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Rhinos and hippos

Today we had the only real sightseeing-day of this three weeks long recon-trip. With some assistance by Swazi Trail (thanks Nikki and Darron!) we rent a car and went to Mkhaya Game Reserve. Manu was the hero of today, driving on the wrong side almost the whole way to Mkhaya, handling the police, and managed to get us to the meeting point in Phuzamoya more than a quarter before the appointed time, despite me, as the map reader, leading us on wrong way for a while… We had an exciting time in the reserve, spending it together with more rhinos I ever could have dreamt about. We also made close acquaintance with hippos, giraffes, zebras, warthogs, and numerous antelopes. Not to mention the lovely marabou storks! With all the birds even now in wintertime, it must be a small paradise in summer. Next time we’ll make sure planning in some more wildlife!

Weekend summary

20120806-191204 So, a few days catch-up to do … after I frooze so much on Thursday and the night was not much warmer, I of course woke up with temperature on Friday and a headache, cough and soar throat. We got bikes at the office in the morning and went to the National Museum a few […] Continue reading →

No brakes – no cave

7663518948_e9063097eb_z Yesterday we were supposed to go to the cave at around 10 and were really tagged to get going … after the second round abound and a close call with another car, we decided we would like to have some braking function on the car, which we go up the mountain with (and down) and […] Continue reading →