African Safari Field Notes – Day One

African Safari Field Notes – Day one, time unknown. We joined our fellow expedition members and guide. There are seven of us in total. Weather looks hot, water supply low. Emotions are running high, all feeling mixtures of slight excitement and trepidation. What will this journey hold? Are any of us really prepared…?

Wednesday March 29th –

(Due to the amount seen and done on the following days, I will be uploading one days adventures at a time, instead of the regular two days worth 😉)

We awoke after a springy mattress sleep and got everything packed up and sorted out to head to ‘Ivory Tree Game Lodge’ for the safari part of our trip.

Before we left, we made mention of the pools lack of cleanliness and the owners irritated response was, ‘ Yeah well THIS IS AFRICA, it’s dirty!’.
To which I replied, ‘If that’s the case, how is your pool (which we could see through the separating gate) crystal clear?’.
She then didn’t say anything and went on to talk about a different topic 🙈

We really didn’t want to be mean or rude… that’s never the point.
She was a nice enough lady and we did choose the spot but in a sense I feel like they should also know the customers opinion if they plan on running a guest house?

Breakfast was eaten at ‘Tasha’s’ and we went for unusual choices.

A middle eastern chicken and rice salad for me and lettuce burgers for Mike.

I also got a juice, since my newfound love for them needed quenching and Mike got a coffee milkshake, something else we’ve had a lot of.

My chicken salad was cold (I was expecting warm because of the rice part I guess?) and very refreshing.
A mixture of rice, chopped olives, cucumber and tomato was eaten with pepper grilled chicken and a side of very light, lemon pomegranate yogurt dressing.
It was very different but also very good and though I was full afterwords, it wasn’t that ‘weigh you down, food coma’ kind of full.

We’ve actually eaten some of the healthiest meals during this trip.
Many more restaurants (at least the ones we’ve chosen) have a large variety of healthy meal options.
Whether its fruit, yoghurt, nuts or grains, the choses are plenty and seen much more often than anywhere else we’ve been.

They do leave a person feeling better after eating and the flavours have been lovely.
Lots of lemony pesto too, which I’ve enjoyed.
But… away from food for a bit and on to the rest of the day 😋 Continue reading “African Safari Field Notes – Day One”

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