|Elephants are my favorite.|
We then crossed the boarder into Zambia where we had booked a few nights stay at a lodge located on an island in the Zambezi River. The place is called Jungle Junction and is operated by an old hippie dude. You have to take a mokoro (dug out canoe) over to the island, where there are several reed "chalets" that you can stay in. At night there were hippos eating grass directly in front of our chalet, and we could hear lions roaring in the distance. There is also camping, but we chose to treat ourselves a little (I mean this place is still super cheap by US standards). It was so peaceful and relaxing being on the island. The food was really good, they have an awesome garden on the island, so it was so nice to have fresh salads and other vegetables to eat. I went out on the mokoro and fished for tiger fish in the river while elephants were drinking on the opposite bank in Zimbabwe. Sometimes I get overwhelmed by living here in Africa, this trip was seriously one of those times.
|Zambian chicken house.|
|Preparing lunch in the village across from the island.|
|Traditional lunch. No meat.|
It was really fun to check out another African country. Even though Bots and Zambia are neighbors they couldn't be more different. Everything from the language, tribal culture, fabric, dress, and food were slightly different in very interesting ways. Jojo went crazy at a local fabric market (2 yards for like 80 cents) and got some really beautiful prints. Can't wait to see what she does with them when we get back home. We hope everyone is doing great back home. We miss you all!
Erin & Jojo