Botswana, Africa

Botswana, Africa
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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Christmas Vacation

Ngwaga o Mosha! Happy New Year!

I can't believe it is 2011! Time is going by so quickly. We just got home from a great vacation to Zambia where we visited the amazing Victoria Falls in Livingstone and then chilled out at a hostel on a small island in the Zambezi river called Jungle Jungle. We went with 9 other Peace Corps volunteers and had a great time. In Vic Falls we had some great adventures. Mark went bungee jumping off the 3rd highest bungee jump in the world. There was no way that I could do that so I went for a slight less scary option and took a microlight flight over the falls, which is sort of like a motorized bike thing. It was really beautiful and fun. We also walked across the top of the falls to a place called Devil's Pool where you can swim right up to the edge of the waterfall! We had to jump from this rock into the pool and we were only a few feet away from the edge! I'm glad I did it though and we got some pretty cool pictures too.

After a few days we left Livingstone and stayed at Jungle Junction which was a great little hostel on an island in the Zambezi River. We celebrated New Year's Eve there and had a lot of fun with friends. There was no electricity on the island so it was pretty low key. We took mokoro (a dug out canoe) trips at sunset and just relaxed.

On our way home we camped in Kasane in Botswana. We took a river boat cruise and saw tons of animals. So many hippo's and elephants! Lots of crocodiles too. It was really nice. So that was basically our whole trip. I was exciting to get out and travel and see more of Africa. Zambia was such a beautiful country and everyone we met was so nice. I can't wait for our next adventure which is climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania in February! Stay posted for some pictures from the top of Africa!

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