Day twelve started very early 4am !!!!! I don’t think any of us properly woke up until we were half way on the 3-4 hour bus ride. Many of us had a catch up on sleep on the bus well tried to as the roads seemed like you were driving on a mountain range there were bumps everywhere. 30 minutes before arriving we stopped at a shop to have a rest and have a look at overly priced food and souvenirs. Somepeople ate sweets and biscuits on the bus ride some people shared some didn’t. Then we finally got to the Safari which was around 36000km squared. They then unhitched the roof everybody stood up and were amazed by the 360 degree views. Then excitement kicked as the gates opened. Some people almost cvaught their heads on the roof. LOL. Before us was an amazement to the eyes, that many people can only dream of. We saw many animals when we arrived, but others took a while to find. We were in three separate buses as we set off. The first animal we saw was a water buffalo which stood guarding its territory. One bus at the back spotted a Hyena which was only a few metres from the bus. We then continued to see Ostrich, Elephants and Giraffe which were truely amazing and all less than 10 metres away from us. On the way to the hotel it started to rain/pour as it thundered. We arrived at a hotel for lunch and had a beautiful buffet. After thjis we lost our minds as we jumped into the ice cold pool, which was not heated and had rain water in. Some people got used to the temperature and decided to actually swim. After a refreshing swim allof the boys, plus Ellie, played a football against the teachers, Drew, Moses and the bus drivers. Guess who won?? Well we should have, but Mr Dunmore decided to play next goal winner and they won! After we set off again in our Safari bus and saw plenty more animals. The most exciting part was pulling up next to a Lion about 2 metres away sat on top of a termite mound, four of the lions started to fight and play which was really cool to see. After seeing many more interesting animals, we arrived at our amazing hotel on stilts, called salt lick hotel. The hotel is pure mind blowing and is connected by bridges, which is really cool! Looking forward to tomorrow this includes a morning safari and a 5.45 wake up Call-which is a lie in from today.
Luke- Hi mum and all, thanks a million for sending those messages, its kept me going, missing you all and especially you H ;) can’t wait to see you all, love you loads xxx.
Franklin-hi everyone the safari is really good and I’ve nearly ran out of money I’ve brought everyone presents and am looking forward to tomorrow .