The muppets from Overland Club
Trip Start Dec 16, 2005
125Trip End Jun 12, 2006
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Wild sage and asparagus were 2 plants we saw that also interested me.
During these walking safaris it really had felt like we've had to use all 5 senses.
Sight - Amimal spotting and footprint tracking
Hearing - All the animals including our first indication of the elephants that allowed us to approach them from the angle we wanted to
Touch - Feeling elephant leaves that were like velvet
Taste - Baobab fruit
Smell - Dung smell for freshness, allowing us to tell how recently the animals had been by. Plus all the plants, for example the Sage
Patrick told us that evening that we were going to be delayed for a day. Kate was leaving as part of her deal (assuming she could walk on her foot!) and was meant to get escorted to Jo'berg. They hadn't been able to arrange transport for her in the 3 days we were in the delta. What a set of muppets. So because of that we were all delayed for a day that meant we would probably miss some sights further down the road.
Nobody was very happy with the situation and it reeked of incompetence. It also meant because of our extra day in Vic Falls we were now 3 days behind the official schedule from the Internet!
That evening we got a free meal at the Sedia Hotel as a thanks for booking the tour with them. Everyone was intent on ordering the most expensive thing on the menu, hey we were all backpackers! Unfortunately they only had 3 full chickens left and I ended up with 'The Complete Burger'. We were also running short on Botswana Pula so with about as much decorum as a bunch of baboons we also dragged all our own beers into the restaurant hidden in a cooler under the table. It was Kate's last night so needless to say it was in order for us all to get hammered, unfortunately poor Kate was in bed by 9pm because the pain in her foot was getting too much!
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