My host Family took me on a weekend trip to a town in Zimbabwe called Kariba, its a six hour drive from Harare where I am staying. ON our way we passed many beautiful places and also drove pass many Baboons. I got a bit freaked out when I looked out my window and say a baboon sitting right next to me but my host family didn't seem to be phased. As we continued our six hour drive I started to get a bit more used to seeing wildlife. On the road we were mostly driving through the country side where there are mostly Thatched roofed homes. We got to Kariba checked into our lodge put down our stuff and then drove to the highest point in the town which looked over the lake which at one point was the largest man-made lakes in the world. We stayed there until sunset and visited churches and stores. We then went back to the lodge and came back the next morning to take a sail boat cruise around the lake all day and to see the Zambezi river where I was almost detained when I didn't have my passport with me. I fell in love with the community here and the people and I was able to see the crocodile farm,elephants,hippos,baboon,Chinoi caves and Zambia.
A Year abroad in Zimbabwe
September 17th-October 17th