Day 10: Hungry, Hungry Hippos

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May 12th 2019
Published: April 9th 2020
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Hippo and Crocodile Cruise

Today, the VESA group got the opportunity to enjoy a hippo and crocodile cruise along Lake St. Lucia. St. Lucia estuary park is home to around 1200 Nile Crocodiles and 800 hippopotamus. I find hippos intimidating as they are one of the most aggressive animals in the world. Nevertheless, I felt safe on the boat as I watched the various hippos interact with their families. There were baby hippos and their moms and dads as well. It was really interesting seeing the hippos families interacting in the water and also seeing them sunbathe on land. Hippos make this really distinct and interesting sound when they are trying to communicate with each other above water. I was really cool and a great experience overall

It was more difficult to spot a crocodile as they can camouflaged themselves into their environment. We did get to see one crocodile on the land. There was a bird so close to the crocodile. If it got any closer it may have become an appetizer.

After the crocodile and hippo cruise we headed back into St. Lucia town where we checked out the various restaurants and
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The little daredevil
stores in St. Lucia town. We walked down the main street, had some half off sushi and went to the hippo cafe to have some delicious caffeinated beverages.

Tomorrow we have to wake up extra early as we head on safari to Hluhluwe Imfolzi Game Reserve. Until then!

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Renata's bubblegum milkshake and my delicious cappuccino

Red Cappuccino. Made from rooibos tea, topped with foam and a touch of cinnamon

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