The hotel is located just above the sharp bend in the Zambezi that defines the transition from the second to the third gorge. Within a short stroll of the hotel are the heads of two ravines that lead down to the river.
Marjan Drijber ( pronounced Mary Ann DRY-ber ) always enjoyed meeting other travelers. She seemed to have a sunny smile for everyone and a knack for brightening the days of people she met, even those whose paths intersected hers only once in life. In this photo, taken 8 days before her death, she is busy enchanting a kiwi bloke (New Zealander) named Bryan Elliott.
Marjan loved the sunshine. She often wore her swimsuit in the campground and on hikes during the 3 weeks that her safari group was stranded at the falls for lack of a carnet de passage. She was probably wearing it when she died: a British eyewitness to the shooting told me in Lusaka ( on 18-05-73 ) that "one of the girls was even wearing a bathing costume."
May 31, 2007
Updated 17 June 2007