The next day we went on a rafting trip on the Zambezi River. It was a pretty exciting ride since we rafted by hippos and went through some bumpy water. We also saw a croc in the water, which was cool. It was so scenic on the river. We all had a blast and it was fun getting wet.
I even ate a mopani worm, which is a fried worm that the local people eat. It tasted ok, but I wouldn't want to eat one again. My friends and I even got our fortunes told by a traditional African fortune teller. He did this by throwing bones, rocks and empty nut shells on the ground. Everyone was happy because we all had good fortunes.
Before our friends left to go back home, we had another chance to go on the Zambezi River. We stayed at this place called Imbabala Lodge for our last night in Zimbabwe and we loved it there. We had the whole lodge to ourselves and they had a great big lawn for us to play on. They took us out on a big pontoon boat for a sunset cruise and this time we saw not just one crocodile, but lots of them. We also saw some African Fish Eagles, which look like our Bald Eagles, but lighter brown. We even saw hippos right in front of the sunset. That made for a good picture.
It made me so happy that I had friends to play with for the past two weeks. Tyler's great, but it was really nice having other kids with me. We had such a great time with our friends Owen, Tess, Parker and Hailey in South Africa and Zimbabwe. We wish they could have stayed and come to Botswana, which is where we go next.
See all you good people next time!