Workshop participants working in groups on claim-drafting exercises
We took a helicopter tour of Victoria Falls in this chopper.
The edge of Victoria Falls from the helicopter, with the mist rising out of the crevasse
Here you can see the length of the Falls, though much of it is dry.
Here you can see the span of the magnificent Victoria Falls Bridge.
The Falls from the opposite perspective as the helicopter swings around.
Hippos on the Zambezi River, upstream from the Falls.
We took a bridge tour, where we met Georges Imbault (as played by a lively actor), the bridge designer--scorched black by 100+ years under the African sun.
Here I am with Rod and a couple German tourists under the bridge.
Looking back across the bridge from the Zimbabwe side.
Apparently, this is how it looked during the rainy season.
A view of the Victoria Falls Bridge from the Victoria Falls Inn at the far end of the canyon.
Crossing the border on foot through a "no-man's land" on the far side of the bridge into Zambia was an interesting experience.
We saw elephants roaming the dirt roads on the Zambian side of the Falls.
A baboon outside the Zimbabwe Custom House.
The "big tree", a baobab tree over a thousand years old near the Falls in Zimbabwe.
Looking up from the base of the "big tree."
Here's another baobab tree in front of our hotel.
A monkey outside my window.
At the entrance to our hotel--you would be hard-pressed to overstate the presence of China in Africa at this time.
Dinner with Yumiko, Rod, and Francoise at The Boma Place of Eating.
The crocodile and the peppered bream (behind) were both good.
Believe it or not, the warthog steak was exceptionally delicious.
More-adventurous souls could try the Mopani worms.
Rod was one such soul.
Drum Circle at The Boma Place of Eating
Everyone was given a drum to play.
Haha, someone grabbed my camera and got a shot when I was in the dance circle.
A warthog (yum-yum) munching on fallen fruit outside our hotel.
We visited an elephant rescue, where I rode Jake.
Here I am (back) with Rod and our pilot, Lovemore, atop Jake, a four-ton, 26-year-old elephant. The elder elephants were all rescued as orphans, and they are gradually released into the wild if/when they lose interest in this sort of activity.
Here's Jake after the ride.
Jake with his ears spread.
A salute from Jake.
Bob feeding Jake the Elephant
Then they introduced us to Sylvester, a cheetah they rescued. Built for speed, Sylvester can reach a top speed of 60-70 mph on the open savannah.