Elephants attack

Trip Start Jul 11, 2009
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Trip End Jun 10, 2010


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Thursday, September 3, 2009

today was such a relaxing day, a day to do washing, sort through stuff and just have literal time out!!

sat by the pool after an eventful breakfast, where monkeys came when Helen, Csilla and I were looking at hippos across the water, as at this campsite they do make noisy sounds every now and then, when we came back monkeys had tried to take our packet of cornflakes but he didn't get far as he spilled across the floor!!

it was pretty funny\thogh this campsite got more surreal as the day went on, really this campsite points out the good side to the 'TIA’……. though in Africa things don’t run on time i.e. flights, buses etc, and also theres so much poverty and disease spread, and people have a low standard and low quality of life, there is an amzing side to ‘TIA’ where you are in the stuning wild with the anaimals on the doorstep when you like onto the countryside to the hills when on the truck you sometime fel you forget where you are because it is such a different climate and ecosystem, atmosphere al together, I think everyone has had a culture shock when they have come to Africa, either when you say ‘TIA’ at the bad things that go worng, but also ‘TIA’should be said when you see the natural and uter beauty the continent has to offer which you really wouldn’t see back home.

lets just say the afternoon where sitting by the poolwas interrupted by 4 huge massive elephants decing to walk acrs camp to mnch on some trees, aprently it’s a regular thing, you have to be really far way as they can charge at 54km an hour, fast!!

quite a cool experience to see elephants in such short distance so crazy!!

tomorrow back to Chipata to mamarulas to break up the drive to Lusaka, which is the capital of Zambia, long drive day Saturday to the capital roughly 10 hours, then 4 hours to the houseboats on Sunday on lake Kariba, exciting week next week!
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