Sunday, 13 March 2011

week 9-zambiaa

Had a beauts couple of days in Zambia.
I went on a elephant safari and it was the most incredible thing ever..
I stayed on a tiny island near zimbabwe gotten to by a little canoe and when we arrived there was noone else there! private islandddddddddd! It was so chilled out apart from at night time all the babboons from zimbabwe (across the river) would make so much noise!
Whilst i was there i went to visit the local village/preschool, it is a little shack with 80 children and only 1 teacher,the children were so eager to learn and so lovely. Once they found out i had been volunteering in ghana they propsed the idea of me coming back and helping out at the school. This means living on the island and travelling to the village everyday by canoe! It seems everything happens for a reason and it would be the most incredible opportunity so i have decided to come back out in May and volunteer with them for about six weeks and then travel around Malawi and Mozambique :) and am looking forward to it so much, as i'm now back in england and its cold and rainy.
I miss Africa already (its been about 12 hours) and african babies and african sunsets and african smiles, i had the most amazing life changing two months of my life and can't wait to go back.

Monday, 7 March 2011

week 7/8-botswanaaa

Botswana is sicccccccccccck. They have elephants just casually strolling by the side of the main roads all the time. Whilst here we have stayed with some 'bushmen'-local people who live in the bush and still have a complet;ly primitive existence hunting animals and dancing round fires! It was an amazing experience to stay with them and so interesting to see how they live.We also went camping on the okovanga delta, getting there on tiny canoes was fun but once we had set up camp it rained the entire time!

At the moment we are staying in a little town just near the border of zimbabwe/zambia and we have been on a game drive (starting at 5.30am) and saw lions-and their cubs so cute! crocs, many elephants.....hippos, buffalos and warthogs- was amazing-see photos on facebook!This afternoon we are going on a river cruise-hopefully seeing more elephants/hippos/crocs.
And then tommorow we are off to Zambiaaaaaaa where we are staying on a tiny island in the zambezi river!
I can't believe im going to be home in less than a week :(! xoxo