Had a great sleep as it was warmer than any of the nights soo far.After a quick breakfast, Murray, the truck came to pick us up and by 7:15am we were on our way.One and a half hours into the journey we got stuck in the middle of a swamp so after several attempts of revving to get out, we finally had to call for help which didn't arrive for another 2 hours.During this time, some went for a swim, some strolled in the water, some climbed onto the roof of the truck and some sat rigid in the truck.The other truck finally arrived but was unsuccessful in moving Murray so we quickly transferred all the luggage onto the new truck and carried on our journey while watching Murray sit tilted in the water.Everytime we passed another swamp, we would all tense up initially and then clap very loudly once we got through it.Finally arrived at the Mokoro station at 11am.Loaded our Mokoros, a dug out canoe, and Katy our polar took us off to our campsite, one of the islands in the Delta.It was like Venice in Africa exceptwe were surrounded by a lot of long weeds.It was soo hot that even with 50+ sunblock, we turned more than 2 shades darker.
Finally reached the campsite, all hungry and sweaty! While Chantalle prepared lunch, we pitched our tents.Had cous-cous salad and cheese crakers.We played UNO with different rules we weren't used to and the game went on forever.At 430pm we went for a bush walk, where we were instructed that if we came by dangerous animals…do not RUN…stand STILL!!!It was soo hard to walk as the grass was very tall and there were lots of hidden holes.We didn't see anything but a few zebras and warthogs.We rushed back to camp before it got too dark and dinner awaited…cheese macaroni.We all ate like hyenas and then had some hot chocolate with biscuits and roasted marshmallows while the polers performed some traditional songs and dances for us….which sounded very similar to the Kenyan songs and ngoma.
We all also had to represent our countries and perform a dance…so we sang the National Anthem followed by Jambo Bwana and danced.The polers taught us some camp games and were very entertaining throughout the night. We were very tired so decided to have an early night but didn't actually fall asleep for another 2 hours as it was very hot and stuffy.