Victoria Falls town

(June 14-15)

Victoria Falls town was built around tourism, thus it is more touristy than Livingstone. The population in Livingstone is about 110 000, Victoria Falls is said to have a population of about 35 000 (numbers according to what we found on google).

The town of Victoria Falls has a bit more of town feel. It’s easily walkable, and has lots of little shops, cafés, and restaurants.

On Friday we decided to go for a bit of a touristy lunch. We went to a restaurant run by a lady from Barcelona. They specialized in local game meat. We tried giraffe ribs (only one rib!), and impala meatballs (@Adam). Both very good. The giraffe tastes a bit like beef, it was very tender. Alex went for a safe bet, beef burger, but actually liked the giraffe better. Local musical entertainment from a place across the walkway.

After visiting the falls I wanted my afternoon coffee. We walked to the Elephant’s walk, a small shopping center, but the coffee shop was closed. Instead we tried a restaurant. There had been a power cut, and the coffee machine had not been warmed up yet, so we had to opt for cocktails instead. Tough!

At the place we’re staying we saw Rotary flags, asked the chef at the guesthouse about it. He said they meet there randomly (?), the owner is Rotarian, but we have not seen him.

We had dinner at the lodge. After dinner the chef told us there is was a small bonfire outside. It was nice to look into the fire, a cup of tea in hand. Or, in Alex’s case, an iPhone.

There are 55 women from Namibia staying here, they all work for the same company all over Namibia. They warned us yesterday they would be noisy all night. Wasn’t too bad. Though one got lost, and knocked on our window in the night. Maybe more of a shock for her to see Jan (LOL), she waited for us to apologize in the morning. This morning (Saturday) we had to wait our turn for all of them to be shuttled into town, before we could go. That meant we had to relax on our terrace past check out. We live a hard life here.

We have been strolling around town, popping into the little shops, and had a very nice lunch at 🐵🙈🙉, and the first really good coffee (@Ida).

In Zimbabwe it is against the law for foreigners to pay in the local currency, only USD, Euro, Rand or Pula are accepted. Young men are trying to get tourists to change to their currency, quite the rip off since no one would be able to spend it. I suspect the prices may also differ.