|We've grown comfortable swimming in croc and hippo infested waters.
Soon we'll be bold enough to try out for that "Croc Hunter" show. We haven't
seen anyone else and we're not sure if that is due to the country's bad
political situation or if all tourists have been eaten. In truth, swimming
here makes us uneasy and we're wary in the water, always sticking to the
shallows. Last night it seemed as though we could read using light from
the canopy of stars over our tent. We stared at unfamiliar constellations,
Scorpio and the Southern Cross, and listened for lions, hyenas, hippo,
and elephant. James, our guide, has been exceptional. He's enthusiastic
and extremely knowledgable. Zimbabwe guides, known as the best throughout
Africa, endure intense training for four years before obtaining their
license as pro-guides. Because of this, Zimbabwe is one of the few countries
(Botswana is the only other we know about) that allows walking safaris,
something which we highly recommend.