Stunning view of the bridge connecting Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Come on waterfall! Is that all you've got?
We were soaking wet and all smiles. It was like being a kid and playing in the rain. We spent hours getting soaked and laughing. It was so much fun. We definitely recommend seeing the falls during the rainy season as long as you bring a good attitude with you. We are curious to see what it looks like during the dry season. Guess that's an excuse for a future visit.
Double rainbow means double the fun.
Between the water from the falls and the downpour of rain, we finally caught a glimpse of sunshine so we could take a picture together.
A few hours later and we were finally drying out.
View from Boiling Pot and the hike around the ridge of the waterfall.
We did some research and found out that you could actually visit the Zimbabwean side of the falls for the day without having to pay for a visa. Zambia and Zimbabwe permit you to make day trips from each side. We were thrilled that we would be able to visit another country for the day albeit only the border of the country. It still counts, though!
The beautiful Zambezi River
Saying our last goodbyes to the falls.
We finally arrived in Lilongwe, Malawi at 4:00 a.m. It was a long night and a horrible night's sleep in a dirty hostel dorm room. We had to spend two nights here before we could made our way to Nkharta Bay.
Saturday afternoon soccer games! The entire town was in attendance and it was so much fun watching their passion for the game.
Blending in? Not so much.
We headed to the bus station to board our "Sports" bus early in the morning. We arrived when it was still dark.
The sun rose and we were on our way!
From hills to flat landscape.
Who's ready for a snack? Please...no more bananas!
Our trip from Malawi to Rwanda had finally come to an end.
It amazed us at how kind and friendly the people of Rwanda are considering the tragic history of the country. As wikipedia describes, the Rwandan genocide was a genocidal mass slaughter of the Tutsis by the Hutus that took place in 1994.
We visited the genocide museum and it was completely heartbreaking. Over 500,000 people were killed from April 6- mid-July.
It's hard to believe that a country filled with such warm-hearted and friendly people could have endured such a devastating event only 19 years ago.
We are glad to see the progress of this country and we commend them for their continued positive outlook on life.
Guess what? More bananas!
Remember how we said they love President Obama in Africa? They love him so much they even have strawberry Obama chewing gum!
It's even magic!! The flavor only last about 2.5 seconds and we are almost positive it will rot your teeth but we had to try it. We wonder if President Obama knows he has chewing gum floating around in Africa.
All good things must come to an end. It was time for us to head to Egypt so we had to say our farewell wishes to Aisha before we headed to the airport. She surprised us with a present of a painting of traditional dancers from her village in East Rwanda.
Aisha, you are such a beautiful person and our lives are richer for knowing you. You are a true friend and we miss you and your family so much. You made our time in Rwanda unforgettable. Thank you for all that you did for us. We will think of you and your family every time we look at that picture.
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Fingers crossed that we can get another post up soon.
Leanne & Josh