Zimbabwe, April & May 2012 - Great Zimbabwe and Lake Mutirikwi which (used to be called Lake Kyle).

On our way back to Harare we had a couple of nights at Norma Jeanne's Lakeview Lodge which is close to the Great Zimbabwe ruins. We's visited them on our last trip to Zim in 2010 but thought that they were worth seeing again.

The view of the Circular Enclosure from the Hill Complex.

The massive Circular Enclosure.

For the Hill Fortress they used drystone walls between natural rock formations.

Dry stone walls still standing after 100s of years.

I had a lovely time wandering around the beautiful gardens at Norma Jeanne's. Lake Mutirikwi is in the background.

We were told that there was a bass fishing competition taking part over that weekend and that the boats would be starting to come in with their day's catch at 4pm so we drove to the yacht club to see the 'weigh in'.

The Lake is only 30% full after 3 years of poor rainfall.

Around 10 to 4 boats suddenly appeared from all parts of the dam. They were all big speedboats with huge motors and lots of them had fancy equipments like sonars for locating the fish.

This was one of the largest fish that was caught - most fisherman were saying that they'd had a bad day. After the fish had been weighed they were released back into the Lake.

Just before 4.30pm the second lot of boats arrived - there were about 50 boats altogether taking part.

1. Kuimba Shiri Bird Park.

2. Zim 4x4 trip. Mana Pools, Chewore, Mkanga and Mavuradonha.

3. The Eastern Highlands - Nyanga National Park, Vumba and Chimanimani National Park.

4. Gonarezhou National Park.

5 Great Zimbabwe and Lake Mutirikwi.

6. Lake Kariba sailing regatta.

Diary (Word '97 document).

We saw this blind snake near our campsite.


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