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Victoria Falls  

Currently the economy in Vic Falls is quite unstable, though the government seems unwilling to admit to this fact.  The official exchange rate has been pegged to the US$ at 55Zim:1US and is not free to float.  If you use a credit card or pay in US dollars you will be charged at the official exchange rate, but if you go out and exchange your US$'s on the street (black market), you will be given an exchange rate of 500-700:1.  Unfortunately many of the main attractions only accept US$'s (Vic Falls National Park, helicopter rides, rafting, etc).  Even the departure tax at the airport had to be paid in US$'s - and they didn't accept travelers cheques or credit cards!  Makes for some interesting negotiations with the locals.  All in all, we thought the falls beautiful, but were happy to be on our way back to the animals.

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Kris and I pose in front of Victoria Falls

             

Victoria Falls during the dry season

Victoria Falls - aerial view

Believe it or not, I am standing in front of the Post Office!

Korin thinks she is rich (unfortunately that is only about $100US)!

             

Victoria Falls at sunset

Victoria Falls - aerial view

We decided to sample some of the game that we had been viewing

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