Guards with guns oh no, whether to "keep out baboons" of a furry or non-furry variety we definitely felt safe. We hid from tourist police as they got kickbacks if we bought anything from the outdoor market vendors(but no kickback if we only traded. Pushy street vendors were gently reminded we could call "security" with their "batons". That detered the most persistent sales people. We bought, we traded, we talked. Everyone was so nice. We wanted to go "see" how folks really lived but that didn't happen. I'm still wondering if the road checks on the way out of town were to protect/track visitors? Lost of helpful staff at hotel (minimal guests, most people seem to be going to Zambia). All the things we were afraid of ahead of time were untrue: 1 mosquito whole trip, 100 % electricity, plenty of food at buffet and pizza place in town, no problems getting dollars accepted and the ratty ones floating around in town were definitely NOT the crisp new bills we brought with us. We saw folks in camo clothing at the local store. I wouldn't read reviews ahead of time again because I was so nervous to go this far with my kids. Normally we would have been camping but this was a Make a Wish Trip. I am now busy trying to figure out how to mail items to the sweet kids(hello Martin and "Bright" who is as bright as his name). We were afraid to book day trips thru hotel due to costs but wish we had at least talked to them...somehow we forgot to ride the steam train, something the kids would have loved. Didn't go into Zambia either because the visa charge for US visitors was more than all other visitors and this was told to us by Zambians using AID computers(US Agency for International Development) gotta love the irony.
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