Leaving Zimbabwe was a big relief. There is a small border you get through driving along The Damn Wall.
We never felt unsafe in Zimbabwe, but we were self-conscious every moment.
We left Zimbabwe easily but got stopped on the other side (Zambia) for a couple of hours because we were missing South African police clearance to be moving the rented car across borders (not required at any other border). The Zambian official worked the perfect border trick – making us feel grateful to pay $200 for printing a form we didn’t need.
I’m reading Graham Greene so fully feeling the parody and the power of the African bureaucrat. \