Sunday, September 2, 2012

Livingstone – Day 1 (pt 3)

Wednesday morning we had a “full English breakfast” (Zambian style) before out 9:30 pick up. We were driven out to Mukuni Big 5 Safaris for our Lion Encounter. I have to say this was my favourite part of the whole trip! After a brief orientation ( basically telling us how to safely approach the lions) we were given walking sticks and were taken to meet the 2 lions we’d be walking with: Luba (one of 4 white lions in Zambia) and Nellie. Both lions were just under 2 years old. We got to “meet” the lions, petting them and letting them hear our voices. Then we started our walk, with a few interruptions for photo ops. We even got to hold their tails while they were walking! After that little adventure we went out for a nice Italian lunch, with homemade pasta and everything! Very yummy, but VERY filling so we went for a little walk about town before heading back to our room to freshen up. Our ride to the Sunset cruise arrived around 3:30pm to pick us up. When we arrived at the boat I unfortunately lost the batteries for my camera when they fell into the water. As it turned out I didn’t really need my camera as we only saw one impala and a few hippos, although the sunset was really pretty.

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