Wanyani Safari

Trip Start Nov 07, 2012
Trip End Jan 10, 2013

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Friday, November 30, 2012

After a disturbed nights sleep (remember, the power, and lights, and television coming back on at 3 a.m. or thereabouts, we enjoyed just being able to sleep in. We got down to the quick service restaurant too late for breakfast - the menu changes at 11:00 am on the dot. (Disney remember). We had brunch by the pool, and generally lay around. We headed back to the room. We ended up sitting on the balcony, overlooking the giraffes, cranes, antelopes etc. and relaxed. This afternoon we did the Wanyani Safari. This is a tour of the various animal enclosures around the lodge, finishing off with a 'family style' meal at the upmarket Jiko restaurant. The guided tour was great, we were put into a 'safari' vehicle, and driven through the various animal enclosures at the lodge. We had a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable zoo keeper as our safari guide. Complementary photos were taken before we started and we spent a good 1 1/2 hours learning about and photographing the various animals. After the tour, we were then taken to Jiko restaurant, where we were given tastings of each of the appetisers, main courses and deserts, paired with appropriate South African wines for each course. We had a very pleasant evening getting to know our fellow safari participants. We met a couple who had been very heavily involved in the design of the FA 18 Hornets which are the RAAF's main combat aircraft. They were very enthusiastic about Australia. At the end of the dinner, we were each presented with a copy of the menu, a special Wanyani Safari badge, a couple of recipes and a container of spices to be used with the recipes. Once again, we realised that Disney is expensive, but it is very rare that you don't feel you got your moneys worth. Replete with too much food, and too much wine, we headed off to bed.
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