The Stench of Guts and Lions Teeth
Trip Start Sep 15, 2012
138Trip End May 01, 2013
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We got up and showered to try and wake us up a bit and then at 9am we went off to the elephant interaction session just outside the camp
Arriving at the enclosure, we secured our positions by the fence where several carcasses had been positioned - checking for any damaged links - and Vikki stated that she was going to leave her face really close to the wire when the lions arrived. That bravery soon ebbed away as the lions were released into the feeding enclosure and ran full tilt toward us and their yummy dinner! The fury was overwhelming, the four males demonstrating their desire to be the dominant male and securing the food before their fellow lions got a piece
When the feeding had calmed down we returned to the camp and chilled out ahead of dinner, amused that the miserable old couple were still taking every opportunity to whinge about the location of several of our tents to anyone that would listen....
Vikki was on cook group tonight so started chopping and cleaning some vegetables for a lurvely green bean salad, so whilst she chopped away I updated the travel blog. Hours laters, the whole cook group having chipped in, produced an African style macaroni cheese (i.e. not really macaroni but buttery pasta) and salad.
After dinner everyone moved to the bar area for a pub quiz instigated by Hannah, aka 'Quiz Mistress' who had set about creating a seven round, topic lead, quiz (Geography, Music, Literature & Arts, Food & Drink etc). With Paula in one team named 'Cream 4 Fun' and Vikki in another named 'Cunning Stunts' the session began with a healthy level of competition (i.e. a lot). The results were close and with intermittent 'physical challenges' forming a new age approach to a pub quiz, injuries became a part of the proceedings. With Tom from the Cunning Stunts running into trouble following a task to run around a truck over in the distance, in the pitch dark and against a member from each of the other teams, he misjudged the path coming back and instead of running the intended route jumped a fence thereby disqualifying himself from 1st place and at the same time cutting his hand and foot. Oh well....Vikki congratulated his efforts anyway.
As the final results were announced the Cunning Stunts were loud and self congratulating to the annoyance of every other team and its members, a bottle of vodka and red wine were awarded and the party moved to the camp fire over near the truck.