All too soon, we drove back into the barren countryside where people attempt to scratch a living…then we crossed over these rocks and I couldn’t resist stopping to take a few photos.
Then…..we drove and we drove and we drove through thick, thick sand to a place called Zhamba. No, not Zhombe or Zwimba.
Now if you think Fort Rixon is in the middle of nowhere – try Zhamba. It’s on the bottom end of Chizarira National Park.
The following day, we drove all the way back, after successfully siting a (very good) borehole and our car conveniently broke at Ivory Lodge! Convenient because the previous year we had sited them a bore-hole so they love us…Cedric helped us tow our car and gave us a bed and supper…Imagine if we had broken down on the way back from Zhamba – we could still be there, trying to hitch a lift and you wouldn’t be looking at the pictures.
Ivory http://www.ivorysafarilodge.com is one of my all time favourite places to view Elephants – in fact when we had to walk up to the lodge, leaving the car in the thick sand, we had to dodge about 250 of them leaving the pan.