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This morning we got up, had breakfast, got the 4 by 4 car and set off for Kitwe. On the way we saw the Kitwe sludge heap, the 200 year old tree and a lot of countryside. When we got to Kitwe we checked into the guest house and went for a walk past St. John's Convent where my dad's 3 brothers went to school. Later we drove to St. Margaret's Church where my dad's dad was a minister and my dad was baptised! We looked round and asked about my dad's godmother, ...
... mile driveway that leads to the Lodge where we stayed.
Then to Chilemo Club orphanage. We became a bit better acquainted with Alfred Mushir and his wife who live about 10 miles away. They are new to the Church. Of course, Lazarus was there and we talked more.
I got photos of the new solar panels donated by ...
... straight back to the Pringles…about 40 minutes away. Without being on the bus it was a LOT shorter and much more comfortable.
In the afternoon I caught up on Internet sending out some messages important to me. As mentioned, Pringle’s property now has bush buck, water buck, Impala and side-striped jackals. We saw some water buck just off the road.
Then, we just plain relaxed in the Pringle’s ...
... There were days where I felt like a tourist rather than a volunteer. Motivated by my enthusiasm to assist, but frustrated by the barrier in my way. Having booked my trip via an organisation, I had happily paid well into 4 figures both out of spontaneity and having been told that the majority of the money would go directly to the orphanage. I was aware that "administration fees" would be subtracted by the booking agent, and had looked at bypassing ...
... the other half to polish.
I think interacting with Chiffaun on a one-to-one basis made my attachment to him a lot stronger that any of the other chimps. It is not be questioned though that had I not been on my guard, this chimp would undoubtedly have taken advantage of my friendliness and could have easily torn me to pieces! I like to think that we built up a relationship of respect between one another, ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services