I’ve been having a great time strolling down memory lane this past month. The A-Z Blogging Challenge has let me relive some awesome travel experiences and share them with all of you. While it was a daunting task early on in the month, I think it has been a worthwhile journey.
If you’ve been reading along with us you’ll recall our visit to Namibia on the Nth day of the challenge. I wrote in that post how we began our driving part of that adventure in Namibia, but our travels actually started in Zambia on the other side of the Zambezi river. What better place than Zambia to finish off the challenge?
Livingstone is a fairly large town with a very strong tourism industry. Despite it’s size, it is quiet and understated. It was the perfect place to get our feet wet and prepare for our journey through Namibia, Botswana, and South Africa. Of course, we got much more than our feet wet when we visited the incredible Victoria Falls! Livingstone also gave us our first taste of safari in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park. If you’re ever in Livingstone, obviously go see the Victoria Falls, but then plan an early morning or late afternoon safari drive through this small but wildlife packed park!
We had had little luck seeing hippos in the park, other than one or two that were swimming in the river. But on the last evening in Zambia we splurged for sunset drinks along the river at the Royal Livingstone Hotel at the top of the falls. We were in awe at the low rumble coming from the thousands of tons of water spilling over the edge a few hundred meters away. Sitting on that sundeck was just beautiful. The sunset glow gave the river and the jungle around us a sublime golden rose glow. The most amazing part, however, was the small group of hippos that were pulling themselves out of the river onto the bank of an island right out in front of us! Sitting on the sunset soaked sundeck and enjoying the world around us was so serene.
And a HUGE Thank You to all the folks that have visited my blog during the A-Z Challenge!
Please take a look at the blogs below. If you haven’t had a chance to check them out, do so! You guys are sooooo awesome! I will be watching your blogs for a long time to come! Thanks again!