A fabulous Safari Lodge in Zimbabwe….how exciting!!
After our overnight stay at the Intercontinental Hotel at Johannesburg Airport, my friend Jenny and I caught a South African Airways flight to Zimbabwe where we were collected by our guide and taken to our resort Victoria Falls Safari Lodge – lovely I must say.
My room was very nice with a huge bathroom and balcony running the length of the room, overlooking one of the smaller waterholes…On our second night we were honoured to have a large herd of elephants join us whilst we enjoyed a mock-tail and a glass of wine on the terrace. And the cuteness award goes to the baby elephants playing around when walking along side their mum.Local residents at the lodge include a mum and baby Impala (some photos taken with my phone so rather grainy), some skittish blue birds (I think my blogging friend Mavis might know their name)…And a lovely family of warthogs…now some people say these animals are not very pretty and that just might be the case but I think they are sweet and their babies are particularly cute…The food was very good and there were lots of places to sit and read a book or just enjoy the scenery.
And every day at 1pm the lodge has a feeding program for the Vultures and a couple of rather large cranes. There are tens and tens of these rather unusual looking birds and they are fed large hunks of raw meat; some still on the bone and at night the Hyenas come out to finish off the bones – nothing left! So my impression so far of Zimbabwe is pretty good and I still have a river cruise and animal safari to write about.