Boat trip at Maabwe Bay…

Kariba, a large body of water, can have waves a metre high. Luckily, when I went on the water at Maabwe Bay, they didn’t get THAT big.


As soon as we were out in the middle of the lake, the wind came up and the smooth water, became these choppy waves. The boat man had a plan to tack, so the motor didn’t keep coming out of the water, but had to avoid illegal fishing nets too!


I took the above photo for the tree – of course – this is opposite Maabwe Camp on our way to the hot springs.


I can see all sorts of faces in these rocks!


I have psoriasis and  always search out hot springs for my skin. This one was jolly hot, but further down the valley (in the next photo) it has cooled down enough I could spread the sulphur mud onto my skin. (Probably mixed with a whole load of cow manure too!!!)


And then we got back to Camp Maabwe, and what do you know? The wind died down!!!








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Colin Jennings - 26. Nov, 2018 - Reply

As usual a wonderful set of pictures Frankie, must say it’s strange to see my old stomping ground from40 years ago, looking so peaceful and lovely.

frankiekay - 26. Nov, 2018 - Reply

It is lovely – Maabwe bay is natural – and while the green lush lawns of other Zambezi resorts are nice, the wild natural look of Maabwe is nice too. I would recommend this place to the hardened Zambezi visitors – those en-route to Matusadona, Chizarira, ManaPools etc