Clive shot off ahead of the Group to tend to minor cracks in the trailer frame … quickly welded in Mutare and they joined up again with the Group in the centre of Masvingo.
The stretch of road from Mutare to Masvingo is notorious for road blocks – 14 to be exact, although only 6 pulled us over. All very polite and interested in our tour. It is interesting to note pedestrians gesticulating with a sign that looks a little like a photographer composing a shot but in fact offering the sale of diamonds.
This leg of the journey was extremely scenic and very varied …
… Many majestic baobabs, sadly being stripped to make beautiful but definitely not eco-friendly carpets
Stunning rock outcrops and huge kopjes
Crossing over Birchenough Bridge, a small replica of Sydney Harbour Bridge
And on to Great Zimbabwe, Lake Kyle and our unusual Lodge at the Ancient City.
Alas the $15 per person for non-residents was considered an excessive fee for a tour of the Ancient City. (residents fee is $5)