The hills have eyes...
Trip Start Mar 13, 2010
45Trip End Feb 13, 2011
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A guide came with us and talked to us about the ancient beliefs surrounding the hills which in the late day sun were glowing a magnificent deep orange. Many of the rocks and caves had ancient bush paintings on them of people and animals and it was amazing how clear they still were
The next day was another long drive (more monopoly for Mark!). Life in the back of the truck on these long drive days is quite relaxed. We sit and chat or read, or argue over the type of music being played. My iPod playlists had become a thing of legend by this point- not entirely in a good way! Whenever we need to stop for a pee break we press a buzzer which sounds in the cab and our driver will pullover at the next convenient point. As most of the roads we were driving on were just straight for miles through bush this wasn’t normally a problem. We then pile out, girls on one side, boys on the other and just go on the side of the road. Then its back in the truck for more driving! More often than not the scenery we’re passing is more than entertainment in itself
So after a long drive day we arrived at our next bush camp (and last camp in Botswana) next to a massive Baobab tree. We used our pent up energy to climb and walk around the enormous tree, which was strangely warm to touch as it had been basking in the sun all day. Then we set up camp and enjoyed a hot dinner and roasted marshmallows around the campfire. We saw so many shooting stars that night it was absolutely amazing.