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Most of this week I did not have WIFI or a strong enough signal to upload pictures. This week has been WILD!

Here are some pictures of the Botswana Safari.

The little ones had to stay back with their aunts and uncles since they were too young!

I do not have any pictures of white water rafting, however Seth brought along the GoPro so we have video footage!

The walk down was all steep steps my legs were shaking so bad by the time we got to the bottom. The view at the bottom was AMAZING. I am glad I experienced it however I would NEVER do it again. There were 19 rapids to go through. I fell off at rapid 4 or 5 at the top of the rapids and was under water going down the entire thing. I thought I was going to die! That drained all my energy out and I bailed with Lindsay at rapid 11. The walk up was a straight cliff it was exhausting especially after white water rafting for a couple hours. We all joined back together and had a lovely lunch.

The next day we flew out of Victoria Falls to go back to Harare. We spent the evening relaxing and swimming.

The next day we woke up at 4am to go to Lake Kariba! We stayed on a house boat for 2 nights. The drive was super long, took about 6.5 hours but the views on this boat was worth it. The sunsets are perfect especially with animals in the background and there are so many stars you can see the milky way! The boat was not exactly child proof so it was a bit stressful but we all managed to survive. You are not allowed to swim in the lake due to crocs and Hippo's but the younger men decided to jump off the boat!


The drive home was long again, it's interesting to see that most families live in huts and how poor the country really is. We stopped at the Chinoy Caves for a break. More beautiful views.

We are now back in Harare and today we will be seeing my Grandma's house (She passed away about 20 years ago)
Seth also goes back home today so pray for a safe trip and for my sanity to have the kids by myself for the next week!

Posted by TraughFamily 23:37 Archived in Zimbabwe

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