Finally, heading back south …

MGs visiting Leopard Rock
MGs visiting Leopard Rock

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

Baobabs aplenty
Baobabs aplenty
Baobab bark carpets
Baobab bark carpets

Stunning rock outcrops and huge kopjes

Spectacular stone kopjes
Spectacular stone kopjes

Crossing over Birchenough Bridge, a small replica of Sydney Harbour Bridge

Birchenough Bridge
Birchenough Bridge

And on to Great Zimbabwe, Lake Kyle and our unusual Lodge at the Ancient City.

Lodge at the Ancient City
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)

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