Monday, 14 August 2017

A well deserved safari

After hearing Tom's recount of his 'interesting' dreams at 4.58am, we awoke at 6 to say our final goodbyes to Manyenje village. It was very emotional, even the locals were upset, we will miss them! What followed was a 5 hour journey filled with odd reggae remixes and our first sandwiches in weeks. Finally we arrived at Liwonde and had a well deserved shower. 
We then went on safari, driving through the grasslands at high speed, we were fortunate enough to see hippos, zebras, impala, baboons, kudu (including the elusive male kudu), warthogs, fish eagles and a herd of elephants. We were the most scared we had ever been when the male elephant stared us in the faces and started to sniff and flap his ears!
Our guides then took us to the marshlands whwre we saw the sunset and had a snack. As we made our way back we saw some more animals and even went star - gazing, finding the southern cross, Scorpios and currently we are sitting around a table lit by candlelight after having the most amazing and well needed buffet (not that we didn't love Docas and Ivy's cooking).
Love Milana, Corey and Becca

Blog qotd: what jumped on milanas shoulder? A) Corey B) Tom C) grasshopper









14 comments:

  1. Wishing a wonderful safari trip Bex and Team 2. So proud of your achievements and can't wait to see you.....mum xxx

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  2. You all deserve a magical end to your trip after all your hard work. Sounds like you had an amazing safari. Rach - can't wait to have you home although it's been lovely seeing you look so happy in all the photos. Hope you all get some sleep listening to the wildlife! Night xx

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  3. You all deserve a magical end to your trip after all your hard work. Sounds like you had an amazing safari. Rach - can't wait to have you home although it's been lovely seeing you look so happy in all the photos. Hope you all get some sleep listening to the wildlife! Night xx

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  4. Well deserved indeed. What a journey! Thank you for sharing it with us so evocatively. Looking forward to hearing about it in person. Respect and love to all of you, lots of love Becca, see you soon!
    Jonathan

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  6. What a wonderful way to end a really special trip. Enjoy what's left, including the food! Looking forward to seeing you on Thursday Tom and hearing about your amazing experience first hand.

    Lots of love Mum, Dad, Olivia and Elsbeth (aka fish monitor extraordinaire... And pretty reliant snap chat streamer too) xxx

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  7. Ohhh, look at you all with your hair out of plaits, (Tom and Corey too), I bet it feels really lovely!! So pleased that the animals were out in force. Enjoy your night under canvas. With love to you all and a big hug for Megan. Mum, Dad and FJ - he wouldn't like the elephants much.

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  9. Hi Anu and friends.And so the amazing journey draws to a close.The blogs have made us so much a part of your adventure that we also feel sad to say goodbye!Well done - great effort and surely you all will carry many fond memories of this unique trip. Anu's grand parents.

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  10. Dear all. I can't wait to sit and read all your adventures. I'm really far from home and connection here is really bad. Soon we'll sit and have a chat. In the meantime lots of love.

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  11. What an exciting day to top off what has been a rewarding trip so far .Looking forward to hearing all the news soon .lots of love .Mum and Dad x

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  12. What a great end to your adventures. Corey - loved the comment on the sandwiches (really shows how life has changed).
    Looking forward to hearing all soon. Safe journey home.
    Showers, food (and your mended phone) here.
    Take care Mum, Dad and Jenna

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  13. looks great on the safari. Safe journey home- see you at Sainsburys!

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  14. Dear All,
    We agree with Anu's grandparents that it's been a real treat to share your adventures each day and to hear about the team that you've grown into and the friendships you've built.
    Hope today has been full of more animals and more sandwiches.
    Have a great journey home - the fun/trip's not over until you glimpse the neon logo of Sainsbury's!
    Love you Katie. Go well everyone and lots of love, Mum, Dad, Joe and Nanna xxxx

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