right guys! been really slack on this updating business! hope no ones missin us too much!? i guess this is kinda a round up of our time in africa- got a few lil stories to tell yet!
well back to Africa- we decided to go camping with my aunt so travelled north to a country called Botswana where we visited another big game reserve. we got there and crossed th boarder to be greated by our driver- West! he drove us to where we we're staying and on th way he picked out of th distance a lil pack of cheetahs just chillin out.. so he drove us up to them and we watched as they just walked by like they owned th place.. cool animals! then we carried onto our tent.... then west spots some elephants! so we go chasing after them.. again a lil family two lil ones and two big ones munchin and movin on! we then left em in peace and made it to our tent...
now being english i was thinkin right campin.. a tent u just fit into, takes a day to put up and u struggle to crawl around in to get dressed etc and gota run a mile to find th nearest bathroom- great! so needless to say me and paul were a little apprehensive! but we roll up to it, a massive tent with a woden portch out front.. walk into two single beds upstanding and a cealing tall enough to stand up comfortably in and out th back we have a toilet and a shower all part of this tent area!! crazy! loving it! when we sort all our stuff out dump it in this tent a friend of my aunts comes and rushes us all into the jeep and we chase th sunset.. shes drivin fast to try and get a good view where we can watch it and we get there and its beautiful.. really was so nice! on our way back in pitch black we stumble into th middle of a herd of elephants.. atleast 15 just eatin and we're right in th middle.. beautiful animals and th sound they make just amazing to whitness.. paul was just happy to be a part of it!! that night we just all sat down infront of a huge camp fire and talked and ate listening to all th sounds arround..
th next day me and paul went ona game drive at 6 in th mornin... harsh haha x but it was worth it.. we saw so much, elephants, giraffe.. and pauls favourite.. a lilac breasted roller! haha x when we got back we just ate and chilled out with jess and th rest of th fam again infront of this fire.. me and paul stayed up after all th rest listening to heina's howling and elephants and just looking out infront of this fire at everythign around us! was amazing! the next morning we woke up and i jumped in th shower.. it really is refreshing having a shower fully naked out side in nature! haha funny stuff.. we then made our way home to vaalwater..
we decided to go on another game drive to entabeni but this time it wasnt wise! it rained! haha we got absolutely soaked and all we had to show for it was seeing some baby giraffe and a pride of lion eating- ok that was cool! but we just chilled and warmed up in th afternoon! on th next morning paul decided to sleep in but i wanted another ride so got up early and saddled up.. this ride was hard.. we rode for a good 3 hours out and about and it turns out my horse is scared of water and this ride is through a lil lake and over a few streams.. not cool! we get to th first river and my horse wont go over it... ok not good.. i finally get it to move through it and it stops dead in th middle and starts freakin out kickin its legs haha i got soaked! we get through that not to bad and to th next lake..everyone else goes through th lakeside no real problems but mine puts one foot in and freaks.. starts walking towards a tree.. just like in th cartoons- branch was tall enough for th horse but not for me! so i had to stop it before i get decapitated and jump off in th mud.. lead it round th trees and jump back on and ride round th lake.. ok that was annoyin! we get to another lil stream! and boom it stops again!! i get it to take a walk towards it and again it freaks- bless.. and tries jumpin th lil stream! haha i nearly came off so bad! but made it back ok!
with only 2 days left in africa we decided to go to a waterpark.. warmbaths, but we couldnt get a driver to take us and didnt have a bus that went there.. also we hada lil problem gettin to th airport th next day.. we had no way to get there either! so we decided to hire a car- cool.. so after bookin and payin for this car we get it dropped off at warmbaths for when we leave th water park and laura drops me paul and jess off at this waterpark, it was so lush.. heated pools and quite a few wkd slides (not quite th easton flume but nearly) we then leave and wait for this car- it didnt come! so we ran and got them to send another car- a vw golf- awsum!! it gets to us.. its th old.. old... old shape golf! haha so me and paul drive back to vaalwater in this box but make it and th next day make it back to airport safe and sound having driven about 500 km in 2 days.. haha good bye africa!!!
really was an amazing way to kick start our travels x