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Published: April 22nd 2013
...Animals Extraordinaire! We just spent 10 glorious days in the bush (well, fairly civilized camps that are fenced in areas with a store, cafeteria, etc, but we only showered once!) in our little green tent. We were even joined by a pumba outside our tent on our last night....a momma, poppa and baby must have liked our patch of grass. We were less keen to see a hyena outside our tent the night before. Thankfully the hyena, unlike our pumba, was on the other side of the fence, but still!
I will let the pictures speak for themselves - it was very hard to narrow down our choices. We loved every minute of it, and were totally mesmerized about how little the animals cared about our vehicle. These are WILD animals....it was phenomenal. Our typical day was:
get up at 4:30 am.
get dressed, maybe brush teeth.
go on an open jeep ride from our camp from 5-8 (morning rides were the best because there were often only a few other visitors willing to get up so early, and we saw the best animals then too).
back to camp to pack up our tent
and eat some breakfast sitting on a tree stump (beans and bread with lots of margarine).
drive through the morning to our next destination camp.
snooze in the afternoon.
maybe an open jeep ride from 5-8 pm.
listen to ipod book on tape (just finished Life of Pi) in sleeping bags
get up at 4:30.
Haha - who would have thought i would enjoy waking up early!
We are now back in Johannesburg for a few days - touring Soweto and the Apartheid Museum tomorrow, and then the Sterkfonein caves the next day (aka the Cradle of Humankind, aka the home of friggin Australiopithicus africanus
- cooooool!). Hoping to sneak a visit to a Cheetah breeding/rescue center as well. Then it's off to .... duh duh duh duh...... KILIMANJARO!
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