|On Thursday, Phillip and I caught the 3 pm Africa University shuttle bus into Mutare, had a delicious supper prepared by Maggie Freese at her Waldorf Apartment and slept on the floor in our sleeping bags and air mattresses. After breakfast at 5:30 am, we started the 4.5 hour, 300 mile trip past Mashvingo to The Great Zimbabwe.|
"Zi-mba-bwe" is Shona for Big-House-Stone or "The Big House of Stone." It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990 because of its cultural significance. Our guide Phillip lead us on a very informative 3 hours walking tour, first to the Hill Complex (which is here called the King's Mountain) and then to a replica of a village and finally to the Great Enclosure.