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Up early with the alarm, quick shower and down to the restaurant for breakfast. We've been looking forward to today for a while now. We're booked on a trip to the Pumba Private Game Reserve :-) Breakfast done and to the Curzon to pick up the tour tickets, on the coach by nine o'clock. We had a 90 coach trip to get there, the weather wasn't good, a bit cold, though about 17C but raining :-( When we got there the coach driver couldn't get down the final 3/4 mile road to the lodge so they ...
... obviously invaded their territory, they were letting us know it. As a result, any ideas of a relaxing swim from the back of the boat were extinguished. It didn't seem wise to go jumping into shark infested waters. With that, all there was to do was await customs to clear us in and take in the view, before inflating the dinghy and heading for lunch on Home Island, a three mile dash across the very choppy lagoon, dodging coral heads the whole way.
Home Island - definitely one ...
... miss this experience. I don't think my heart could beat any faster.
Of course, after the fact, we never heard the end of the comedy Courtz and I put on. Yes it was a cool experience, but if you had me do it again... my reaction would be the same. These are wild animals people! :)p
After that excitement and an amazing meal eating way too much rice, kudu meat, corn, and pudding, we went on a night drive back through to the entrance ...
... When you go out to eat, it's best you plan on spending at least 2-3 hours there. African Time is much different than ours. No one is EVER on time. Being at least a half hour late is “acceptable.” So when you go out to eat, it will take a bit longer to get your food. Plus, when you are invited to “dinner” it means you will be there til at least 11 p.m. It’s a very formal occasion when you go to dinner at someone’s house.
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