Our Bush Lodge Experience

Trip Start Jun 10, 2010
Trip End Jun 25, 2010

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I write this days after... I have only just regained my strength after this exhausting part of our adventure. We arrived at Scotia and met our Ranger Edward ("Aid-wud" with the South Africa accent)  He was a fantastic tracker and let us in on his technique which was fascinating! We were welcomed with  dinner of Impala and several side dishes cooked over hot coals in a fireside outdoor dining lodge. He took us on a night game drive. We saw gazelles, 2 male lions and lots of nocturnal animals and even more glowing yellow eyes hiding in the trees!!

We then were 1/2 frozen- it is winter here! We were anxious to get to our bush lodge- when we did find our 2 huts, we found candles and a firebox for heat!! BRRRR!  The blankets were warm! We were awakened about 4am by a roaring lion and then the birds started! Edward picked us up at 7:30 and easily found the giraffe eating their morning meal! What a beautiful sight, so serene! The lions must have been far away! We had 3 safaris today and I will post pics and vids!

End of day we gathered at an indoor lodge and watched Bafana Bafana (S.A.'s team)  vs Uruguay on the big screen by a big fire! It was a long day and bed was a welcome sight!
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Lori on

This trip sounds like so much fun! The pictures and videos are great! The smiles on all your faces tell the tale. Looking forward to your next post....

Fray 5 on

We can't wait to see safari pictures. Of course, I'm dying to see the giraffes!! Hope you're catching up on some sleep. Interested to see if the boys bungee jump! Love and Miss you--stay safe!!

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