We started the day with a hot breakfast of eggs, bacon, homemade cheese bread and sausages. After breakfast we all headed out to Carnarvondale (a zone of the reserve with no predators) for horse back riding. In two groups we were all assigned a horse and got to ride them in and around animals, like impala and zebra. It was a really fun way to explore that side of the game reserve and also relax.
After lunch we put the finishing touches on our project presentations. At 5 pm we all presented about our individual research projects. The presentations were only about 2 minutes long and presented to all the cohort members and some staff from Amakhala. It felt great to finally get the last bit of “work” out of the way. We de-stressed around the fire and made more s’mores. Then we all gathered in the lounge for one last supper at Amakhala. It consisted of 3 courses: cream of mushroom soup, lamb shank or stuffed chicken and berry cheesecake. It was all delicious! The meal was followed by a slide show of pictures taken over the duration of the course (basically a gag reel) and Dr. Dan Parker all gave us each a “theme song”. We are really going to miss our extended family here at Amakhala.
Happy Father’s Day!!
Brought to you by tent 4 (Marissa, Taylor and Emily)!
David Gray says
Your daily blog updates have been great, thank you.
If I remember rightly you are moving on to Addo Elephant Park for your last few days in Africa?
Yes. We have arrived in Addo Elephant Park and will try to post a blog at supper time this evening.