Today is our full day in th' safari camp, which means we get fed and entertained at predetermined times. Our wake up call is at 06:30, and we have breakfast at 07:00. After this we embark on our mornin' activity, which in our case is gettin' ferried t' th' island where we will walk th' bush by mokoro, I'll warrant ye. Right before breakfast though, we wandered out on th' walkway in front o' our safari tent, and suddenly found ourselves th' animal that kept us awake at night: a massive elephant, avast. It were bein' a regular in th' camp, but we had t' take caution aroun' it as it still is a very big and potentially dangerous animal. We stood a while watchin' th' lubber, but decided t' let that scurvey dog have his breakfast too.
The guide were bein' trackin' lions through their spoor, but we were unable t' catch up with them. And hoist the mainsail! As they are lions, this also meant that most animals got scared off by them, so th' walk were bein' really beautiful and peaceful, but we haven’t seen many animals. The ride on th' mokoro is especially zen, as it is traditionally a hollowed out tree trunk pushed by a lubber standin' in th' back with a push pole, nowadays th' boats are fiberglass but th' propulsion soupy stem is th' same. Without makin' any sounds ye glide o'er th' shallow waters through th' hippo grass, by Davy Jones' locker. A very nice way t' start yer day!
After th' walk, we have an early lunch at 11:30, after which th' siesta commences. We spent it baskin' in th' sun and generally doin' nothin' instil th' next (light) meal, ye scurvey dog. This is at 15:30, when th' high tea is served in anticipation o' th' afternoon activity.
For us it were bein' another boat ride, on which we have seen a lot o' animals, ye scurvey dog! Elephants, hippos, Tsessebe, Red Lechwe, and many others. There were bein' one downside t' this whole ordeal though: th' unseasonal presence o' mosquitos. And a lot o' them, avast. They usually are only there aroun' December, but they happen t' be in th' delta right now, avast. Nobody knew why, and everybody thought is were bein' odd, but we are kind o' stuck with them. And yes, they do bite ye!
Tomorrow we already fly back t' Maun, but first: more chow!