zen time.
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Bridge border over the Zambesi River separating Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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Double rainbow over Kniffe Edge Bridge, which is facing the Falls thus providing a mandatory heavy (and I mean it) shower to whom ever cross ;)
February 12th, 2011, 12:44 PM
Blue sky and double rainbow
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February 12th, 2011, 12:50 PM
Green, green, green.... so good!
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The Zambesi River, after the Falls, ignoring men's borders
February 12th, 2011, 01:01 PM
The visit is over
where are the toilets...all this water has an impact on your system ;)
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Still on the premisces of Victoria Falls National Park driving early morning to the Zambia-Botswana border.
February 12th, 2011, 01:39 PM
Taking the ferry at Kazangula on the Zambian side, formalities are done by efficient and polite immigration officers. Count 30 minutes for that.
Each country has one ferry that carries 2 trucks, 1 car, and a limited number of foot passengers per trip. The day I was there, the Botswana ferry was off duty due to engine failure. As a result each side of the borders had a line of hundreds of trucks waiting to clear customs and pass the border.
February 12th, 2011, 01:46 PM
Typical African scenes passing a river where nobody swim because hypos and crocodiles represent a mostly invisible yet permanent danger.
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Still on the no men's land but on the Botswana side of the Zambesi River.
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