Victoria Falls, ZW

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    Day 18--Day 01 PT - Friday, October 2, 2009 - Serengeti National Park/Fly to Arusha/Overland to Nairobi, Kenya to Begin Trip Extension to Victoria Falls

    This was our last day of the Kenya and Tanzania portion of the trip. It was the last day in a tented camp – and...

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    Day 02 – Saturday, October 3, 2009 - Nairobi/Fly to Johannesburg/Optional Soweto Tour

    Our night in Nairobi was a short one. We turned off the light at 11:15 and got up long before the alarm went off at 3:30. The six of us had coffee and juice in the lobby...

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    Day 03 – Sunday, October 4, 2009 - Johannesburg/Fly to Victoria Falls/Walking Tour of Victoria Falls

    Our morning was not rushed, even though this is a travel day, the flight was in the late morning. We woke up at 6:45 and looked out to a cool, rainy day. What...

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    Day 04 – Monday, October 5, 2009 - Monday - Optional Chobe National Park Excursion

    The Victoria Falls Municipal power had gone off last night; we could hear the hotel’s generator working trying to keep us with electricity. The air conditioner had gone off, and there was no water...

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    Day 05 – Tuesday, October 6, 2009 - Free Day at Victoria Falls – Optional Activities – Excursion to Zambia

    Wow – is it ever dark here in the Heart of Africa at 4:45 in the morning! We had to wake up early to go on our optional activity...

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    Day 06 – Wednesday October 7, 2009 - Monde Village Tour/Zambezi Cruise

    Gennie woke up early to work on her classes. The UOP servers seem to be having an overload problem, so with the time difference, she was able to get her work done!

    After our showers and getting...

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    Day 07 – Thursday October 8, 2009 - Flight From Victoria Falls to Johannesburg/Flight Home

    Out of Africa! What a bitter/sweet day as we leave for home today and we say goodbye to Africa. After almost 26 days away, we are looking forward to being back in Colorado, but we...

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    Day 08 – Friday, October 9, 2009 - Flight From Amsterdam to Minneapolis and then Home to Denver

    The KLM B-777 flight was surprisingly easy. The KLM staff worked hard to keep our full flight content for the long 10.5 hour journey out of Africa and in to Amsterdam.

    The...

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    Personal Evaluation of Overseas Adventure Travel -- Post-Trip: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

    Flying out of Nairobi we flew to Johannesburg, South Africa and spent the night. We had the opportunity to take an optional to Soweto and see the World Cup sights. Our tour guide did a very good job of...

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Day 2: Goat Cave Karst Nature Preserve


The Preserve was set aside to buffer some of the ecologically sensitive karsts in the area from encroaching neighborhoods. Karsts are caves that feed directly into the Edwards Aquifer below ground.

Because the three caves can be dangerous to hikers and nonprofessional spelunkers, they are...

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