Being home all week, we have made significant progress in the cleaning/purging process. My rooms upstairs are pretty much down to boxes packed for storage, yard sale boxes, and what we need for the next 7 weeks. I have a pile to go into the Cougar, and I think it's going to be warm and nice enough tomorrow to shovel a path to it and open it up. That will be nice :-). It's suppose to get cold again by Tuesday night, so I need to take advantage of these relatively mild temps. Al's fishing buddy Greg has been an invaluable help to us this week; he's lent a hand the past several days doing some construction projects in the house, and helping Al get the garage cleaned out. He's even a pro at packing the dumpster to get the most stuff in there possible! Thank Greg, even though I know you don't want to hear me say it! I also need to give a huge thanks to my bro Bill for fixing Al's sister's heating problems...not a good thing to have here in February!
Last time I left you concerning the safari, we were about to land in the Selous Game Reserve. This was our first stop on our 4 park itinerary. We were working on about 4 hours sleep at this point, but the adrenaline was so high, it didn't matter. As we circled around the runway, and I use that term loosely :-), we saw 2 jeeps at the end waiting for us. Otherwise, there was nothing else but the wide open reserve. Luckily, there were no animals crossing the runway, so we were able to land the first time :-). We disembarked, the bags we tossed into the back of the jeeps, and we all clambered in.
the Selous Safai Camp, but be sure to keep our cameras out, as one never knew what we might see along the way. Sure enough, about 50 feet down the road, our first on the ground sighting...impala!
The entrance to our tent
The back porch of the tent. The fencing curving around the side on the left encloses the outside shower. Yes, we had hot and cold running water! There is a generator on property that charges the solar panels, so we had lights and a ceiling fan during the evening.
The view from our back porch, of Lake Nzerakera.
Inside our tent, looking across the bedroom through the washroom, to the outdoor shower area. And what exactly were you thinking when I was talking about staying in a tent?? :-)
So, we were taken by our houseman to our tent, and given about 20 minutes to settle in, wash up, and then he would take us down to the lake, as we were going on a boat safari first ting, before lunch! Yes, it is only about 10:30AM at this point. All this excitement and we still have a whole day ahead of us! And the boat safari will be my next installment.
Thank you so much for reading this; it really brings back the memories and excitement as I go through the journal and pictures. It does help alleviate some of my anxiety about the sale of the business, and packing up to head out on the road. I hope everyone enjoys my memories!