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The Travel Journal of Jacqui and Lars


Zimbabwe - 30 March, 2001



Location Latitude Longitude Elevation

Travel Distance

Start Bulawayo (Municipal Campsite) S2009.499' E02835.570' 1,352 m
Finish Antelope Park, Gweru S1930.473' E02943.166' 1,361 m 175 km


31,750 km

10,930 km


Weather: Partly cloudy, sunny and very hot.  Cold at night.



Daily Journal Entry:

After breakfast today we explore the town.  First we head to the Museum of Natural History.  It turns out to e an excellent museum with great displays.  It provides a very good background on Zimbabwe and it history, geology, fauna and people.  We spend most of the morning wandering around the museum.  We then wander into town.


After walking around the streets for a while we go to the National Gallery.  We see a number of artists at work and look at some of the exhibits.  We then spend some time in the shop, picking up a few things.  Then off to the spot where we will meet the truck.  We grab a bite to eat and then we all pile into the truck and head off.


We arrive at Antelope Park near Gweru shortly after 4 PM.  After setting up camp, we get a briefing on what the activities are here and sign up for those that we want to do.  At this park they breed lions and we go and watch the feeding of a number of the cubs.  They are amazingly cute and we get the chance to play with them.  One of them loves the attention and we scratch his stomach.  We are reluctant to leave, but they cannot be disturbed too much.


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We then spend the time before dinner hanging around the fire, having a drink and watching the sunset.  After dinner, we continue to relax around the fire.  Jim digs out some marsh mellows and we melt then over the fire.  The fire is huge and it is great to sit around.  We throw some coins and bottles in the fire to see if they melt (we will have to check in the morning as the fire is too hot to get too close).





























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