Some of the most memorable parts of last years trip to Africa (other than the animals of course)’ were the sundowners. For these, we would stop mid-game drive, and be servers an array of drinks and light snacks as the sun went down. So it is no surprise that sunsets are already playing a big role in my current stay here as well.

Towards the end of my first week in Zambia, I headed to the sunset tree with a few other volunteers. It was a pretty cool experience to climb up a ladder to watch the sunset for the branches of a baobab tree (https://simple.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baobab).

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You could see the “smoke” from Victoria Falls (http://victoriafallstourism.org/) as well as a good amount of the surrounding countryside.

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Then, last Tuesday some of us headed to the Royal Livingstone Hotel (http://www.suninternational.com/royal-livingstone/) to watch the sunset from there. While the drinks are quite pricey, the views are amazing. And we were even treated to some hippos playing in the water in the distance.

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And they did provide a tray of free nibbles, to go along with the drinks (including my martini in a margarita glass).

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