Monday, August 2, 2010

Best Weekend Ever!!



So continuing with my birthday month, I was off on Safari. This was the trip I was most looking forward to, and rightfully so. It was four days of real vacation. The first couple started out a little bit rough with a Bates Motel impersonation hotel called Twiga. The water was brown and a little man made us stay in the dining room to eat "fruits."

This lovely stay was followed the next morning by a 6.3 kilometer hike up a mountain. Yes it was a mountain; I am not exaggerating. I can't wait to post pictures of the waterfalls and steep inclines for all of you people laughing right now. I was huffing and puffing for sure, but I made it to the end! Hooray for me. It was a stunningly beautiful hike through a rainforest though.

Later that day, we stopped at a restaurant somewhere in the middle of nowhere Africa with our driver Sam while getting really excited for our arrival at the tented camp Vuma. Now when I say tented camp I do not mean camping because as those of you who know me well, I don't do camping. This was a luxury tent on a platform with running HOT water and a deck over looking the mountains. It was a truly amazing African experience. Just like the ones you see in the movies. A lovely couple named Cat and Charlie own the place and it was a place you just didn't want to leave. They also had real butter, real coffee, and a full bar, so you really couldn't go wrong. There were even little furry bush babies that would hop onto the balcony of the main dining area and let you feed them.

I could really go on forever about this place and about the safari, but it is better told with pictures. I am also currently making an epic movie called "The Great Migration," which really gives a great feel for what we saw. There were three game drives in total, and we had the most amazing driver. He was able to spot lions out of no where from miles away. I will write more about him and the trip when I have a little more time.

For now, just know that it was an unbelievable experience that I think everyone should do in their life. We were feet away from the most amazing animals in an absolutely beautiful part of the world. Breathtaking!

Time is about up, so I will say lala salaama (sleep well).