I took all these pics driving through the Matopos, driving from Gulubaghwe to Silozwane Caves.Women carry water for miles in the rural areas of Zimbabwe. In the foreground of this pic is the resurrection plant.In a few months time, the field in the foreground of this pic will have maize sprouting. Its been a very dry year, and people are desperate for good rains.
This view is from where we parked our car on our way to Gulabughwe Cave on the old Gwanda Rd – unlike most of the other caves with lots of ancient art, this one is not a fearsome climb! Its only about 20m off the road, and up a gentle slope. This is (above) the entrance to the cave and the one below shows the strange ‘ship’ with the head of a giraffe and a tail like a scorpion and pictures of animals and people and half animal/people on its back!
The Zambezi is very low at the moment and the people who live along the banks take advantage of the dropping water levels to plant crops, right up to the water’s edge.
Early August found us on the Zambezi, our client 40km from Musuna Island. We were asked to find water for the cook at Musuna, at his rural home up in the hills. Not an easy task when the surrounding area is 170m lower!
Neither of us are great fishermen, but we decided to give it a go, since we were on the Zambezi. We headed off, and tethering at a bream fishing spot, I saw this guy sitting in the tree directly overhead.The man manning the boat, threw in the bream bait, then threw some chunks of bait out for the tiger fish and this glorious bird swooped down and picked it out of the water, right in front of the boat! So of course, I had to ask the boatman to try it again so I could capture it with my camera