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Donna’s Travel Diary

Friday, 22 Dec 2006

Location: Malawi

MapI'm back... sorry, it has been a very long time between internet. I am safe and happy... but a little sick, a little wet, almost died... arhhh the joys of Africa.

Since I last wrote we went to Chobe National Park and it was absolutely incredible. I was separated from my group and put on another truck for a game drive. My truck saw a kill from a lion, while the other truck didn't. So we went back into the game park to find the kill, only problem was that I was the only person who knew where it was!! I felt like I was trying to piece together some police investigation and retrace my steps (ha ha). I found the kill and everyone was so excited. On this day, we saw the most amazing types of animals and were utterly exhausted by the end.

Then at Vic Falls, we finished the first part of our tour and lost most of our new friends (very sad). We went white water rafting and there is no funny way to say this but it was downright horrible. I got stuck under the raft twice and got battered all the way down a rapid. It really shock me up. Three of us got stuck under the raft and we all agreed that it was the scariest thing in our lives, while the rest of the boat were all saying it was the best thing!! I am happy to be safe and alive. But there will be no more rafting for me, two bad experiences in one day is enough!

We got a new bunch of friends and spent 2 days on a houseboat, but this has caused nothing but trouble as 7 of us have bites / blisters / something wierd on our skin. I have just been to a doctor to get antibotics and cream. Not fun, but at least I am not the only one. I have it all over the backs of my legs and so its hard to sit down for too long (not good on the bus).

So all in all, as you can tell, things have gotten a little tougher on the trip. But its nothing that I can't cope with and I am looking forward to the next few days in Malawi.

So that brings me to my happy christmas wish for everyone. I really hope you have a lovely day and know that I will thinking of everyone. Hopefully it won't be so long between the internet next time. Till next time, my love Donna XX