Melleney's Exclusive Guest House
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... They had a back up generator which provided emergency lighting, aka— one small light per room. Thankfully, we had hot water so we took a hot shower to warm up before bed… of course with no light. When the power goes out it is usually back on after 6 hours.
Anyway, pretty uneventful- we went to bed and woke up to power and breakfast.
Oh yeah, we got this nice fortune cookie message during our layover in Atlanta. Right before we hit the plane to ...
... two Belgians, two Park Rangers with enormous ****-off guns, and the wildlife for company. We got our first glimpse of the Big Five that morning, as well as a load of zebras/assorted antelope/giraffes/giant bloody spiders - water buffalo lurking in the distance, and a black rhino and her calf only about 100m away (so close that the clicking of a DSLR lens was too loud). Absolutely brilliant.
We headed back to camp for a well-earned shower and nap, after which ...
... pretty good. Of course breakfast came too soon, with still 2hrs remaining in the flight, but the friendly Irishman beside me and I got chatting as we watched the satellite images go by and made the time pass quickly. My excitement is growing, watching the places we will be visiting pass by far below on the satellite view and especially now as we start our descent into JHB... Can't believe after all the planning and lead up, in an hour or so I will be in the 4x4 and on our way to ...
The following day was a very early start at 5.00am and we left in the complete dark heading west towards Lake Stephanie. The road was quite rough and warranted a 4x4 and we had to navigate a windy track over some hills at the edge of the Hamar territory before entering the Arvorar peoples land. When we arrived at the village after some two hours travel, the villagers were only just getting up and like our visit to the Hamar village we were immediately invited into a hut ...
... I’ve flown MIG 29 fighter
jets in Russia to 70,000 feet at Mach 2, then performed aerobatics including
barrel rolls, hammers, inverted flyovers at 15 meters and other stunts, been to
the Ice Hotel in Sweden, dog sledded in the Arctic Circle, spent the night in a
Mayan village for the Mayan End of the World Party, where a shaman performed a ceremonial
end of world ritual that had us closed in in a clay hut with hot lava rocks
producing heat and steam ...