In Zimbabwe

Crossed over through Beira Corridor into Mutare (Marion we thought of you and your trip in the 60s) – amazing stay in mist-covered Vumba in the Eastern Highlands – then last night at Great Zimbabwe (I’d forgotten how extraordinary it is).

Zim is achingly beautiful, heartbreaking, inspiring, tragic, breathtaking, friendly, bursting with food and curios and livestock and crops and generous-spiritedness after a month in a tough Mozambique. Easy to get diesel. Between Mutare and Masvingo we crossed through 15 roadblocks – all of them friendly.

We’re staying the next 2 nights in the Matopos (Rhodes’ grave) then heading up for a few nights at Vic Falls. Plan to cross into Botswana through Kasaane on Mon or Tues next week.

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