Last stop in Zimbabwe
Trip Start Feb 18, 2012
50Trip End Jun 04, 2012
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April 09 Mutare 430 kilometers
April 08 Zvishavane 244 kilometers
April 09 camped in Bvumva Mountains which is 30 kilometers outside the city of Mutare. We will spend 2 nights, and maybe 3, camping here, resting up, and getting organized before we cross into Mozambique. And getting this blog sent out.
Might even try a round of golf at the Leopard Rock Hotel Course. I am not a golfer, but the European PGA rates this as the second toughest course in the world. Might be a great course for me to start on. Thought I would add this to my entry for all my Villas' golfing friends.
Zimbabwe is definitely the most beautiful country we have driven through on this trip. It is also the most difficult. No problems with the roads, directions, corruption, threats, or anything like that. Just the difficuty of getting any type of information. We did not encounter one other foreign tourist, and basically, just did not meet anyone who could or would recommend things to see, places to visit, restaurants, hotels, etc.
The owners of the campground where we are now staying have been very helpful and we now have a whole list of things to do in this area. Unfortunately it is our last stop in Zimbabwe.
I can still not understand the economics of these countries. In every country we have had people asking us for food, we have been told a police office in Zimbabwe makes about $150 a month. Yet a room at the Holiday Inn is $170 a night, and a room at a bed and breakfast (without any breakfast) is $80. a night.
I find Africa very complicated and confusing. I expect this is because Africa is the least developed country I have ever visited. I have also been told that Northern Africa is much more difficult to travel in than Southern Africa. I am sure I will have a better understanding before our trip is over. I will wait until then to express any opinions.