Day 15 by Sofia

Today was sadly our last day in Zimbabwe. We left the hotel this morning at around 7:15. We hopped in three separate cars and started driving to our destination, the Zambezi River to go canoeing.  It was about an hour drive until we finally reached our launching point.  The tour guides gave us a safety talk, which filled everyone with a rush of adrenaline.  They told us that we might encounter crocodiles or hippos. This made me a bit anxious at first, but once I was in the canoe the thoughts left my mind. All I could think about was the amazing landscape that surrounded us.  During our excursion, we saw a large crocodile resting along the Zimbabwe shore, as the river separates it from Zambia. We later came across a herd of elephants bathing in the river. Pearl thought that seeing the elephants in the wild for the first time was “amazing, especially because they were in such a large group.” After two hours of fun on the river, we ended our adventure with lunch in the bush.  We were treated to various different meats for lunch including steak, chicken, and crocodile. We stayed there for a while to wind down before we departed for Victoria Falls.  When we arrived, as soon as the falls came into view, my breath was taken away. There are no possible words to describe the power and beauty of this waterfall. Nygel described Victoria Falls as a “sight to behold.”  After exploring the area, we drove to our hotel to rest before a night out for dinner.