All aboard … Kariba Ferry – The Sea Lion – to Kariba

Day 6 – a Highlight

A 5.00am departure with Vic Falls Hotel packed breakfast …

Victoria Falls Hotel padkos
Victoria Falls Hotel padkos

….a 3 hour drive to Mlibizi for the Ferry, some open top at 11°C arrived well refreshed.

Fresh and Cool tra-la-la ...
Fresh and Cool tra-la-la …

A stop en route while the Erasmus’ gave some of the many school children books and pens and the rest of us handed over the Victoria Falls breakfast packs – to much delight and chatter sounding like flock of Babblers.
Goodies for the Kiddies
Goodies for the Kiddies

A few challenging potholes but in general the tar road from the Dete turnoff to Mlibizi is not bad. Petrol in Vic Falls was unavailable due to a week-long power cut due to upgrade (! – must be in preparation for the August UNWTO congress), also en route Hwange and Dete had no fuel.

TIP OF THE DAY – Fill up whenever you can, don’t wait for E for “Empty”

Drive to Mlilibizi
Drive to Mlilibizi

Loading MGs into the Ferry - all in a neat little row
Loading MGs into the Ferry – all in a neat little row

Clive & Tania watching the loading process below
Clive & Tania watching the loading process below

Loading the Ferry become an extraordinary event when Mr Brett’s car (having worked on it in the dark and into dinner-time yesterday evening) overheated and parked itself directly in the middle of the Ferry and refused to budge. It had to be bounced out of the way to make room for the rest of the vehicles.

This Parking just won't do!
This Parking just won’t do!

More tinkering enroute~!
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Rob Harris - Ferry Host and his safety brief
Rob Harris – Ferry Host and his safety brief

His brief went along the following line “when things go awry, I’ve got my jacket and will be the first off the back …

Which Lou Brett found quite hysterical ...
Which Lou Brett found quite hysterical …
Jenny Loader asked for some 'help' and ...
Jenny Loader asked for some ‘help’ and …
Tania was incredulous!
Tania was incredulous!
Relaxing on the Ferry
Relaxing on the Ferry

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Siesta on the Ferry
Siesta on the Ferry

Captain Ray Kirkland!
Captain Ray Kirkland!

The most relaxing leg of the journed is the Ferry – nowhere to go, nowhere to hide – eat, sleep and drink! A great sunset and dinner before a good rest with absolutely no snoring!

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2 thoughts on “All aboard … Kariba Ferry – The Sea Lion – to Kariba

  1. Hi Suzette, wow, this brought back fab memories from 2010! Looks like you guys are having a great time. Please give our best to the tribe! Sally xx

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